July 19 | 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm EST
How Organizational Culture Affects Risk Management
How strongly organizational culture affects our daily work lives is often misunderstood. The way we perceive our work is shaped by the organization’s culture. Much has been written about organizational culture’s relationship to leadership, strategy, vision, and core values… but comparatively little is discussed about its link to risk management. Presenters will discuss organizational culture, how it relates to risk management, how it can enhance or inhibit processes such as the implementation of ERM, and practical strategies for dealing with cultural issues.
- Describe and define organizational culture
- Learn how culture can inhibit or enhance ERM
- Identify practice strategies for dealing with organizational culture
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Joey Sylvester is Director of Strategic Initiatives and Special Projects for Arthur J. Gallagher's Public Sector division and is based in New Orleans, LA. He has been formally involved in insurance and risk management for 3 years since joining Gallagher from his previous life as an HR professional. During that time, he has specialized in unique insurance product development and sales including Terrorism, Violent Acts coverage, and Disaster Management. Joey graduated from NYU with a Masters Degree in Industrial/Organizational Psychology and is very active in both the local and National PRIMA having spoken at the national conference. He brings a wealth of knowledge in the field of Organizational Culture and its relationship to risk management.
Shannon is the administrative services director for Yuma County in Arizona where he is responsible for overseeing the county’s property, liability, unemployment and workers’ compensation, loss control, safety, and privacy programs. He also supervises the conflict administrator’s office, is the county’s ERM project manager, and serves as a leading member of both the county’s ERM committee and enterprise risk development team. Shannon previously worked as a paralegal and risk manager with the county attorney where he assisted in the practice of contract and agency, administrative, civil rights, property tax, tort, premise liability, employment practice and criminal laws.
His professional accomplishments include transitioning Yuma County from a commercially-insured workers’ compensation program to a self-insured program, as well as implementing other successful programs and formulas to promote efficient business processes.
Shannon is a certified public manager through Arizona State University and a certified paralegal with the National Association of Legal Assistants. He also has certificate in paralegal studies from the University of Arizona and a certificate in mediation from the Institute for Conflict Management.