A Joint GRI-Rotman Education Program for board member and senior stakeholders
As a senior leader in a financial institution, you face a range of operational challenges every day. As a board member your role will also involve the identification and management of financial risks:Risks that your organisation currently faces, unseen risks that currently exist at a systemic or operational level and new and emerging risks of which you are currently unaware.
Offered over 1.5 days at the Rotman School of Management in downtown Toronto, GRl’s flagship program brings together the best practitioners and academics to provide actionable insight on the risk oversight responsibilities of boards and their directors.
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Hear from governance and risk management experts in a collaborative environment featuring interactive discussions and case studies to share experiences and enhance your capabilities to effectively oversee risk management and ensure linkage to the achievement of strategy.
We consider risk oversight as one of the key responsibilities of the board with critical linkage to strategy and organizational success.
Who should attend
We created the Board Risk Oversight Program exclusively for board members and senior stakeholders in the financial sector including central bankers, policymakers and regulators. With an alumni over 60+ GRI members having completed this program since 2014, it is a respected course.
As a participant in this program I would highlight the dialogue and sharing of views with peer directors at other financial institutions as the biggest return.
Why GRI members should take the program
Open learning environment
This program is an opportunity for directors to interact with other financial institutions directors in an open learning environment. Participants will hear from academics, practitioners and other directors – share points of view on leading practices and lessons learned. We are providing attendees with novel research relevant to real-world problems and outstanding risk education.
Participants in this program will benefit from the experience of world-class risk practitioners and educators:
- We work collaboratively using case studies, presentations and group learning techniques to build their capacity to identify, manage and benefit from the risks their organizations face both now and in the future.
- Those who attend this program will enhance their understanding of risk oversight as a board member at a financial institutions, as well as being able to better anticipate future trends that could affect their organization.
“The Board Risk Oversight and Program is an outstanding program for anyone on a board, and articularly for members of the risk committee. In an increasingly interconnected, global and digital world economy, sound risk governance is a Competitive imperative. The Board Risk Oversight and Insight Program moves briskly from theory to practice, and from knowledge, to skills, to judgment.”
- Tiff Macklem
Dean, Rotman School of Management and Scotiabank Board Member
“Effective board oversight in an increasingly complex world requires strong theoretical and practical skills. The Global Risk Institute has put forward a strong program to teach these important skills, which they have continued to develop over the years into a powerful reduction opportunity for directors.”
- Heather Munroe-Blum
Chairperson, Board of Directors Canada Pension Plan Investment Board and Royal Bank Board Members
“I found the sessions to be both informative and thought provoking. I am encouraging all of our directors to attend as it will help facilitate our ongoing risk dialogue.”
- David LeGresley
Board Chair, Equitable Bank Group
“As a board member, GRI’s Board Risk Oversight and Insight Program gave me a rare opportunity to engage with my peers and share points of view on topics of vital importance to board members in today’s uncertain global environment”
- Diane Bean
PSP Investments Board Member