Strategic Risk Management Course Outline

Unit 1: Establish your Team and Survey the Scene

  • Introduction
  • Defining Risk/ Strategic Risk; Risk Management; Enterprise Risk Management
  • Defining Leadership in Risk Management
  • Defining your Role in department and externally within University
  • Meeting and working with your Risk Management Committee
  • Risk Profile
  • Using the ‘Risk Rating Form’ to assess program and facility risks

Unit 2: Assessing and Prioritizing Risks

  • Determining the ‘Global department risks’ i.e. risks in other areas (e.g. finance, H.R., data etc.)
  • Completing the online Best Practices survey on ‘Global Risks’
  • Creating a Risk Map for the department
  • Working with Risk Management Committee to prioritizing risks
  • Exploring the concept of ‘residual risk’ and how it applies to decision making
  • Creating a ‘Risk Rating & Control Grid’ for the department

Unit 3: Focusing on the Key Elements of the Risk Manager Job

  • Reviewing the roles of the Risk Manager and Risk Management Committee
  • Discussing the results from the ‘Global’ Best Practices survey
  • ┬áDeveloping a ‘Department Training Grid’
    • Identifying training needs, options and delivery mechanisms
    • Department vs. Unit training (global vs. local)

Unit 4: Defining your External Role; Pulling it all Together

  • Risk Management in larger context
    • Campus Recreation and the University
  • Identifying key campus relationships and identifying champions
  • Meeting with the University Risk Manager
  • Identifying ways to position department as a Risk Management leader
  • Pulling it all together
    • Developing your department Risk Management Plan
    • Making a presentation to the Director and department
    • Getting endorsement for your plan – and your role as Risk Manager

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