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A guide for establishing policies and procedures for the safe use of vehicles in a nonprofit organization. Includes checklists and sample forms.
Information to help nonprofit organizations better manage collaboration risks. Topics covered include nonprofit-nonprofit collaborations, nonprofit-business collaborations, mergers and collaborating with insiders. The booklet also has sample checklists for risk management strategies and insurance considerations, as well as a primer on writing a memorandum of understanding.
Information to help nonprofit organizations better manage their volunteers. Topics covered include volunteer recruitment, screening and selection, as well as training, supervising and disciplining volunteers. The booklet also gives a brief explanation of volunteer liability and types of coverage available.
Designed to help nonprofits understand D&O coverage, with commonly asked questions and case studies analyzed.
Addresses special risk management challenges of special events, including appropriate use of additional insureds, insurance certificates, waivers, and hold harmless agreements.
Helps nonprofit organizations that offer services to children and teens make it clear to their employees, volunteers, and mentors that supervision of children and teens never includes sex. The booklet provides general information to help nonprofit managers better understand how to avoid sexual abuse in nonprofit organizations.
Suggestions for anticipating and surviving a crisis, as well as checklists and worksheets which can be used for crisis management planning in your nonprofit.
Designed to help nonprofit leaders, board members and nonprofit staff to be better informed about the litigation process, so that they can work more effectively to manage lawsuits lodged against them.
This brochure gives an overview of who we are and what we do.
Accessible anywhere there is a computer with Internet access.
DVD based training.
A certified driver training instructor will come to your location to conduct classroom training at a date and time convenient for you. You must have a minimum of 12 drivers.
These bright envelopes are easy to spot in the glove box/dash storage compartment of the insured vehicle. Be sure to insert your Auto ID cards (which is in your policy) and a collision report form and put a couple in all agency vehicles to use in the event of an accident. Download a Driver Collision Report form.
For members outside California
For members in California
This form is for NIAC Members
Learn why Directors and Officers insurance is necessary, what nonprofit boards of directors get sued for, and what to look for in a D&O insurance policy. We will also review of some policy language to point out possible pitfalls in purchasing this coverage.
Your volunteers provide valuable assistance to your organization. Every nonprofit can and should take steps to managing the risks associated with its use of volunteers. This session will help demystify risk management and give you practical strategies you can implement to use your volunteers safely.
When it comes to risk management, an aligned culture and strategy work together to enhance the success of one another. An impressive new risk management policy may be “DOA” when determined staff and volunteers have a “workaround” plan in play before the ink on the new policy is dry. We will explore practical strategies for inspiring a deep and lasting commitment to safety and mission-protection in your nonprofit.
Risk is anything that can derail your nonprofit from accomplishing its mission. Risk management is a discipline for identifying risk, assessing how serious or sever the risks are, and determining ways to avoid or minimize harm and financial losses. Risk management is not some mystery. Enlightened risk taking requires awareness of the potential downsides or a new approach or program, thoughtful planning for positive outcomes, and simultaneously ensuring that there is as soft a landing as possible when a venture doesn’t work out as planned. We will provide some simple frameworks for organizing and implementing basic risk management practices in a nonprofit organization; share the most common risks facing nonprofits based on 20+ years of claims history; look at some specific areas of risk and what you can and should be doing to minimize your exposure.
Managing special event risk requires a balance of awareness, planning, diligence and teamwork. The time invested on risk management is well spent and certain to contribute to a successful event. This presentation discusses planning your event, what can go wrong, how to prevent incidents from happening, and what to do if something does go wrong. We will also discuss additional insureds, hold harmless clauses, and waivers.
This is an overview of the steps in the litigation process and important information about how to work with your insurer and insurance broker if your nonprofit organization is sued.
For members outside California
For members in California.
Shows ways to prevent child molestation. Intended for viewing by boys 11-14 years.
Covers safety procedures that can help eliminate backing collisions.
True stories of physical abuse, sexual abuse and neglect. Four kids talk about their abuse and abusers. They describe how adults use fear, manipulation, and neglect to hurt children. Animated versions of the child and the abuser help to illustrate how the abuse happened and how it made the child feel.
New and useful information for parents, children, and their caregivers. This video uses state-of-the-art electronic graphics to illustrate and reinforce important points for children to remember in a variety of potentially dangerous situations – staying home alone, riding on bikes or in cars, playing at home or in school, connecting to strangers on the computer, and living in homes with guns.
