Selected Speaking Engagements

Click to view upcoming speaking engagements. Here is a selection of Diana Del Bel Belluz' past speaking engagements:

  • The Neuroscience of Risk: Using the Brain for Stronger ERM. Diana Del Bel Belluz presented this keynote presentation for the Conference Board of Canada's Intergovernmental Forum on Risk Management 2016: Practical Approaches for a Complex World. Ottawa, Ontario. October, 2016.
  • Enterprise Risk Management. Diana Del Bel Belluz served as co-instructor for the Risk Management Module of the Masters Certificate in Healthcare Management offered by the Executive Education Centre of the Schulich School of Business at York University. Toronto, Ontario. June, 2016.
  • Operational Risk Management. Diana Del Bel Belluz served as guest lecturer for Masters Certificate in Risk Management and Business Performance offered by the Executive Education Centre of the Schulich School of Business at York University. Toronto, Ontario. May, 2016.
  • The Neuroscience of Risk: Using the Brain for Stronger ERM. Diana Del Bel Belluz presented this webinar for the Conference Board of Canada on April 13, 2016. Tune in to the webinar recording to find out how our brains influence perceptions of risk and how you can apply brain science to improve risk management decisions and design organizational processes that support your people to better handle risks. Risk Management Made Simple Advisory subscribers can access a $100 discount (that's 50% off the regular price) on the recording of the webinar
  • Board Members' Perspectives on Enterprise Risk Management. Diana Del Bel Belluz moderated this 'Master-class' panel at The Conference Board of Canada's annual Enterprise Risk Management Conference. Toronto, ON. February 29-March 1, 2016.
  • A Case Study in Leading Enterprise Risk Management, Diana Del Bel Belluz co-presented this governance session at the Ontario Hospital Association's HealthAchieve conference. Diana's copresenters were her clients at St. Mary's General Hospital: Christine Henhoeffer, Past Chair, Board of Trustees, and Ingrid Suurman, former Vice President, Corporate Services & Chief Financial Officer. Toronto, ON. November 2-4, 2015.
  • Don't Bother Me, I Can't Cope: Using Neuroscience to Enhance Risk Management, Diana Del Bel Belluz led this workshop at the Nonprofit Risk Management Center's Risk Summit for Nonprofits. Chicago, IL. September 20-22, 2015.
  • Spiderman: Using the Influence Diagram to Untangle Your Web of Risks, Diana Del Bel Belluz led this workshop at the Nonprofit Risk Management Center's Risk Summit for Nonprofits. Chicago, IL. September 20-22, 2015
  • Governance and Risk Oversight - 2014 Webinar series. Melanie Lockwood Herman of The Nonprofit Risk Management Center and Diana Del Bel Belluz of Risk Wise co-presented three webinars on:
    • Risk Oversight The first webinar in this series explored the topic of risk oversight and the board. Learn what the term "risk oversight" means, and how risk oversight intersects with the board's legal and fiduciary responsibilities. We took a close-up look at several risk oversight frameworks, and explored how to custom fit a risk oversight capability to your mission, circumstances and the maturity of your nonprofit.
    • Risk Aware Boards - The second webinar explored the topic of governance risk. What risks arise from the work of board? How does the responsibility of a nonprofit board differ from that of a for-profit board? What steps are recommended to engage the board without frightening members and encouraging risk-averse positions or policies? By the end of this webinar you'll have the insight needed to empower your board to identify and manage the risks that arise from its work
    • Teamwork is Job One - The third webinar addressed why an interdisciplinary approach to risk identification is vital, and how a team comprised of players from every level in the organization is the most effective driver for sound risk management. A common mistake in nonprofit risk management is delegating responsibility to a single staff member or volunteer. By the end of this webinar you will have the tools you need for the risk management and risk oversight functions in your nonprofit.
  • Culture Trumps Strategy: How to Avoid the Traps that Sink Risk Management, Diana Del Bel Belluz led this workshop at the Nonprofit Risk Management Center's Risk Summit for Nonprofits. Chicago, IL. September 21-23, 2014.
  • Enterprise Risk Management: Is Your Nonprofit Ready?, Diana Del Bel Belluz led this workshop at the Nonprofit Risk Management Center's Risk Summit for Nonprofits. Chicago, IL. The session featured a panel of ERM leaders from three large nonprofits who each shared lessons from their organization's ERM journey. September 21-23, 2014.
  • Mission Accomplished: Designing or Updating the Risk Management Function in a Nonprofit, workshop presented by Diana Del Bel Belluz at the Nonprofit Risk Management Center's Nonprofit Executive Summit. Santa Fe, NM. September 15, 2014.
  • Risk Oversight: Equipping and Engaging Your Board, Melanie Lockwood Herman and Diana Del Bel Belluz co-presenting this workshop at the Nonprofit Risk Management Center's Risk Summit for Nonprofits. Santa Fe, NM. September 15, 2014.
  • Enterprise Risk Management: The Executive's Role, workshop co-presented by Diana Del Bel Belluz and Melanie Lockwood Herman at the Nonprofit Risk Management Center's Nonprofit Executive Summit. Santa Fe, NM. September 15, 2014.
  • Advancing Risk Governance in Your Organization, presentation by Diana Del Bel Belluz to Ontario Hospital Association's Rural and Northern Health Care Governance Workshop. Toronto, ON. May 7, 2014.
  • Engaging Your People in the ERM Integration Process, presentation by Diana Del Bel Belluz to the Federated Press course on Health Care Risk Management. Toronto, ON. April, 2014.
  • Risk Appetite 201, Diana Del Bel Belluz hosted a seminar in which she provided an indepth lecture on advanced risk appetite topics. In addition Diana invited Leslie Thompson of LESRISK to provide a board member's perspective, and representatives of Hydro One, Public Health Ontario, and St. Mary's General Hospital to provide case studies on their organization's experiences in articulating and applying a risk appetite statement. Toronto, ON. November, 2013
  • Risk Appetite 101, Diana Del Bel Belluz hosted a webinar in which she provided an indepth lecture on fundamental risk appetite topics. In addition Diana invited Evelyn Sutherland, Chief Financial Officer of EnerCare Inc., to provide a case study on her organization's experiences in articulating and applying a risk appetite statement. October, 2013. (This webinar was recorded.)

