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Risk Management Services Overview:

Manage uncertainty and improve practices.

Whether you are working to build a thorough risk management plan or test established strategies, our four specialized services empower you to manage risks within the context of your time, budget, and organizational priorities.


Administrative Risk Management Training
$ | 2 days (16 hours) | Building Stage
Objective: To build or improve a comprehensive risk management plan. An open-enrollment seminar offered at predetermined locations.
Outcome: Improve your curriculum, administrative process, staff hiring, field support services, and crisis planning.

Customized Staff Training
$-$$$ | 2-3 days | Established Stage
Objective: To identify and refine staff training priorities using case studies and protocols from your organization. Outcome: Enhance staff performance through customized training.

Risk Management Consulting
$$$ | 3-10 days | Building or Established Stage
Objective: To provide a professional assessment of risk management strengths and deficiencies. Outcome: Identify specific opportunities for improvement in your risk management strategies with a targeted list of recommendations.

Wilderness Risk Management Conference (WRMC)
$ | 3 days | Building or Established Stage
Objective: To provide practical solutions for challenging risk management issues through an annual three-day event.

Outcome: Connect and learn with other risk managers while sharing risk management practices.

Liz Tuohy, senior consultant for NOLS Risk Managment Services, has worked at NOLS since 1994, serving as field instructor, admissions officer, and program manager for NOLS Rocky Mountain, overseeing risk management, student outcomes, curriculum, and staff performance for 250 staff annually. Her perspective is based on direct oversight of field staff and countless conversations with outdoor, adventure, and international program administrators. Liz is a member of the Wilderness Risk Management (WRMC) Steering Committee and has a B.A. in biology from Colorado College.

As you progress through the risk management offerings your program becomes more prepared.

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