Education Programs sponsored by Community Liaison
The community meeting is designed to provide general information to different groups within the community regarding types of permits, planning of the event, the presence of minors, hours of service, crowd capacity and liability. The sessions are designed to ensure that questions from the community are brought forward and are answered throughout the presentation. The community meeting typically lasts for two hours, depending on the number and complexity of questions.
The community workshop is event-specific. A community running a large event may request the workshop, which will give volunteers some education regarding monitoring and controlling the crowd. The workshop includes information on minors, checking identification, identifying over-serving and intoxication, and other areas of policy and regulation. Some communities have a workshop that includes a number of groups from the community. This ensures that there are some volunteers with training to run regular events. The workshop typically lasts for two hours, depending on the number and complexity of questions.
The liability workshop speaks specifically to liability concerns surrounding the service of beverage alcohol. While the issue of liability is addressed in both the community meeting and the community workshop, this session is much more specific than either of the community sessions. This session typically lasts for one hour depending on the number and complexity of questions.