Risk at Work risk management educational webinars

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Risk@Work is an educational webinar series designed to explore common challenges risk teams face every day. Topics include a broad range of governance, risk, and compliance issues, as well as digital risk management trends that are shifting conventional norms.

You’ll get practical, actionable insights for successfully overcoming roadblocks and making the most of opportunities. You’ll have the opportunity to earn CPE credits while learning from independent industry experts, as well as your own peers. Over 10 webinars are scheduled for 2020, each of which will be led by a dynamic, industry-recognized speaker.

Risk at work upcoming webinar

October 29, 2020
Selling the Concept of Integrated Risk Management to Executives and the Board
Featuring: Jason Mefford
Moderator: Scott Fenstermaker, Director, Digital Marketing, Riskonnect, Inc.

Taking on a GRC initiative can be transformational for an organization. Before you can really get rockin’ in your IRM efforts, you need the commitment of executives and the board — or you could find yourself banging your head against the wall. To sell the concept of Integrated Risk Management, start by clarifying what executives and the board want and pitch using language that will resonate with them.

In this session, Jason Mefford, a rock star in internal audit, risk, and compliance will discuss:

  • The two major approaches organizations take in managing risk
  • The best way to clearly explain the benefits of Integrated Risk Management
  • The basics of influence so you can effectively pitch to executives and the board
  • Tactics to link your IRM efforts to key organizational objectives
  • The easiest method to develop a business case for IRM efforts
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Michael Rasmussen

The GRC Pundit @ GRC 20/20 Research, Michael Rasmussen is an internationally recognized pundit on governance, risk management, and compliance (GRC) – with specific expertise on the topics of GRC strategy, process, information, and technology architectures and solutions. With 27+ years of experience, Michael helps organizations improve GRC processes, design and implement GRC architectures and select solutions that are effective, efficient, and agile. He is a sought-after keynote speaker, author, and advisor and is noted as the “Father of GRC” – being the first to define and model the GRC market in February 2002 while at Forrester Research, Inc.

speaker Norman Marks

Norman Marks

Norman works with individuals and organizations around the world, advising them on risk management, internal audit, corporate governance, enterprise performance, and the value of information. He was chief audit executive of major global corporations for twenty years and is a globally recognized thought leader in internal auditing and risk management.

He has served as chief risk officer, compliance officer, and ethics officer – and led what would now be called the IT governance function (information security, contingency planning, methodologies, standards, etc.)  He also managed the Sarbanes-Oxley Section 404 (SOX) programs and investigation units at several companies. Norman is the author of nine celebrated books on risk management, internal audit, and Sarbanes-Oxley compliance.

speaker Jason Mefford

Jason Mefford

Jason is an expert in internal audit, risk management, and compliance. He works with chief audit executives and other professionals in audit, risk, and compliance on navigating organizational land mines through executive coaching, training, and facilitating. Jason also hosts a top-ranked podcast on internal audit, called Jamming with Jason.

Previously, he was chief audit executive, chief risk officer, chief ethics and compliance officer, head of information security, and manager for two international accounting firms. Currently, Jason is the lead singer at Mefford Associates and is the co-founder and CEO of cRisk Academy, the largest on-demand webinar training platform for internal audit, risk, and compliance professionals.

speaker Lisa Rawls

Lisa Rawls

Lisa is a principal in KPMG’s Advisory Services practice and is the Americas leader for KPMG’s Governance, Risk, and Compliance (GRC) Technology service network. With over 15 years of experience assisting organizations in navigating complex risk-transformation initiatives, Lisa has helped dozens of organizations establish integrated risk and compliance program strategies, design efficient and effective future-states (which often include convergence opportunities in the areas of governance, risk, and compliance), and implement technology to support an integrated risk program.

Lisa is a frequent presenter and thought leader at GRC conferences, sharing her experience as a practitioner in designing and executing risk and compliance activities across the three lines of defense and helping clients achieve measurable benefits with an integrated GRC program. Lisa is also the founder of the Women of Risk Community, a global virtual network that supports and connects women in the risk profession and fosters personal and professional growth within a collaborative environment.

Eric Parker

Eric Parker

Eric is a managing director in KPMG’s Risk Consulting practice with more than 20 years of GRC, ERM, IT advisory, and audit experience. His background includes helping organizations define their GRC vision and strategy, evaluate technology solutions, design and implement GRC programs in support of enterprise, operational, and compliance risk management objectives. Eric’s current and past clients include some of the leading entities in the financial services, energy, and industrial manufacturing sectors.


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