  • "Whither Risk Management?", Diana Del Bel Belluz designed and moderated a panel that exploreed the future of enterprise risk management. The session concluded The Conference Board of Canada's 2013 Intergovernmental Forum on Risk Management. Ottawa, ON. October, 2013.

  • Enterprise Risk Management Governance and Board Oversight, Melanie Lockwood Herman and Diana Del Bel Belluz co-led this workshop at the 2013 Risk Management and Finance Summit for Nonprofits hosted by the Nonprofit Risk Management Center. Boston, MA. August, 2013.  

  • Enhancing the Risk Appetite Conversation between Management and the Board, Diana Del Bel Belluz facilitated this workshop at the 2013Risk Management & Finance Summit for Nonprofits hosted by the Nonprofit Risk Management Center. Boston, MA. August, 2013.

  • Culture: The Key to an Effective ERM Program presentation at the Enterprise Risk Management Symposium hosted by the Society of Actuaries and PRMIA (Professional Risk Managers International Association).  Chicago, Illinois. April, 2013. 
  • Enhancing Board-Management Dialogue on Risk Appetite co-presentation by Leslie Thompson and Diana Del Bel Belluz at the Enterprise Risk Management Symposium hosted by the Society of Actuaries and PRMIA (Professional Risk Managers International Association).  Chicago, Illinois. April, 2013.
  • Risk Governance for Health Care Boards and Senior Management. Diana co-lead this course for the Ontario Hospital Association. Toronto, Ontario. April 2013. 
  • Managing Enterprise Risk: Common Mistakes Executives Make webinar presented for Powernoodle by Diana Del Bel Belluz of Risk Wise and Melanie Lockwood Herman of the Nonprofit Risk Management Center. April 2013. Click to access a free recording of this webinar
  • Operational Risk Management. Guest lecturer for MBA course on Enterprise Risk Management offered through the Schulich School of Business at York University. Toronto, Ontario. February 27, 2013.
  • Exploring Global Risk Scenarios. Diana designed and facilitated the peer-to-peer dialogue session at The Conference Board of Canada's Enterprise Risk Management: Creating and Protecting Future Value. Toronto, Ontario. January 28, 2013
  • Calibrating Your Nonprofit's Risk Appetite: Candid Conversations at the Board Table webinar presented for the Nonprofit Risk Management Center. December 2012.

