Higher Education Crisis Management Planning: Steps You Should Take Today to Prepare for Tomorrow’s Crisis

March 16, 2022

By: Monica C. Barrett, Christa Richer Cook, Candace J. Gomez, and Philip J. Zaccheo

This program, presented by Bond, Schoeneck & King and Sard Verbinnen & Co, will focus on preparedness for a crisis that could occur on your campus. Crises come in all shapes and sizes. Often a crisis can arise from initial missteps by those on the front lines, from the choice of how to frame the response to who delivers the response. A university action, or alleged underreaction, often leads to criticism. Due to constraints on what can be said, and divided attention, the initial response fans the flames. From there, you have a crisis with student and parent relations, public relations and legal challenges which could threaten your institution’s mission. In this session, we will explore the steps institutions can take now to prepare for a potential crisis, including:

  • Forming a Crisis Response Team 
  • Managing Communications 
  • Special Considerations for Key Stakeholders 
  • Crisis Prevention 
  • Scenarios - Crisis Management in Action 

Questions may be submitted in advance or in real time via the chat function. We hope you will join us for this complimentary zoom webinar.

March 16, 2022 | 3 - 5 p.m.

Presented by:
Liz Zale, Managing Director, Sard Verbinnen & Co
Monica Barrett, Member, Bond, Schoeneck & King
Sandra Casey, Senior Counsel, Bond, Schoeneck & King
Christa Cook, Member, Bond, Schoeneck & King
Candace J. Gomez, Member, Bond, Schoeneck & King
Sarah Luke, Senior Counsel, Bond, Schoeneck & King
Phil Zaccheo, Member, Bond, Schoeneck & King

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