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ERM: Unlocking Organizational Value

Enterprise Risk Management (ERM) is receiving a lot of attention these days across the Federal government. Why? In large part it is due to the addition of ERM requirements in the updated OMB Circular A-123. At the Association of Federal Enterprise Risk Management (AFERM), we believe that ERM brings significant benefits to Federal agencies. Effective ERM programs result in improved decision-making, risk-informed resource allocation, and better stewardship of scarce resources. Taken together, these benefits enable agencies to achieve, and even surpass their objectives. ERM integrates data across functions and up and down the organization and surfaces not just risks but also opportunities. It is this underlying value proposition that led AFERM to build its 2016 annual Summit around the theme: ERM: Unlocking Organizational Value. Thus, come witness how you can build a risk-aware culture, increase transparency, and provide senior leaders risk-informed choices for key decisions. ERM can unlock organizational value that may already exist in your agency, but hasn't been tapped.

This year's Summit will take place on November 7th and 8th, 2016, at the Omni Shoreham Hotel in Washington, DC. As an attendee or sponsor, you will have the opportunity to associate and converse with thought leaders, visionaries, and experts in the field. Build your network with influential innovators and top-level executives who can help you develop or mature your ERM strategy. Take the opportunity to build partnerships for the future with large and small agencies. The Summit is a venue for the growing federal ERM community of practice. You can meet luminaries face-to-face, make new connections during breaks, and access helpful, actionable ideas you can implement in your organization. This is your chance to absorb new ideas, tools, and turn them into real value for your ERM efforts, whether you are just getting started or have been doing it for years.

Come hear the stories and lessons of ERM firsthand at the AFERM Summit, including specific examples on how organizations have benefited from their ERM programs. With multiple plenary and track sessions, Q&A, and expert panel discussions, make the most of your time! Invest in yourself, your team, and your organization by attending. An effective ERM capability will positively impact what is possible for your organization to achieve. Join us at the AFERM Summit in November and learn how ERM is Unlocking Organizational Value for others, and how it could do so for you.

AFERM offers training and online resources, a quarterly luncheon and quarterly newsletter, and an annual ERM summit in the Washington, DC area. AFERM provides access to a network of practitioners, leaders from business and government, scholars and innovators who have seen and demonstrated the value of ERM in an organization's pursuit of excellence. See you at the Omni in November!


NASBA logoThe ERM 2016 Summit offers 11 CPE credits.

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