1 - 2 May, 2018 | QT Hotel Canberra, Canberra, ACT

Pre-Conference Workshop Day: Monday, 30th April 2018


8:00 am - 10:30 am Governing Risk Communications to Increase Risk Capability

Risk Management to a large extent involves human psychology and decision making processes. Communication is crucial to influence and create a culture that considers riskbased decision making. This workshop will build on practical solutions and methods to develop simpler risk communications. It will demonstrate how risk language can encourage collaborative approaches to increase risk capability.

What will the workshop cover?

  • Identifying tools and techniques that can be used to create governance and risk dialogue across the organisaiton
  • Understanding the importance of governance processes and agenda setting so that risk management is front and center of the organisation
  • Replacing risk jargons to achieve a more effective dialogue
  • Collaborative sharing by participants on how they have embedded risk based decision making within their everyday business

Aman Chand, Director Audit and Risk at Western Sydney University

Aman Chand

Director Audit and Risk
Western Sydney University


11:00 am - 1:30 pm Embedding Shared Risk as High Level Priority within Organisations

Shared Risk often requires a network of distributed responsibilities and relationships. The growing use of collaborative approaches by government such as shared publicprivate partnerships and inter-agency task forces means that shared risk is becoming more prevalent.

What will the workshop cover?

  • How can organisations contribute to managing shared risk effectively
  • Overcoming challenges involved with managing shared risk
  • How to establish governance mechanisms for complex shared risk
  • Establishing shared risk as a level of importance within the organisation

Edward Pikusa, Principal Flood Management Officer at Department of Environment, Water and Natural Resources

Edward Pikusa

Principal Flood Management Officer
Department of Environment, Water and Natural Resources


2:00 pm - 4:30 pm Understanding How to be Resilient to Emerging Digital Risks

Recent reports have indicated that major Australian business suffered 7238 online attacks in the last financial year. This demands Risk Resilience within government organisations to equip them to anticipate change, adapt to change and recover from a range of risks while seizing the opportunities hidden within them.

What will the workshop cover?

  • Identifying what constitutes as an emerging risk and how it affects your organisation
  • How to implement a proactive approach to anticipate emerging cyber risks
  • How to identify strategies to combat Future Digital Risks externally and internally

Gloria Bailen, Operational Risk and Assurance Manager, Digital Trust and Risk at Transport for NSW

Gloria Bailen

Operational Risk and Assurance Manager, Digital Trust and Risk
Transport for NSW