12 June 2012

Snow White & Risk Management

Fairy tales and risk management are not as disconnected as you might think.

Leslie White and I recently presented on this topic for the ASAE Finance, HR and Business Operations Conference. Leslie opened by introducing the main concepts behind risk management, then we led attendees in a simulation. Different characters in the story played different parts:
  • Snow White: the association
  • The Evil Queen: the threat
  • Doc: the Executive Director
  • Grumpy and Happy: Board members
  • Sleepy, Sneezy, Bashful, Dopey, and the Huntsman: staff members
  • The woodland creatures: members
  • The Mirror: the risk management consultant
Oh, and Prince Charming? Why, the Happily Ever After resolution, of course.

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