Managing Your Summer Program Risk

Status: RECORDED on APR 30, 2014
Certification Credits: 1 BCP

$156 Non-Member

[$143.00 Gold Member]

There are plenty of good reasons to run a summer program—you can generate auxiliary income, meet parents' expectations, attract new students, and vet new staff. But, summer programs are different from your school's daily operations. You're potentially dealing with different students, staff, families, and activities.

Your school-year risk plan won't be enough to protect your summer program. We'll take a fresh look at managing and mitigating risk for the various sizes and scopes of summer programs.

This Webinar is designated for both experienced and new Summer Program Directors and is intended to help you make your summer program safer—both physically and fiscally.

You’ll cover these topics:

  • The SP Director’s Checklist (things to do before your program opens)
  • Review of how the following can present risk:
    • Staff
    • Students
    • Parents
    • Expectations
    • Activities
    • Vendors
  • Risk reduction techniques
  • Insuring your SP

Run Time: Total run time is 60 minutes. The presentation will run approximately 45 minutes with 15 minutes designated for Q&A.

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Martin Kelly

President of ISM Insurance Inc.


Martin has worked to serve private-independent schools with the most comprehensive and mission-appropriate insurance coverages for over 25 years. He’s been the President of ISM Insurance Inc. since 1996 and has worked with 1,200 schools, insuring in excess of 30,000 staff and 200,000 students.

Current Role

Among other initiatives, he has developed a private-independent school-specific risk management assessment service for ISM, including review of crisis response plans, facilities safety, employment practices, bullying and harassment, reporting and investigation protocols, trips and travel, contracts, and insurance.

Martin writes for Ideas & Perspectives, ISM's flagship advisory letter, in his areas of expertise. He has presented on risk management to numerous school associations over the past several years and has conducted numerous on-site assessments.

Prior Experience

Martin began his insurance career as a large case underwriter. He was then asked to assume the position of director of a multimillion-dollar, multiple-employer trust division for a large national insurance company, to improve performance and profitability. After successfully meeting that challenge, Martin helped start up a group division for another national insurance company and in five years, grew the business to over $100 million in premiums.

Martin then moved to "the other side" of insurance, becoming a third-party administrator specializing in medical associations. He worked with over 1,000 physicians, including the College of American Pathologists, in the areas of employee benefits and medical malpractice.


Martin holds an MBA from Widener University (PA), a BS in economics from Villanova University (PA), and a Certified Risk Managers (CRM) degree.

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