Whenever two or more people come together eventually they will experience conflict. Give your employees the skills to work toward a solution in a productive positive way. Techniques and strategies to limit the damage and disruption are discussed in this straightforward video as well as:
Tips on driving unfamiliar autos, driving in traffic, how to pass safely and sharing the road with trucks. Also includes special driving situations such as night driving, wet weather, tire blowouts and how to handle an auto accident.
If your trainees are tired of watching driving safety footage from the 1980's, and you're looking for a safety training tool with a fresh look then this is the program for you. Course content includes: Basic Vehicle Maintenance; Pre-Trip Preparation; Defensive Driving Tactics; Backing Safely; Hazardous Driving Conditions; What to do in Emergencies.
Topics covered include: what an earthquake looks like; earthquake proofing your home or workplace; storing emergency supplies; conducting drills; the “drop, cover and hold” reaction technique; what if you are outside or in a vehicle; staying calm; and post-quake recovery.
Demonstrates various safety techniques to be used in emergency situations for the evacuation of the disabled and mobility impaired using small, urban, rural and specialized transportation services. Emphasis is placed on enhancing the bus driver's ability to be efficient in various emergency preparedness and evacuation techniques.
Awarded first place in the 'Best of Training' group in Compliance Magazine's Awards! Recognizing sexual harassment is only half the battle. If action is not taken quickly, and reports of harassment are not resolved fairly, your organization could face lawsuits and hefty fines. This video is designed to help managers and supervisors prevent sexual harassment, identify sexual harassment situations if they do occur, and understand how to handle an investigation of reported harassment.
Upon completion, learners should:
Addresses problems caused by adverse weather conditions and other factors such as night driving, tunnels and safe stopping areas.
Practical tips for parking safely in lots, garages and on the street.
Discusses the most important aspects of proper playground supervision. Guidelines are offered on the role of the supervisor, playground supervision and techniques, recognizing playground hazards, and responding to a medical emergency.
Train your employees to understand exactly what constitutes sexual harassment with this comprehensive video. Recently awarded 1st place in the 'Best of Training' group in Compliance Magazine's annual Commitment to Safety awards, this video discusses the various forms of sexual harassment, explains how to avoid inadvertently harassing coworkers, and what procedures to follow if an employee feels like he/she is being harassed.
Alcohol and drugs are fatal not only to your operations but also to your employees' lives. Cultivate a drug-and-alcohol-free culture with this program by training your employees how to recognize, handle and resolve the dangers of drugs, alcohol and other substances. Topics covered: Recognizing substance abuse; Handling suspicion of drug and alcohol abuse; Stopping, enabling and denial.
Alcohol and drugs are fatal not only to your operations but also to your employees' lives. Cultivate a drug-and-alcohol-free culture with this program by training your supervisors and managers how to recognize, handle and resolve the dangers and effects of drugs and alcohol. With such knowledge, your organization can reduce missed workdays, increase productivity and protect worker health and safety. Topics covered: Physical appearance; Behavior and job performance; Enabling and denial; Drug testing.
The Safe Driving video series was carefully developed to meet the specific needs of school bus drivers. Designed for both new and experienced drivers, these videos provide practical messages that focus on the real-world situations your drivers face every day. This video discusses defensive driving techniques, safe turns, merging onto a highway, backing techniques and intersection awareness. Each video in the series includes an instructor guide.
The Safe Driving video series was carefully developed to meet the specific needs of school bus drivers. Designed for both new and experienced drivers, these videos provide practical messages that focus on the real-world situations your drivers face every day. Topics include bus evacuations, entering and exiting safety for passengers and tips to assist drivers with setting and managing passenger conduct. Each video in the series includes an instructor guide.
The Safe Driving video series was carefully developed to meet the specific needs of school bus drivers. Designed for both new and experienced drivers, these videos provide practical messages that focus on the real-world situations your drivers face every day. Offers techniques for scanning for hazards, positioning the driver’s seat and mirrors and awareness of restricted vision zones. Each video in the series includes an instructor guide.
This information-packed video zeroes in on safety tips and techniques for handling the hazards of winter driving and includes pre-season preparation, pre-trip procedures, and on-the-road issues.
Tips and techniques on how to properly maintain the safety of children's play areas. Includes maintenance of playground equipment and surfaces.
