We just survived another 8 inch snow storm here on the East Coast!
To say the least, my dog has not been happy on her walks…
Doing one’s “business” on a snow covered sidewalk is no fun for anyone! hehe
Recently, I read a story in Colorado Meetings+Events from Keith H, from The Arrangers.
While running a conference for 100 people in Aspen, a snow storm came up out of the blue.
Consequently, there was a group of guests that needed to catch their rescheduled flights the next morning out of Denver. Chain laws were in effect and their vans and buses did not have chains with them.
As a result, he had to make some quick decisions on how to get these attendees to DEN to catch their flights.
With little time to spare, he improvised.
To make this fun, which one of these action plans do you think he implemented?
A. He rented snowmobiles and transported people to Glenwood Springs to take the train back down to Denver.
B. Everyone missed their flight and they had a big slumber party for two days until the roads reopened.
C. He had his office in Vail rent some Hummers and drove them to Aspen. Additionally, he also negotiated a trade for vehicles in Aspen that had chains to replace his current chainless minivans.
The best planners in severe weather areas are always prepared with back up plans and alternative dates just in case a storm strikes.
They most always put together a risk assessment worksheet before an event. (Email me for a sample one)
The risk assessment worksheet ensures that you are prepared for all of your event’s potential pitfalls and provides ideas for backup plans.
Here’s to preparation and planning!
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