Risk Management for Volunteer Engagers (2 days)

September 27, 2023
09:00 AM to 12:00 PM

There is nothing to be afraid of when looking at Risk. The purpose of Risk Management is to protect your organization, staff, volunteers, and clients. The more you can make risk management a part of your organization's culture, the more it puts your organization, rather than the potential risks, in charge. Managing risk doesn't have to be an intimidating or overwhelming task! A successful risk management strategy is one that is tailored to your organization.

*This course runs September 27 & October 4, 2023

This workshop provides a systematic approach of identifying risk, and potential impact to the organization, project or event. You will also discover how to:

  • Discover what is risk and risk management
  • Define the in-depth process of risk management
  • Create and Implement a risk management plan
  • Evaluate the outcomes

Course Topics:

  • Plan Risk Management
  • Stakeholder tolerance
  • Conducting assumptions and SWOT analysis
  • Creating a risk register


Milena Santoro is the Executive Director and Facilitator of the Volunteer Management Institute, a non-profit organization whose purpose is to provide relevant education, training and development for the non-profit sectors. Milena is a respected community builder, whose partnerships include major educational institutions across Canada.

An active member of the volunteer community for over 25 years, Milena has served in various leadership roles, such as:

• Facilitator for the Alberta Culture Board Development Program;
• Chair of Competency Development, Volunteer Management Professionals of Canada, VMPC;
• President of Volunteer Management Group, Edmonton;
• Chair of National Occupational Standards NOS;
• Board member for Volunteer Management Professionals of Canada, VMPC - just to name a few.

Since 2000, she has been instrumental in the development of many industry programs and has spoken and delivered hundreds of seminars and workshops at various local and international industry events.


Volunteer Manitoba strives to host inclusive, accessible workshops that enable all individuals to engage fully. If you require any accommodations to participate in our training, please indicate so on the registration form.

Technical requirements:

To participate virtually, you will need a computer/mobile device with internet connection, speakers and microphone. A webcam is preferred but optional.






Milena Santoro

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