Tuesday, November 28, 2023
In-Person & Online
Please note that the 2023 AFERM ERM Summit Training Event is held in Eastern time.
Note: This is a tentative schedule subject to change.
Breakout Session Tracks
(Full Track Descriptions available here)
Track A — Delivering Value to Decision-Makers
Track B — Embracing the Journey
Track C — Integrating ERM into the Larger Agenda
CPE Fields of Study
To help you decide which to attend, each session’s Field of Study (FOS) is indicated within the agenda:
AUDG — Auditing (Governmental)
BMO — Business Management & Organization (Non-Technical)
CSA — Computer Software & Application
PD — Personal Development (Non-Technical)
PROD — Production (Non-Technical)
REBE — Regulatory Ethics – Behavioral Ethics
Registration & Continental Breakfast
General Session 1: Welcome and Opening Comments
Keynote Session 1: ERM at the IRS and across Government
Discussion of the maturation of ERM at the IRS as well as observations of ERM across government.
Plenary Session 2: ERM at the Peace Corps
Discussion of the implementation of ERM at the Peace Corps.
Demo 1 – Camms Demo
Session 1A: Risk Assessment Techniques - Finding the Fit for ISO 31010 in an ERM Program
ISO 31010 is an international standard for risk assessment techniques. It lists almost four dozen different methods to identify, evaluate, prioritize, and decide on treatments for risk. These methods vary in their complexity and where they apply. While the ISO 31010 standard and other resources describe each method in detail, it’s still not easy to find the right technique for the right problem.
Session 1B: Building a program through collaboration
Discuss standing up a department level program and the importance of collaboration in making it work.
Session 1C: ERM's Role in Risk-Informed Decision-Making
Decision-makers and heads of ERM alike report that significant business decisions are insufficiently risk-informed. Information abounds, but it is overloading decision-makers. To improve decision quality in today’s environment, ERM must resist the impulse to provide more information and instead, help executive decision-makers make sense of risk information.
Curtis McNeil, Risk Management Officer, Architect of the Capitol (AOC)
Jim Fitzmaurice, VP, Audit & Risk Management Advisory, Gartner
Demo 2 – Workiva Demo
Session 2A: Linking Human-Centered Design and ERM: An Exploration of Concepts and Practice
In this session, participants will discover the linkage between human-centered design (HCD) techniques and ERM and explore if HCD approaches can help improve ERM effectiveness. A poll will be administered and the 13 ways HCD can affect ERM will be shared with attendees.
Karen Hardy, Ed.D, Former Director of ERM, US Department of Commerce
Session 2B: Leveraging Your Enterprise Risks with Program Integrity
This will be a session on best practices for incorporating program integrity principles into the development and oversight of your enterprise risks. Program Integrity for EPA encompasses the following key components: Audit Management, Risk Management, Internal Controls, Fraud Risk Management, and Payment Integrity.
Bradley Grams, Regional Environmental Protection Specialist, U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration
Susan Perkins, Agency Audit Liaison, Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
Jovandra Sanderlin, Program Integrity Lead, EPA
Brian Webb, Division Director for Policy, Training, and Accountability, Office of the Controller, EPA
Nikki Wood, Chief of Management Integrity & Accountability Branch, EPA
Session 2C: Beyond the Risk Register – Showing the Value of ERM
This session will include three Federal ERM panelists who will describe how they have moved beyond the traditional ERM activities like completing a risk register to show value to their overall agency.
Session 3A: ERM Success in State & Local Government
ERM professionals share their successes and challenges at state and local ERM levels. ERM programs from the University of Maryland, University of Wisconsin, King County in Washington State, Hennepin County in Minnesota, and City of Norfolk in Virginia will discuss their challenges and best practices to weave ERM into the existing fabric of their organization. The State and Local Committee Chair Mel Thomson from the City of Phoenix will be moderating the panel.
Sean Catanese, ARM, ERM Program Manager, King County, Washington
Cathie Chancellor, JD MS, CRM, Risk Manager, City of Norfolk, Virginia
Grace Crickette, ARM, CGEIT, CCEP-I, CCSA, SHRM-SCP, SPHR, Vice Chancellor for Finance & Administration, University of Wisconsin Eau Claire
Mel Thomson, MAdm, ARM, ERMCP, ERM Lead, Finance Department, Risk Management Division, City of Phoenix, Arizona
Session 3B: Managing Global Risks — Insights and Techniques
Global risks have had a real impact on your mission and operations in recent years, even for agencies that are domestically focused. But how do you manage risks that are so big and out of an agency’s control? In this session we will examine some of the impacts organizations have felt from global risks in recent years, and we will share lessons learned, best practices, and techniques for identifying and considering global risks that could impact your organization and putting in place mitigations to reduce their impact on your organization. We’ll also explore techniques for managing through global risks when they manifest. Finally, we’ll focus on the need to continuously adapt, given the dynamic nature of global risks.
Session 3C: Operational Risk Response as an Enabler of Mission Delivery
The rapidly evolving program/mission operations, human capital, cybersecurity, information technology risk landscapes, including as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, have emphasized the importance of addressing operational risks and exploiting opportunities that enable government agencies to focus on mission delivery. This panel will provide insights into risk prioritization and response strategies that federal health agencies have deployed to continue making strides in delivering mission-critical services to the American public and citizens. Our panelists will share their perspectives on ways their agencies have approached managing operational risks to tackle programmatic risks more effectively. We will also hear how they balance prioritizing operational and programmatic risk response based on their overall risk landscape and resources.
Demo 3 – ARCHER Demo
Plenary Session 3: Risk is Rooted in Decision-Making
Discover ways to integrate risk into business processes to improve outcomes while minimizing or mitigating risks.
Grace Crickette, Vice Chancellor of Finance at University of Wisconsin at Eau Claire
Melissa Reynard, 2023 AFERM Summit Co-Chair