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From Theory to Practice:

Risk Management for Gap Year Programs

Materials for a workshop on safety science & systems thinking

for Gap Year programs

presented at the 

Gap Year Association 2021 Conference

November 8-10, 2021

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From the workshop From Theory to Practice: Risk Management for Gap Year Programs:

Presentation in narrative online article format

Presentation in narrative PDF format

Part I

Slide Presentation 1

Part II

Self-Assessment: Conformity of Risk Management Infrastructure to Risk Management Models, Theories, and Systems-informed Design

Instructions for taking the self-assessment:  

  1. Click the link above to navigate to the survey.

  2. Fill in your name and the name of your organization.

  3. Answer each question be selecting a response from the drop-down menu:  Fully Met, Partially Met, Not Met, or Not Relevant.

  4. Cick the "Submit" button to submit your responses.

  5. Click the "Download PDF" button at the bottom of the results page to save a copy of your self-assessment results to your device.

Slide Presentation 2

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