IAFE Toolkits

IAFE Toolkits

The IAFE has developed numerous toolkits to assist our members.

The IAFE toolkits are available to IAFE members only. For IAFE members: Login to access the Toolkits.

Activist Response Kit (ARK)

Activist Response Kit (ARK) to help members prepare for activists; especially animal rights activists. The ARK will help fair leaders navigate the troubling waters of dealing with activists during the fair or at year-round facility rental events. Each of the 10 sections of the ARK is designed for quick reading and will provide information valuable to everyone on your fair’s staff, board, or volunteer leadership. 

Avian Influenza Toolkit

Avian Influenza Toolkit will assist our members in preparing for an Avian Influenza outbreak. Some members were here in 2015 when our industry was faced with an Avian Influenza (H5N1) outbreak, and has been updated with new information from the 2021 outbreak. This toolkit not only provides fairs with resources to develop a plan, but also includes photos from fairs and their actions during previous outbreaks, USDA links, and other resources.

Consumer Protection Program and E. coli Toolkit

While not a formal training, this basic CPP/E. coli Toolkit will provide fairs with a start to their CPP Plan.

Crisis Communication Toolkit (with COVID Addendum)

Crisis Communication Toolkit (with COVID Addendum) to assist IAFE members with communication during a crisis situation. The Toolkit includes steps to developing a comprehensive communications plan, including messaging templates. An addendum was added that ties these lessons directly to COVID-19.

Entertainment Programming Toolkit

Entertainment Programming Toolkit outlining everything you need to do and consider when booking entertainment for your fair. Including strategic planning; market research; budgets; ticketing; offers; contracts; riders; production; marketing campaigns; scheduling; permits; noise ordinances; waivers; music licensing; staff and volunteers; guest experience; entertainer venue experience; photography and video; signage; weather; cancellation; analytics; determining ROI; and wrap-up reports. Also included is an operational checklist, guides, templates, and glossary of terms

Succession Planning Toolkit

Succession Planning Toolkit developed by the Institute of Fair Management Leadership Grad Track enrollees. An extensive toolkit that outlines succession planning for ALL personnel; staff, board, volunteers, etc. This toolkit provides members with in-depth resources including the interview process, cross-training checklists, and a complete employee work cycle provided to the user. An excellent human resource reference.

Swine Flu Toolkit

Swine Flu Toolkit to assist in preparing for a swine flu outbreak. Refer to this toolkit for a collection of helpful documents to ensure you are taking the necessary steps to defend against the swine flu.