Raimund Laqua - Uncertainty creates the opportunity for risk
"It's a dangerous business, walking out one's front door. You step onto the road, and if you don't keep your feet there's no knowing where you might be swept off to" – Lord of the Rings Last fall I spoke at the National Capital Project Management Symposium in Ottawa on the topic of uncertainty and risk. Who knew that this would become the topic that is now on everyone's mind. I will be conducting a 3-hour follow up workshop on March 28th, 2020 hosted by PMI-CTT. This is now a virtual workshop where we will dive into the details on how we can defeat the dragon of uncertainty.
Pipeline Safety Management System - Where do you start
When it comes to adopting or improving pipeline safety management systems the question that is always asked is, "Where do I start?" In this webinar we will consider and compare the top 3 approaches to adopting a managed safety program. The path you pick will determine where you start and ultimately where you will end up. Spoiler alert: it may not be where you had hoped!
An introduction to ISO 19600: Compliance Management System
Organizations in highly-regulated, high-risk industries are faced with constantly changing and increasing compliance demands from a multiple sources that include: regulatory, industry standards and guidelines, internal policies and procedures, and many more. Compliance obligations are often buried across and at every level within an organization and keeping track of each obligation, associated risks, and compliance strategies poses a significant challenge. It is no wonder that corporate and operational compliance is one of management's highest risk concerns. To help meet this challenge ISO introduced their Compliance Management System Guidelines (ISO 19600) to help organizations coordinate and better meet compliance obligations across a wide range of stakeholders.
Introducing Lean and Elemental Compliance
This webinar introduces Lean Compliance and Elemental Compliance and how their partnership will benefit those who looking to implement or upgrade their Pipeline Safety Management System (SMS). The top 5 challenges organizations face when implementing an SMS and how to address them are presented.
Compliance at the Speed of Risk
Every organization operates in the presence of uncertainty from the board room to the front line. This uncertainty creates the opportunity for risk where companies are often only one recall, one explosion, or one violation away from losing their regulatory license, or as importantly their social license to operate. Unfortunately, up until now defenses have primarily been based on reactive behaviors across disparate silos creating significant gaps in coverage and the propagation of risk throughout organizations. To succeed companies must implement compliance programs that work together to form lines of protection to prevent threats from materializing and mitigate the effects when they do. In this way companies can increase the probability of mission success resulting in the reduction of risk, meeting obligations, and increased stakeholder trust. Will your current defenses hold and if not, what can you do to strengthen them?
10 Rules for Effective Compliance
Compliance is fundamentally about meeting obligations defined in a multitude of ways that include: regulations, standards, code of conduct, policies, guidelines, contracts, processes and procedures. These exist to keep companies running between the lines, avoid risk, and enable growth which in turn engenders stakeholder trust. The latter is of increasing importance in the new trust economy. However, many companies find themselves in a reactive vicious-cycle trying to pay off their non-conformance debt and fail to realize any of the benefits. This is not a surprise when 70% of companies do not even measure the effectiveness of their compliance programs. Whether you view compliance as a necessary evil or a necessary good you can still benefit from your compliance programs. In this presentation we will present, “10 Rules for Effective Compliance - an antidote to the vicious non-conformance cycle”. We will unpack what it means for compliance to be effective and 10 rules you can follow to realize more of the benefits. If you work in Operational Excellence, Safety, Quality, Environmental, or Regulatory programs you will not want to miss this webinar.
Improving Compliance Using Digital Technologies
Digital transformation and Industry 4.0 offer possibilities to improve performance, create value, and ensure compliance to achieve overall business outcomes. However, many companies are struggling with applying these to their businesses to effect real change. This presentation is for organizations who are in need of effective strategies to achieve their digital transformation objectives. Topic covered include: - what is digital transformation? - how can digital transformation be applied to advance compliance, and - steps to increase the certainty of effective transformation.
A Proactive Approach for Governance Risk and Compliance
You may have thought that GRC only applies to finance and IT. This is no longer the case. GRC can be the capstone for all your compliance programs including operations to bridge the gap between the board and the CEO. However, it can't do this if it follows current reactive models based on inspections and audits. This 60-minute presentation will consider GRC from an operations perspective integrating board governance, risk, managerial accountability, along with quality, safety, environmental, regulatory and ethical compliance programs. In my talk I will cover: • An overview of GRC, the current landscape, and why it is gaining in importance • Why prevailing approaches based on reactive models focused on control, audits, and corrective actions are not effective or sustainable • New strategies for GRC based on proactive models focused on advancing outcomes
A New Definition For Risk
Risk is not new. Dealing with uncertainty and its effects is something we all do every day from the moment we wake up until the day ends. However, we all approach risk differently and this applies not only to individuals but also to businesses. How we think about risk will affect how well we achieve both our personal and business goals. In this presentation, we will unpack what is meant by risk, how it has changed, and approaches you can take to adopt risk-based thinking to better achieve objectives. Topics will cover: • Common approaches to addressing risk • What do the standards (ISO, FDA, OSHA, DOT, NEB, etc.) say? • What is risk-based thinking and how does it differ from risk management? • How to embed risk-based thinking into your business process
Using LEAN to Improve PSM Compliance
Every year companies conduct audits. Every year there are findings. Every year programs are out of compliance. We need to look beyond the symptoms and start addressing the root causes. Find out how LEAN can help you from digging a deeper hole and finally get ahead of compliance debt. Learn 5 reasons why you are falling behind and 5 steps to get ahead and stay that way.