2020 Risk Management Virtual Conference

    In today’s ever-changing landscape, good strategy dictates a constant assessment of the risk climate. The New York Alliance for Inclusion & Innovation is pleased to host our 2nd annual Risk Conference. This year’s conference will be held in a virtual setting. 

    Gaining knowledge and technical assistance from the experts and our colleagues is paramount in the wake of any situation. This conference will focus on lessons learned in a risk-bearing environment and solutions as we look to the future. Adherence to rules and increased regulations are expected and therefore your agency’s compliance efforts must keep pace. 

    Join your peers virtually on July 16, 2020 as we host key conversations, offer insights and share best practices. Conference attendees will learn from industry experts in the field on topics such as: business continuity, cybersecurity risks, telehealth, workforce/remote supervisory environment and crisis management.

    Presentations will be geared towards Executive Leadership, Human Resources and Quality Assurance/ Compliance staff.

    Click Here to Register!

    Working Agenda

    8:00am – 9:00am Coffee Talk/Registration
    The New York Alliance for Inclusion & Innovation will open registration for the one-day conference while attendees are coming on board the virtual platform, we’ll hold a “Coffee-Talk Session to allow for informal greeting & introductions.  This session mimics the in-person registration in the hotel lobby.

    9:00am – 9:15am Welcome/ Housekeeping 
    Michael Seereiter, President/CEO, New York Alliance for Inclusion & Innovation
    Ann Hardiman, Chief Innovations Officer, New York Alliance for Inclusion & Innovation

    9:15am – 10:30am Keynote Speaker
    “Managing Risk & Safety: What’s New, What’s Novel, and What’s Next”
    Melanie Lockwood Herman, CEO Nonprofit Risk Management Center 

    None of us knew last year that safety would be top-of-mind, front-and-center, and omnipresent in 2020. But here we are! This keynote addresses the imperative to balance risk and reward, service and safety, and caution and optimism, all while keeping your attention riveted on a hopeful future for your agency and clientele. Put your crystal ball away and attend this session instead to explore some of the powerful lessons we’ve learned this year and how to apply them to ready your agency for ‘what’s next.’  

    10:30am – 10:45am BREAK 

    10:45am – 11:30am Crisis, Community and Communication
    Patricia Kennedy, CEO, Springbrook
    Bridget Waldron, Executive Vice President, Birch Family Services Inc. 

    A tale of two agencies as told by the, "Country Mouse and the City Mouse".  Each organization will share their journey to manage through the COVID-19 crisis, draw upon their respective communities to garner hope and strength and discover the importance of communication to strive, thrive, survive and reflect.

    11:30am – 11:45am BREAK

    11:45am – 12:45pm  Virtual Vendor Fair & Lunch Break 

    12:45pm – 1:30pm New & Innovative Approaches to CyberSecurity
    Steven McWilliams, Cyber Risk Services Manager, Hartford Steam Boiler

    COVID-19 has changed the way we work. This session will explore how the pandemic has altered the way we operate in this new environment and will highlight best practices for now and the future relating to cyber issues. Other key topics include: how COVID-19 has changed the way we work, and the security threats we face; best practices for raising the security awareness of your employees; tips for protecting your business from ransomware, phishing and other security threats; and how to stay safe and protect sensitive information when working remotely.

    1:30pm – 1:45pm BREAK- Performance by Family Residences & Essential Enterprises (FREE) ASL Performers
    The ASL (American Sign Language) Performers are a group of dynamic individual’s that enjoy expressing themselves using American Sign Language. They regularly meet to learn sign language and began by learning a few songs. This quickly grew into a passion project and they wanted to share what they had learned with the community. The group has performed at local malls for the holiday season and alongside our FREE Players Ensemble and various events.

    1:45pm – 2:15pm Crisis Management: The Fundamentals of An Incident Command Structure
    Thomas Ess, Associate Vice President & Emergency Preparedness Coordinator, People Inc. 

    The Incident Command Structure (ICS) of an agency is critical in times of emergency. This presentation will offer how People, Inc.’s model can be overlaid into an existing organizational structure during emergencies to populate an Emergency Management Team. The fundamentals of ICS will be highlighted, including basic structural concepts, a brief overview of the positions and functions of ICS, the importance of selecting an Incident Commander, communication and meetings, and lastly the Red Team concept. This presentation will serve as a brief introduction into how ICS can be employed by any agency to mitigate all hazards.  

    2:15pm – 2:30pm BREAK 

    2:30pm – 3:15pm Panel Discussion on Serving Individuals with Complex Needs - Information Coming Soon!

    3:15pm – 3:30pm BREAK 

    3:30pm – 4:15pm Closing
    Howard, Zucker, M.D., J.D., Commissioner, NYS Department of Health (invited)

    Thank You Conference Sponsors