Summer Program Safety Series - Part 1

Status: RECORDED on APR 11, 2012

$156 Non-Member

[$143.00 Gold Member]

You’ve already designed and implemented, or, are in the process of doing so, a great summer program that continues to evolve and attract new students. Your goals for this year are set, brochures are nearing completion, and you’ve begun contacting faculty you would like to participate again in your program this season.

Your school’s summer program is part of your school’s year-round mission to educate and support children. Before your program can open its doors, however, issues of safety and risk must be addressed.

With the final touches about to be added to your program it’s time to think about protecting your students with a well-thought-out risk management review. This two-part Webinar will take a deeper look into the risks attendant to running a Summer Program from your perspective, the program’s CEO, as well as that from the faculty and staff, families and students. The first part will look at the mission and purpose of your school's summer program, crisis planning, business continuation, sexual misconduct, and the use of waivers. Part two will discuss bullying and misconduct, safe use of vendors, important insurance policies to help protect your school, and emergency protocols.

Audience: Facility Managers, Summer Program Directors, Ancillary Program Directors, and Business Managers.

You'll cover these topics and more:

  • A “CEO’s” checklist of items to address before opening day
  • What is the mission and purpose of your summer program (and how that may inform your activities and structure)
  • Crisis planning
  • Bullying and Misconduct
  • Facilities & fields
  • “Safe” use of vendors
  • Important insurance policies to help protect your school

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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