How To Take More Risks In Your Leadership

By Rachel Sams When I led a newsroom, I learned from staff feedback that my team wanted more support from me. Our news organization had a lot of change initiatives. I spent time with my bosses to understand what changes were coming and plan how the newsroom could cover them. I worked to protect my … Continued

Risk Leadership Life Hacks

by Melanie Lockwood Herman A Google search for the term “life hacks” returns 318 million results. That’s a lot of advice on efficiency whirling around the web! These days, everyone is interested in how to do things better, maximize precious time and resources, and bolster personal and professional efficiency. I recently listened as a leader … Continued

You’re Focused on the Wrong Thing Right Now

by Melanie Lockwood Herman Do you frequently struggle to focus on one topic, task, or conversation? Do you sometimes ‘zone out’ during meetings or conversations by checking email? Do you wonder whether colleagues can tell you’re multitasking when you should be paying attention? Have you experienced serious consequences of your failure to focus? (missed appointments, … Continued

Risk Roles in a Nonprofit 

By Whitney Claire Thomey Evolution of risk management programs happens in many ways. However, expansion usually involves infusing risk awareness into decision-making and routine activities. Doing so often requires the thoughtful consideration of how new risk-related activities will be dispersed among the team. During the past year, we’ve been asked by several organizations to weigh … Continued

Reimagine Your Risk Roundtable

By Melanie Lockwood Herman During NRMC consulting engagements and conversations with our Affiliate Members, our team often hears about the work and deliberations of risk teams. During the Virtual Risk Summit, I was delighted to join my colleague Ann Terlizzi, Director of Risk Management at Lutheran Social Service of Minnesota, for a fast-paced session we … Continued


June 6, 2023

Salt Lake City, UT

Community Action Partnership of Utah – 2023 Annual Conference

“Tackle Your Top Risks with Systems Thinking,” and “Overcoming Fear of the Unknown: How to Inspire a Risk-Aware Posture for Cyber and Tech Risk”

May 2, 2023

Saratoga Springs, NY

The Arc of New York

“Connect and Lead: How to Overcome Risk Aversion and Embrace the Risks Your Mission Requires” (keynote)

June 21, 2022


Community Action Partnership of Utah – 2022 Virtual Conference

“Risk Management Trends, Insights, and Imperatives”

New York Alliance for Inclusion & Innovation

“Cohort #2 – Emerging Leaders, Part 2”

April 19, 2022


New York Alliance for Inclusion & Innovation

“Cohort #2 – Emerging Leaders Training, Part 1”