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Organizational Risk Reduction

April 21, 2015 - 1:00pm

We work in this field for varied reasons - a passion to prevent violence, a drive to assist survivors in their healing process, a need to use our skills and talents to improve our communities. If we are going to make a difference in the lives of others we need to maintain strong agencies that are viable, stable and responsive. Participants will be provided with examples of each plan.

Workshop Objectives: 
  1. To identify the various risks agencies face.
  2. The importance of developing a strong Risk Reduction Plan.
  3. Components of a comprehensive Risk Reduction Plan.
  4. How to create a Crisis Plan.
  5. How to create and complete a Sustainability Audit.
  6. What a Nonprofit Compliance Checklist is.
  7. How to develop a Document Destruction and Retention Policy.
  8. Elements of a good Succession Plan.
  9. The value of a Safety and Health Committee, along with responsibilities and policies associated with this committee.
  10. Various other strategies to reduce risk to their agency.

JoDee Garretson, SARC:​

Executive Director of the (SARC) in Benton/Franklin Counties for18 years, worked in HR for a subcontractor to the Department of Energy for 2 years, and was the Evening School Director for Trend College for 3 years. I have four years teaching experience through Trend College and City University, an MBA from Nova Southeastern University and a BA in Business Admin. with a minor in Sociology from Eastern WA University. I participated in “Leadership Tri Cities” and am now on the Leadership Tri Cities Alumni Assoc. Board of Directors. I am the President of the Tri Cities Chapter of the Exchange Club, Co Chair for the Tri Cities Coalition Against Trafficking, Vice Chair for the Pasco Discovery Coalition, the Vice Chair of the Board of Directors for the Children’s Advocacy Centers of WA State and have served on the WCSAP Board twice, once as Treasurer. I am a member of the Society for Human Resource Management and Certified as a Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR).


Reviewed: September 22nd, 2017