Agenda

Day One : Tuesday, February 2, 2021

11:45 EST

60 min
Denley W. McIntosh

The Risk for Not Being an Anti-Racist Organization

Denley W. McIntosh, Change Management Lead, Ontario Ministry of Government & Consumer Services

As the world continues to be in the throes of a global movement of anti-Black racism, many organizations are looking for ways to join in the fight for equality and justice. Although civic sentiment and social action is commendable, organizations may be underestimating the need to fight for equality and justice within the four walls of their offices and cubicles. Organizations that fail to act in clear, measurable ways to meet the moment will face an ever-increasing negative risk that has a potential, dire consequence for C-suite executives and their organizations

Government entities are not excluded from this call to action. If they overlook and/or ignore the issues within their spaces, they will likely face fallouts such as lower engagement scores, higher sick days and disability leave, increase grievance and human rights violation and poorer customer/citizen service to name several

This session addresses these potential risks for government organizations in detail and ways to avoid or mitigate their impact to their BIPOC staff and organization at large. Key foci will include the following:

  • Discussing Racism within the Enterprise
  • Defining Anti-Racism, Allyship and Inclusion
  • Assessing Racism through Risk Analysis
  • Discussing Key Impacts
  • Discovering Key Corrective Actions

12:45 EST

45 min

Break

14:30 EST

60 min
Yat-Sing Cheng

Enterprise Risk Management Is Not Actually About Risk

Yat-Sing Cheng, Chief Executive Officer, BlueShift Advisory

  • ERM is a one-stop framework to manage any organization
  • Understanding one key concept to kick-start or evolve your ERM
  • Misconceptions and fighting risk management legacies
  • Critical building blocks for your inaugural implementation
  • The importance of iteration in an ERM program

15:30 EST

45 min

Break

16:15 EST

60 min
Sam Stephens

Objective Based Risk Assessments – Integrating the “WHY”

Sam Stephens, Senior Manager, Security Operations, City of Vancouver

  • Using the development of the City of Vancouver security risk assessment process as a case study, this presentation will provide an overview of an approach to provide value by connecting stakeholders with the “Why”
  • By providing more accessible language and approaches as a way forward, this presentation will demonstrate how concepts such as risk appetite are critical to success, but vastly underutilized
  • Will provide attendees with insights and mechanisms for comparing risk categories across diverse and complex portfolios

17:15 EST

Closing Remarks from the Chair

Day Two : Wednesday, February 3, 2021

10:45 EST

60 min

Risk Management During COVID-19: The Legal Outcomes

  • Identify and analyze government-wide trends
  • Ensure proper management interactions between all control functions
  • Manage the overlap between legal and compliance
  • Manage the feedback loop with internal audit
  • Develop the organizational structures and skills needed to ensure appropriate management of legal risks

11:45 EST

60 min
David Weiss

De-Risking Innovation

David Weiss, President & CEO, Weiss International Ltd

In our fast-paced public sector environment, adaptable organizations have a strong capability to respond to complex issues in innovative ways. However, some organizational efforts fail largely because leaders and managers do not manage the risks associated with innovation. This session examines how to de-risk innovation. It focuses on what is the innovation gap and its root causes, how to mitigate risks of proposed innovative solutions, and what are some traps to avoid that make innovation riskier.

  • What is the innovation gap and its root causes?
  • How to mitigate risks of proposed innovative solutions?
  • What are some of the traps to avoid that make innovation riskier?

12:45 EST

45 min

Break

15:30 EST

45 min

Break

16:15 EST

60 min

Integrated Risk Management for 2020 & Beyond

  • Leverage the value chain for integrated risk management
  • Advantages of managing risk using a GRC platform
  • Strategies for tying risks to business objectives
  • Critical capabilities for managing multiple types of risks
  • Build an ecosystem of integrated risk methodologies and taxonomies

17:15 EST

Closing Remarks from the Chair