The Forum’s Institutes are small-scale, one-day conferences with plenary and concurrent sessions that focus on a specific topic or area within education abroad. The primary purpose of an Institute is to offer participants the opportunity to deepen their knowledge and understanding of The Forum’s Standards of Good Practice and to engage with other colleagues with expertise in the topic area.

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12th Annual Institute:
Best Practices for Health, Safety, Security & Risk Management

Thursday, July 22, 2021
Virtual Event hosted by The University of Michigan

The Institute on Best Practices for Health, Safety, Security and Risk Management, is education abroad’s signature annual event focusing on the risk management issues faced daily by organizations and institutions. Professionals in a variety of roles who are involved in managing international educational activities and associated risks gather each year at this Institute to debrief, train, improve and learn the latest in best practices in education abroad risk management, including regulatory compliance.

The practical, hands-on approach includes concurrent and plenary sessions that provide participants with a wealth of tools to review, strengthen, and improve institutional and organizational strategies for risk mitigation, incident prevention, and emergency response.

The goals of the Institute are to:

  • Enhance the knowledge and skills necessary to meet the Standards by analyzing requirements and sharing examples of best practices;
  • Explore approaches from within as well as outside the field of education abroad; and
  • Enhance the overall safety and security of education abroad for the benefit of all participants.


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Registration Type Regular Fee
(ends June 25)
Late Fee
MEMBER $199 $249
NON-MEMBER $299 $349


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*To register for the Institute, you’ll need to sign into our online portal. If you haven’t yet set up your account in the portal, you can follow the instructions here