Risk Management in the 21st Century: Linking Foresight to Strategic Risk

The Conference Board of Canada, September 20, 2017
Recorded Webinar
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Risk management is not a new practice. Whether your organization is in the private, nonprofit or public sector, risk management is now an established function and has been exercised for years. Since the emergence of the discipline, techniques and approaches have evolved over time – but are they keeping up with the times?

More than ever, the increasing volatility and unpredictability of today’s operating environment demands for a more strategic approach to risk management. Join us as Salvatore Cucchiara, Foresight Strategist and Systemic Designer at the Government of Alberta’s Department of Energy, Alberta CoLab, argues the importance of drawing on foresight tools for better strategic risk management.

Webinar Highlights

In this 60-minute webinar, Salvatore will:

  • Explain why it is important for organizations to focus on and address strategic risks;
  • Highlight some of the key challenges organizations face when taking a strategic approach to risk management;
  • Lay out how foresight can help to strengthen strategic risk management; and
  • Introduce a practical framework that organizations can use increase their odds of success in a turbulent world.

About Salvatore

Salvatore Cucchiara is a foresight strategist and systemic designer at Alberta CoLab, an innovation lab within the Government of Alberta’s Department of Energy. A political theorist by training, Salvatore specializes in the systematic exploration of future possibilities, to help turn future-takers into future-shapers. His current interests include the interface between foresight, strategy development, and risk management; theories of strategy; the futures of health and energy; and gamification. He has published in Foucault Studies, FORMakademisk: Research Journal of Design and Design Education, and PhaenEx: Journal of Existential and Phenomenological Theory and Culture.

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