Getting Real with Risk Management: Advocacy, Experience, and Change

Getting Real with Risk Management: Advocacy, Experience, and Change

Recorded On: 02/22/2021

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Join this session to explore the various components within Risk Management and discuss how professionals in collegiate recreation can navigate an ever evolving field. Risk Management is oftentimes a taboo concept as it is the norm to associate it’s success with professionals who specifically deal with safety and risk related processes and procedures. Through meaningful conversations from a variety of professionals in various specialties within collegiate recreation, we have established 3 main topics that constantly challenge our profession; advocacy, experience and change.

Learning Outcome(s)

  1. Learn how to better advocate for themselves within their departments and the campus community. 
  2. Obtain strategies and perspectives on how to implement and execute change within their departments and programs 
  3. Learn how to understand and articulate your lived workplace experiences in order to apply them to your workplace advocacy.

Core Competencies:

Legal Liability & Risk Management




Getting Real with Risk Management: Advocacy, Experience, and Change
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0.75 NIRSA CEUs credits  |  Certificate available
0.75 NIRSA CEUs credits  |  Certificate available

Jorge Herrera

Assistant Director for Risk Management

University of Maryland-College Park

Active collegiate recreation professional with over 10 years in the field. Expertise includes risk management, facility operations, customer service, and strategic planning. Educational backgrounds in kinesiology, higher education and business administration contribute to my passions of enhancing workplace culture, safety, and functionality. 

Morgan Munoz

Associate Director, Facilities and Operations

Towson University

I have been a part of Towson University since November 2019 as the Associate Director, Facilities and Operations. Prior to TU I was the Assistant Director, Facilities and Aquatics at Johns Hopkins University for over six years. 

I graduated from Rutgers University in 2010 with an undergraduate degree in sociology. I then went to Wichita State University for a position as a graduate assistant in aquatics, risk management, and children programs and graduated with a Masters of Education in sports management in 2012.

Richelle Williams

Aquatics & Youth Programs Coordinator

Western Washington University

I have been in aquatics & risk management for 16 years as a lifeguard, swim instructor, and swim coach. I have in active in NIRSA as a student and professional for 8 years. I am an American Red Cross Lifeguard Instructor Trainer, Water Safety Instructor Trainer, and CPR/First Aid Instructor Trainer as well as being a Certified Pool Operator. 

Master's in Recreation & Leisure Services focusing on Recreation Administration
B.A of History