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Day 1


Join Me on a Journey: Storytelling in Risk Management

The difference between engaged teams with rapt attention and those who are often only checking boxes is usually found in the connection that leaders make with the staff. Convincing your nonprofit’s employees to buy into risk management practices that go beyond regulations and compliance requires leaders to dig deep. Compelling stories move people, connecting the dots in a personal way,…


Crew Resource Management: Employment Trends and Challenges

The world of employment risk is an evolving landscape. Gone are the days when nonprofit human resource professionals—or staff wearing HR hats—could simply update handbooks to reflect recently passed state and federal employment laws and classify employees with minimal worry about the consequences. Diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives are making organizations more robust, innovative, and inclusive. However, with all the…


Journey to Somewhere: Incident Reporting Tips, Tricks, and Trends

Capturing incident data can provide nonprofits with actionable information to build resilience, reduce critical errors, and make processes, procedures, and programs run more smoothly. But how should risk leaders structure an incident reporting program to maximize the benefits of these goals? In this session, participants will learn how to develop policies, procedures, and definitions for incidents, focusing on customizing these…


How to Inspire and Support a Risk-Aware, Safety-First Culture

You want your employees to speak up about risks and always keep safety top of mind. That requires cultivating a culture of trust. This session will share practical strategies for building trust with your team so you can keep safety and risk awareness at the forefront in your workplace. You’ll leave with actionable safety-first workplace tips and ways to ensure…


Risk Radar: Preventing, Detecting and Bolstering Defenses Against Fraud

Uncertainty circles your nonprofit like planes in busy airspace. It’s the job of the air traffic controllers to be aware of planes entering and exiting their sectors, divert and route them to appropriate locations, and prevent catastrophic impacts. Radar is an invaluable tool for air traffic professionals. In this session, you’ll learn how to apply the concept of radar to…


Welcome to the Travel Lounge: Forum for Experienced Risk Leaders

The Risk Professional Travel Lounge is a luxury lounge and waystation for experienced risk professionals to relax, share stories, and seek advice from sector peers on the same journey. We invite you to attend and enjoy the benefits of free networking and collaboration with other experienced risk leaders. And unlike an airline travel lounge, there’s no extra fee to attend!…

Day 2


Map, Compass, or GPS: Designing Risk Workshops for Different Learning Styles

When deciding how to get from here to there, you can choose from many different tools. Navigation technology has come a long way from the days of a sextant and the stars to modern-day GPS devices that calculate the fastest routes considering weather and traffic data. Choosing and designing workshops to train teams on your risk processes can be just…


Pilot, Engineer, or Air Traffic Controller: Designing a Full-Time Risk Role That Will Take You Places

Modern air travel relies on a whole cast of key players to get travelers to where they’re going. Pilots, aeronautical engineers, navigators, flight attendants, and air traffic controllers use specialized skills and tools to make sure your journey is safe, comfortable, and rewarding. If your risk program feels like it’s flying solo, it might be time to add a full-time…


Where Are We Headed? How to Lead a Scenario Planning Exercise

Tour guides can make or break an adventure. A skilled guide knows how to balance travelers’ comfort with pushing the envelope to create never-forget experiences. They know how to read the crowd, and where to find the best local appeal, and their itineraries are a seamless journey from beginning to end. Leading nonprofit teams through scenario planning exercises requires many…