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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.


  • 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