- May 18, 2020
8:00 am - 10:30 am
Seminar 4 on May 18, 2020
Facilitated Webinar — Preparing for Future Risks: Using Foresight and Scenario Planning to Identify Emerging Risks
Toffler Associates will share the value of foresight and scenario planning and its role in risk management. Futures and foresight techniques provide a proven and structured process that can help identify potential opportunities and risks. This webinar will help risk officers and managers better anticipate and prepare for uncertain environments and identify emergent risks that can inform the strategic planning process. Attendees will leave with an understanding of how to apply futures principles to continuous risk identification efforts and development of an iterative surveillance process for identifying leading indicators of future risk.
The webinar will also highlight how futures techniques can be leveraged to support agency planning around the range of possible new normals resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic and conclude with a practical exercise to explore consequential changes, disruptions, and emergent risks, whether 6 months or 6 years, that could impact attendees’ agencies.
Event Details & Registration
The ERM for Government Executives Seminar Series is open to members of the SEA and members of AFERM who are employed in the public sector. Registration will close on May 11 for purposes of organizing the facilitated virtual event. The webinar will be hosted using Microsoft Teams, however, participants will not need a Teams application to participate. Registration is free, but required. Those registered will receive instructions for accessing the webinar by email prior to the event.
Registration for this event has ended. All public sector registrants will receive instructions via email to access this online event.
About the ERM Seminar Series
Agencies are under increasing pressure to perform their missions more effectively and efficiently, while the types of challenges that government confronts are growing more complex. Agency leaders are expected to keep programs and operations on track by getting ahead of risks before they turn into problems. Enterprise Risk Management (ERM) is an approach that leaders can apply to gain a comprehensive assessment of the biggest risks to mission success and provides a strategy for managing and mitigating these risks. Done well, ERM can improve positive outcomes while reducing negative surprises, improve resource deployment, and enhance organizational resilience. The ERM for Government Executives seminar series equips government leaders with practical knowledge, tools, insights, and good practices for promoting and supporting ERM in their own agencies.
About the SEA
The Senior Executives Association is a non-profit professional association that promotes ethical and dynamic public service by fostering an outstanding career executive corps, advocates the interests of career federal executives (both active and retired), and provides information and services to SEA members. The SEA is the professional association for career members of the Senior Executive Service (SES) and equivalent positions. SEA also represents aspiring leaders (GS-12 to GS-15s) who are part of SEA’s leadership pipeline program.
The Association for Federal Enterprise Risk Management is the only professional association dedicated to the advancement of Enterprise Risk Management (ERM) in the Federal government through thought leadership, education and collaboration. AFERM provides programs and education about benefits, tools, and leading practices of Federal ERM and collaborated with other organizations and stakeholders to encourage the establishment of ERM in Federal departments and agencies.
About Toffler Associates
Toffler Associates is a future-focused strategic advisory firm that enables organizations to build resilience and thrive in a world where change is accelerating. We help businesses and public entities capitalize on opportunities, build agility, and mitigate risk in an uncertain future. Our unwavering commitment to being a catalyst for change is backed by a Future Proof® business consulting approach. We help global leaders ask the right questions, understand how future shifts impact current decisions, and position organizations to create future value.
Venue: Online Webinar