Program

Day 1
Monday, Oct 1st

Risk Behind the Headlines

#MeToo…a national opioid epidemic…scandalous conduct by international aid and relief workers…school and workplace gun deaths, and more: today’s headlines are laden with risk management implications. This session, led by a...
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Scott Konrad

Risk Management 101

Join an experienced risk management and loss control professional for a fast-paced introduction to risk practice. Learn how to get a new program underway, the keys to sustaining interest and...
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J.B. Smith

ERM 101

Attend this workshop to learn philosophies behind Enterprise Risk Management (ERM), and how ERM differs from conventional or hazard-based risk management. Learn why ERM is a critical component of mission...
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Erin Gloeckner

Insurance 101

Join seasoned insurance professionals, Sarah McDonnell and Becky Holt for an entertaining and informative look at two worlds, the nonprofit sector and the insurance industry. During this fast-paced program you’ll...
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Becky Holt
Sarah McDonnell

Cyber Threats, Incidents, and Breaches

Enjoy a whirlwind tour of the newest, neatest trends in the data privacy realm. Learn the latest expertise and apply it at your nonprofit after this practical session. During each...
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Donna McPartland
Timothy J. Zeilman

Baby Budget, Big Bang! Cost-Effective yet Compelling Compliance Programs

Join Nonprofit Risk Management Center board member Kitty Holt, the Ethics & Compliance Officer at Plan International USA, to learn how to start a compelling compliance program on a small...
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Kitty Holt

Bearcat Stewardship: Learning from University of Cincinnati’s Enterprise Risk Management Practices

Learn to apply Enterprise Risk Management (ERM) lessons from the education sector by attending this interactive case study presented by experienced insurance professionals committed to human services clients. Explore UC’s...
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Barrett Leahy

Stewarding a Safety Culture in a World of Abuse

Creating a safe environment for a nonprofit begins with its leaders. As stewards of nonprofits, organizational leaders are given the responsibility of protecting the welfare of volunteers, employees, and those...
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Aaron Lundberg
Kaycie Berley

Protecting Knowledge in Motion

Even the smallest organization has a “knowledge base” that needs to be managed and curated. While never the intention, staff transitions of all kinds (retirements, other departures, promotions, leaves of...
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Audrey Bloom

Dangerous Ideas

The arts can heighten our appreciation of the world around us and disrupt quotidian routines with aesthetic experiences. They are a reminder of the ingenuity of the human spirit and...
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Nick Pozek

Promoting Strong Stewardship Across a National Network

The nation’s network of 1,000+ Community Action Agencies have deployed a core set of 58 Organizational Standards that assist in assessing and managing risk. The National Community Action Partnership was...
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Denise Harlow

ERM Master Class

This Risk Summit session explores the discipline of Enterprise Risk Management in high-performing nonprofits. Learn how ERM has been adapted and advanced in environments with and without full-time ERM leaders....
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Patricia Vaughan
Melanie Lockwood Herman
Day 2
Tuesday, Oct 2nd

Insurance Industry Insights

Join representatives of leading carriers for a discussion of key challenges and developments in the world of commercial insurance, with special emphasis on what it all means for nonprofit leaders...
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Penny Parisoff
Cheryl Tamasitis
Michael Schraer
Michael Liguzinski

Defeating the Dangerous Demons Desiring the Demise of Your Den

Even though you have worked very hard and have taken many risks to get your organization to where it is today, your mission lives in an always uncertain and sometimes...
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Mike Harding

ERM’s Executive Exemplars

This session features a panel of experienced leaders who champion risk management and Enterprise Risk Management (ERM) efforts in their organizations. Learn how General Counsel from diverse nonprofits champion risk-aware...
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Svati Kania Shashank
Heidi Goldstein
Patricia Vaughan

Navigating Stewardship

Risk management is best defined as active stewardship. Mastering risk practice starts with understanding the four R’s of stewardship: 1. Relationship building, 2. Role acceptance, 3. Responsibility through compliance, and...
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Arthur F. Blinci

Managing Safety Across Generations

In a workplace with employees aged 17-70+, getting everyone involved in risk management can be a challenge. This session will provide ideas on how to engage multiple generations in your...
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Chris Murphy

Insurance Industry Insights

Join Part 2 of a cozy and up-close conversation with senior leaders from nonprofit specialist carriers. During this segment we’ll explore ‘what’s next’ in the world of commercial insurance, and...
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Penny Parisoff
Cheryl Tamasitis
Michael Schraer
Michael Liguzinski

Stewarding Reputation Risk

Reputation is arguably the most important asset for a nonprofit organization. Public perception of a nonprofit’s credibility can quickly sink or elevate an organization’s ability to accomplish its mission and...
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Eline Nelson

Sensible Stewardship: Top Legal Risks facing Nonprofits

Join respected nonprofit counsel Don Kramer—editor and publisher of Nonprofit Issues and chair of the Nonprofit Law Group at the Philadelphia law firm of Montgomery, McCracken, Walker & Rhoads, LLP—for...
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Don Kramer

Finance Firecrackers

Ever worry that your financial presentations are considered flat or dull, or that they fail to elicit ample insight from your board? Attend this workshop to go from dud to...
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Joseph Budzynski

Anticipating and Delivering the Risk Information Your Board Wants and Needs

Members of a nonprofit board are as unique as their respective fingerprints. Effective risk leaders deliver actionable risk information that meets the ‘wants’ and the ‘needs’ of their boards, which...
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Miranda Hora

Insurance Professionals Peer Networking

Join fellow insurance professionals who specialize in protecting nonprofit missions, for the first-part of a two-part peer networking opportunity. This session offers a time and place to candidly discuss some...
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Peter Persuitti

Risk Professionals Peer Networking

Join your fellow Risk Champions for a fast-paced peer networking session. Whether you’re you’re a full-time Risk Manager, Director of RM or compliance/ethics leader, or you’re wearing a risk manager’s...
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GC Peer Networking

This session is for General Counsel and senior attorneys who champion risk management and ERM in their respective nonprofit organizations. This peer networking group was formed in November 2017, and...
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Insurance Professionals Peer Networking

Join fellow insurance professionals who specialize in protecting nonprofit missions, for the second part of a two-part peer networking opportunity. This session offers a time and place to candidly discuss...
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Derek Symer