Train your employees to anticipate the possibility of accidents before they happen. This comprehensive video covers will teach your workers to develop a 'safety awareness' attitude and the basics of accident prevention. Topics covered: Hazard Evaluation; Safe housekeeping; Tool use and maintenance; Fire prevention and safety; Use of PPE and more.
Primary emphasis in this video is to show how to prevent wheelchairs from moving during transit. Examines different types of wheelchairs, different types of securement systems, demonstrations on tie down techniques and back safety tips.
Isn't it just amazing? Even after huge settlements and attention-grabbing headlines, sexual harassment issues continue to be a problem in our workplaces. And while some people still behave badly, others may overreact to minor slights that don't really qualify as sexual harassment. Either way, unwelcome conduct is bad news for employers.
Sexual harassment is any unwelcome conduct of a sexual nature. The courts have defined two forms of sexual harassment: hostile work environment and quid pro quo (Latin for "this for that"). Hostile work environment harassment is ongoing behavior that interferes with a person's ability to do their job. Quid pro quo harassment occurs when a superior uses his or her power to gain sexual favors.
This dramatic sexual harassment training video is designed to help your employees with both the gray areas and the obvious. Viewers will see realistic scenes that are clearly sexual harassment, and others that are probably just lapses in good judgment.
• Is it ever OK to hug someone at work?
• Are compliments ever appropriate?
• How much joking around is acceptable?
• Is it illegal for employees to date?
These questions and many more are answered in this award-winning sexual harassment training video. Experts in the field, trainer Linda Garrett and attorney Brandon Blevans, add their insights to help you distinguish what is—and what is not—sexual harassment, in various settings, including manufacturing, office, healthcare and academic environments.
Viewers will learn how to recognize sexual harassment, how to respond appropriately, and how to behave in compliance with the law and your company's sexual harassment policy.
Sexual harassment training is for everyone. Use this entertaining and enlightening sexual harassment training video to ensure your employees understand their responsibility in maintaining the atmosphere of civility you expect within your organization.
[In California or Connecticut and need training for your supervisors for regulatory compliance? We offer free online sexual harassment training that meets the training requirements of these States.]
When most people think of workplace injuries they visualize high-risk activities. Slips, trips and falls are the second-leading cause of workplace injuries and fatalities. Over 50% of them occur at ground level. Slips, trips, and falls are 100% preventable. This new, engaging and fast-paced program will motivate your employees to recognize and respect the common causes of slips, trips and falls, and teach them procedures and techniques to prevent them from occurring and causing injury.
Discusses defensive driving skills and driving techniques that are essential to the safety of special education students. Demonstrates how to properly load and unload students on a lift to ensure the safety of the students and bus driver.
This video demonstrates some of the day-to-day responsibilities of a special education bus driver. Topics discussed include how to protect your back when assisting an ambulatory student, tips on time management when loading and unloading students, the importance of communication between parents, drivers and students, and many more.
Focusing on professionalism, common sense, and safe transportation, this course is an excellent defensive driving course for first-time drivers of community or rural transit vehicles. Consists of three training modules: Vehicle Inspection, Driving Safety, and Passenger Relations.
This video is also an excellent resource for parents, health professionals, medical and educational associations, school teachers, sports and recreation officials, youth organizations, outdoor workers, and anyone who is interested in learning and teaching others about sun safety. It provides information on the health effects from overexposure to the sun, types of skin cancers, the ultraviolet (UV) index, and preventative sun safety practices.
One in five Americans is expected to get skin cancer in his or her lifetime, chiefly caused by exposure to ultraviolet (UV) radiation in Sunlight. Increase awareness and practice of sun safety principles and strategies for your outdoor workers with this video. Includes personal risk factors, timing and environmental sun safety issues, and skin cancer prevention guidelines.
Change description to: Two fourth-grade girls fight during gym class and discover during mediation that they both would like to continue their friendship. (Mt. Vernon, NY) This mediation, involving fourth grade mediators and disputants, is useful for exploring the interplay between hurt feelings, the need for an apology, and notions of fairness. These are compelling issues for children (who usually have a different sense of these issues than adults do). This tape contains clear examples of the difference between positions and interests, underlying needs and constructive expression of strong feelings. The mediators use careful restating and good questions to maintain a power balance while helping the disputants repair their friendship. NOTE: This is not a stand alone tape. It is one of three training tapes in The Breakthrough series and must be borrowed with “The Breakthrough”.
