Aug
29
8:30am 8:30am

Navigating Health, Safety and Security Abroad for Secondary Schools - Pittsburgh Area

Workshop Description: An overview of the evolving hazard landscape and risk management strategies for study abroad intended for international trip leaders, program managers and administrators. Includes most recent data, standards and best practices. Participants will come away with a more informed perspective as well as actionable tools for reducing risk. Format consists of small group work on actual scenarios interspersed with content lectures.

Goals:

  • To present a comprehensive overview of international risk management for secondary school education abroad.
  • To provide practical, actionable tools to assist faculty with the risk management of their programs.
  • To enhance practitioners’ ability to reduce the likelihood of health, safety and security events and to more effectively mitigate the harm from such events.

Scenarios and presentations will include prevention as well as intervention around:

  • Security, General Health, Travel Health and Medical Emergencies, Local or Regional Emergencies or Crises, and Group Management Issues

Date: Tuesday, August 29, 2017 8:30am to 4:30pm

Location: Sewickley Academy, Sewickley, PA

Cost: $150

Contact: Judy Stewart jstewart@sewickley.org or 412-741-2230  Ext. 4411

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Oct
31
to Nov 1

Navigating Health, Safety and Security Abroad

Please join Lodestone Safety International for a pre-conference workshop at the Annual Wilderness Risk Management Conference (WRMC).

This workshop will identify fundamental program components (staffing, destination selection, info acquisition, communication, travel assistance services, medical strategy, transportation strategy, vetting, emergency response, working with providers, etc.) on a continuum in order to tailor risk management strategies to the particulars of a given program.

Location: Portland, ME

Dates: Tuesday and Wednesday, October 31st - November 1st, 2017

Cost: $500

You do not need to be attending the conference in order to participate in the pre-conference workshop; however, we strongly encourage you to consider doing so! Many of the themes and objectives of the conference translate nicely to those in education abroad. The WRMC is an excellent opportunity to learn more about mitigating risk in a variety of challenging locations, including those we encounter overseas.

WRMC Information and Registration

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Jul
30
to Aug 6

Travel Medicine First Responder Course - Chiang Mai, Thailand

Medical emergencies in remote locations can be challenging and life threatening, unless you are trained and prepared. This course is designed to give you the skills, confidence and judgement to deal with medical emergencies, as well as the knowledge on how to evacuate patients to appropriate medical care.

Presented by Lodestone Safety International and hosted by the International Sustainable Development Studies Institute (ISDSI), Chiang Mai, Thailand

Certification through Wilderness Medical Associates (WMA)

Dates: July 30, 2017 – August 6, 2017

Location: ISDSI, Chiang Mai, Thailand

Cost: US$850

For more information and to register, visit ISDSI

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Apr
5
to Apr 6

GEBG Global Educators Conference Pre-Conference Workshop

Navigating Health, Safety and Security Abroad for Secondary Schools

The training will provide an overview of the international hazard landscape and the risk management strategies available for international programs. We’ll begin from the perspective of what international trip leaders need to be able to do and what skills, understanding and information access do they need. Includes most recent data, standards and best practices.

The curriculum will include information acquisition and vetting strategies, cross cultural implications for safety, and emergency response. We’ll look at program structure, policy making and training for staff and program participants.

Participants will come away with a more informed perspective as well as actionable tools for reducing risk. Format consists of small group work on scenarios interspersed with content lectures. Participants will receive a readings packet prior to the training.

Goals:

·       To present a comprehensive overview of international risk management for secondary school education abroad

·       To provide practical, actionable tools to assist faculty and administrators

·       To enhance practitioners’ ability to reduce the likelihood of health, safety and security events and to more effectively mitigate the harm from such events

Location: Crowne Plaza, Redondo Beach, CA

Dates: Wednesday, April 5th - Thursday, April 6th, 2016

Cost: $600

Registration: Please visit the GEBG Global Educators Conference site

 

 

 

 

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Mar
13
9:00am 9:00am

NWAIS Professional Development Workshop: Navigating Health, Safety and Security Abroad - For Administrators and Trip Leaders

Workshop Description: An overview of the evolving hazard landscape and risk management strategies for study abroad intended for international trip leaders, program managers and administrators. Includes most recent data, standards and best practices. Participants will come away with a more informed perspective as well as actionable tools for reducing risk. Format consists of small group work on actual scenarios interspersed with content lectures.

