Risk Leadership Initiative Spring Seminar

Wednesday, April 25, 7:30 AM

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The Risk Leadership Initiative invites you to our first annual Spring Seminar, “Risk and Strategy: Maximizing the Value of Disruption”.

This half-day event features a keynote presentation on the Risk Leadership experience from the Super Bowl and four breakout sessions. Topics were selected based on suggestions we received from Risk Leaders like you.

Aspiring and seasoned risk leaders are welcome to attend and contribute. Breakfast and lunch will be served and allow ample time for networking. Advanced registration is required. 



7:30-8:30 a.m.: 

Registration & Breakfast

8:30-9:30 a.m.: 


9:30-10:00 a.m.:

Networking Break 

10:00-11:00 a.m.:

Breakout Session 1

Session 1-A: Risk Culture and Organizational Behavior

Session 1-B: COSO ERM Framework Update: An Overview for Risk Leaders

11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.: 

Breakout Session 2

Session 2-A: The Fair Approach: A New Way to Measure & Manage Information Risk

Session 2-B: Strategy and Risk: 5 Tips for Leaders 

12:00-1:00 p.m.:




Risk Culture and Organizational Behavior
People leaders and those focused on organizational behavior don’t always think of themselves as risk leaders. This is particularly true in companies with a risk management function that tends to take formal responsibility for risk-related topics. Join our panel of organizational culture shapers for a discussion on how company culture prevents and mitigates risks and is critical to the success of many company initiatives, including takeaway tips you can incorporate into your role.

Dr. Christopher Michaelson, David A. & Barbara Koch Distinguished Professor of Business Ethics & Social Responsibility, University of St. Thomas

Lisa Sterling, Executive Vice President, Chief People & Culture Officer, Ceridian
Orlando Flores, Ethics & Compliance Officer, Americas Region, Medtronic
Dana Lindman-Gustner, Sr. Manager, Employee Relations, Caribou Coffee

COSO ERM Framework Update: An Overview for Risk Leaders
With the release of the new COSO ERM Framework in late 2017, this session is intended to provide attendees with greater insight into the research and findings that drove the a significant framework update. Ten key changes will be reviewed along with potential implications for your organization. You will learn how these changes were intended to elevate the relevance of ERM, meet management's and the board’s increasing expectations of ERM, and gain practical examples of the application of the new COSO ERM Framework.

Speaker: Stephen Zawoyski, Partner, Risk Management and Compliance Solutions, PricewaterhouseCoopers

The FAIR Approach: A New Way to Measure & Manage Information Risk
In many cases, how organizations complete information risk analysis and how we communicate results to leaders is broken. You will gain insights into why managing information risk is difficult and complex and gain insights into alternatives, including the “Factor Analysis of Information Risk” (FAIR) model. The first 50 attendees will receive a copy of "Measuring and Managing Information Risk: A FAIR Approach" by Jack Jones and Jack Freund.

Speaker: Jeff Norem, VP of Security, Augeo Marketing

Strategy and Risk: 5 Tips for Leaders
To be competitive, companies constantly need to develop new strategies and capabilities. This panel discussion will provide insights on the key roles of risk leaders in setting company strategy, the risk of not responding, innovative strategies companies can employ, and the impact of effective risk leadership. You will gain practical tips on applying strategic thinking based on insightful examples shared by our panelists.

Lana Weber, Chief Strategy Officer, Elements Group

Dominic Venturo, Executive Vice President, Chief Innovation Officer, U.S. Bank
David Williams, Chief Innovation Officer, Elements Group
Leslie Kupchella, Founder & CEO, Leslie Kupchella & Partners


Adrienne Jordan - Director, Project and Risk Management Office, Minnesota Super Bowl Host Committee
Adrienne Jordan is a recognized leader in the corporate, sports, education, foundation, non-profit and community relations arenas. In her current role, she is responsible for leading the Project and Risk Management Office, which coordinates and supports the project, operational and financial objectives of the Minnesota Super Bowl Host Committee. Jordan also leads and manages all aspects of special projects as assigned by the Chief Operating Officer. For full bio, click here

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