Embracing Risk: Building Blocks of Effective Risk Management: Oct 13 and Oct 27, 2021

October 13, 2021 9 AM to October 27, 2021 12 PM

Embracing Risk: Building Blocks of Effective Risk Management: Oct 13 and Oct 27, 2021
October 13, 2021 9 AM to October 27, 2021 12 PM

Two-session workshop:
Wednesday, October 13, 2021: 9am – 12pm  and
Wednesday, October 27, 2021: 9am – 12pm


As managers, board members and staff of nonprofit organizations, we all face questions of how to prepare our organizations for the future. Every day we are presented with potential threats and opportunities in our ability to deliver on mission and be of service to our communities.   

Risk Management planning allows organizations to prepare for uncertainty and build resiliency with greater foresight of potential disruptions.  

With the right tools and resources and some time to think it through, effective risk management is readily within grasp for any organization, large or small. Whether you know that your organization needs a risk management plan but aren’t sure where to start or you have some basics in place and want to take your planning to the next level, this training will provide you with the building blocks for a comprehensive and effective risk management plan, customized for your organization and its unique risk profile.     

Designed for management, board, and staff, this training is divided into two half-day sessions, held two weeks apart to allow for reflection and integration as you learn. Organizations are encouraged to register with two participants, one from each of their board and staff teams.  

This is a highly participatory workshop, incorporating your real-life situations and pulling from the experience of the group. Participants should come ready to engage with interactive group work and live discussion with the facilitator.   

Session 1: An overview of risk management, the process, and useful tools and resources to identify, evaluate, and prioritize risks for your organization.    Wednesday, October 13, 2021: 9am – 12pm

Session 2: Emerging risks for the nonprofit sector, strategies to mitigate against the most important risks facing your organization, the role of the Board, and how to inspire a risk aware culture.   Wednesday, October 27, 2021: 9am – 12pm

Cost $150

Register a second participant from your organization and receive a $25 discount on your second ticket.

Registration for the workshop includes Sessions 1 and 2. Attendance at both sessions is required for full benefit of the training. The group will be limited to 16 participants and is open for up to 2 registrants per organization.Registration is through Eventbrite. A Zoom link will be sent to registrants in advance of the training.

Trainer Leslie Tamagi has more than 25 years experience as CEO of diverse organizations and understands firsthand the complex challenges facing management, staff, and boards in the nonprofit sector. In 2007, she received a Muttart Foundation Fellowship to study risk management in the sector. For more than a decade she has worked with nonprofit organizations, providing training and supporting them through their risk management journeys. She is passionate about supporting leaders to be successful and is currently consulting in the nonprofit sector in many aspects of leadership, including risk management.