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Legal Aspects and Risk Management of Leisure Services
RISK MGMT
CLASS CODE: RL 486 CREDITS:  3
DIVISION: BUSINESS & COMMUNICATION
DEPARTMENT: RECREATION LEADERSHIP
GENERAL EDUCATION: This course does not fulfill a General Education requirement.

DESCRIPTION: Study of laws affecting recreation services. Professional responsibility for the development of risk management protocols and procedures.
TAUGHT: Winter, Fall
CONTENT AND TOPICS: A lecture class dealing with the issues of risk management, liability and ethics, which effect the field of recreation with an emphasis on outdoor recreation.

GOALS AND OBJECTIVES: 1. Explore the current state of thinking of how accidents happen.
2. Consider several different methods of analyzing accidents and the applications of these methods.
3. Examine different leadership theories and how they relate to safety and judgment.
4. Define safety and judgment and illustrate how effective decision making is based on them.
5. Identify the important components of a risk management plan.
6. Implement risk management plan components and create a specific risk management plan.
7. Analyze and understand different legal concepts which apply to recreation settings and programs.
8. Memorize and define terms and concepts dealing with risk management.
9. Discover how to minimize legal liability in the presence of inherent risk.
10. Understand the value and importance of liability waivers.
11. Evaluate issues dealing with proper standards of care.
12. Recognize the role of the media in accident response. Identify different strategies to foster positive working relationships with the media.
13. Consider current ethical issues dealing with risk and accidents in experiential based education.
14. Understand the importance of proper organization and ongoing assessment to minimize risk and maximize safety without jeopardizing the impact of the experience.
REQUIREMENTS: 1. Attendance and class participation is imperative. Grades are effected by attendance.

2. Accident Analysis

3. Risk Management Plan

4. Exams
Midterm
Final
PREREQUISITES:
OTHER:
EFFECTIVE DATE: August 2002