Risk Management Conference

Risk Management Conference

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2015 YMCA Risk Management Conference
    • Conference Details & Highlights  
    • CONFERENCE DATES AND LOCATION

      October 10-12, 2016

      Embassy Suites Downtown Chicago

      600 North State Street • Chicago, IL 60654

      Chicago Tel: (312) 943-3800

    • CONFERENCE HIGHLIGHTS

      15 Risk Management/Safety Sessions

      • There will be a total of  15 different Risk Management/Safety Sessions presented over the 3 days. 
      • Six of the sessions will be "Full Conference Sessions" presented before all 70-90 attendees in one large meeting room. 
      • Nine of the sessions will be "Breakout Sessions" presented to 20-30 attendees at a time in a smaller meeting room.  The smaller groups in the Breakout Sessions will allow for more questions, answers, and discussion with our expert presenters during the session.
      • Child Abuse Prevention (CAP) - Wednesday's sessions are presented in close partnership with our Y-USA Child Abuse Prevention partners. Wednesday afternoon is exclusively CAP focused with great strategies for keeping children safe at our YMCA's and in our programs.  

       

      Monday’s Keynote Speaker – Kevin Washington, President & CEO of Y-USA

      • In addition to the very relevant Risk Management/Safety sessions, please note that we will have a different Keynote Speaker presentation each day as well.  Our Keynote Speaker on Monday is  Kevin Washington, President & CEO of Y-USA .  This Keynote presentation will provide attendees an outstanding opportunity to hear Kevin speak in a relatively small group. Attendees will also have the opportunity to ask Kevin questions relevant to safety at our YMCA's.

       

      All Meals are Included

      • All lunches and dinners are included in the Conference fee. (Breakfast is always free at Embassy Suites.)  We are very excited about Monday evening's dinner cruise on Lake Michigan that goes along Chicago's downtown lakefront ( Check out this link – Chicago Odyssey Dinner Cruise on Lake Michigan)

       

      Outstanding Networking with other Risk Management Professionals

      • Attendees will have a significant opportunity to network throughout the Conference during the day and in a social setting at the evening dinners on Monday and Tuesday.

       

      LCDC Certification Credit

      • The 2016 Risk Management Conference will count towards Leadership Competency Credits for recertification of the YMCA Multi-Team or Branch Leader Certification and the Organizational Leader Certification.
    • CONFERENCE AGENDA

      Sunday, October 9th

      5:30 PM – 6:00 PM

           Conference Check-In – Embassy Suites Atrium

       

      5:30 PM – 7:30 PM

           ReceptionEmbassy Suites Manager’s Reception

       

      Monday, October 10th

      6:30 AM – 8:15 AM

           Open Breakfast – Embassy Suites

       

      8:00 AM – 8:30 AM    

           Conference Check-In – Embassy Suites Atrium

                                  

      8:30 AM – 9:00 AM

           Introductions & Housekeeping

      Matthew Tobias, Senior Director of Risk Management - YMCA of Metropolitan Chicago

       

           Welcome and Mission Moment

           Richard Malone, President & CEO - YMCA of Metropolitan Chicago

       

      9:00 AM – 9:45 AM

           Full Conference Session 1:  Trends in Day Camps       

           Doug Page, Vice President, Risk Engineering - Crum & Forster

                                  

      10:00 AM – 11:45 AM     

           Full Conference Session 2:  Aquatics Safety

           Michael Oostman, Oostman Aquatic Safety Consulting

                                  

      12:00 PM – 12:45 PM      

           LunchEmbassy Suites Atrium

           Sponsored by Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. Insurance Brokers

       

      12:45 PM – 1:30 PM        

           Key Note Speaker

           Kevin Washington, President & CEO, YMCA of the USA

       

      1:45 PM – 2:30 PM

           Breakout Session 1

           Red: OSHA – Occupational Safety at YMCA’s (OSHA Chicago Office)

