Location: Delta Hotel Toronto Airport & Conference Centre in Toronto
Theme: Connected by Complexity & Design
April 6, 2019 – Pre-Conference Workshops (optional)
April 7 – 9, 2019 – National Leaders Conference
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Saturday, April 6 • 9:00am - 4:00pm
Pre-Conference Workshop 1: Building and supporting an Enterprise Risk Management system in your school: Why risk management requires an integrated approach within Independent Schools.

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Workshop Overview
Today’s risk management landscape can be challenging to navigate. Being aware of current best practices is the first step to sustaining a long-term commitment of fulfilling the goals of integrating risk management planning and thinking across your institution. Thankfully, many institutions have begun to, or have already integrated an Enterprise Risk Management approach for dealing with risk. Thinking of risk strategically is imperative for every organization.  This workshop is a timely refresher to help Administrators, Faculty, Programmers and Governing Board Members who have any responsibility for risk management decisions within their school.

The central theme of the workshop is to help change the discourse from risk equals loss, to risk as an opportunity for gain across the strategic goals and priorities of the school. For example, re-conceptualizing risk allows educators to focus on strong programming plans, better student engagement, stronger communities, and increased learning outcomes for the 21st century learner. Administrators can harness the strategic potential of risk planning and risk budgeting across their organizational departments to help plan for and achieve institutional goals. Each of these scenarios require strong integrated risk management planning.

Participants Will Learn
This one-day workshop aims to empower participants with the knowledge to understand the foundations of Enterprise Risk Management. This workshop will be valuable professional development whether you are a risk professional already working in a risk management role, an administrator that oversees a risk portfolio, or you are a faculty member responsible for your unit’s risk management execution.

The workshop will cover the scope of enterprise risk management, including some of the most important tools that everyone who deals with risk should be aware of. Discussion will focus on the importance of matching desired outcomes with each institution’s risk appetite, risk assessments, and risk communication strategies. Schools that can find the balance between loss and gain are more apt to be prepared to take advantage of strategic opportunities.

Pre-Conference cancellation policy:
Pre-Conference Workshops are not included in the Registration fee.
Pre-Conference Workshop speakers are subject to change.

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Ryan Howard

Director of Research, Risk Management & Innovation, ALIVE Outdoors
Dr. Howard is a risk management specialist in the field of Enterprise Risk Management. He has a strong background in the fields of outdoor and adventure education, wilderness recreation, and experiential education. He actively works with independent schools to build and maintain strong... Read More →
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Jalynn Bosley, B. Ed.,

Executive Director, Founder, ALIVE Outdoors Inc.
Prior to starting ALIVE Outdoors in 2000, Jalynn was a Phys. Ed. with the TDSB. She has over 25 years of experience as a wilderness guide and outdoor educator. She is nearing the two-decade mark as the business owner of one of Canada’s prominent experiential education companies... Read More →

Saturday April 6, 2019 9:00am - 4:00pm
Ottawa Room

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