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Conservation Defense Network: Preparing Your Land Trust to Manage Risk Effectively

Date: November 13, 2013
Time: 3:00 - 4:00 PM ET
Instructors: Paul Doscher, Leslie Ratley-Beach
Cost: FREE
Level: Beginner / Intermediate

This webinar is for Conservation Defense Network members only. To receive credit for the webinar, Network participants must register using the link below. Questions? Please contact Lorri Barrett


This webinar is a repeat of the previous webinars on risk management. Participants need only attend one session each year to obtain the Terrafirma discount of $1 off of each insurance premium.

Land trusts cannot avoid risk and conserve land. Practice 6I of Land Trust Standards and Practices asks land trusts to assess and manage their risks. We will discuss key concepts in risk management as they apply to land trusts and the importance of risk management in advancing a land trust’s mission and protecting its vital assets. The intersection of land trust ethics and risk management is a central theme in laying the groundwork for a successful a risk management program that identifies and evaluates risk.  Participants will leave the session understanding how to develop a risk management plan that integrates sound risk management practices into land trust operations, including:

A list of key tasks

  • Roles and responsibilities
  • Timeline
  • Process for reviewing incidents and near-misses and identifying necessary changes in policy or practice

NOTE: This webinar fulfills the requirements for the Terrafirma insurance discount only if the attendee is a member of the land trust’s board of directors, senior management or departmental director.

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