Goals:

  • To present a comprehensive overview of international risk management for secondary school education abroad
  • To provide practical, actionable tools to assist faculty and administrators
  • To enhance practitioners’ ability to reduce the likelihood of health, safety and security events and to more effectively mitigate the harm from such events

Scenarios and presentations will include prevention as well as intervention around:

  • Security, General Health, Travel Health and Medical Emergencies, Local or Regional Emergencies or Crises, and Group Management Issues

Date: Monday, March 13, 2017 9am to 3pm

Location: Northwest School, Seattle WA

Cost: Early Bird (By February 6, 2017): $165 OR Regular (After February 6, 2017): $195 Non-NWAIS Attendees: $245

Contact: Visit NWAIS to register and for more information

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Feb
16
to Feb 17

NYC Workshops: Navigating Health, Safety and Security Abroad and Emergency Response and Crisis Management Planning

Lodestone is pleased to announce two workshops in NYC February 16-17, 2017 Navigating Health, Safety and Security Abroad for Secondary Schools and Emergency Response and Crisis Management Planning. The consecutive 1-day workshops allow participants to register for one or both workshops. Workshop Descriptions

Dates: Thursday Feb. 16, 2017 Emergency Response and Crisis Management, Friday Feb 17, 2017 Navigating Health, Safety and Security Abroad for Secondary Schools (workshops will run approx. 9AM – 4PM)

Location: Avenues: The World School 11 E. 26th Street, 17th Floor, NY, NY

Cost: $350 for one day, $600 for both days

Contact: Lili Folsom or 978-740-1009

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Dec
8
to Dec 9

Travel Medicine First Aid Course

This is a travel medicine course built over a wilderness first aid chassis. There are a number of full lectures reinforced by Patient Assessment System drills and debriefs. All scenarios will be internationally based (as opposed to wilderness activity based) and will include attendant decision making for accessing available medical care. Besides basic life support and CPR, the curriculum includes some advanced scope of practice protocols: cessation of CPR after 30 minutes, and the administration of epinephrine for anaphylaxis. Certifications awarded by Wilderness Medical Associates, USA (WMA).

Dates: Dec. 8-9, 2016

Location: St. Mark's School, Southborough, MA

Cost: $275 (includes WMA certification)

Registration: Please contact Mary Ann Ciampa 508-786-6047 or maryannciampa@stmarksschool.org

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Apr
13
to Apr 14

GEBG Global Educators Conference Pre-Conference Workshop

Navigating Health, Safety and Security Abroad for Secondary Schools

The training will provide an overview of the international hazard landscape and the risk management strategies available for international programs. We’ll begin from the perspective of what international trip leaders need to be able to do and what skills, understanding and information access do they need. Includes most recent data, standards and best practices.

Curriculum will include information acquisition and vetting strategies, cross cultural implications for safety, and emergency response. We’ll look at program structure, policy making and training for staff and program participants.

Participants will come away with a more informed perspective as well as actionable tools for reducing risk. Format consists of small group work on scenarios interspersed with content lectures. Participants will receive a readings packet prior to the training.

Location: Astor Crowne Plaza, New Orleans, LA - Toulouse Room B

Dates: Wednesday, April 13th - Thursday, April 14th, 2016

Cost: Early Bird Discount! $450 through January 29th. $500 after January 29th.

Accommodations: Room reservations at the Astor Crowne Plaza are available at the conference rate beginning April 12, 2016. Please visit the Conference website for details and a link to reserve a room. A LIMITED number of these rooms are available, so reserve early!

For more information about the conference, please visit GEBG Global Educators Conference

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Nov
6
9:00am 9:00am

Mental Health Issues, Facilitating Students and Managing "Misbehavior" Abroad

Mental health issues, student behavior and judgment are high on the list of significant concerns for health, safety and security among education abroad practitioners. This training will review the latest thinking on the issues and work through strategic approaches for reducing the frequency of incidents and responding more effectively. Curriculum to include:

  • Emerging adults: models for working effectively with students
  • Student screening: content, process and the legal landscape
  • Student orientations: what works and what does not
  • Preparing students for a non-OSHA world
  • Educating students to avoid predators
  • Prevention: proactive work before and early on in a program can reduce incidents and save work later in the program
  • Psychotropic medications: what you need to know
  • Behavioral policies and incident response
  • Mental health disorders and emergency response

This workshop is sponsored by the Pennsylvania Council for International Education (PaCIE)

Location: Arcadia University, Glenside, PA

For more more information and to register, please visit the PaCIE website: http://pacie.org/regional-workshops/

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Aug
22
to Aug 29

Travel Medicine First Responder (TMFR)

Hosted and sponsored by SAGE - Educational Travel for Global Engagement and certified through Wilderness Medical Associates, USA (WMA).

Dates: August 22 – 29, 2015

Location: Fort Collins, CO

Cost: $695

For more information and to register, please visit http://sageglobaled.org/wilderness-first-responder/

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Aug
22
to Aug 23

Travel Medicine First Aid (TMFA)

Hosted and sponsored by Thinking Beyond Borders and certified through Wilderness Medical Associates, USA (WMA).

Dates: August 22 - 23, 2015

Location: Cotuit, MA

Cost: $300

For more information and to register, please contact Stephen Barnes stephen@thinkingbeyondborders.org or +203.383.9996

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Jul
26
to Aug 2

Travel Medicine First Responder (TMFR)

Hosted and sponsored by the International Sustainable Development Studies Institute (ISDSI) and certified through Wilderness Medical Associates, USA (WMA).

Dates: July 26 – August 2, 2015

Location: Chiang Mai, Thailand

Cost: $600

For more information and to register, please visit http://isdsi.org/wfr/

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