           White:  Hypoxic Blackout & Aquatics Trends (Mike Espino & Gareth Hedges)

           Blue: Lessons from Losses – Analysis of Defending Liability Claims (Joan Dove)

       

      2:45 PM – 3:30 PM

           Breakout Session 2

           Red: Lessons from Losses: Analysis of Defending Liability Claims (Joan Dove)

           White:  OSHA – Occupational Safety at YMCA’s (OSHA Chicago Office)

           Blue:  Hypoxic Blackout & Aquatics Trends (Mike Espino & Gareth Hedges)

                                  

      3:45 PM – 4:30 PM

           Breakout Session 3

           Red: Hypoxic Blackout & Aquatics Trends (Mike Espino & Gareth Hedges)

           White: Lessons from Losses: Analysis of Defending Liability Claims (Joan Dove)

           Blue:  OSHA – Occupational Safety at YMCA’s (OSHA Chicago Office)

       

      4:30 PM – 6:00 PM

           Free Time

       

      6:30 PM – 9:00 PM

           Dinner – Chicago Odyssey Dinner Cruise on Lake Michigan (Click Link)

           Sponsored by The Redwoods Group and Willis Towers Watson

       

      Tuesday, October 11th

      6:30 AM – 8:15 AM

           Open Breakfast – Embassy Suites

                                  

      8:30 AM – 9:00 AM

           Day 2 Keynote Speaker

           Kevin Trapani, President & CEO of The Redwoods Group

           “Safety is a Scaling Strategy”

       

      9:15 AM – 10:00 AM       

           Breakout Session 4

           Red: Effective Risk Management Role Structures – Panel Discussion

           White:  Conducting Effective Risk Assessments (Mike Gurtler)

           Blue:  YMCA Emergency Response Plan – Panel Discussion

       

      10:15 AM – 11:00 AM     

           Breakout Session 5

           Red:  YMCA Emergency Response Plan – Panel Discussion

           White:  Effective Risk Management Role Structures – Panel Discussion

           Blue:  Conducting Effective Risk Assessments (Mike Gurtler)

       

      11:15 AM – 12:00 PM      

           Breakout Session 6

           Red: Conducting Effective Risk Assessments (Mike Gurtler)

           White:  YMCA Emergency Response Plan – Panel Discussion

           Blue:  Effective Risk Management Role Structures – Panel Discussion

       

      12:15 PM – 1:00 PM        

           LunchEmbassy Suites Atrium

           Sponsored by Great American Insurance Group

       

      1:15 PM – 2:15 PM

           Full Conference Session 3:  YMCA Current Legal Issues

           General Counsel Panel – Led by YUSA General Counsel Angela Williams

       

      2:30 PM – 4:30 PM

      Tour of Metro Chicago’s Y Learning Center & the YUSA Corporate Offices

      Meet at lobby of Hotel    

       

      4:30 PM – 6:00 PM

           Free Time

               

      6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

           Dinner – An Awesome Chicago Restaurant - To Be Determined!

       

      Wednesday, October 12th

      6:30 AM – 8:15 AM

                Open Breakfast – Embassy Suites

       

      8:30 AM – 9:00 AM

      Mission Moment and 2017 Risk Conference Planning

      Matthew Tobias, Senior Director of Risk Management - YMCA of Metropolitan Chicago

       

      9:15 AM – 10:00 AM       

           Breakout Session 7

           Red: Volunteer Management (Emily Holthaus)

           White:  Crisis Communication (Brad McDermott)

           Blue:  Membership Screening & Reciprocity (Anne Calvo & Linda Griffith)

       

      10:15 AM – 11:00 AM     

           Breakout Session 8

           Red: Membership Screening & Reciprocity (Anne Calvo & Linda Griffith)

           White:  Volunteer Management (Emily Holthaus)

           Blue:  Crisis Communication (Brad McDermott)

       

      11:15 AM – 12:00 PM      

           Breakout Session 9

           Red: Crisis Communication (Brad McDermott)