Note: To access a recording of this webinar go to http://www.nonprofitrisk.org/training/webinars/webinars_2012.asp  and scroll down to the ‘Risk Appetite’ webinar held on December 5, 2012 (it’s at the end of the list of webinars). When you click on the orange “Register Now” button, the webinar will be put into your online shopping cart (the price is a very reasonable US$59). (Note: All proceeds from the sale of this webinar support the Nonprofit Risk Management Center). After completing the online checkout, you will be given a link or directed to the page with the recording.

  • Culture: The Key to an Effective Risk Management Program workshop presented at the 2012 RIMS Canada Conference, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. September 2012.
  • Risk Appetite and Risk Tolerance – What’s the Difference? Diana Del Bel Belluz co-presented this session with Rob Quail of Hydro One at the 2012 RIMS Canada Conference, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. September 2012.
  • "Taking Care of Business" - Enterprise Risk Management. Diana Del Bel Belluz facilitated this workshop at the 2012 Risk Management & Finance Summit for Nonprofits. Chicago, Illinois. August 2012.
  • "Leader of the Band" - Influencing Risk Management Culture presented this session at the 2012 Risk Management & Finance Summit for Nonprofits. Chicago, Illinois. August 2012.
  • Enterprise Risk Management, Diana Del Bel Belluz sets the agenda for The Conference Board of Canada’s annual risk management event for the corporate, government and not-for-profit sector. Toronto, Ontario. 2000-2013.
  • Risk Governance for Health Care Boards and Senior Management. Diana co-lead this course for the  Ontario Hospital Association. Toronto, Ontario. April 2012. Click to view the pre-course E-Learning module.
  • Three Essential Capabilities for Bringing ERM to Life in Your Organization.  Presentation to RIMS Ottawa Chapter. Ottawa, Ontario, February 2012.
  • Bringing Risk Management to Life in Your Organization, presentation to Imagine Canada's 2011 Nonprofit Risk Management Conference: Managing Risk With Confidence. Toronto, Ontario. November 2011.
  • Top 10 Common ERM Errors and How to Avoid Them, presentation to the Risk and Insurance Management Society’s RIMS Canada Conference. Ottawa, Ontario. September 2011. Click to read a summary of the talk published in Business Insurance magazine.
  • Managing Black Swan Risks: The Unprepared in Pursuit of the Unpredictable, presentation to The Conference Board of Canada’s Intergovernmental Forum on Risk Management. Ottawa, Ontario. May 2011: Click to read an article on this topic that Diana authored for Canadian Government Executive magazine.
  • Investment Industry Enterprise Risk Management: Answering the Wake-Up Call, chair of The Conference Board of Canada conference. Toronto, Ontario. February 2011.
  • Risk Management Maturity Models, presentation and workshop for The Conference Board of Canada’s Strategic Risk Council. November 2010.
  • Healthcare Enterprise Risk Management: Bringing ERM to Life, chair of The Conference Board of Canada conference. Toronto, Ontario. March 2010.
  • Introduction to Risk Management: How to Avoid the 10 Most Common Risk Management Errors, presentation to the Toronto Product Management Association. February 2010.
  • Risk Management Made Simple: Executive Tips for Superior Performance, Accountability and Competitiveness", presentation to the Financial Management Breakfast of the Ontario Hospital Association’s annual HealthAchieve conference. Toronto, Ontario. November 2009.
  • Creating an Achievable Risk Management Implementation Plan, presentation to the Investment Risk Management Workshop for Pension Funds hosted by Holland Park Risk Management. Toronto, Ontario. November 2009.
  • Enterprise Risk Management, presentation to the Project Management Institute's Healthcare Local Interest Group in Toronto. October 2009.
  • Enterprise Risk Management, Diana Del Bel Belluz sets the agenda for The Conference Board of Canada’s annual risk management event for the corporate, government and not-for-profit sector. Toronto, Ontario. 2000-present.
  • Where to from here? A Roadmap for Reaching Your Risk Management Destination, presentation to The Conference Board of Canada’s Intergovernmental Forum on Risk. Ottawa, Ontario. September 2009.
