January 2018 Chapter Meeting

January 16, 2018
5:30 PM - 8:00 PM
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The Crown Plaza
701 East Genesee St
Syracuse, NY 13210
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Points of Failure: Why risk management implementation often falls short

The nature of risk in the professional environment dictates that it is often best managed in the trenches, not the back office. Yet, the professionals who are best positioned to manage risk are frequently overwhelmed by the daily demands of their primary job responsibilities, and risk management becomes an afterthought which is only addressed once an event has occurred. It is easy to say the remedy for this problem is develop an organizational culture of risk awareness. It is much harder to actually accomplish.

In this presentation, Stephanie will examine some of the most common points of failure in risk management implementation, challenge your current thinking on risk, and discuss how project managers can nimbly deal with unexpected while keeping their team on task and project delivery on time.

Stephanie Nesbitt, J.D., MBA is Assistant Professor of Risk Management and Insurance and Director of M.B.A. and RMI Programs at Utica College in Utica, NY.  She received her J.D. from the University at Buffalo School of Law, M.B.A. from Syracuse University, and B.A. in Speech Communication from Ithaca College. Prior to joining the Utica College faculty in August 2012, she spent 18 years working in industry as a risk manager and practicing attorney. Stephanie has been a featured speaker at several national, state-wide and regional industry and academic conferences on topics such as insurance cost allocation methods, the impact of risk management on healthcare quality, individual and team accountability to improve healthcare quality, HIPAA and patient privacy, academic program design in graduate business education, and student engagement as a component of student success. She is a member of the New York State Bar Association and is licensed to practice law in the state of New York.  Her professional career in industry combined with her academic background give her the flexibility to teach in many areas of Utica College's business curriculum. Stephanie’s research interests lie in the development and implementation of business education programs, the impact of teaching modalities on student success, and the legal/regulatory/risk implications of business’ ever-increasing reliance on cyber technology.