           White:  Membership Screening & Reciprocity (Anne Calvo & Linda Griffith)

           Blue:  Volunteer Management (Emily Holthaus)

       

      12:00 PM – 12:45 PM      

           LunchEmbassy Suites Atrium

           Sponsored by Verified Volunteers

       

      12:45 PM – 1:30 PM        

           Day 3 Keynote Speaker

           Aaron Lundberg, CEO of Praesidium

       

      1:30 PM – 2:15 PM

           Child Abuse Prevention (CAP) Session 1

           Topic:   Know, See & Respond Nudge – Anne Calvo & Pilot Y

       

      2:45 PM – 3:30 PM

           CAP Session 2

           Topic:   Know Your Score (KYS) Clinic with Praesidium – Praesidium Team

       

      3:45 PM – 4:30 PM

           CAP Session 3

           Topic:   From KYS Action Plan to Culture Change – Praesidium Team

       

      4:30 PM – 4:45 PM

           Closing Thought

       

      5:00 PM – 6:30 PM          

           CAP Reception

       

      Those interested in only attending the sessions focused on Child Abuse Prevention may sign up for a "Wednesday Only" option and are welcome to attend all sessions offered before and after lunch on Wednesday.

       

    • Registration & Hotel Information  
    • REGISTRATION FEE & IMPORTANT DATES  

      Conference Registration Fee:  $250

      All Meals are included!  This includes our special Monday evening Dinner Cruise on Lake Michigan.  (Click here to see the Odyssey Dinner Cruise)

      Early Bird Registration Discount: If you register by Friday, July 29th, you will receive $50 off the registration fee!

      "Wednesday Only" CAP focused Registration Fee:  $75

      Registration Deadline: Friday, September 30th*

      *Space is limited and will be given on a first come basis

      Please Note: After you submit this registration you will receive an email which will provide payment instructions.  Payment may be sent via check or made via credit card.  If you do not receive this email, please contact Matt Tobias at mtobias@ymcachicago.org or at 312-932-1328.   

       

      REGISTRATION FORM

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    • CONFERENCE HOTEL - Reserve Now

      Embassy Suites Chicago Downtown

      600 North State Street • Chicago, IL 60654

      Please register for your room no later than September 9, 2016 as room rates are only guaranteed through September 9.

      A Suite with a King Bed is $194/night

      A Suite with 2 Double Beds is $214/night

      Click the below Hotel Registration Link for a room without Parking:

      Hotel Reservation WITHOUT Parking

       

      If you will be driving while in Chicago, the Conference Planning Committee has negotiated 24 hour garage parking for only $20 per night! The additional $20 for parking will be added to your room rate. However, to take advantage of the $20 parking rate, you must order it at the time of registering for your room. Click the below Hotel Registration Link for a room with Parking:

      Hotel Resevation with Parking

    • Travel Tips & Information  
    • Whatever brings you to the Windy City, the Embassy Suites Chicago offers the best location in town. You'll be just steps from Magnificent Mile shopping, renowned dining and entertainment. The Red Line subway is also within walking distance, linking you to the entire city. Just 11 miles from Midway International Airport (MDW) and 14 miles from O'Hare International Airport (ORD), with easy access by car, rail and subway.

       

      By Taxi/Uber/Vanpool

      Each airport has several options ranging from Taxis to Uber to Vanpools.  Please reference the local airport you are flying into for these options.  Please note: Chicago cab drivers DO ACCEPT CREDIT CARDS. 

      By Car

      From O'Hare International Airport

      • Take I-190 to I-90 East to Downtown Chicago. Exit Ohio Street. Turn left on State Street. The hotel is located on the left side of State Street.

      From Midway International Airport

      • Exit Midway and proceed north on Cicero Avenue to I-55 North. Take I-55 North to I-94/90 West (Dan Ryan Expressway). Exit Ohio Street. Turn left on State Street. The hotel is located on the left side of State Street.

