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Balancing Risk and Opportunity to Create Value

Every day, understanding risk becomes increasingly critical to the success of business professionals. Intensive education opportunities at the Risk Institute challenge executive-level professionals to identify, measure, and prioritize the many risks facing their organizations and to develop strategies for managing these risks.

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Next Session Thursday, April 10, 2014 | 8 a.m. - noon


Program DetailsWho Should AttendFaculty and Curriculum

The Risk Institute Executive Education Series,  part of the Fisher College of Business Executive Education Program, is a five-part collaborative engagement. The half-day sessions bring together thought leaders from the Fisher faculty, institute member organizations, and similar companies to explore new perspectives on risk management.

Session Dates/Time:

8:00 a.m. - noon

Thursday, December 5, 2013
Thursday, February 13, 2014
Thursday, April 10, 2014
Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Location: Fisher College of Business, Pfahl Hall
Cost: Each half-day session is $495

This course is intended for direct reports to C-level executives, SVPs, VPs, and business unit leaders charged with driving growth and creating value while managing risk.

Participants will come from a broad range of industries; companies are encouraged to send teams who will not only learn a common vocabulary, but will have the opportunity to work on current organization challenges. 


René Stulz
Karen Wruck
Anil Makhija
Jay Anand


Greg Allenby
Bernadette Minton

Topics include:

  1. Thursday, October 24, 2013 
    8 a.m.-Noon
    The Evolution of Risk Management: Failures, Lessons Learned, and the Foundation for Value Enhancement
  2. Thursday, December 5, 2013 
    8 a.m.-Noon
    By the Numbers: Leveraging Advanced Analytics in Risk Management
  3. Thursday, February 13, 2014 
    8 a.m.-Noon
    Connecting the Dots: Strategy, Economics, and Risk
  4. Thursday, April 10, 2014 
    8 a.m.-Noon
    Managing the Message: The Importance of Effective Communications in Managing Risk
  5. Wednesday, May 14, 2014 
    8 a.m.-Noon
    Enabling the Right Risk Culture: The Role of Governance, Compliance, and Incentive Compensation

Program participants will learn

  • To Identify, measure, and respond to risks critical to organizational success
  • Use economic and strategic analyses to turn data and information into insight for more competitive and sustainable business advantages
  • Implement effective messaging of risk management and organizational policies and strong governance for an integrated value-creating risk management function
  • Avoid the common mistakes of conventional risk management approaches
  • Create an organizational culture that manages risk proactively by allowing ideas, innovation, and initiatives to flourish

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Michelle Norris
Program Manager

Phone: 614.292.8574
Fax: 614.292.6644
Fisher College of Business
Executive Education
110 Pfahl Hall
280 W. Woodruff Ave.
Columbus, OH 43210-1144