Learn the rewards of managing risks
Often, local governments lack the luxury of appointing risk management responsibilities to one employee who is trained specifically to measure risk and plan payment of unavoidable losses. Instead, managers across several departments assume risk management duties for the organization although they lack formal training in the field. To help local leaders develop stronger basic skills in risk management, the Fairfax, Va.-based Public Entity Risk Institute (PERI) is offering an online training program, including nine courses on essential risk management topics.
The first course, an overview of how risk management can minimize potential losses, is available free on the PERI Web site www.riskinstitute.org. Other courses are $29 each, and the entire series is available for $203. Bulk discounts may be available by contacting PERI.