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Risk Management

Protect your future.

Risk is a universal constant.

Whether you prepare or not, your organization faces risk every day. Unanticipated shocks like the global pandemic of 2020 can threaten earnings, damage your reputation, and throw operations into a tailspin.

Rotman’s Risk Management program will equip you to strengthen your approach to internal and external risk. Your organization will benefit from your newfound ability to anticipate and respond to risk. Sessions include discussions of COVID-19 and pandemic preparedness. Managing all risk is impossible, so what do you focus on? And, what do you do when risk management and crisis management must be incorporated into strategy?

Apply NowMAY 26-JUNE 3, 2021 | $3,800 CAD + HST

Meet the Faculty and Instructors teaching in the Risk Management Program

Rotman Executive Program faculty are known for their ability to translate the latest research into practical applications for the workplace, and to transmit skills to participants with the best teaching techniques. Industry leaders contribute to our programs to bring you the most up-to-date best practices and a wealth of real-world experience.

Learn. Apply. Repeat.

Over just four half-day sessions you will gain hands-on practice distinguishing different types and aspects of risk, including:

  • Risk awareness
  • Risk avoidance
  • Risk taking
  • Loss avoidance
  • Risk management
  • Crisis management

You will also gain non-technical exposure to state-of-the-art tools such as data analytics and machine learning and how they can be applied to risk management. After the program you will benefit from one hour of one-on-one consulting about how you are applying the tools you learned in class within your organization.

Working with a group of similarly experienced professionals, this immersive experience helps public, private, and nonprofit organizations to drive and preserve enterprise value. Prepare to face different types of risk with hands-on exercises both by yourself and in focused teams. You will learn how and why to frame risk as a key strategic imperative, allowing you to turn short-range risks into long-term opportunities, and making your organization safer, stronger, and more resilient.

Cathy TaylorGuest Speaker
Catherine Taylor, P.Eng., ARM
VP Risk & Insurance
Centerra Gold Inc.

Ms. Taylor is responsible for Risk Management and Insurance at Toronto-based Centerra Gold Inc.

Prior to joining Centerra she held a number of senior technical and risk management positions in a variety of private and
public-sector organizations including financial services, mining, energy, construction, specialty chemicals, international insurance,
corporate real estate and public safety.

Exclusive Benefit

As an exclusive benefit to those who enrol, Professor Ramy Elitzur will include an hour of one-on-one consultation after the program. Bring your specific risk challenges and benefit from solutions and ideas from one of the best brains in the business.


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Application Process

Before beginning the application process, please review the application policies. To apply, complete the online application form.

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Each application is reviewed by Rotman’s admissions committee to ensure participants have the appropriate academic and work experience.

Participant Notification Process

If space is available and eligibility requirements are met, participants will receive a notice of admission within 10 days of receipt of a completed application and fee deposit.

Payment and Fee Reduction


Payments can be made online. Applicants will be redirected to a secure online payment website after completion of the application form. Deposits will be refunded to applicants not accepted to the program.

Fee Reduction

Rotman Executive Program graduates and Rotman alumni are eligible for a 25% discount on this program. This discount does not apply to any early bird fees. Discounts cannot be combined but we will honour the greater discount amount towards the program fee. For more information on additional discounts, visit Discounts are not redeemable for cash.

*Participants will be responsible for their own travel, accommodation and incidental costs. Participants requiring accommodation during the program are eligible for preferred Rotman rates at select hotels. For more information contact an Executive Programs representative at

This program can count towards earning your Excellence in Executive Leadership certificate. Join an elite circle of leaders building their own path to professional development and receive official recognition from the University of Toronto Rotman School of Management.


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Dates and fees

4 half-day virtual sessions

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May 26–June 3, 2021

Week 1: May 26 & 27
Week 2: June 2 & 3

Session times:
May 26: 8:00 am to 12:30 pm ET
All additional sessions:
8:00 am to 11:30 am ET

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Participant profile:
Directors and Executives from both the private and non-profit sectors

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$3,800 CAD + HST

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