  • Healthcare Enterprise Risk Management: Meeting the ERM Integration Challenge, chair of The Conference Board of Canada conference. Toronto, Ontario. May 2009.
  • Enterprise Risk Management, presentation to the Ontario Hospital Association’s course on Operational Risk Management. Toronto, Ontario. January 2009.
  • Turns on the Flywheel: Maintaining ERM Momentum, facilitator of the Risk and Insurance Management Society’s Enterprise Risk Management Summit. Atlanta, Georgia, November 2008.
  • Change, Flexibility and Influence: Roundtable for Experienced Risk Managers, workshop presented at the Risk Management and Finance Summit for Nonprofits, Minneapolis, Minnesota. September 2008.
  • Enterprise Risk Management, presentation to the Ontario Hospital Association’s course on Operational Risk Management. Toronto, Ontario. September 2008.
  • Integrated Risk Management: Building on Our Strengths, co-chair of workshop presented by the Canada School of Public Service. Ottawa, Ontario. January 2008.
  • Selling What Needs Buying, presentation to the Risk and Insurance Management Society’s Enterprise Risk Management Summit. Toronto, Ontario. November 2007.
  • Moving Beyond the Risk Map to Operational Vigilance, presentation to INFONEX conference on Operational Risk Management: Identifying and Mitigating Risk in Financial Institutions. October 2007.
  • Lessons from the World of Risk Management, keynote address to the Toronto chapter of the American Records Management Association. Toronto, Ontario. December 2006.
  • Building your Competencies in Risk Management and Governance, workshop presented to the Certified Management Accountants of Ontario Conference on Strategic Management Accounting. Toronto, Ontario. June 2006.
  • Thinking Outside The Framework: Moving From Enterprise To Operational Risk Management, presentation to IQPC’s Integrated Risk Management in the Public Sector conference. Ottawa, Ontario. May 2006.
  • Operational Risk Management. Instructor for 18-day Masters Certificate Program offered through the Schulich School of Business in March – June, 2006 and September – December, 2006.
  • Operational Risk Management: A Complete Approach for Managers and Directors. Instructor for 3-day program offered through Schulich School of Business in June 2005, September, 2005, November 2005, April 2006, and September 2006.
  • Exploring the Use of Intuition in Risk Management Decision-Making, presentation to the Society for Risk Analysis annual meeting. Palm Springs, California. December 2004.
  • Practical Risk Management: A Whole System Approach, presentation to the Health Insurance Reciprocal of Canada’s first annual Healthcare Risk Management conference. Toronto, Ontario. May 2003.
  • A Risk Communications Approach to Risk Assessment, presentation to the Society for Risk Analysis annual meeting. New Orleans, Louisiana. December 2002.
  • Risk Management Decision-Making: The Human Factors Approach. Presentation to US Center for Chemical Process Safety Conference, 2001.
  • Risk Management Concepts Applied to Environmental Management. Presentation to Canadian Environmental Auditing Association, 1999.
  • Invited Panelist at the Roundtable on Information Technology held by the Professional Engineers of OntarioTask Force on Emerging Technologies, 1994.

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Advancing Risk Governance in Your Organization, presentation by Diana Del Bel Belluz to Ontario Hospital Association's Rural and Northern Health Care Governance Workshop. Toronto, ON. May 7, 2014.

Culture Trumps Strategy: How to Avoid the Traps that Sink Risk Management, Diana Del Bel Belluz led this workshop at the Nonprofit Risk Management Center's Risk Summit for Nonprofits. Chicago, IL. September 21-23, 2014.

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Diana's Pick

Neuroscience and the Nonprofit Manager (written by Andy  Segedin and published in the NonProfit Times) shares some of the tips on how to counteract common biases and habits that impede effective decisions.

The article is based on a workshop that Diana Del Bel Belluz of Risk Wise presented at the 2015 Risk Summit organized by the Nonprofit Risk Management Center.