Event Planning with the matrix. Adapted from http://studentactivities.tamu.edu/risk/RM_Matrix.htm and used with the permission of Texas A & M University, Department of Student Activities. Step One List All Event Activities.
Adapted from http://studentactivities.tamu.edu/risk/RM_Matrix.htm and used with the permission of Texas A & M University, Department of Student Activities.
Activities include all aspects of your event
Some examples of things to consider:
External- Weather, criminal acts
Specific to Organization- Contact sports, weapons, climbing
Common Risks- Traveling, crowd control, alcohol, and hazing
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Probability that something will go wrong
Look at your activities and try to assess if any of the following might result. Remember, for the purpose of this activity, you are traveling, and there is a possibility that your trip could result in death.
Traveling could result in death and if people are making bad choices (driving with no sleep, etc.) the likelihood of your trip resulting in death increases significantly.
Determine your initial score by finding the intersection with the highest score. The lower the score, the lower your risk.
Not at all, it simply means that we need to re-evaluate our decision to go and determine if there are ways that we can better manage our risks.
Determine your final score, by applying your event to the matrix, with the strategies in place to reduce your risks.
When all is said and done, ultimately you are going to have to decide if your event is worth the risk.
Don’t forget to reflect on your mission and values, as well as the mission and values of the University.