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WEBINAR 1: "Transportation Locally and Around the World"

Registration: FREE and open to all employees of URMIA member organizations.
Date: Tuesday, November 5, 2013, 2-3 pm Eastern – Contact Willie Baca at 590-1126 if you want to attend this free webinar.
Description: Whether it's a student group traveling across the city, a grad student attending a conference in another state, or a faculty member taking a group of students around the world, transportation and vehicle risks are everywhere. To effectively manage these risks, we need to know where members of the campus community are traveling and how they are getting there. This webinar will provide a brief look at recent serious transportation incidents involving colleges and universities. Participants will hear about current best practices in the areas of fleet management, trip planning, and emergency/crisis response. Following this webinar, attendees will also have a clearer picture of how they can implement some of these practices and also what emerging fleet and transportation risks could be on the horizon for their institutions.

Anyone involved with transportation on college campuses, including travel and fleet management, student group advisors, trip chaperones, risk managers, international travel offices, staff and faculty decision makers, athletics, and safety and security will benefit from this webinar.

About the Presenter:
John Schwartz, JD
Senior Risk Management Consultant
United Educators Insurance 


WEBINAR 2: "Know Before You Go - Vaccinating Against Travel Risks: Best Practices for Policy and Preparation"

Registration: FREE and open to all employees of URMIA member organizations. 
Date: Wednesday, November 6, 2013, 1-2:15 pm Eastern - Contact Willie Baca at 590-1126 if you want to attend this free webinar.
Description: As university-sponsored international travel grows, the risks associated with that travel grows proportionately. This webinar will address some of the policy considerations and legal concerns facing colleges and universities whose students, faculty, and staff are engaging in international travel opportunities, as well as provide hands-on, practical ways that travelers can travel safely once they are abroad.

First, this webinar will focus on the legal concerns and policy considerations that institutions of higher education should address when looking holistically at their travel abroad programs. Training opportunities, getting your arms around who is traveling where, developing emergency plans, and making sure proper insurance is in place are all important considerations. Faculty and staff who travel abroad with students should also have a plan in place and be well-versed in the details of that plan to help manage risks as they arise.

The webinar will also look at hands on practices that students, faculty, and staff members can take to protect themselves while traveling abroad. Advance information helps the traveler understand the road safety situation in specific countries. Our speakers will discuss road realities, road regulations, specific areas to watch for, recommendations, and emergency information. Attendees will also come away with a clear understanding of how they can “know before they go” and get the latest travel reports, maps, plans, and off-program excursion planning information to best protect themselves from the many risks facing travelers around the world.

About the Presenters:
Cathy Silberman
Executive Director
Association for Safe International Road Travel (ASIRT)

Julie Skolnick
Development and Marketing
Association for Safe International Road Travel (ASIRT)

Seth Gilbertson
Associate Counsel
State University of New York (SUNY)