AWR 167 - Risk Management

Course Description:

The Sport Event Risk Management course is designed to build sport and special event risk management capabilities for community-wide collaboration and mitigation. Through activity-based training modules, safety and security teams will increase their knowledge of planning, risk assessment, training, and continuous improvement practices. The expectation is for participants to return to their respective sport venues and coordinate the development or enhancement of a sport event security management system.

This course represents a cooperative effort between The University of Southern Mississippi’s National Center for Spectator Sports Security and Safety (USM/NCS4) and the Texas A&M Engineering Extension Service’s National Emergency Response and Recovery Training Center (TEEX/NERRTC), a member of The Texas A&M University System.


  • Public safety agencies
  • Risk management personnel
  • Emergency management
  • Event management and operations
  • Athletic departments
  • Host community response agencies
  • Venue owners and operators
  • Government


  • Threat Identification
  • Multi-agency collaboration
  • Risk assessment
  • Sport security planning
  • Protective measures
  • Sport event staff training
  • Continuous improvement

Recommended Prerequisites:

  • IS-100.B: Introduction to Incident Command System (ICS)
  • IS-700.A: National Incident Management System (NIMS), an introduction
  • IS-15.B: Special Events Contingency Planning for Public Safety Agencies
  • IS-200.B: ICS for Single Resources and Initial Action Incidents
  • IS-800.B: National Response Framework, an Introduction

Registration Requirement:

Students must register and bring a copy of their SID number to class. Register online:

Course Length: Two Days (16 hours) CEUs: 1.6 Venue: Jurisdiction

Course Schedule:

Start Date Completion Date City, State Registration Link
7/29/2020 7/30/2020 Birmingham, AL  Registration Managed Locally 
8/4/2020 8/5/2020 Wichita, KS Registration Managed Locally
8/25/2020 8/26/2020 Duluth, MN Postponed TBD
9/16/2020 9/17/2020 Columbia, SC Postponed TBD
9/21/2020 9/22/2020 Mahwah, NJ Registration Managed Locally
9/24/2020 9/25/2020 South Orange, NJ Registration Managed Locally