"Effective Risk Management Strategies for the Department and the Enterprise" - This course is approved by NASBA (National Association of State Boards of Accountancy). Seminar attendees are eligible for 16 CPE credits upon completion of training.

Course Description:

Organizations are challenged to develop risk management processes. Some of these challenges come at department levels, while others try to build an enterprise risk management strategy. It can be bewildering to make sense of risk management and its varying implementations like enterprise, operational, legal/ regulatory, 3rd party, strategic, insurance, and hazard risks.

This workshop aims to help organizations provide clarity to risk management strategies. Attendees will learn effective risk management strategies and techniques that can be applied to departmental risk initiatives as well as a broad enterprise risk management strategy.

Learning Objective:

Upon course completion, participants will understand:

  • Definitions, views and principles of risk management
  • Risk management framework including ISO 31000, COSO ERM and OCEG GRC Capability Model
  • How to develop a risk taxonomy
  • Risk assessment, reporting and monitoring
  • Risk management process and role of technology in managing risk
  • Integrated strategies for effective risk management

Who will Benefit:

  • Risk managers and officers responsible for leading and managing risk
  • Business managers whose job responsibilities include risk management and risk ownership
  • Executives and governance personnel who have to oversee risk
  • Audit personnel that use risk to drive audit plans and provide assurance on risk management
  • Security, health and safety, project management, compliance, and other personnel who are involved in risk management

We are registered with and adhere to the Statement on Standards for Continuing Professional Education programs of the National Registry of CPE Sponsors. Our registration number is 109066. Please check with the governing body of your license and state for specific CPE requirements. Grievances may be forwarded to the company at Ph: 650 620 3961; email: Grievances may also be forwarded to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors-NASBA, 150 Fourth Avenue North, Suite 700, Nashville, TN 37219-2417, 615-880-4200,, e-mail

Course Outline:

Day One (8:30 AM – 5:00 PM) Day Two (8:30 AM – 5:00 PM)

Registration Process: 8:30 AM – 9:00 AM

Session Start Time: 9:00 AM

  • Overview of Risk Management
    • Why risk management?
    • Definitions and views of risk management
    • Principles of risk management
    • Risk culture
  • Risk Management Frameworks
    • ISO 31000
    • COSO ERM
    • OCEG GRC Capability Model
    • Others frameworks
  • Risk Taxonomies
    • Risk identification
    • Developing a risk taxonomy/hierarchy
    • Risk interrelationships
    • Risk ownership and accountability
  • Risk Management Process
    • Internal and external contexts of risk
    • Risk assessment
    • Risk analysis
    • Risk decision making
    • Risk monitoring

  • Risk Assessment & Analysis Techniques
    • Attributes of risk
    • Risk assessment techniques
    • Risk workshops and facilitation
    • Risk analysis and modeling
  • Risk Reporting & Monitoring
    • Risk tolerance and appetite
    • Risk dashboards
    • Key Risk Indicators
    • Risk accountability
  • Role of Technology in Managing Risk
    • Risk Management Solutions
    • Developing a Risk Technology Strategy
  • Governance, Risk Management, and Compliance
    • Governance of risk
    • Role of risk management
    • Compliance and control to address risk
    • Components of a risk management policy
    • Integrated strategies for effective risk management

Meet Your Instructor

Michael Rasmussen
Chief GRC Pundit, GRC 20/20, LLC

Michael Rasmussen is an internationally recognized pundit on governance, risk management, and compliance (GRC) – with specific expertise on the topics of enterprise GRC, GRC technology, corporate compliance, and policy management. With 18+ years of experience, Michael helps organizations improve GRC processes, design and implement GRC architecture, and select technologies 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.

Michael has contributed to U.S. Congressional reports and committees, and currently serves on the Leadership Council of the OCEG and chairs the OCEG Technology Council, OCEG Policy Management Group, and the OCEG GRC Architect Group.

Michael is quoted extensively in the press and is respected for his commentary on broadcast news channels. He is an Honorary Life Member in The Institute of Risk Management for his contributions to risk management and GRC. In June 2007, Treasury & Risk recognized Michael as one of the 100 most influential people in finance with specific accolades noting his work in “Governance and Compliance: Saving the Planet and the Corporation” and as a “Rising Star in Rocky Times: Corporate America’s Outstanding Executives.”

