RIMS and George Mason University Partner to Advance Government Risk Management Capabilities

RIMS and George Mason University Continuing Professional Education to offer RIMS-CRMP-FED Workshops

March 29, 2021

New York (March 29, 2021) – Supporting a call for stronger risk management practices in the Federal Government, RIMS, the risk management society®, and George Mason University’s Continuing and Professional Education (CPE) have teamed up to offer a series of workshops designed for federal employees and executives who are committed to building stronger risk management practices and more rewarding careers. The first in the series of workshops will be held on May 24-26, 2021.

The workshops will be based on the RIMS-CRMP-FED (RIMS-Certified Risk Management Professional Federal Government credential). The credential was developed by RIMS in collaboration with the Association for Federal Enterprise Risk Management (AFERM) in response to the Office of Management and Budget Circular A-123 that urges federal agencies to implement enterprise risk management to enhance decision-making. The RIMS-CRMP-FED is a micro-credential of the RIMS-CRMP, the only accredited risk management certification in the world. It is also the only risk management credential that tests individuals on:

Analyzing the Business Model

  1. Designing Organizational Risk Strategies
  2. Implementing the Risk Process
  3. Developing Organizational Risk Competency
  4. Supporting Decision-Making
  5. Understanding the Federal Government Risk Management Environment
  6. Risk Management Implementation in the Federal Government
  7. Risk Management Reporting in the Federal Government

“A perfect storm of business-interrupting challenges has left many organizations asking themselves how they can better prepare for future uncertainties,” said RIMS CEO Mary Roth. “The RIMS-CRMP and the RIMS-CRMP-FED marks of achievement indicate to business and government leaders that their risk professionals are knowledgeable and qualified to not only navigate the next big disruption but also support rapidly evolving strategies. We are proud to partner with George Mason University and create a path for government risk professionals to earn this credential.”

“Professional certifications and industry-backed micro-credentials like the RIMS-CRMP-FED can provide opportunities for individuals to grow in today’s rapidly changing business world,” said Marc Austin, Executive Director of Professional Education and Academic Ventures at Mason. “Anyone who makes decisions for their organization applies risk management thinking in their work, which is why we feel this training is so foundational. As such, we are excited to offer this credential to our regional professional community and, especially, the Mason network.”

To register for the RIMS-CRMP-FED workshop at George Mason University visit http://go.rims.org/MasonFED. To learn more about the RIMS-CRMP-FED credential  and view eligibility requirements, visit www.RIMS.org/certification or contact the RIMS Client Services Team at cst@RIMS.org.

About George Mason University
George Mason University is Virginia’s largest public research university. Located near Washington, D.C., Mason enrolls 38,000 students from 130 countries and all 50 states. Mason has grown rapidly over the last half-century and is recognized for its innovation and entrepreneurship, remarkable diversity and commitment to accessibility. Learn more at www.gmu.edu.

About CPE
Continuing and Professional Education (CPE) at George Mason University offers high-quality, relevant, and accessible non-credit learning opportunities to help professionals advance their careers and organizations achieve success. CPE provides more than 300 offerings, professional certificates and micro-credentials to more than 3,000 learners every year. With 35 years of experience, CPE has become the provider of choice for Capital Region companies and organizations seeking to upskill and retrain their workforce, helping them remain competitive in rapidly-evolving labor markets. Learn more at: https://cpe.gmu.edu/.

About RIMSRIMS, the risk management society®, is a global not-for-profit committed to advancing the practice of risk management throughout the world. We bring networking, professional development, certification, and education opportunities to our membership of 10,000 risk management professionals in over 60 countries. Founded in 1950, the Society represents more than 3,500 industrial, service, nonprofit, charitable, and government entities throughout the world. To access RIMS Risk Knowledge resource library and for additional information about the Society, visit www.RIMS.org.

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For more information, contact:

Josh Salter, Director of Communications, (212) 655-6059 or JSalter@rims.org

About RIMS

As the preeminent organization dedicated to promoting the profession 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 is committed to advancing risk management capabilities for organizational success, bringing networking, professional development and education opportunities to its membership of more than 10,000 risk management professionals who are located in more than 60 countries. For more information on RIMS, visit www.RIMS.org

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