Risk managers from across the country joined RSA Canada, in partnership with the Schulich Executive Education Centre (Schulich Exec Ed), Schulich School of Business, at their first risk manager’s seminar, wrote Canadian Insurance Top Broker.com, Oct. 19.
The seminar, called ‘Fast Forward: Navigating the Future of Risk Management,’ took place on Oct. 6 in Toronto. It was facilitated and instructed by leading risk-management adviser and legal counsel, Kenneth Jull, LLP, and a Schulich Exec Ed faculty member. The seminar was designed to help inspire how risk managers approach their job and to hone their leadership skills.
“RSA Canada is deeply committed to continuing education, and we understand that the knowledge and skills risk managers need to be successful are very complex and diverse,” said Colette Taylor, Vice-President, Specialty Lines at RSA Canada. “We created this seminar, recognizing that risk managers are facing new challenges as a result of rapidly evolving dynamics of business and risk management. Our goal is for the risk managers who participated to leave with a better understanding of global best practices in risk management and with greater confidence as leaders.”
Risk managers participated in engaging sessions grounded in academic fundamentals, hands-on group work with their peers in risk management, and thought-provoking discussion on leadership and influential skills in the context of the dynamics of business and risk management.
“Understanding Risk and identifying how to handle it is now a basic managerial skill in any industry,” said Alan Middleton, Schulich Exec Ed’s Executive Director.
“The seminar was a well thought out, well planned and well executed information filled day, which examined topics of importance to corporations and their Risk Managers in the ‘emerging risks’ space,” said Tanya Diedrick, Director Risk Management at H&R Reit.