Roles and responsibilities in Risk Management WEBCAST

Friday, December 10 8:00am - 9:00am PST

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Member Price $59.00

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This course identifies the skills and traits of an anticipatory leader and the vital role they play in an organization. These leaders are strategic thinkers, capable of aligning the organization with a balanced risk and reward approach. They are part futurist, strategist and integrator. The need to understand the different responsibilities for risk management of the levels within an organization is discussed in detail. These levels start with board members and go through staff levels, and even to part-time employees and partners. Everyone has a role if risk management is going to be part of everything an organization does. Lists of important questions are provided to assist your journey to establishing and maintaining an effective risk management process.


This course identifies the skills and traits of an anticipatory leader and the vital role they play in an organization.


Familiarity with enterprise risk management concepts and best practices.

Designed For

Practitioners of any level who play a risk management role.


Identify the various roles and individual responsibilities in risk management. Identify the 80/20 perspective applied to enterprise risk management. Recognize the five levels of defense in risk management as it relates to leadership roles. Assess action steps for the board and executive leadership team.







Bruce Shepard

Bruce Shepard was most recently an assistant professor of accounting at George Fox University and an adjunct professor of accounting at the University of Oregon, prior to becoming an instructor for the AICPA in 2012. From 2006-2010, Mr. Shepard was the Chief Financial Officer of Las Vegas Gaming, Inc. in Las Vegas, Nevada, where he had full management responsibility for all financial affairs, daily business operations, administration and human resources. From 1985-2006, Mr. Shepard was in charge of the Middle Market Practice for PricewaterhouseCoopers, LLP in Portland, Oregon, where he served as an Assurance Partner from 1989-2006 focusing on providing proactive business advisory services to fast-growing companies.

At PricewaterhouseCoopers, LLP, Mr. Shepard spearheaded over 100 acquisitions and divestitures by leading in the financial structuring and negotiations. He worked with clients to develop strategic plans for short-term and long-term growth. He assisted both start-up companies and beyond start-up companies with attaining their needed growth capital. Mr. Shepard wrote an article, Financing Entrepreneurs, in 1999 for the Oregon Society of Certified Public Accountants. Mr. Shepard was awarded “Beta Alpha Psi Professional of the Year” in 2006 for sustained involvement with the University of Oregon.

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Non-Member Price $69.00

Member Price $59.00