Cultivating Leadership Training Series: Module 8
Welcome to Module 8 of our Cultivating Leadership Training Series. During this module we will discuss how to manage risk to your organization.
Risk management is a process through which an organization deals with risks and potential risks to their business and their breed. It includes identifying, analyzing and evaluating, and preparing for risks, as well as creating an ongoing plan to monitor for new or unknown risks.
During Module 8, we will talk about the different types of risk your organization might face, including financial and legal risks and risks to the organization’s reputation or the breed’s integrity. We’ll also cover how to minimize your risk exposure. Real-life examples will be used throughout the webinar to demonstrate the consequences of failing to plan for risk management and to identify methods for preventing issues in the future.The Cultivating Leadership Initiative helps breed associations, clubs, and registries establish and achieve high standards of operation for longevity and continued success. Thriving organizations save more livestock and poultry. The Cultivating Leadership Training Series also aligns with general best practices and is especially beneficial to officers and leaders of breed associations and clubs.
Banner photo of a Hog Island sheep courtesy of Peter Kasmala
This course is taught by Judy Brummer, Jim Cheskawich, Becky Mahoney, and Brittany Sweeney.
Judy Brummer has been involved in the Rocky Mountain Horse Association (RMHA) for more than 10 years. She has served on several committees, as a Director of Examiners, and as President for 6 years. She also assisted in the establishment of the Rocky Mountain Horse Foundation and became a member of their board. Judy has traveled across the United States and overseas as a representative of the RMHA and the Rocky Mountain Horse, and was inducted into the Charles Kilburn Society, an honorary society recognizing individuals who have made a significant contribution to the RMHA and the Rocky Mountain Horse breed.
Jim Cheskawich grew up working part time on a nearby farm in Southwest Pennsylvania. He is the immediate past president for the Samoyed Club of America and served 5 one-year terms as president going back to 1999. Jim has also been treasurer and a board member for the Samoyed Club of America; quartermaster and adjutant for the VFW Post (a 501c18) in Woodland, WA; treasurer for the SCA Foundation (a 501c3); and founding President for the Rex of White Way Samoyed Memorial Library (a 501c3). He also served for nearly 30 years in Federal HR as HR Director or Personnel Officer for 3 different agencies in the Federal Government. He currently works for NIH as a contractor.
Becky Mahoney has been breed registering St Croix Hair Sheep and American Guinea Hogs since 2014 for both the family freezer and for quality breeding stock. She rescued the rare lost line of guinea hogs known as Hesters and is the conservator of their genetics, working to disseminate them to other committed breeders of AGH. She is a regular column contributor to the American Guinea Hog Association newsletter, Curley Tales, writing about home butchering and use of the whole hog.
Brittany Sweeney is the former Communications Manager at The Livestock Conservancy. She is now a Marketing Coordinator at North Carolina State University and a freelance Marketing and Communications consultant. She has a background in journalism and more than a decade of experience in the communications industry.
The Livestock Conservancy is America's leading non-profit dedicated to saving rare breed livestock and poultry from extinction.