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Managing Risk Without Sacrificing Creativity: Challenges Facing Volunteer Manager (Webinar $149*)
Managing Risk Without Sacrificing Creativity: Challenges Facing Volunteer Manager (Webinar $149*)

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When: Access Live or On-Demand
1:00 - 2:30PM Arizona
Where: Webinar
United States

Phone: (406) 442-2585


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Available as a live or on-demand webinar.  
AHPCO Members enjoy a $200 discount on the pricing.



Managing Risk Without Sacrificing Creativity: Challenges Facing Volunteer Manager

One of the responsibilities of today’s volunteer managers is to protect the organization.  All personnel, whether paid or unpaid, present a certain degree of potential risk.  As “risk managers,” it is necessary for volunteer managers to be effective communicators, program evaluators, conflict managers, coaches, and leaders.  However, trying to eliminate all potential risk often leads to boring and ineffective volunteer programs.  This webinar will address the volunteer manager’s role in assessing and managing potential risks, and also explore ways to balance risk with creativity and excitement.  


  • Five key areas where volunteer services present potential risk
  •  A method to determine low, medium, or high risk levels
  • Ways to reduce risk levels while maintaining program integrity
  • Assessing the willingness of you or your organization to take on various degrees of risk to provide a higher level of care by using volunteers
  • Review services you may have eliminated, postponed, or are considering, and how to initiate them with minimal or decreased risk

Take-Away Tool Kit 

  • Sample policies that have been reworked to provide higher-level risk management
  • Sample position descriptions to demonstrate key risk management features
  • Assessment tool to determine your level of willingness to accept risk
  • Handout with lecture notes and links for additional learning opportunities
  • Guide for creating new programs and services with risk management in mind
  • Comprehensive references and additional resources list

Who Should Attend

This important topic is designed for volunteer managers and other leadership team members involved in, or responsible for, volunteer services.  Other team members interested in organizational risk management will also benefit.




Gary Gardia, MEd, MSW, LCSW, CT, Gary Gardia, Inc.
Gary Gardia began his hospice career as a volunteer over 35 years ago. Since then he has worked in many capacities leading a variety of teams and departments including volunteers, social workers, bereavement, and education. Gary is a frequent presenter at state and national conferences and a consultant for various businesses and health care organizations.

Gary served as NHPCO’s section leader for Volunteer/Volunteer Managers and Social Work. He also worked as a psychotherapist in private practice with a specialty in grief and loss, personal growth and development, and substance abuse. He holds Master’s degree in both Education and Social Work and is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. He received the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization’s (NHPCO) Heart of Hospice Award for developing innovative programs to meet the needs of caregivers and the bereaved. He is also the recipient of the Social Work Hospice and Palliative Network (SWHPN) 2015 Award of Excellence in Professional Education.



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 Live Version or Archived** Version  $149
 Both Live and Recorded  $179

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**The archived version is a recording of the live webinar, including audio, visuals, and handouts. Includes the presenter’s email address for questions. The Archived Version is available 1 week after the Live Webinar and expires 6 months after the live program date.



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