Articles by Trent Dean
Trent has a broad background in risk management, quality improvement, and assurance in both the not-for-profit and commercial sectors. In addition to working for complex organisations such as Mater Health Services and QGC – BG Group, he also has held office within the Queensland Chapter of the Risk Management Institute of Australasia. Trent is presently Director – Assurance Services, for Churches of Christ in Queensland, which provides aged care, family and community care, early childhood and child protection services across Queensland, New South Wales and Victoria
How I Learnt to Stop Worrying and Love the Risk
Fact: ‘My name is Trent and I take risks.’ While this may sound like a paradoxical statement given the inherent conservatism of my chosen profession I still, however, assert that this personal disclosure holds true. Fact: ‘I was not always this way.’ In my earlier years I often procrastinated when making a decision, either personally or professionally. At times this was born of irrational fear but, more often than not, it reflected a need for greater control over my life.
Not for Profit, Not for Fraud
We trust our staff. We are a values based organisation. We don’t have any fraud here. Let’s clear this up once and for all. It is likely that you do have some form of fraud or corruption happening in your organisation; you just don’t know about it yet. More often than not some of your staff will be either involved, or at the very least, aware of its existence. Any questions?