The unfortunate rise in loss-of-life incidents on school campuses has proven that universities, colleges, public and private schools need to be prepared for any mass disaster incident that might affect their system. International travel programmes, study abroad and exchange programmes require leadership to have clearly defined plans for an individual crisis or large-scale event that may occur not only on campus, but abroad.
In the event of disaster
Kenyon-retained clients need only to call one number to activate their contracted Kenyon services. Services that the education sector can benefit from include:
- An immediately available multi-language toll-free information line
- Establishment of a Humanitarian or Family Assistance Centre
- Recovery and return of personal property
- Recovery and repatriation of human remains to their families
- Deployment of an experienced Incident Manager
- Executive-level crisis communications advice and/or spokespeople
- Legal advisory services
- Investigation support services
- A centralised 24/7 system for employees or others to quickly report life threatening or reputation-damaging events
Kenyon partners with retained clients and consulting customers long before a disaster takes place. Clients can look to Kenyon to help prepare emergency plans, conduct disaster drills and exercises, prepare response teams for immediate action and conduct live-camera spokesperson training with executives.