Nearly every campus leader will agree that the future is more uncertain today than it has ever been before. Liabilities are emerging in new areas, compliance requirements are evolving, a fraying business model introduces greater financial risk, and seemingly every major decision comes with strategic risk. Risk and compliance managers are poised to help their institutions navigate this perilous landscape, but many are disconnected from senior leaders and institutional planning.
This session will overview key risks affecting higher education from leadership’s perspective and discuss how risk and compliance managers can be a strategic partner for leadership in risk identification and mitigation. We will share ideas on framing risk as a set of uncertainties that help leaders make risk-informed decisions. Attendees are encouraged to share their stories, techniques, tools, and challenges about working with senior leadership.