This conference helped me to find practical ways to integrate risk management in day-to-day operation.
- Chief of Active Risk
Surveillance Economic
Development Canada
13th Annual Event!

Public Sector Risk Management

Cultivating a Proactive Understanding

January 21 – 22, 2020  ·  Ottawa, Ontario
Day One Program Agenda - Tuesday January 21, 2020
8:00 - 9:00        Registration and Continental Breakfast
9:00 - 9:15
Welcome and Opening Remarks from the Co-Chairs
9:15 - 10:00
Communicating The Why: The Utility of Ethics in Risk Culture
Claudine Hebert, Manager, Internal Audit, Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada

10:00 - 10:45
Communicating The What: The Data Visualization of Risk
  • How does data visualization add value
  • How will it be especially important going forward
  • DV case study
10:45 - 11:00        Networking Break
11:00 - 12:00
Communicating The How: Using Risk Registers and Appetites
  • Risk ownership and accountability
  • Addressing risk at the right level
  • Operationalizing risk appetite
12:00 - 1:00        Luncheon Break
1:00 - 2:00
Opportunities in Risk
  • Case study: risk-based optimization
  • Finding opportunity in the risks you are facing
  • Risk-based optimization: liability and the risk appetite of stakeholders
2:00 - 2:45
Optimizing the Management of Long Term Risk through ERM
  • Case study: capitalizing on long term risk
  • Assessing long term risk
  • Determining the right amount of resources to dedicate toward long term risk
  • Not forgetting about it
2:45 - 3:00        Networking Break
3:00 - 4:30
Trends in Internal Controls
  • Mitigating insider threats
  • Emerging compliance issues
4:00 - 5:00
For Better or Worse: Third Party Risk
  • Choosing partners
  • Working with partners - expanding the scope of internal controls, and sharing standards
  • Forms of partnership
  • Considering total exposure
5:00        End of Day One



Risk is inherent in everything we do. Despite best efforts it is impossible to control everything. Organizations face numerous risks that can prevent the entity from achieving desired outcomes. No one, least of all those working in the public sector, can ignore risks -- they must be managed. Unfortunately, like most things, this can be easier said than done. Risk management can be tricky, but when done right it can be invaluable.

INFONEX's two-day Risk Management for the Public Sector will bring together thought leaders to discuss and identify ways to continually optimize your organization's risk management practices. Our expert faculty of speakers will share timely information and proactive approaches for manoeuvring and anticipating likely eventualities, both good and bad.

Transformation is a key activity in government at all levels. The need to respond to changes in the economy, policy direction and an increased focus on effectiveness and results, taken together, create a strong business case to review, streamline and enhance your implementation of risk management. In some departments, agencies and organizations risk management has degraded and become an obligatory "tick box" exercise, the same risks continue to be assessed and no effort is made to remove risks that no longer apply or to identify new and emerging risks that are arising from changes in the economy, security and governance.

Get a better understanding your organization's culture and potential threats posed by the wrong corporate culture. Hear best practices for integrating planning, risk management, and performance reporting. Examine the best practices for integrating internal controls into your risk management program. Find the balance between reducing cyber-related risks and managing business demands. Learn how to develop a forward-looking approach will mitigate threats to your organization's reputation.

Attend Risk Management for the Public Sector and walk away with practical strategies for taking your risk management practices to the next level. Register today!

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