Pandemic On-Site Protocol Training (POP-B-WI21) | Start Date February 10, 2021

  • This course closed on 08/24/2021.

Course Information

Estimated Time: 3 hours

Difficulty: Advanced

Program Type: Certificate with Credential
Length: 3 hours
Instructor: Kevin White
CMP Clock Hours: 3.0
Course Cost: $75 USD
ELI* & MPI** Members Price: $60 USD

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Pandemic On-Site Protocol Training

The pandemic will impact gatherings for the coming months and years – with on-site staff playing a frontline role in monitoring, enforcing, and handling compliance with safety protocols and procedures.

This new course, produced in partnership with MPI, is designed to provide all front and back of the house on-site event staff – including volunteers, vendors, suppliers, and production crews – with the knowledge necessary to personally stay safe, guidance to identify and suppress risks, and skills to handle, mitigate and de-escalate non-compliance issues should they arise.  

From internal and external team member preparedness to site assessment and managing guest logistics, this course provides all on-site team members with tactical knowledge to monitor and maintain a safe environment for all.

This is a three-hour online training session, which can be completed in entirety or over 7 days. The training session also includes a scheduled one-hour Ask Me Anything (AMA) with the course instructor and an online forum to ask pressing questions. 

A digital badge and certificate of completion will be awarded upon successfully passing the exam. Additionally, this class is available for up to 3.0 CE Credits through the Events Industry Council (Domain G: Meeting or Event Design). 

Want to go deeper in elevating your decision-making framework and event design strategy? ELI also offers the Pandemic Meeting & Event Design certificate course. In partnership with MPI, this six-week course is eligible for 20 CMP hours.


  • How to establish event safety goals and the role of a Duty of Care agreement
  • Best practices – beyond surface cleaning and sanitization – to put in place for on-site protocols, including guest logistics, screening mechanisms, staff briefings and trainings, and load in/load out
  • Guidance for evaluating and assessing site risk
  • Tips for pre-event prevention and on-site suppression, 
  • Strategies to handle situational scenarios involving guests

We’re here to help! Feel free to contact if you need any help at all during your course, or if you have any questions. 

Looking forward to a great class together!

The Event Leadership Institute Team