CONV 1051: Legal Liability and Risk Management

Students are introduced to event management law and risk management. This course has been designed to provide a broad perspective about the legal and risk management issues involved in planning and hosting tourism events. Students are also provided with an overview of many topics that can be studied at greater depth in future law courses.

Learning outcomes

After successfully completing this course, students will be able to:

  • Demonstrate a basic understanding of the legal system in Canada including contract law, human rights legislation, and employment law.
  • Understand the responsibility of event organizers towards risk for all participants is minimized.
  • Recognize how crowd management and behaviour can impact risk management plans.
  • Develop a plan for ensuring a safe festival site during set-up, production, and tear-down.
  • Develop a basic emergency communications systems and incident reporting system.

Course topics

  • Module 1: Introduction and Overview of Legal Liability and Risk Management in the Events Industry
  • Module 2: Risk Management
  • Module 3: Crowd Management
  • Module 4: Site Design and Management
  • Module 5: Security and Emergency Response

Required text and materials

Students will receive the following:

  1. Wynn-Moylan, P. (2017). Risk and hazard management for festivals and events. Routledge.
    Type: Textbook.: ISBN: 9781138678392

Assessments

To successfully complete this course, students must achieve a passing grade of 50% or higher on the overall course, and 50% or higher on the final mandatory project.

Assignment 1: Assessing your understanding of Risk Management 10%
Assignment 2: Case Brief 20%
Assignment 3: Analyze a Contract 20%
Assignment 4: Fyre Festival 20%
Final Project: Loss Control Program (mandatory) 30%
Total 100%

Open Learning Faculty Member

An Open Learning Faculty Member is available to assist students. Primary communication is through the Learning Environment's "Mail" tool or by phone. Students will receive the necessary contact information at the start of the course.

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