Offered for all accredited land trusts, particularly those planning to apply for renewal of accreditation in the next year or two, this seminar will explain in-depth how the renewal process works, how it differs from first-time accreditation, the documentation required, and work planning tools to prepare for renewal. Small groups will be facilitated by Commission staff to develop customized work plans for renewal and to help participants connect with peers who are working on renewal as well. Participants will have an opportunity to share specific areas of concern and interest in advance, and the instructors will use that information to formulate the final agenda.
Session Level: All Session Location: David L. Lawrence Convention Center Price: $50
Having the right insurance is a key part of good risk balancing for land trusts. Terrafirma helps cover threats to the lasting conservation, but there are many other types of insurance you may need. We will present real life stories of how insurance plays into all land trust activities. Do you own buildings? Is your board covered against hostile legal actions? What about employee owned vehicles used for work? We will cover basic types of insurance, as well as some that may be unique to land trusts, and using a land trust example we discuss how a board goes about assessing what insurance to purchase and how much.
Offered to any organization preparing to apply for first-time accreditation in 2020 or beyond. Attendees will leave with an understanding of how the accreditation program works, what they need to apply, and an action plan for their organization that maps out the steps they need to complete to successfully apply for accreditation.
Terrafirma has been helping member owner land trusts defend their public liability for their conservation portfolios for over five years with over 515 claims and payments of over two million dollars. Two land trust senior staff will share their trial stories involving Terrafirma. We’ll also discuss practical takeaways and have an open conversation about results, claims trends, forecasts, financial stability, premiums and anything else on your mind about the world’s only conservation defense liability insurance company. This session qualifies for the 2018 Terrafirma risk management discount.
Offered to any organization interested in land trust accreditation. Attendees will leave with a basic primer on the construct of the Requirements Manual and pointers on how to use it to implement accreditation indicators and prepare for land trust accreditation.
Offered to any organization accredited by the Land Trust Accreditation Commission. Attendees will leave with information on staying compliant with accreditation requirements during the accredited term. Topics to be covered include addressing expectations for improvement, systems for reviewing revisions to the Requirements Manual, understanding the types of “critical requirements” that are challenging to fix, and how to create systems to ensure compliance. Attendees will also leave with a timeline and countdown customizable to their organization's renewal.
The accredited land trust network is now more than 400 strong! Each land trust makes a significant investment of time and money in the accreditation process which benefits the individual land trust and the entire land trust community. Be among the first to see findings from a new independent report demonstrating accreditation’s positive impact on public confidence in land trusts and on the permanence of conservation. Hear an accredited land trust’s story about how accreditation served as a catalyst for change and made their organization stronger. Plan how you can describe the impact of accreditation to your supporters.
Did you know that at least 80% of the Employment Practices Liability Insurance claims handled by one broker originate with conservation nonprofits as a whole? Did you realize that these are rare claims for most businesses but not for the non-profits? Do you know that the greatest cyber threat are your own volunteers and employees? Did you realize that Directors & Officers insurance can protect you in a conservation enforcement fight? Having the right insurance is a key part of good risk balancing for land trusts. We will present real life stories of how Cyber, Directors & Officers and Employment Practices insurance plays into land trust risk balancing. Is your board covered against hostile legal actions, wrongful acts and hack attacks? We will cover these three basic types of insurance and using a land trust example we discuss how a board goes about assessing what insurance to purchase and how much.
Attendees will leave with an understanding of how the new accreditation management system helps both first-time and renewal applicants navigate the accreditation application process intuitively, efficiently, and effectively.