Practical Risk Management


Practical Risk Management - Online Classroom

Evening webinar about Running with Scissors: Practical Risk Management with Tom Unger. This session will be online only.

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  • Casual

6:30-8pm via Zoom Meeting
Meeting link will be sent to registered attendees a day or two before the session.

Seminar Description

Our outdoor activities have risk, but most of us are not drawn to them because of the risk. We want to manage the risk so that we can enjoy our pursuits while keeping chance of mishap and accident to a comfortable level. We do this by building risk management into every decision. 

I’ll present some practical ways to think about risk. I have found that these hold me back from making ill-conceived decisions and encourage decisions that account for and manage the possibility of unwanted outcomes. My hope is that you will find some of these techniques useful tools as you lead trips. Further, I hope you’ll be inspired to improve and expand the scope of your leadership.

As follow up to this presentation, there will be workshops on February 2 and February 18 to practice and discuss the techniques presented here.

Category: Risk Management
 All Levels
Audience: Leaders


This seminar will be delivered online as a Zoom meeting. You will need access to a computer with a speaker and camera, as well as high-speed internet. The session will be primarily presentation with some Q&A. Information about how to log-on to the Zoom meeting will be sent a day or two before the session.


Required Equipment

Required Equipment

  • Computer with speaker/camera
  • High-speed internet
  • Zoom desktop client or mobile app
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