      From the South (Kankakee, Champaign/Urbana)

      • Take I-55 North to I-94/90 West (Dan Ryan Expressway). Follow to Downtown. Exit Ohio Street to State Street (5 blocks). Turn left on State Street. Hotel is on the left.

      From the Southeast (Northwest Indiana/Indianapolis)

      • Take I-65 North to I-90 West (Indiana Toll Road).Continue on I-90 West to I-94/90 West (Dan Ryan Expressway). Follow to Downtown. Exit Ohio Street to State Street (5 blocks). Turn left on State Street. Hotel is on the left.

      From the West (Iowa/Western Suburbs)

      • Take I-88 East to I-290 East. Follow to I-94/90 West (Wisconsin). Exit Ohio Street to State Street (5 blocks). Turn left on State Street. Hotel is on the left.

      From the Northwest (Rockford/Northwestern Suburbs)

      • Take I-90 East and merge into I-94/90 East (Kennedy Expressway). Follow to Downtown "Loop." Exit Ohio Street to State Street (5 blocks). Hotel is on the left.

      From the North (Wisconsin/Northern Suburbs) 

      • Take I-94 East (Edens Expressway) to I-94/90 East (Kennedy Expressway). Follow to Downtown. Exit Ohio Street to State Street (6 blocks). Turn left on State Street. Hotel is on the left.

       

      By Rail/Train/Subway

      From Grand Avenue CTA Station (One block)

      • Go North on State Street for one block to hotel. Click here for CTA Route Maps.

      Subway From Midway International Airport

      • Take orange line to State and Lake. Go through turnstile and get free transfer. Walk ½ block south on State to Howard Line North. Exit at State and Grand Avenue. Walk one block North to Hotel. (Total trip time is 45-50 minutes.)

      Subway From O'Hare International Airport

      • Take the O'Hare - Congress line to Jackson Street. Exit train and follow stairwell down to signs for the Howard - Dan Ryan Train. Take Howard Train North to Grand Avenue. Hotel is one block North. (Total trip time is 45 minutes.)
      • Union Station (Approximately 1.5 miles)
      • Ogilvie Transportation Center (Approximately 1.5 miles)
    • Local Attractions and Restaurants  
    • LOCAL ATTRACTIONS

      Famed for unparalleled shopping, high-energy attractions and a scenic lakefront, it's no wonder Chicago tops the list of favorite cities. As our guest you'll have an incredible front row seat to Chicago in her full excitement. Walk to Magnificent Mile shopping, the opera, and Millennium Park. From the fabled Second City Theatre and cruises down the Chicago River, to the fresh breezes off Lake Michigan, discover Chicago's endless gems.

      SHOPPING

      PARKS/OUTDOORS

      • Lake Michigan (0.8 miles)
      • Grant Park (1 mile)
      • Millennium Park (1 mile)
      • Lincoln Park Zoo (2.6 miles)

      ENTERTAINMENT

      TOURS

      Chicago has some wonderful architectural and sightseeing tours. Here are some suggested tours:

       

      THEATERS

      • Civic Opera House (1 mile)
      • Looking Glass Theater (1 mile)
      • Navy Pier Shakespeare Theater (1 mile)
      • Royal George Theater (1 mile)
      • Oriental Theatre (1 mile)
      • Cadillac Theatre (1.1 mile)
      • Symphony Center (1.1 miles)
      • Chicago Theatre District (1.2 miles)
      • Second City Theater (1.6 miles)
      • Apollo Theatre (3.1 miles)

      MUSEUMS

      SPECTATOR SPORTS

      • Soldier Field - (2.4 miles) Home of the Chicago Bears
      • United Center - (3 miles) Home of the Chicago Blackhawks and Chicago Bulls
      • Wrigley Field - (5.7 miles) Home of the Chicago Cubs
      • U.S. Cellular Field - (5.7 miles) Home of the Chicago White Sox
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