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.


Thursday, October 12 | 11am ET

How to Do a Risk Profile: Key Risks Report That Actually Add Value

Speakers: Rob Quail | Principal and Owner, Robert Quail Consulting

Earn CPE Credit!

What differentiates useful, long-lasting enterprise risk management programs from unsuccessful, short-lived programs? The deciding factor in the success of any ERM program is the extent to which the ERM tools and processes get injected into the way the broader organization runs itself.

During this session, noted ERM expert Rob Quail will take you through ten real-life implementations where ERM was used to complement and improve existing decision-making processes and challenges.

  • Field of Study: Information Technology
  • Prerequisites: None
  • Advanced Preparation: None
  • Program Level: Basic
  • Format: Group Internet Based
  • CPE Credit: 1

Thursday, November 16 | 11am ET

Embracing a Holistic Approach to Risk Management

Speakers: Jason Mefford, CEO, cRisk Academy | President, Mefford Associates

Thursday, December 14 | 11am ET

From Understaffed to Fully Stacked

Speakers: Vanessa Mathews, Founder & Chief Resilience Officer, Asfalis Advisors


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.


Jason is an expert in internal audit, risk management, and compliance. He works with leaders and professionals in audit, risk, and compliance with technical and leadership skills to navigate organizational politics and land mines through executive coaching, training, and facilitating.

Jason also hosts a top-ranked podcast,  Jamming with Jason, that helps leaders make better, quicker decisions, take action, and know exactly what to say and do in any situation. 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 president of Mefford Associates and CEO of cRisk Academy, the largest on-demand learning platform for internal audit, risk, and compliance professionals.


Rob Quail is a noted consultant, author, facilitator, and lecturer on Enterprise Risk Management (ERM).

Rob established the Enterprise Risk Management processes, tools, and methodologies at Hydro One Networks Inc. that are widely regarded as best practice. These ERM practices and techniques, developed by Rob in collaboration with the management team at Hydro One, became the subject of a major leading practice case study by Harvard Business School.

Rob has successfully applied ERM methodologies to a broad range of business problems and challenges, including acquisitions, outsourcing, downsizing, large-scale IT projects, labor disruption, regulatory compliance management, major construction project management, strategic planning, and capital investment. Today, he provides independent consulting services in ERM, business process and technology outsourcing, and customer care to clients in a variety of industry sectors, including energy, healthcare, technology, agriculture, financial services, and government agencies.

Rob is a widely published author and is co-editor of the second edition of the textbook “Enterprise Risk Management: Today’s Leading Research and Best Practices for Tomorrow’s Executives,” published by Wiley in June 2021. Rob is a regular lecturer on ERM at York University’s Schulich School of Business in Toronto. He also has been a guest lecturer at Harvard Business School, Ryerson University, and Carleton University.

Rob holds a Bachelor of Applied Science degree in Industrial Engineering from the University of Toronto.


Dr. Ariane Chapelle is an internationally recognized speaker, writer, and advisor in operational risk management and has been active in the field since 2000. She holds a Ph.D. in Economics and Masters Degrees in Business and Econometrics. Dr Chapelle the course “Operational Risk Measurement for Financial Institutions” at University College London for ten years, until December 2022.

Dr. Chapelle has published numerous books and articles on the topic of risk management. Her main textbook, Operational Risk Management: Best Practices in the Financial Services Industry, was published by Wiley Finance Series in December 2018, and rapidly became the No.1 best seller in its field. It was translated into French by Pearson in 2020 and was named “Book of the Year 2020” for operational risk by risk.net.

Dr. Chapelle founded Chapelle Consulting, an advisory and training practice that serves financial organizations of all sizes, as well as top international financial institutions and central banks, now BDO Chapelle. The firm received the Risk.net award, “Outstanding Achievement in the Year in Operational Risk” in 2019 and the SME Finance award, “Best Risk Management Training and Consulting Company in Europe” in 2020. .


Vanessa Mathews is the founder and chief resilience officer of Asfalis Advisors. Vanessa and her team help companies uncover their blind spots and protect the legacy of leaders globally by living their core values – the only non-negotiables in business.

Asfalis Advisors partners with business leaders and organizations to prepare for, protect against, and mitigate crises across healthcare, government, transportation, retail, real estate, financial services, hospitality, and sports and entertainment industries.

Vanessa took a particular interest in crisis management when, as a young woman, she found herself caught up in a natural disaster for which her hometown of Atlanta wasn’t prepared. She is the first female in the state of Georgia to graduate with a degree in Homeland Security and Emergency Management (HSEM). She has worked with a tier 1 intelligence agency, Fortune 500 companies, and has received local, national, and international recognition for her work to restore business and community resilience.

Vanessa is the host of Business Resilience DECODED podcast with 40k+ downloads and subscribers, an adjunct professor with Savannah State University’s HSEM, and an advisor to the board of advisors at Goodwill Industries of the Southern Piedmont GISP. She was noted as a Mecklenburg Times 50 Most Influential Women Honoree.

She earned a master’s in business administration from the University of South Carolina and a bachelor’s in Homeland Security and Emergency Management from Savannah State University. Vanessa is also a certified business continuity planner.

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