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Key Benefits

In this live online course, you will examine the latest research and best practices for measuring risk level, assessing potential threats, identifying and responding to novel risk events, and protecting enterprise value. By improving your ability to organize, manage, and govern the risk management function, you will be better prepared to protect your company's assets, brand reputation, and competitive advantage—and to respond rapidly to unexpected, consequential events.

Corporate Executives & Risk Management

All organizations—even those with sophisticated models of risk exposure—are vulnerable to disaster. In most organizations, risk management attempts to avoid disasters by emphasizing compliance, internal controls, and conformance to standard operating procedures. This live online program takes a more comprehensive and strategic view of risk management. It provides frameworks and tools for senior leadership and corporate boards to strengthen your company's approach to managing both internal and external risks. You will return from this virtual program ready to develop and implement innovative strategies by better identification and mitigation of the attendant risks.


Anticipate and mitigate different types of risk

  • Assess your company's potential risks, such as operations and competitive threats, brand damage, cyber-attacks, and unexpected global events

  • Know when to turn down opportunities that could expose your company to excessive risk

  • Use the three levels of risk hierarchy to build and integrate processes that anticipate, prioritize, and mitigate threats

  • Learn how to overcome individual and organizational barriers to effective risk discussions and risk mitigation actions

  • Establish a crisis incident management team that can be rapidly mobilized to manage unforeseen external events

Transform risk into competitive advantage
  • Integrate risk management into strategy formulation and execution

  • Decide which threats to manage and mitigate internally as a source of competitive advantage

  • Sustain operations during crisis situations

  • Create long-term opportunities from short-term risks

Attend with your team
  • Conduct daily debriefs among participating team members to reflect after each session

  • Participate as a group in a comprehensive immersive learning experience without removing key people for an extended period of time from work related activities

  • Develop an action and implementation plan and engage as a team in a post-program session with an HBS teaching leader

Expand your personal and professional network
  • Extend your network by connecting and working with accomplished executives from various backgrounds, industries, and countries across the globe

  • Build relationships with a diverse group of peers who can provide wide-ranging insights into your business challenges and career decisions

Who Should Attend

Senior business leaders in large established companies who have significant corporate management responsibilities, including:

  • Chief risk officers and other leaders in risk management roles

  • Crisis management team leaders

  • Chief financial officers

  • Board members

  • General managers, including CEOs, COOs, and division heads

  • Senior leaders responsible for executing and controlling strategy

  • Public relations executives

Attendance by multiple company representatives will foster teamwork and amplify the program's impact, particularly in the context of risk management requiring active collaboration between a staff function (the risk management office or group), line management, and a board. This program is designed to enable team members to actively participate in a comprehensive, immersive learning experience without removing key people for an extended time from all work-related activities.

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