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Introduction to Risk Management


Sep 14, 2018
09:00 AM until 01:00 PM


New programs bring opportunities… and they also bring risks. As a Human Resource professional, you might be responsible for operations inside the HR department as well as for programs, policies, and risks for all the staff in the company. You also know that business initiatives started elsewhere in the firm can carry people-focused risks that other business leaders might not have considered. This workshop introduces the tools of the tools of enterprise risk management (ERM) that can help HR professionals learn to better assess, manage, and avoid these risks.


This workshop leverages international standards for risk management and hands-on problem solving to train HR professionals to better:

  • -Identify and assess risks within a HR function
  • -Apply a framework for deciding which risks to take, which to mitigate, which need greatest attention
  • -Become the go-to resource for your organization’s strategic planning for risks that apply to all workers
  • -Identify risk management issues on which to selectively engage executives, management, or staff
  • Topics Covered

  • Applying the framework of international standards for risk management ISO 31000 to a HR function
  • Conducting a first-ever HR-risk assessment or updating a prior assessment
  • Assessing HR risk management issues in other parts of your organization
  • Key tools for managing HR risk


  • HR Professionals or those in positions that provide HR Services to smaller organizations.
  • This workshop is valid for 3.75 PDC’s toward SHRM-CP and SHRM-SCP recertification.

  • About the Instructor

    Michele Braun directs the Institute for Managing Risk at the Manhattanville School of Business. In addition, as Managing Executive of The Crossway Group, LLC, she trains and advises businesses on risk management and payments topics. Highlights from her career in government and private industry include service as Human Resources Officer for the Federal Reserve Bank of New York and as secretary to the Fed-sponsored, industry-led Payments Risk Committee and Tri-party Repo Infrastructure Reform Task Force. Ms. Braun holds a B.S. in Industrial and Labor Relations from Cornell University and a M.S. in Public Management and Policy from Carnegie Mellon University's Heinz College. Ms. Braun is a frequent contributor to practical business publications on risk management and innovation.





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2900 Purchase Street
Purchase, NY

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Manhattanville School of Business

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Michele Braun

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