This conference helped me to find practical ways to integrate risk management in day-to-day operation.
- Chief of Active Risk
Surveillance Economic
Development Canada
12th Annual Event!

Risk Management for the Public Sector

Improve Capability in Risk Management to Meet Accountability Expectations

January 22 - 23, 2019  ·  Ottawa, Ontario
Optional Workshops: Thursday, March 317, 2018
9:00 - 12:00
Workshop One
IT / Cyber Security Risk Workshop. The Latest Updates in Public Security
Representative, Iceberg Networks

Session details TBA

1:00 - 4:00
Workshop Two
Preventing Harassment, Workplace Violence and Conflict. Your Policies in Action
Deborah Jelly, Director Investigations, CHR

When employees come forward with complaints of harassment and workplace violence, employers and their representatives often scramble to determine what action the situation demands. The response is often muddled and delayed followed by decisions that do not suit the situation. These reactions lead to delays in resolving the problem, sometimes additional harm is caused, the problem becomes worse, employees become ill or disillusioned, complaints are made to external agencies and in general the employer experiences losses.

This workshop reviews the foundation of an effective and legally appropriate response, including the steps the employer should undertake to review policy and procedure. The policies should identify roles, responsibilities, definitions, steps, record keeping, preventing additional injury and processes for resolution. This interactive session will cover:

  • Harassment as an injury which the employer is legally responsible for preventing.
  • The employer’s legal duties in prevention and resolution.
  • What constitutes a complete and effective policy? Get your checklist in order.
  • Understanding Procedural Fairness will help you understand your duties.
  • Managing employee confidentiality.
  • Every Supervisor, Team Leader and Manager is expected to serve as a role model and point of intervention. Be ready to respond.



Risk is inherent in everything we do. Despite best efforts it is impossible to control everything. Organizations face numerous risks that can prevent the entity from achieving desired outcomes. No one, least of all those working in the public sector, can ignore risks -- they must be managed. Unfortunately, like most things, this can be easier said than done. Risk management can be tricky, but when done right it can be invaluable.

INFONEX's two-day Risk Management for the Public Sector will bring together thought leaders to discuss and identify ways to continually optimize your organization's risk management practices. Our expert faculty of speakers will share timely information and proactive approaches for manoeuvring and anticipating likely eventualities, both good and bad.

Transformation is a key activity in government at all levels. The need to respond to changes in the economy, policy direction and an increased focus on effectiveness and results, taken together, create a strong business case to review, streamline and enhance your implementation of risk management. In some departments, agencies and organizations risk management has degraded and become an obligatory "tick box" exercise, the same risks continue to be assessed and no effort is made to remove risks that no longer apply or to identify new and emerging risks that are arising from changes in the economy, security and governance.

Get a better understanding your organization's culture and potential threats posed by the wrong corporate culture. Hear best practices for integrating planning, risk management, and performance reporting. Examine the best practices for integrating internal controls into your risk management program. Find the balance between reducing cyber-related risks and managing business demands. Learn how to develop a forward-looking approach will mitigate threats to your organization's reputation.

Attend Risk Management for the Public Sector and walk away with practical strategies for taking your risk management practices to the next level. Register today!

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