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Event Safety and Security Certificate


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Full course description




16 Hours





What you'll learn:

When a person goes to an event or venue rarely do they think or notice all the operational logistics that are required to ensure the success and provide safety for the attendees. But you do. Further your knowledge and take the next step in your facilities management career through this certificate.

Attorney Steven A. Adelman, whose practice focuses on risk management at live events, will teach you to be situationally aware in environments where attendees pay little attention to their own safety.

The certificate will use case studies from a variety of venues and events to pose the question, “What could go wrong?” and explore different outcomes in order to prevent tragedies. Participants will also identify routine risks and develop an event safety and security plan. The course will be supplemented by interviews with knowledgeable venue and event professionals from around the world. 

At the end of this certificate program students will be able to understand they many facets of event management and security. Participants will have acquired a global knowledge of common issues with events and solutions provided to them by industry experts. This certificate applies to anyone in the venue security business, from event staff on their first day to the owner of a company who wants to expand their market reach. 

At the completion of this course, students will be able to:

  • Discuss the legal duty of event organizers to provide reasonable safety and security for all business invitees, and why it matters; crowd psychology and crowd management, and more
  • Apply their enhanced situation awareness of low - and high - risks at live events.
  • Provide practical application of risk mitigation measures at live events, including the meaning and significance of emergency action plans, principles of crowd management, the limitations of crowds' ability to perceive and react and the resulting importance of communication, modern security technology, and low-tech low-cost methods that still work.

Who is this course designed for:

This certificate program is designed for those who aspire to – or currently work in – the event safety and security industry. Participants can learn at their own pace via an interactive, 100% online, adult-learning environment. 

 What you'll receive:

Upon completion of The Venue Management and Security Certificate you will have knowledge and skills in safety and security, crowd psychology and management, large event operations and logistics, understanding severe weather and artist security. 

Participants will receive a certificate of completion from the Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law at Arizona State University. With the certificate participants will have digital badge for social media platforms and email signatures identifying them as having completed the certificate. 

Meet the instructor

Steve Adelman

Steven A. Adelman’s practice focuses on risk management, safety and security at live event venues. He leads crowd management training, conducts risk assessements, and reviews and writes emergency action plans for venues and event organizers throughout North America. He has also been engaged as an expert witness in some of the most significant lawsuits in the live event industry. In addition to his law practice, Steve Adelman is Vice President of a non-profit organization, the Event Safety Alliance. He can often be found pondering the question, "What could go wrong?" At Arizona State University, Steve teaches "Risk Management in Venues" through the Sports Law and Business program, a joint offering of the Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law and the W.P. Carey School of Business.