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Do you want to energize people to build better organizations?

Learn how to IDENTIFY and DEAL with risks.

"Ted takes complicated and arcane subject matter and makes it easy to understand and digest into actionable steps."

Ted Bilich is a Risk Management Expert, Keynote Speaker, and CEO and Founder, Risk Alternatives, LLC. Ted has more than 25 years of experience counseling organizations about how to simplify and deal with complex issues. Before founding Risk Alternatives, Ted was a Distinguished Visiting Professor from Practice at Georgetown University Law Center and practiced law for many years at the international law firm of Jones Day. He also has served on the boards of many nonprofits, governmental commissions, and committees.

Summary of Experience:

  • More than 25 years of experience counseling clients on complex business and dispute-resolution issues, including risk management, governance, and compliance challenges.
  • More than 25 years of combined service on non-profit boards, associational committees, and government commissions.
  • More than a decade offering risk management training, counseling, and research.
  • More than 15 years of experience in teaching, including designing classes, teaching large and small groups, developing active learning environments, and counseling learners to incorporate lessons into their everyday activities.

Ted's Most Requested Topics

  • What should nonprofits do right now to handle the perfect storm of risk facing the sector?
  • What are the emerging risks facing nonprofits, and what practical steps can your organization take now to manage those threats and opportunities?
  • What are the hidden risks facing startups, and how can simple, actionable processes dramatically improve a startup’s chance of success?

Other favorite topics include:

  • Is risk a dirty word?
  • Is your nonprofit board fulfilling its risk management obligations?
  • How does an organization or community foster social capital – the bonds that allow people to do things together that they cannot accomplish separately?

What audiences say about Ted

  • “[T]ruly one-of-a-kind. [Ted] makes really complex [issues] extremely interesting and brings an enthusiasm to each subject which makes the subject matter engaging and easy to understand.”
Bilich is “outstanding.”
“Ted Bilich is a compelling and informative presenter on risk analysis and risk management.  Ted takes complicated and arcane subject matter and makes it easy to understand and digest into actionable steps.  Whether your organization has a highly organized risk management function or is just starting out, Ted’s presentation and information can be highly useful to developing appropriate risk management techniques and best practices.”  
Bilich is “fantastic. He has an amazing command of the material and presents in a very straightforward, understandable way.”
Bilich’s “command of the subject matter is superb, he is an encouraging discussion leader, and he is open to comments . . . .”

Speaking Fees

To find out more about Ted’s speaking fees and availability, please call 703.652.5659, or fill out the contact form on this page.