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OCTOBER 2013: Professional Development Offerings 10/3/2013

 

As part of its ongoing Professional Development initiative, RIMS, the Risk Management Society™, will present the following educational offerings in the month of October:

 

NEW: ONLINE COURSE (MOOC): DQ101: INTRODUCTION TO DECISION QUALITY

October 21, 2013 – November 24, 2013

RIMS is pleased to announce its association with the Strategic Decision Group (SDG) and Dr. Carl Spetzler in offering this unique learning opportunity to our risk management community. At its core, a risk assessment is a decision making process made up of repeatable steps based on rational decision making. Understanding what forms a quality decision is foundational for achieving desired outcomes. This free five-week introductory course allows attendees to work in teams to learn the Decision Quality approach, which draws from the disciplines of business, engineering, psychology, organizational behavior, and decision science.

 

WEBINAR: PROGRAM PERFORMANCE: THE INTERNATIONAL CHALLENGE 
October 3, 2013 --- 1:00 – 2:00 p.m. ET
This webinar will review some of the major tax-related issues risk professionals must be aware of to assure successful international program performance.  The panel discussion will focus on:  Tax Treatment of Non-Admitted claims payments, Principal Business Address/Domicile, Transfer Pricing, IPT, Premium Allocations and FATCA.
Panelists: Connie Bartels, senior risk finance manager for United Technologies Corporation; Rob Spence, managing director of International Tax Services; Bruce Wineman, senior managing director, US & Canada, Aon Risk Solutions.

 

WORKSHOP: RISK ASSESSMENT METHODS

October 10 -11, 2013

Chateau Victoria Hotel & Suites – Victoria, British Columbia

This workshop is designed to help risk professionals determine the best risk assessment methods suitable for their organization and apply them accordingly within their organization's risk management framework. The workshop will also review exercises that can help participants apply key and common risk assessment methods.

Instructor: Jan Mattingly, BA, CRM, CIP, ABCP is the President of Risk Results Consulting.

 

WORKSHOP: ENTERPRISE-WIDE RISK MANAGEMENT: DEVELOPING AND IMPLEMENTING

October 16 - 18, 2013

The University Club of Denver

Participants will acquire an understanding of the ERM process, as well as ERM strategies and tools to help develop and successful advance a risk management program.  The workshop will provide case studies, check-lists, as well as hands-on exercises that cover each step of the ERM implementation process.

Instructor: Dr. Joseph Milan, Principal of JA Milan and Associates, LLC.

WEBINAR: CONNECTING THE SUPPLY CHAIN PUZZLE
October 17, 2013 --- 1:00 – 2:00 p.m. ET
Three global risk professionals will explore the evolution of supply chains and, drawing from their experiences, discuss the risk professional’s responsibility to manage global operating models that span multi-national markets. This webinar is the first of a series.
Panelists: Linda Conrad, director of strategic business risk management, Zurich; Holly H. Daley, director of global risk management, Hitachi Data Systems; Laura Langone, director of global risk management, Juniper Networks; Scot M. Schwarting, director of risk management, Whirlpool Corporation.

WORKSHOP: CONTRACTUAL RISK TRANSFER

October 21 – 22, 2013 

The Pyramid Club – Philadelphia

This workshop will address commercial contracts and insurance policies as risk transfer vehicles relating to commercial insurance, insured agreements, indemnity agreements and captive insurance.

Instructors: Pamela D. Hans, Managing Shareholder, Anderson Kill. Darin J. McMullen, Counsel, Anderson Kill.

 

WORKSHOP: ACCELERATING ENTERPRISE RISK MANAGEMENT THEORY INTO PRACTICE

October 21 - 23, 2013

University of Nevada Las Vegas

In this three-day workshop, attendees will learn the steps to design, activate, monitor and improve ERM practices, as well as how to structure a practical ERM framework that creates and protects organizational value while improving efficiencies.

Instructor: Dr. Joseph Milan, Principal of JA Milan and Associates, LLC.

WEBINAR: RISK APPETITE: A SOLUTION IN SEARCH OF A PROBLEM
October 23, 2013 --- 1:00 – 2:00 p.m. ET
Defining the degree or level of risk that is acceptable – or even desirable – in a way that provides practical guidance for decision-making is critical for a risk management program to be successful. This webinar will explore the key steps in developing risk appetite and risk tolerance statements for your organization. 
Instructor: Rob Quail has functional responsibility for Hydro One’s Enterprise Risk Management program.

WEBINAR: GET OUT OF THE RMIS BOX: EXPECT NOTHING LESS THAN A RISK MANAGEMENT WORK PLATFORM
October 29, 2013 --- 1:00 – 2:00 p.m. ET
Needs from all levels of the organization relating to risk management, internally and externally, have evolved and the risk professional’s job requires access to technologies that allows them to get results faster and with greater accuracy. In this webinar, industry expert Chris Thorn, Senior Manager, Payments and Risk, Southwest Airlines, will discuss how his team is using a complete suite of client-empowering risk management automation tools and the resulting successes within his organization. Sponsored by Riskonnect.
Panelist: Chris Thorn, senior manager, payments and risk, Southwest Airlines.

 

COURSECAST: GAINING CONTROL: BUILDING EXISTING FRAMEWORK INTO A STRATEGIC RISK MANAGEMENT MODEL
Live: October 30, 2013 -  1:00 –2:30 p.m. ET | On Demand after October 31
SRM experts will host an informative presentation that will explore strategies to best align organizations existing control frameworks with an SRM model; reporting risks with existing organizational management tools; and a discussions on the benefits of SRM and its ability to protect organizational objectives, initiatives, and processes.  The interactive CourseCast will include participant polls, Q&A, case studies, and exercises to demonstrate how you can leverage your organization’s existing control framework.
Panelists: Andrew Bent, risk coordinator, Suncor Energy (NYSE/TSX: SU); Ward Ching, vice president, risk management operations, Safeway Inc.


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About RIMS

As the preeminent organization dedicated to advancing the practice of risk management, RIMS, the Risk Management Society™, is a global not-for-profit organization representing more than 3,500 industrial, service, nonprofit, charitable and government entities throughout the world. Founded in 1950, RIMS brings networking, professional development and education opportunities to its membership of more than 11,000 risk management professionals located in more than 60 countries. For more information on RIMS, visit www.RIMS.org.

 

For more information, contact:

Josh Salter, RIMS communications manager, (212) 655-6059 or jsalter@RIMS.org


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