Risk Leadership on Campus

Can It Begin with Me? Risk Leadership on Campus.

About the Webinar

You don’t have to sit on the president’s cabinet or hold the title of “risk manager” to become a risk leader at your institution. Employees in every office and department can learn the basics of risk management and how it applies to the work they do. Once you have launched your own risk education, you can enlist co-workers and supervisors to raise the level of risk awareness on campus. Join Paula Vene Smith, author of Engaging Risk: A Guide for College Leaders to discuss how risk leadership begins with you.

About the Presenter

Paula V. Smith
Professor of English & Director of the Purposeful Risk Engagement Project
Grinnell College

Since joining the faculty of Grinnell College in 1987, Ms. Smith has taught full-time at Grinnell College with intermittent administrative appointments, most recently serving as chief academic officer. Now back on the faculty, she teaches and directs PREP, a national project on risk with a focus on liberal arts colleges.

The Purposeful Risk Engagement Project (PREP) helps college leaders all over the country create dynamic and effective approaches to risk on their campus.

In directing PREP Ms. Smith enjoys the opportunity to write for a national audience, to share advice and resources with college leaders, and to give presentations on risk engagement tailored for academic institutions.

Resources to Share

Here are just a few resources for higher education administrators, students, faculty, and staff:

The Purposeful Risk Engagement Project. Grinnell College.

NACUBO Enterprise Risk Management Resources Website. NACUBO.

A Wake-up Call: Enterprise Risk Management at Colleges and Universities Today. Association of Governing Boards.

Best-Practice Tips for Boards, Presidents and Chancellors Regarding Enterprise Risk Management. Grant Thonrton.

ERM: Lessons Learned and Tools Used from One University's Nearly 10-Year Implementation Journey. Margaret Zapalac & Lawrence Keller.

Creating Resilient Universities, Advancing ERM & Organizational Resilience on Campus. Deb Donning & Andre Le Duc.

Risk Managers Are from Mars, EHS Professionals Are from Venus: EHS Professional's Role in ERM. Erike Young.

Higher Education Compliance: An Enterprise Approach. Scott Wightman & Jeff Chasen.