Technical Leadership PD Series - Module 4: How to Manage Risk
10am-2pm - Tuesday November 21st, 2017
Presenter: Paul Varian, Principal, CAPITIS CONSULTING
Managing risk isn’t something you expect to be on your list of things to do in sport management. But the fact is, risks are everywhere! And many sport organizations are learning that ensuring their success lies as much in how well they manage risks, as much as how strong their programs are.
The fact is, in recent times, risk management has quickly become one of the most important concerns of any Board of Directors. Amateur sport is not exempt! As a sport leader, it is imperative that you can identify, manage and mitigate risks you see at all levels. If you don’t, you are not serving your Board of Directors or organization at large well! Risk can range from threats to the survival of your organization, to threats to the welfare and safety of your athletes - and everything in between! To ignore it and hope it never effects you or simply goes aware is not an option. In these modern times, you have to manage it and do so responsibly!
Attend this workshop and learn how to take a systematic approach to managing risk in your sport organization. You’ll discover how risk management is not a complex world that only actuaries understand, but a pragmatic exercise in common sense! Paul Varian will outline a simple process you can go through to identify and manage risks in your organization. We’ll walk through a full risk management exercise for fictitious provincial sport organization in which we’ll identify risks together, and brainstorm ways to manage them!
Key highlights include:
- Defining risk, and what managing it means
- Examining risk in the context of amateur sport
- Outlining a road map for risk management in your sport organization
- ‘Heat maps’ and why they are so important!
- Moving ideas into action: road-testing risk management in a fictitious PSO case study
Light lunch provided.