Ann McCollum Consulting, LLC
Risk Management and Crisis Response Planning

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Ann McCollum, M.Ed.
Specializing in experiential, wilderness, and international travel programs in independent schools, camps, and youth development programs.

Our goal is to facilitate the achievement of excellence in experiential education programs by assisting programs to be grounded in solid management of risk. Our cooperative effort includes program assessment, evaluation, and community education.

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Ann McCollum, M.Ed.

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I highly recommend Ann McCollum to all independent schools that engage in outdoor and or experiential education. Great teaching involves taking risks, but anyone who understands wilderness settings knows that there are ways to manage risks. Schools too often offer outdoor activities to their students without being fully aware of industry standards and expectations. Ann brings a wealth of practical experience to guide your school towards creating responsible and sensible programs and policies related to experiential education. She can evaluate your risk and exposure, but even more importantly help lead you to creating more meaningful learning opportunities for your students."
--Mike Davis, Head of School, Colorado Academy, Denver, CO

"I can recommend Ann and her work highly; we hope to have her do a webinar for our trip leaders annually.  Ann was attentive to our needs as a school, gearing the topics she covered and the format of the webinar to address our specific concerns and the types of trips we take.  Ann and I corresponded extensively prior to the webinar, and she has offered her continued assistance as we move through our trip planning and preparations.  Ann struck an appropriate and welcomed balance between cautionary tales and humor, and she communicated an impressive amount of information during our webinar."
--Dr. Adrianne Pierce, Head of Classics and Allstrom Chair in Foreign Affairs, Hackley School, Tarrytown, NY

"Ann is a highly qualified risk management consultant and trainer. With extensive hands-on experience in the backcountry, she works to keep her knowledge and materials up to date. She relates well to her audience by making a tough and potentially boring topic fun without losing the serious message. She has been a wonderful asset to our staff training program.
--Brooke Cheley-Klebe, Camp Director, Cheley Colorado Camps
, Estes Park, Colorado

NEWS -- 
Risk Management in the Context of Hotchkiss School's $41.7 Million Jury Award, April 2, 2013

2013 Conference Presentations and Webinars:

  • American Camp Association National Conference, Crisis Preparation: Principles and Strategies for Camps, February 12-15, 2013, Dallas, TX. 
  • National Business Officers Association, Annual Meeting, Goldmine: Risk Issues in Global Travel Programs, February 24-27, 2-13, Philadelphia. PA,
  • National Association of Independent Schools, Annual Conference, International Travel Programs: Identifying and Managing Risk, February 27 - March 1, 2013, Philadelphia, PA
  • The Association of Boarding Schools Global Symposium, International Programs: Risk and Crisis Management, March 10-12, 2013, Philadelphia, PA
  • Mid-South Independent School Business Officers (MISBO) Webinar, Mental and Emotional Health: The Forgotten Risk Area in Off-Campus Programs, September 18, 2013.
  • SAIS/MISBO Annual Conference, International Programs: Foundations of Managing Risk and Mental and Emotional Health: The Forgotten Risk Area, October 27-28, 2013, Atlanta, GA.
2014 Conference Presentations
  • California Independent School Business Officers Association, Managing Risk in International Travel  and Experiential Programs, February 2014.
Moon over Everest and Lhotse Face, Khumbu Region, Nepal
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