GW-CEPL ERM Program:  Moe Nikbakshian, Director, Enterprise Risk Management and Big Data Initiatives, GW-CPS; Rafael Cotto, Senior Associate, Audit and Policy -  National Science Foundation and ERM certificate alum; and Dr. Doug Webster, Director of Risk Management at USAID and a faculty member at GW-CEPL.  
Enterprise Risk Management for the 21st Century
Dear GW-CEPL Alumni and Friends,

Is your agency prepared for the risks and opportunities of the 21st century? Public sector organizations face a more diverse spectrum today than ever before.   A new risk paradigm is required, one that is grounded in an organization's strategic goals and takes into account the ever-changing operating environment.  The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) is moving forward with enterprise risk management (ERM) as a serious priority, as required in the  OMB Circular A-123.    

GW-CEPL is offering an Enterprise Risk Management Certificate Program in Government on October 23-27, 2017.  The program is designed to provide you with the fundamental  concepts and processes, tools and techniques of ERM in the context of organizational change.  The program  will develop your knowledge and provide practical application to your organization.

Learning Objectives:

Understand the value of ERM 
  • Achieve the mission of the organization
  • Link to strategic objectives
  • Make risk-informed decisions

Learn how ERM informs management decisions

  • Learn the tools of ERM and how to use them
  • Understand the risk appetite of your organization
  • Succeed in an environment of uncertainty

Learn how to implement ERM in your organization

  • Setting up a governance structure
  • Embedding ERM into the organizational culture
  • Learning tools and techniques to support organizational change

Learn how to assess the effectiveness of ERM implementation in your organization

  • Assess the level of maturity of your ERM process (e.g., beginning, advanced)
  • Assess gaps between identified risks and actual risks
  • Develop a continuous improvement process 
  • Determine how successful you are in mitigating your risks
Target Audience:  Public sector leaders at all levels with responsibility for designing and implementing ERM in their organization.  Also serves private sector risk practitioners, contractors, and auditors who work with government risk managers.

Dates:  Oct. 23-27, 2017

Venue:  GWU Alexandria Graduate Center , 413 John Carlyle Street, Suite 250 Alexandria, VA 22314 (5 min walk from Blue/Yellow Line and 15 min driving from the Reagan National Airport)

Tuition:  $6,450
*We offer a 10% discount for GW-CEPL alumni and groups of 5 or more.
** Please see the registration form for refund and cancellation policies.

>>>For more information, please see our  website  and/or  flyer .  

>>>To register, please click on this  form .
“Understanding risks, learning to calculate risk, learning to measure risk, and risk-informed decision-making is the juncture between operations and strategic results, implementation and advancement, accountability and transparency, enterprise-wide or from one organizational unit to the next.”

— Nancy Anne Baugher, Alumna of the GW-CEPL Senior Leader Program, and Director, Office of Financial Risk, Policy and Controls, Office of the Chief Financial Officer at the U.S. Department of Energy
As always, please don't hesitate to reach out to Moe Nikbakshian, Director, Enterprise Risk Management and Big Data Initiatives via email: with your questions and/or suggestions.  We enjoy hearing from you! 
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