Participant Safety and Whistleblower Information
We work with thousands of young people and we’re determined to not only bring them a world-class performing arts experience but also ensure their safety and security. Below are several important policies and procedures we use to ensure that our students have an incredible and safe experience and that Genesis holds itself to the highest ethical standards.
The Genesis Whistleblower & Anti-Retaliation Policy can be found in the Genesis Policy Manual - a standalone printable version can be downloaded here. This policy allows for a confidential and secure channel with which to report “complaints, reports, or inquiries about prohibited practice or violations of law including illegal or improper conduct by Genesis itself, by its leadership, or by others on its behalf.
Report a Concern - Whistleblower
Genesis takes our Whistleblower & Anti-Relation Policy seriously. If you have a complaint, report, or inquiry to submit please use the form below or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. All submissions will be securely delivered only to the Genesis Chief Executive Officer (Executive Director) Chris Magonigal, and the Chief Operations Officer (Analisa Zuniga). If you would rather, you can also reach out directly to the Genesis Board of Directors at email@example.com.
All employees, staff, independent contractors, interns, volunteers, and anyone who interacts with a Genesis student participant is required to complete a criminal background check. The results of this inquiry are sent only to the Chief Executive Officer. All background checks are completed at the expense of Genesis. The background check can be completed here.
The entire background check can be reviewed in the Genesis Policy Manual.
Sexual Abuse and Sexual Harassment
We take the comfort and safety of both our student participants and our staff seriously. Genesis has robust Sexual Abuse, Sexual Harassment, and Whistleblower & Anti-Retaliation Policies in place. These policies can be viewed in the Genesis Policy Manual. All student participants, staff, and volunteers are required to sign a Student Safety Agreement certifying that they have read and understood these policies and are committed to ensuring the comfort and safety of all at Genesis.
In the event of an injury, Genesis records all incidents on a universal incident report. This incident report is kept securely with the Admin team electronically or by paper form.
Concussions and Serious Injury
Many of the performing arts education activities that Genesis hosts naturally involve a challenging and athletic physical environment. Additionally, many of our programs involve intensive travel, commercial vehicles, commercial kitchens, and other potentially dangerous environments. With this in mind, we take preparation for serious injury, including concussions, very seriously.
In the event of serious injury, 911 will always be called immediately and parents informed. The Genesis administrative staff are all trained to respond swiftly and professionally in these situations. We keep diligent medical and waiver records on file for all students including health insurance information.
In the event of a potential concussion, all typical first aid and emergency response protocols will be followed including calling 911 if necessary. In addition, the Genesis administrative team is trained to follow standard concussion protocol, including the standard SCAT5 Concussion Test.
In the event of any injury, the Incident Report detailed above will be completed, kept confidential, and securely on file.