Definitions and Abbreviations

Term/AbbreviationDefinition
Adult in GuidingAdult Members, Volunteers and Employees.
Area of RiskAn event, activity or circumstances that may adversely affect the achievement of mission of Girl Guides Australia.
Critical RiskThreats or hazards that pose the most strategically significant risk to the organisation.
ConsequenceThe result of an occurrence. In the context of Risk Management, a Consequence can be a positive outcome (such as the identification of the need for improvement in a process) or a negative Impact (such as Harm or Loss).
CauseAre events or set of circumstances that give rise to uncertainty (risk).
ConstituentsThose people and organisations who may affect, be affected by, or perceive themselves to be affected by, a decision or activity conducted by GGiA.
ControlsPolicies, practices, standards, procedures, and physical changes which are implemented to eliminate or minimise the adverse effects of Risk.
Core ActivitiesThe Australian Guide Program, the Olave Program and their associated activities designed to achieve the mission of GGA.
Executive ManagementChief Executive Officer and other persons having authority and responsibility for planning, directing, and managing the day-to-day activities of the Organisation.
GGiAGirl Guiding in Australia. The collective name for Girl Guides Australia and all the State Girl Guide Organisations.
GGiA LeadershipThe appointed Leadership Teams of Girl Guides Australia and all the State Girl Guide Organisations.
HarmA negative Consequence, financial, reputation, property or otherwise. The Harm need not be exclusive to Girl Guiding in Australia, it may affect a person (emotional or physical), the public, government, or other agency/organisation.
HazardIs anything that has the potential to cause harm.
ImpactThe combined effect on an organisation of the Likelihood and Consequences of a Risk occurring.
LeaderUnit Leaders provide effective leadership to their Girl Guide Unit and deliver the Australian Guide Program. Assistant Unit Leaders support the Unit Team. Outdoors Leaders facilitate and lead outdoor activities and camping.
Leadership TeamEmployees or Volunteers appointed for making executive decisions for either Girl Guides Australia or a State Girl Guide Organisation.
LikelihoodThe probability or frequency with which an event may occur.
ManagersDistrict Managers support and develop Leaders and facilitate the delivery of the Australian Guide Program in their District. Region Managers support and develop Leaders and District Managers and facilitate the delivery of the Australian Guide Program in their Region.
National CoordinatorsNational volunteers appointed with the responsibility for the broad areas of Youth, Adult, Olave Program and International.
PolicyGirl Guides Australia Risk Management Policy.
Residual RiskThe remaining levels of Risk after Controls and Treatments have been applied.
RiskIs the likelihood a hazard will cause harm i.e., the chance of something happening that will have an Impact on Girl Guiding in Australia or its objectives.
Risk AppetiteThe amount and type of risk that GGiA is prepared to pursue, retain, or take.
Risk AssessmentA systematic process which includes understanding Risk exposure, assessing the Impact of the exposure and determining if the exposure is acceptable, based on management priorities, predetermined standards and other specific criteria such as target Risk levels.
Risk AwarenessBeing aware of risks and proactive in looking for opportunities to mitigate Risk but not allow risks to prevent doing those things that come with Guiding
Risk ManagementA systematic use of management policies and processes designed to measure, monitor, and manage Risk and develop a culture within Girl Guiding in Australia which is mindful of potential opportunities and adverse effects.
Risk RegisterA centralised database of identified Risks and associated mitigating plans.
SGGOState Girl Guide Organisation. SGGOs are members of GGA. Each SGGO has responsibilities under this policy.
StandardAustralian/New Zealand Standard ISO 31000:2018 – Risk Management.
Strategic RiskRisk that failed business decisions may pose on an organisation.
SupervisorA supervisor is a person who provides leadership. It is role dependent. In most cases the supervisor will be a Manager or the Line Manager of an employee or volunteer.
Treatment:The selection and implementation of appropriate options for dealing with and mitigating Risk.
Youth MembersCurrent financial member of a SGGO under 18 years of age.

Last Modified: 12/07/24 at 12:53 PM