Prior to founding GRC 20/20 Research, Michael was a Vice-President and ’Top Analyst’ at Forrester Research, Inc. Before Forrester, he led the risk/compliance consulting practice at a professional services firm, and prior to that has specific experience managing compliance and risk within commercial organizations.

Michael’s educational experience consists of a Juris Doctorate in law and a Bachelor of Science in Business. Michael is currently pursuing a Master of Divinity at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School with a research focus in ethics and church history. He is a GRCP (GRC Professional), CCEP (Certified Compliance and Ethic Professional), and a CISSP (Certified Information Systems Security Professional). OCEG has recognized him as an OCEG Fellow for his contributions and advancement of GRC practices around the world.

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How to Reach

General Driving Directions:

Driving Directions from Heathrow Airport - London - LHR: 20 mile(s) NE
  • Follow the M4 to the end, then follow Brompton Road through Knightsbridge towards Hyde Park Corner.
  • Turn left onto Park Lane.
  • Turn right at Marble Arch onto Oxford Street, and then take the 2nd left which leads onto Gloucester Place. Follow this road straight towards Swiss Cottage, going past Lord's Cricket Ground, and St Johns Wood, joining the Finchley Road at Swiss Cottage.
  • Turn right after the Odeon Cinema through the slip road and turn left at the next lights onto Adelaide Road.
  • Take the 1st right on Adelaide Road onto King Henry's Road. The hotel is on the left.

Driving Directions from London Luton Airport - LTN: 31 mile(s) S
  • At Airport Roundabout take the 2nd exit onto Airport Way.
  • At Airport Roundabout take the 1st exit onto the A505.
  • At Roundabout take the 1st exit onto the 1081.
  • Join the M1, continue forward and merge on to the A406.
  • At Brent Cross Interchange branch left, then at Roundabout take the 3rd exit onto unnamed road.
  • Continue forward and merge onto A41. At Swiss Cottage, traffic signals continue forward. At traffic signals turn left onto Adelaide Road.
  • Take the 1st right on Adelaide Road onto King Henry's Road. The hotel is on the left.

Driving Directions from London Stansted Airport - STN: 45 mile(s) SW
  • Follow the M11 South and leave at Exit 6, then join the M25.
  • Leave the M25 at Junction 25, then at roundabout take the 1st exit onto the A10.
  • At Great Cambridge Roundabout take the 3rd Exit then merge onto the A406.
  • At Brentcross Interchange branch left, then merge onto unnamed road. Continue forward and then merge onto A41.
  • At Swiss Cottage, traffic signals continue forward. At traffic signals, turn left onto Adelaide Road.
  • Take the 1st right on Adelaide Road onto King Henry's Road. The hotel is on the left.

Driving Directions from Gatwick Airport - London - LGW: 47 mile(s) N
  • Follow the A23 across Vauxhall Bridge and then follow Vauxhall Bridge Road to Victoria.
  • Follow the one-way system to Hyde Park Corner.
  • Turn left onto Park Lane.
  • Turn right at Marble Arch onto Oxford Street, and then take the 2nd left which leads onto Gloucester Place.
  • Follow this road straight towards Swiss Cottage. Turn right after the Odeon Cinema, through the slip road and turn left at the next lights onto Adelaide Road.
  • Take the 1st right on Adelaide Road onto King Henry's road. The Hotels is on the left.

Driving Directions from London City Airport - LCY: 12 mile(s) NW
  • Take the direction of the City towards the A13.
  • At the Aldgate gyratory, join the ring road to Old Street on the A5201 and reach St Pancras.
  • Follow the sign for Euston and then Camden.
  • Once in Camden, reach Chalk Farm on the B509. The hotel is 1 mile on the right towards Swiss Cottage.

Other Transportation:

Bus Station:
  • Victoria Coach Station: 0.5 mile(s) S
Subway Station:
  • Swiss Cottage: 0.3 mile(s) E
Train Station:
  • West Hampstead: 1 mile(s) N

Disclaimer: Directions to the venue above have been taken from the hotel website. Attendees are advised to check with the hotel for confirmation of these directions before starting for the venue. ComplianceOnline is not responsible for any inaccuracies in the same.

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