INDIANAPOLIS (November 10, 2016) – The Risk Management series provides ongoing education regarding risk management policies, procedures, and other aspects of the fraternity. In the webinar “Understanding Policy and Positive Confrontation”, AKPsi went in depth discussing the alcohol and hazing policies, the process for what to do if something goes wrong, and how to properly utilize positive confrontation skills to resolve conflicts in your chapter rationally and effectively. The recent webinar had more than 108 registrants and was led by Chrissy Vasquez.
Vasquez is the executive director of Back on My Feet Indianapolis; a non-profit that addresses the social and emotional side of homelessness by utilizing a running program to build confidence and discipline to help members work toward self-sufficiency in housing and employment. Vasquez was initiated in 1998 by the Iota Xi Chapter at Arizona State University, the same chapter her dad was a founding father of in 1972. She served in many executive positions including president and MOR. Vasquez joined the Heritage Center staff as an expansion coordinator and was promoted to director of member development. She ended her staff career as director of chapter services and risk management.
“We often think of risk management as something that only relates to alcohol, but really risk management is something we all practice every day as a way to make healthy decisions,” said Vasquez. “We wear seat belts to mitigate risk in driving vehicles that might get in accidents with other drivers; we wear shoes because pavement and concrete are not soft and we don’t want to cut our feet. I use these two examples because not only do they illustrate the simple things we do to mitigate risk, but they also highlight the fact that we are not only trying to reduce our own risk, but risk that comes from our interaction with others. “