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Risk Lessons from the Silver Screen

~14.8 minutes | Recorded 05.30.18 Listen to this podcast to glean risk management insights from Hollywood’s hit movies! The Risk Jockeys hosts are Melanie Lockwood Herman – Executive Director of the Nonprofit Risk Management Center (NRMC), and Derek Symer – Principal and Senior Vice President at AHT Insurance. During each Risk Jockeys podcast, Melanie and … Continued

Community Foundation of Greater Des Moines

“Sensible Stewardship: Understanding and Managing the Top Risks Facing Nonprofits,” “Demystifying the Risk Oversight Role of Nonprofit Boards,” and “Risk Reflections: Funders’ Forum”

Resources

What We’re Learning from our Favorite Recent Reads

Join this webinar to learn interesting insights, thought-provoking ah-ha moments, and tangible takeaways from our favorite ‘reads’ from the past year. Learn lessons from philosophers across the ages, modern-day leadership gurus, and even a rocket scientist. Leave this webinar with newfound inspiration to lead the risk team in your organization.

Book Smart, Part 2: “Ah-Ha” Moments from a Year of Reading Well

By Melanie Lockwood Herman As I shared last week, the term “book smart” is an adjective meaning “Having knowledge acquired from books or study; scholarly, bookish; frequently implying lack of common sense or worldliness.” (Source: Lexico.) And although ‘book smart’ is often a pejorative term, my bias is that reading is the ultimate learning tool. … Continued

Book Smart: Lessons from a Year of Reading Well

By Melanie Lockwood Herman According to Lexico, a collaboration between Dictionary.com and Oxford University Press, the term “book smart” is an adjective meaning “Having knowledge acquired from books or study; scholarly, bookish; frequently implying lack of common sense or worldliness.” Although ‘book smart’ is often a pejorative term, my bias is that reading is the … Continued

3 Ways to Leverage Powerful Lessons

“Experience is inevitable. Learning is not.” – Paul J. H. Schoemaker By Melanie Lockwood Herman Have you ever asked a colleague to send you a reminder when a critical deadline or project is looming? Or have you ever added an alarm to your phone to prompt you while you’re developing a new habit? These cues … Continued

7 Techniques to Reimagine Your Relationship with Risk

By Melanie Lockwood Herman In just over a week, clocks around the world will strike midnight, and risk professionals will be opening the door to another year of risks. There will be good and bad surprises we never envisioned, the arrival of future professional friends we haven’t met yet, and the inevitable departures of close … Continued

Events

March 26, 2021

virtual training

May 16, 2017

Meydenbauer Center, Bellevue, WA

Risk Management Pre-Conference with NPIP at the 2017 Washington State Nonprofit Conference

“Effective Risk Communication,” “Risk Forecasting,” and “Managing Human Resource Risk: Taking the High Road”

September 10, 2015

Webinar

Webinar for The Rapides Foundation

“Getting Ready for the Auditor”

February 11, 2016

Webinar

Webinar for Michigan Community Action Partnership

“Top 10 Risks Facing CAP Agencies”

April 15, 2016

Austin, TX