Decoding Risk Management (TRN1-E21)

Product code: TRN1-E21

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March 14, 2024


1:30 pm to 2:30 pm (ET)

English, with interpretation in French

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Delivery method

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1 hour



All public servants at all levels



Risk management is the process of identifying, monitoring and managing potential risks in order to maximize opportunity and minimize the negative impact they may have on an organization. Achieving successful risk management requires public servants to optimize their sphere of influence and navigate the complexities of an imperfect government ecosystem.

This insightful event unpacks common reservations about conducting risk management within the Government of Canada by debunking myths, exploring pathways to address such reservations and sharing lessons learned.

Participants will gain new strategies on how to navigate challenges such as risk aversion, organizational silos, and the inertia that can impede swift action. These insights aim to empower public servants, enabling them to maximize their positive influence on their organization’s performance.

This event builds on insights from Communicating Risk in Complex Situations (TRN1-E16), a recent event which featured some of the experts on this panel.


  • Julie Bastarache, Director General, Office of the Auditor General of Canada
  • Sheri Hord, Private Consultant, Facilitating Results


  • Karen M. Zarrouki, Manager, Internal Audit and Evaluation Bureau, Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat
Date modified: 2023-01-31