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What Can Risk Managers Do in a Pandemic?

March 26, 2020
Vancouver, WA 98662 
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Who Should Attend:

Risk managers, general managers, CEOs, CFOs, policymakers, and anyone involved in the risk management function of their utility.

Webinar Overview:

Enterprise risk management (ERM) is the discipline of examining the impact of potential financial, operational, regulatory, environmental, legal, safety, and reputation risks on an organization. We often talk about how risk information can inform strategy, tactics, compliance, audit, financing, and operational processes; but, fundamentally, the most critical reason for risk management is to help an organization plan for a major risk event.

Under normal circumstances, the risk manager serves in a planning- and information-gathering role to help an organization identify risks, rank risks, manage risks, and monitor risks. While most U.S companies have considered the risk of a pandemic, this is the first time in recent history that they have had to grapple with the reality of it. Now that we are experiencing an actual pandemic event, the question that needs to be explored is: what is a risk manager’s role during a serious risk event?

This interactive 90-minute webinar will investigate what a risk manager can do in reaction to the COVID-19 outbreak––as well as prepare for a possible second or third wave––through lecture, Q&A, an assignment, and group discussion of the assignment.

Webinar Objectives:

This course will focus on the various roles a risk manager can play during––and right after––a major risk event such as a pandemic. Those roles include:

  • Be in the war room
  • Plan for the next wave
  • Share experiences and ideas with peers at other utilities
  • Develop a plan for a second wave

Webinar Format:

Please be prepared to ask questions and share ideas with your peers. For approximately the first hour, the webinar will cover material prepared by the instructor, coupled with interactive polling and Q&A. The last 30 minutes will be used to complete an exercise, followed by peer discussion. The exercise will be provided prior to the webinar. Registered attendees will have access to the slides for the session.

Approximately one week following the session, there will be a 60-minute follow-up webinar for registered attendees that are interested in re-grouping with the instructor and other attendees for further discussion and questions. This follow-up session is included in the webinar registration fee. NWPPA will endeavor to schedule a time that is convenient for attendees and the instructor.

Webinar Instructor:

Julia Ryan, Aether Advisors LLC

Webinar Schedule:

The webinar will be held from 10-11:30 a.m. Pacific Time. Attendees will be admitted 15 minutes before the webinar begins. The course is only available live; no recording will be made available. The follow-up webinar will be scheduled approximately one week later. Participants will be notified of the date and time once it has been scheduled.

How to Participate:

Instructions will be emailed to attendees 24 hours before the webinar and we recommend that you test the link to the meeting as soon as you get the instructions. The webinar is best viewed using Internet Explorer as your browser. We recommend that you use a landline for both your phone and your internet connections.

This registration is for one person to attend. We manage our webinars on an honor-system basis; if more than one person from a utility wishes to attend, each is to register separately.

Course Fees:

Rate: Complimentary

Cancellation Policy:

Cancellations are accepted, with full refund, if request is made at least 30 days prior to the course. Within 30 days, fees are as follows: 15-29 days, $100; 1-14 days or "no show," 100% of registration fee. When possible, please send a substitute instead of canceling; NWPPA does not charge a fee for substitutions.

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For More Information:

To find out more about this course, to register, or to learn about other events, view the Training and Event Catalog.

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Julie Ryan
Organization: Aether Advisors, LLC