'Inner Circle' for Risk Management Leaders service offering

'Diana Del Bel Belluz’ sessions on enterprise risk management (ERM) attract leading practitioners because they focus on relevant information and practical tips you can use right away.

She has a knack for getting a group to share their experiences of how they deal with both emerging issues and persistent challenges in risk management implementation.

With Diana facilitating, you can count on articulate, interesting discussions and insights that lead you to breakthoughs."

Joanna Makomaski
Manager, Enterprise Risk Management
Enbridge Gas Distribution Inc.


Are you on top of the latest developments in enterprise risk management?

Why do so many enterprise risk management leaders get caught in an echo chamber, where ideas reverberate and get recycled? It’s because in most organizations, the risk management implementation task is assigned to a single person or to a small team. 

To create breakthroughs in your risk management journey
, you need to access fresh ideas and emerging practices. If you don’t seek contact with leading risk managers and thinkers outside of your day-to-day activities, you run the risk of quickly getting stuck and stale.

Why is it difficult to escape from your echo chamber? 

Perhaps you’ve thought about doing more networking outside of your organization and sector but have run into these common roadblocks:

  • You are unsure of where to look for resources (information, people, networking and training events). You return to your established sources of information and miss out on good ideas that are developed outside of your echo chamber.
  • You don’t know your risk management peers from outside of your organization or sector. It’s too hard to find out who else is doing risk management, so you continue to network inside your echo chamber.
  • You don’t have the time to seek out resources or research the latest developments and trends. It’s faster and easier to go to your old standby’s than it is to find out what is going on in the wider universe of management and business. You could be missing the boat on important trends and not even know it.
  • You don’t have the logistical support or the inclination to organize and facilitate regular meetings with your peers. When you do manage to establish new relationships and networks, they tend to fizzle out quickly because you lack the administrative horsepower to maintain them.
  • You are afraid to admit that you’re stuck or perhaps have some other fear that only you know about. Feelings of vulnerability stop you from asking for the feedback and help you need.

Let us do the legwork so you can experience all the benefits!

Break out of your echo chamber by joining the 'Inner Circle' for Risk Management Leaders. We take care of the logistics so you can:

  • Participate with your peers from other organizations in monthly small-group teleconferences to tackle common challenges and share implementation experiences. To maximize your benefits, the 'Inner Circle' is restricted to only 8 participants.
  • Experience the 'mastermind' advantage that you can only get through structured engagement with a strong peer group. Risk Wise provides professional facilitation and we arrange all the logistics so you can focus on applying the insights you gain in the 'Inner Circle'.
  • Create breakthroughs in your risk management effectiveness with focused attention on your most challenging implementation issues.
  • Get peer support that you can only receive from your fellow risk management professionals who belong to your'Inner Circle' group.
  • Stay on top of the latest developments in risk management.Be the first to receive updates from Risk Wise on new resources and emerging practices for risk management implementation.
  • Regularly compare notes with risk management leaders who work in different organizations.

How the 'Inner Circle' for Enterprise Risk Management Leaders service works:

  • Join a group of up to eight ERM leaders from other organizations.
  • Participate with your 'Inner Circle' group in mastermind-style networking and information exchange sessions facilitated by a risk management expert.
  • Meet with your group for 90-minute teleconference sessions, once a month, for three months with an opportunity to extend.
  • Each session focuses on a single risk management implementation issue. Topics are selected based on input from all members of the group about their most pressing risk management information and implementation needs. A different issue is selected each month. The topic is announced 2 to 3 weeks in advance of the session to ensure you have time to prepare the thoughts, experiences and ideas you would like to share with the group.
  • Depending on the group’s level of experience with the topic, Risk Wise will, from time to time, invite guest speakers with specialized expertise to join or lead a session.
  • A key feature of the ‘Inner Circle’ is that it is a place to get support from your peers. Therefore at the conclusion of each session, you will commit to an action to advance your organization’s enterprise risk management program. Your 'Inner Circle' facilitator and your fellow 'Inner Circle' group members will support you along every step of your risk management implementation journey.

You’re likely to benefit from the ‘Inner Circle’ for Risk Management Leaders service if:

  1. You have responsibility and authority for implementing enterprise risk management in your organization.
  2. You are committed to improving your own risk management implementation results and to helping other members of your ‘Inner Circle’ group to progress on their risk management implementation journey.
  3. You are willing to share your enterprise risk management experiences – both what’s working for your organization and what is challenging or didn’t go as planned.
  4. You are looking to discover and share information sources that deal with emerging risk management issues or common implementation challenges.
  5. You are respectful of the other members in your ‘Inner Circle’ group and are committed to creating a constructive and supportive environment.

Money-Back Guarantee

Our guarantee is based on mutual fairness. If after three months, the ‘Inner Circle’ for Risk Management Leaders service does not meet your stated expectations, we will happily refund your fee, provided that you have participated fully in the program and make a sincere effort to apply the insights and advice you receive.

Payment Options

The ‘Inner Circle’ for Risk Management Leaders program is a minimum of 3-months in duration.

Payment Option 1:

The fee is $750 for each 3-month segment, including 3 monthly teleconferences on topics selected by your group to address your most pressing needs.

Payment Option 2:

If you commit to the program for a full year, you can take advantage of our special 1-year program fee of $2500 (a savings of $500 over the quarterly payment option. That's 12 monthly sessions for the price of 10!)

Secure your place in the ‘Inner Circle’

To maximize your benefits, the ‘Inner Circle’ is restricted to only 8 participants. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to ascertain if the ‘Inner Circle’ for Risk Management Leaders program can help you to expand your risk management network and knowledge. If it is, we will be happy to promptly provide you with an Application.

The next ‘Inner Circle’ group will start in September 2018. The schedule for the next 3-month segment is:

  • Tuesday September 11, 2018, from 1:00pm to 2:30pm eastern time
  • Wednesday October 16, 2018 from 1:00pm to 2:30pm eastern time
  • Tuesday November 13, 2018 from 1:00pm to 2:30pm eastern time

If you have a group that would like to meet more frequently, we will work with you to design an ‘Inner Circle’ program that meets your particular needs.

Imagine, a year from now…

  • You’ll be on top of the latest developments in enterprise risk management.
  • With the regular support of your ‘Inner Circle’ peers you will be inspired and motivated to tackle your tough implementation challenges without delay.
  • You’ll have renewed confidence to lead your people to integrate risk thinking into their business practices.
  • You’ll be recognized for taking your organization to a whole new level of risk management performance.

We can make it easy for you to break out of your echo chamber. Just This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. right now at Diana.Belluz @ riskwise.ca to request your appointment to determine if the program is right for you and to reserve your spot in the ‘Inner Circle’.

If you miss out on this opportunity, you will have to wait until fall of 2019.

Click for information about our other Risk Management Implementation Support services, or contact Diana Del Bel Belluz directly by email at Diana.Belluz @ RiskWise.ca or by phone at 416.214.7598.

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