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Thursday, May 13, 2021

SGMP Webinar: Pandemic Compliance Advisor

Start Date: 5/13/2021 1:00 PM EDT
End Date: 5/13/2021 2:00 PM EDT

Venue Name: Zoom

Organization Name: SGMP

Emily Martin
Email: membership@sgmp.org
Phone: (703) 549-0892 x603

As organizations are looking ahead to bring their meetings back, there is a major need for some guidance as to how to make this happen safely.  There are a myriad of considerations to cultivate safe environments that go beyond the basics of social distancing, mask-wearing and frequent hand sanitization -- we’ll cover what a Pandemic Compliance Advisor (PCA) needs in order to operate face to face meetings during a pandemic and ensure that safe practices are implemented, communicated and effectively carried out throughout the entire meetings and events cycle.  In a nutshell, we’ll learn what a PCA needs to help ensure best practices for the safest execution of in-person events.

Learning Outcomes -

  • How the PCA is the solution to risk management issues and how that integrates into your program including pre-planning, planning when you’re on-site and then what your wrap-up should be and how that wraps back into proving your due diligence.
  • Focusing on the meeting design, the PCA ensures that best practices are looked at in the beginning of the planning stages, and that they are followed while on site.  Many companies have hired PCA’s to be onsite with their events to help their meetings be as safe as possible and to help stop the spread of this easily communicable disease.
  • How to work with venues, GBAC STAR-accredited or otherwise, to understand policies and where responsibilities between planners and venues intersect — everything from sanitation to F&B considerations to traffic flow, which all require input and coordination on both sides.

Jodi B. Katzman is an award-winning events management and production professional with expertise in event creation, planning, management and execution of high-profile, world-class events, business programs and TV projects, including several Olympic Games, Super Bowl, Presidential Conventions, 9/11 Memorial Commemorations, Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, Nickelodeon Studios Grand Opening, Miss America Pageants, and Tony and Grammy Awards. Over her career, she has produced events and programs for clients such as Johnson & Johnson, Verizon, MTV, Blockbuster, Mercedes-Benz, BMW, National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences, Sunkist and Snapple and created cutting-edge employee incentive recognition programs and special events for Avon Products. Most recently, she added management of exhibits and attraction experiences to her repertoire. She has stage-managed 50+ theatrical productions, concerts and events.

Jodi has received numerous accolades for her work, including two Telly Awards, Avon Products' President's Award, with the distinction of receiving the recognition after only two years of service, and won the International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions 1st Place award for Best New Product for Madame Tussauds Orlando and Sydney Justice League: A Call for Heroes experience. She received an Esprit Award for the Mercedes-Benz S-Class Premiere Launch and awarded Special Events Magazine’s Gala Award for the Hong Kong USA Festival and Tai Chi in the Park. She was also twice named the Cambridge Who's Who Professional of the Year in Event Management, one of the few honorees with the distinction of receiving this recognition two years in a row.

In our current pandemic environment, Jodi has become a leader in events-related Covid-19 compliance and safety. She is a Health Education Services Certified Covid-19 Compliance Officer, Certified Covid Safety Officer, and Certified Pandemic Compliance Advisor for Meetings & Events, and currently holds 15 Covid-19 health & safety certifications, including OSHA Production Infection Control, Safe Sets International Covid-19 Level A Certification for Production and Level B for Leadership, Event Leadership Institute’s Pandemic On-Site Protocol certification, Johns Hopkins Covid-19 Contact Tracing certification and Event Safety Alliance’s Event Safety Access certification. Jodi completed WHO’s Covid-19 Mass Gatherings Risk Assessment training and she serves as Chair of Safety & Risk Assessment for the Live Events Coalition.


Registration/Cancellation Policy
SGMP has opened up some of its live webinars to both SGMP members and non-members at registration fees. These webinars are complimentary for SGMP members and $20 for non-members per webinar, payable only by credit card. Webinar registration fees are non-refundable and non-transferable. You can register online and a Zoom link will be emailed to you one day prior to the event. For any registration questions, please contact membership@sgmp.org so that we can assist!  

All webinars are recorded for those who cannot attend the live webinar and wish to watch them at a later date.

Sponsorship Opportunities
If you are interested in sponsoring this webinar or one of SGMP's upcoming webinar, please contact SGMP's Sponsorship Committee Co-Chairs, Chris McLaughlin or Mark Richardson. Sponsoring a webinar is a wonderful opportunity to connect with planner and supplier members on the virtual platform.

Online Registration

Registration is Closed
Closed: 5/12/2021 5:00 PM

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