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Risk Management: Creating a Risk Smart Work Environment

Scheduled Date(s)

October 29, 2018

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$430 +HST

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Risk Management: Creating a Risk Smart Work Environment
Learn the frameworks for identifying, assessing, understanding, acting on, and communicating risk issues in order to create a risk-smart work environment.
Risk Management

Learn the frameworks for identifying, assessing, understanding, acting on, and communicating risk issues in order to create a risk-smart work environment.

Strategic Risk Management: Creating a Risk Smart Work Environment identifies recent innovations in risk management approaches, and focuses on using risk management processes and tools for success. Participants will learn how to use risk management to improve decision-making, increase capacity and enhance performance.  Participants will learn to identify risk in your organization, incorporate the assessment of these risks into your strategic planning, and translate your organizational values and objectives into daily actions focused on success and future planning.

Key Takeaways:

  • Understand the meaning of strategy and strategic decisions
  • Understanding the meaning of risk and how risk affects all aspects of an organization
  • Knowing what is meant by integrated risk management in the public sector and enterprise risk management in the private sector
  • Learning  how to assess the internal and external environment for risk
  • Exploring how risk affects the strategy for organizations
  • Learning how risks can be integrated into decision making
  • The practice of integrated risk management

Continuing Education Contact Hours: 7


For Individuals

  • Define your role in risk management
  • Improve risk response decisions
  • Learn to develop an organization risk profile
  • Understand the role of risk management in strategic planning
  • Learn to be proactive in identifying and managing risk

For Organizations

  • Introduce strategies to enhance risk management planning
  • Plan ahead to manage organizational risk
  • Incorporate risk management in project planning and execution
  • Identify and manage cross-enterprise risks
  • Provide integrated responses to multiple risks
  • Minimize operational surprises and losses

Who Should Attend

Managers and leaders from both the public and private sector who want to improve their organizational efficiencies and success by taking a more strategic approach to risk management.


Tom Cooper

Dr. Tom Cooper is an Associate Professor at the Faculty of Business Administration, Memorial University.

As a facilitator and consultant, Tom has worked extensively with most of the major private sector employers in Newfoundland and Labrador including mining, technology, forestry, fisheries as well as oil and gas. He has also done extensive work with small and emerging businesses throughout the province and Atlantic Canada. Tom was recognized for his efforts with small and emerging businesses by being a two-time national finalist for mentor of the year through BDC/Futurpreneur. Tom has also worked with all levels of government in the province and sits on a number of private sector and not-for-profit boards.

Prior to taking his position at Memorial, Tom was a Senior Manager in PwC’s consulting practice in London, United Kingdom for seven years. At PwC he worked with major international companies in the area of process improvement, governance, and risk. Tom holds a Ph.D. in Business from the University of Warwick, United Kingdom and undergraduate degrees from Memorial University. He is also a Certified Management Consultant.

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