Risk Realm Webinars

Risk Realm is AFERM’s webinar series that brings ERM thought leadership and professional development to our members.

We partner with industry-leading organizations to provide these informative sessions for free. If you have a Risk Realm idea or would like to be a sponsoring partner, please contact us at info@aferm.org.

Check our events calendar for upcoming Risk Realm webinars.


Previous Webinars

Integrating Cybersecurity and Enterprise Risk Management Webinar

Webinar Date: August 31, 2020
Hosted by:  AFERM

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Cybersecurity and privacy risks continue to be among the top risks of concern at many federal agencies. Integrating conversations on cybersecurity and related risks to agency ERM programs is critical to ensuring that these risks are discussed alongside other enterprise risks. A virtual panel of IT and ERM practitioners discussed several methods to enable greater understanding of these topics across these areas of practice and to advance integration in your own agencies. Several of these methods will be further expanded on in a new chapter planned for the ERM Playbook Version 1.1.

Risk Management in the AI Era: Navigating the Opportunities and Challenges in the Public Sector

IBM Center for the Business of GovernmentWebinar Date: July 22, 2020
Hosted by: AFERM and IBM Center for The Business of Government

Artificial Intelligence (AI) continues to be a term that is greatly misunderstood among the general public. A reasonable risk management approach to the use of AI tools by public managers must carefully consider both potential positive and negative outcomes, opportunities, and challenges. Please join AFERM and IBM Center for The Business of Government to hear more about the government’s broad risk management approach to AI, a risk management framework for when and how government can and should consider using AI tools, and two innovative case studies.

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How Financial Risk Quantification Can Help Federal Agencies Better Integrate Cybersecurity Risk & ERM

Webinar Date: July 16, 2020
Hosted by: AFERM and FAIR Institute

AFERM and FAIR Institute discussed how Financial Risk Quantification can assist in integration of Cybersecurity Risk Management and ERM. This webinar explained how federal agencies can better meet the requirements of federal laws, policies and guidance to adopt a risk-based approach to cybersecurity and to integrate it with ERM through new financially driven risk assessment methodologies. The presenter, Nick Sanna, President of the FAIR Institute, took questions after the webinar from the Audience.

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Risk Management Case Study: The Fire at Notre Dame Cathedral

George Washington UniversityWebinar Date: April 15, 2020
Hosted by:  Center for Excellence in Public Leadership at The George Washington University (GW-CEPL) and AFERM, with support from FedInsider


This webinar, "Risk Management Case Study: The Fire at Notre Dame Cathedral," examines the assumptions, factors, and components that shaped the cathedral’s fire protection plan and likely led to its failure. We also consider important lessons that can be applied to managing risks to programs, projects and initiatives.

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Risk Mitigation: ERM, the Federal Data Strategy and Legislative Mandates

George Washington UniversityWebinar Date: September 26, 2019
Hosted by:  Center for Excellence in Public Leadership at The George Washington University (GW-CEPL) and AFERM, with support from FedInsider


This webinar, "Risk Mitigation: ERM, the Federal Data Strategy and Legislative Mandates," will introduce you to new data-related mandates for agencies, as well as some of the implementation risks agencies could face. Learn how Enterprise Risk Management can help you use your agency’s data more effectively to identify and mitigate risks, as well as drive mission improvements. During this webinar you will also explore the roles of new positions created by the Evidence Act, such as Chief Data Officer, and how to think about collaborative approaches to risk mitigation.

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Your risk culture: An ERM enabler or barrier?

Webinar Date: March 4, 2019
Hosted by: KPMG Government Institute

Kicking off our webinars with this topic was most appropriate since the respondents to both the 2017 and 2018 Federal Enterprise Risk Management Survey point to culture as the top barrier to implementing ERM. The presenters, Laura Price, Partner and Government Risk Consulting Leader, Jeff Steinhoff, Managing Director of KPMG’s Government Institute, and Edmund Green, Managing Director, Risk Consulting, authored a related white paper in collaboration with AFERM.

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