Protecting your school from risk

Last week we wrapped up our spring expert webinar series with a 360° view of independent school risks. Guest expert Martin Kelly, President of ISM Insurance Inc., presented on the topic, and now you can get a taste of what he covered.

Independent schools are subject to contractual law and, as such, have liability exposure in a number of areas, including employment practices and lawsuits brought by parents because of a failure to provide a safe environment.

In this webinar, Martin examined these and other areas of risk, such as crisis planning, HR practices, facilities, trips, use of volunteers, bullying and misconduct, acceptable use polices, and more. Watch a recording of the webinar now!

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About the presenter

Martin joined ISM in 1996 as President of the company’s insurance division, which has seen substantial growth and a doubling of staff. The agency now works with over 1,200 schools, insuring in excess of 30,000 staff and 200,000 students. He developed and leads Risk Management: How Safe Is Your School Really? and writes for Ideas & Perspectives, ISM’s flagship advisory letter, in his areas of expertise.

He has also developed a 360° independent-school-specific risk management assessment service for ISM, including city planning and student safety. He has presented on risk management to numerous school associations over the past several years and has conducted numerous on-site assessments.

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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