Risk Management

Risk management should be an important part of planning for businesses and associations.
The process of risk management is designed to reduce or eliminate the risk of certain kinds of events happening or having an impact on your club or association.
In a nutshell, the idea behind using risk management practices is to protect businesses from being vulnerable.
What is a classed as a Risk?
Risks can come from a multitude of areas. Some examples are
  • Threats from project failures (at any phase in design, development, production, or sustainment life-cycles),
  • Legal liabilities or credit risk,
  • Accidents or natural causes / disasters
  • A deliberate attack from an adversary, or events of uncertain or unpredictable root-cause
  • Loss of intellectual property
  • Technology/it breakdown resulting in a loss of knowledge, policies, procedures, contacts etc.
To undertake Risk management you need to
  1. Identify potential risks and threats,
  2. Assess the threat by showing the impact and consequences it may have on your association/club
  3. Look at ways to reduces the risk (minimize, monitor, and control the risk) or the probability of it happening where possible
  4. Prioritise potential risks and then
  5. Look to where you can create opportunities from identified risks.
Who should undertake Risk Management
This process, where possible should be undertaken by the Governance entity of your association or club (This means the Board, or Executive Committee). It should be done in consultation with key staff and volunteers where possible.
Remember the aim of risk planning is to help your club/association avoid unwanted or detrimental situations and come up with a solution should something occur.
Please find below a list of resources that will assist you with your risk management planning.
Please contact your appointed SNZ Softball officer for further assistance with the creation of your risk management plan. 
Resource or link Description
 Risk Management Template
This easy to use Risk Assessment template has been kindly provided by the Canterbury Softball Association
 SNZ Event Risk Management  template
This comprehensive document and plan is excellent to compile when planning or hosting a big event/tournament. This will needed to be completed in full once and then update relevant information with each event hosted
 The NZ Society for Risk  Management.

On this site you can find out about how risk is best managed:
You can also:
  • Access online resources about the discipline and tap into networks.
  • Meet risk consultants who can assist you to implement contemporary best practise.
  • Have the option to become a member and receive the associated benefits including the quarterly RiskPost newsletter and dedicated member-only information.