This series encourages children, teachers and parents to be part of the solution to violence by following the processes of peer mediation and conflict resolution. THE BREAKTHROUGH explores the need for, and philosophy behind, peer mediation. This overview program explores the benefits and potential of conflict resolution and peer mediation within the educational setting. Discusses and illustrates peer mediation as a means of solving conflict. Interviews with kids about violence and the violence they have in their lives. In addition to the 30-minute overview, the series contains three training programs with unscripted peer mediation sessions: Three Boys Play Too Rough, Threat of a Gang Fight, Saying I’m Sorry. Appropriate for upper elementary and middle school ages.
Want to get more out of financial reports? This entertaining story gives you a revealing look at the accounting standards that dictate how calculations are made, and the assumptions that can make a surprising difference to your bottom line. Learn how to: Unravel the mysteries of the Balance Sheet, Income Statement, and Cash Flow Statement; Develop a common sense approach to understanding value and profitability. Ideal for non-financial managers, this simulated case study compares the financial statements of two restaurants up for sale – and tells the real story behind the numbers. Includes a study guide.
Format: DVD (51 minutes)
This program teaches specific skills that can give you the upper hand in any negotiation, while at the same time maintaining a positive working relationship with the other parties. What you will learn: Bidding strategies, and the hidden meanings behind bids and offers; why ‘anchors’ control the range of negotiations, and how to make them work for you, not against you; when NOT to make the first offer, and how to make the right offer when you do; About escalation of commitment, and when you have to be willing to walk away. This program helps you find creative solutions that can result in the best deal…without burning your bridges for future business over the long run. Includes a study guide.
Change description to: This program includes footage of a bilingual mediation that occurs after three eighth-grade girls threaten a fight after school involving gangs and guns. (Albuquerque, NM) This bilingual mediation between eighth grade English and Spanish-speaking disputants is a look at a more complex conflict that involves cultural and ethnic differences and the mistrust that can develop as a result. We see how bilingual mediators have to translate and mediate simultaneously. Together, the mediators model excellent neutrality and skilled teamwork. The tape is intended to be used during the latter part of a training, when students have gained basic mediation skills and are ready for more complexity. A unit on diversity and basic skills for recognizing and responding appropriately to racially and culturally-related conflicts is strongly recommended in conjunction with this tape. NOTE: This is not a stand alone tape. It is one of three training tapes in The Breakthrough series and must be borrowed with “The Breakthrough”.
Three sixth-grade boys attend peer mediation after their rough-house play turns into a real fight. (Santa Barbara, CA) This mediation, facilitated by two six-grade mediators, is a good general overview of the mediation process. It can be shown at the beginning of a peer medication training to give students the visual image of what it is they are aspiring to be. It can be used to identify specific skills such as gibing ground rules, restating, brainstorming and evaluating options. NOTE: This is not a stand alone tape. It is one of three training tapes in The Breakthrough series and must be borrowed with The Breakthrough.
Disabled and handicapped students are increasingly being mainstreamed into classrooms. This means that teachers and aids are required to lift and transfer these students continuously. This program, highlighting students at the elementary level, focuses on how to properly lift and move students without the risk of injury. This video addresses avoiding back strain, bending, communication and health and sanitation. See also Transferring Students with Physical Disabilities 2.
How to safely transfer students at the secondary grade level in a variety of situations. Emphasizes how teachers and aids can protect themselves from back injury and how to apply transfer techniques to the specific needs of the student.
Two videos in one! This program was developed with a group of international experts. The film covers types of winter driving hazards with footage in real winter conditions around the country. Informs the viewer on recognizing hazards and avoiding accidents. This is an excellent film for those having to drive in winter conditions.
Workplace violence. It can happen in any size organization, in any industry. We read about it in the news often enough that it seems to be a fairly common threat. Fortunately, these tragedies are rare considering the millions of people who go to work every day without incident. And since much is now known about such attacks, the vast majority can be prevented by paying attention to the warning signs and responding with quick, decisive action.
This dramatic video is narrated by Stephen G. White, PhD, President of Work Trauma Services and Associate Clinical Professor at the University of California, San Francisco. Over the past twenty years, Dr. White has consulted on thousands of threat cases for Fortune 500 companies and other organizations of all sizes, both public and private. Based on this experience, he shares facts about workplace violence that can help you identify risks of violence in your workplace.
Even if your workplace does not experience threats that indicate immediate danger, proper training on the appropriate response to warning signs of violence will improve employee comfort levels, show due diligence, and help the overall mental health of your organization.