The Results Are In: This Is How Schools Get Into Trouble

The Results Are In: This is How Schools Get Into Trouble
The Results Are In: This is How Schools Get Into Trouble

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Time: 3:00pm ET
Certification Credits: 1 BCP

Schools are exposed to risk each and every day—but where should they place most of their focus to ensure they are protected? Using independent school data collected over a five-year period that reflects actual incidents, complaints, claims, and lawsuits brought against schools, we will explore areas that presented the most risk so you can reduce your school’s exposure.

Damages sought against a school can range anywhere from a nuisance claim to one seeking millions of dollars in compensation. In some cases, a complainant can even include a request for punitive damages if the action in question is considered egregious enough.

Using independent school data collected over a five-year period, reflecting actual incidents, complaints, claims, and lawsuits brought against schools, this webinar will examine the key sources of these claims and techniques to reduce your school’s exposure in each of these areas.

You'll learn how to:

  • Explore the areas of school operations that present the most risk.
  • Determine the key coverage protection you want.
  • Discover strategies for covering legal costs.
  • Examine what exclusions you must watch for.
  • Uncover risk management techniques you should use to reduce the chance of having to use your policy.
  • Assess cyber risk reduction and insurance protection.

This webinar is great for:

School Heads, Trustees, Board Presidents, CFOs, Business Managers, and HR directors—especially those with less experience.

Martin KellyMartin Kelly

President of ISM Insurance Inc.

Expertise

Martin has served 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 more than 30,000 staff and 200,000 students.

Current Role

Among other initiatives, Martin 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 coverages.

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 many on-site assessments.

Prior Experience

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

Martin 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. He came to ISM in 1996.

Education

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

If several of us at the school want to attend the webinar, do we each have to register and pay?

If two or more people at your school want to attend the webinar in the same location (for example, in a conference room with one monitor) then you only need to register and pay for one person who will receive the email and link. If you have people in remote locations, each person will need to register and pay separately. Essentially, a registration and payment gives you one link to the webinar.

Will I receive a reminder about the webinar I’ve just purchased?

Yes. A message will be sent to the email address you registered one or two days before the run date. You will receive a link to the webinar as well as PDF slides of the presentation you will be attending.

What happens if I miss my webinar? Will the fee be refunded?

If you’ve missed your scheduled webinar, don’t panic—you will automatically receive a link to the recorded webinar, barring any technical difficulties that prevent us from recording the session.

Will I receive a recorded version of the webinar after it concludes?

Yes, a recording of your webinar will be sent 24–48 hours after the recording concludes. 

What if I have questions about the presentation? Whom do I contact?

You will be able to type questions, thoughts, and concerns in the communication box throughout the webinar. Each webinar allows 15 minutes for answering questions.

Confirmation and Cancellation Policy

We will correspond with you through email as soon as your workshop is confirmed, no later than two weeks prior to its start date. Occasionally, we may be forced to cancel an unconfirmed, scheduled workshop due to insufficient registration. So we ask that you do not make non-refundable travel arrangements until you receive notice that your workshop is confirmed. (ISM will not be responsible for any change/cancellation charges assessed by your airline or travel agent.)

Tuition Payment and Cancellation Policy for In-Person, Group-based Programs

Tuition must be paid in full 10 business days prior to the start date of the in-person, group-based program. An attendee with a balance due on the start date will be denied entrance to the program until the balance is paid in full.

Cancellation requests must be made in writing by emailing workshops@isminc.com, faxing to 302-656-0647, or mailing to: Professional Development Coordinator, ISM, 1316 N. Union St., Wilmington, DE, 19806.

  • Cancellations received more than 15 business days prior to the start date of the program will be fully refunded. Gold Dollars will also be fully refunded.
  • There will be no refunds for cancellations made less than 15 business days before the start of the program. For registrations paid for with membership Gold Dollars, the member school will receive a 50% refund of Gold Dollars.
  • Non-payment of tuition or no-show to the event does not constitute a cancellation. Full tuition will be due and payable.

The Substitution Option and Wallet Option

Should an attendee need to cancel less than 15 days prior to the start date of the workshop, the school has two options to avoid penalty. Schools may also exercise these options at anytime for cancellations. 

  1. The school may substitute another employee.
  2. The school may bank the funds for a future ISM registration. These funds must be applied to a professional development event within one year from the start date of the original workshop. After one year, the funds will be forfeited. To use banked funds, please call the Professional Development Coordinator at 302-656-4944 x152.

*We DO NOT accept enrollments from consultants.

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Our Guarantee

ISM believes in providing quality and excellence in all of our events and in ensuring the satisfaction of everyone who attends. Nearly 100% of our participants say they would recommend our events to their colleagues. If you are not satisfied with your event for any reason, ISM will credit the fee you paid toward another similarly priced workshop or will refund it.

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