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CNAR’s Winter Workshop 2: Effective Risk Management in Changing Times

Updated: Jan 22

Workshop #2: Effective Risk Management in Changing Times

In the work of regulators risk management is essential. How do regulators perceive, assess, and manage risk? What approaches can regulators take to more effectively address risks in the professions they regulate in these dynamic times? How can regulators navigate traditional risk-focused approaches with opportunities for innovation? Do pressures for change create risks or opportunities for innovation?

Dr. Mark Fleming, Professor, Department of Psychology, Saint Mary’s University in Halifax, Nova Scotia, will open this workshop with an interactive session titled, ‘Risk: Perception, Assessment, and Management. Drawing on his background in psychology and work with high-risk industries (e.g., atomic energy) as well as in health professions, Dr. Fleming will explore understandings of risk. He will present a model for how regulators of health and non-health professions can take a systematic approach to identify, assess, and manage the risks they regulate. Dr. Fleming will also address how a systematic approach can help regulators to communicate with stakeholders about how their processes mitigate risks. He will also prompt critical reflection on how regulators’ approaches to risk management can better adapt to change and influence outcomes for public protection. This session will include a presentation, small group discussion (optional), and Q & A.

In the second part of the workshop, a panel from the regulatory community will discuss risk and innovation in professional regulation. Panelists will explore challenges, tensions, and opportunities between risk and innovation for the public interest. Attendees will have the opportunity to engage with the panelists during the closing Q & A. The discussion will be moderated by Will Morrison, Manager, Governance and Policy, Engineers and Geoscientists BC, with panelists:

  • Zubin Austin, Professor and Murray Koffler Research Chair, Leslie Dan Faculty of Pharmacy and the Institute for Health Policy, Management, and Evaluation – Temerty Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto

  • Joanie Bouchard, Chief Transition Officer, Amalgamation Project, and Registrar, College of Dietitians of BC (CDBC)

  • Beata Pawlowska, Director Professional Standards, Research, Education and Policy, College of Immigration and Citizenship Consultants (CICC)

Date: Wednesday, February 28, 2024

Time: 11:30 am – 2:30 pm ET

Mark Fleming

 Beata Pawlowska Joanie Bouchard          Zubin Austin Will Morrison

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Pricing Per Person, Per Workshop:

  •         Members, Partners, and Suppliers: $160

  •         Non-Members: $200

Workshop Bundle – 15% Discount! (per person admission to all three workshops)

  •         Members, Partners, and Suppliers: $408

  •         Non-Members: $510

Read about all three workshops HERE.

To Register: or click the button below.

Refund Information: The Workshop Bundle and Workshop #1 are eligible for a refund until January 25th, 2024. The refund deadline for Workshop #2 is February 21st, 2024, and for Workshop #3, it is March 13th, 2024.

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