Karla Gahan, Deputy Global Head of Risk & Advisory at VinciWorks
On 27 February, VinciWorks hosted its second in a series of risk masterclasses. In the interactive business continuity masterclass, experts Karla Gahan and Dean Hughes shared insights on how to run a tabletop exercise within your own organisation. Delegates were presented with a clear structure on how to prepare for and run a tabletop exercise. They also participated in a mock exercise, enabling them to understand how best to facilitate a session.
Guest speakers provide further insight on business continuity planning
We were delighted to invite business continuity experts to share their insights during the masterclass. Sam Dawson from disaster recovery and restoration provider Belfor discussed the services Belfor offer in the case of an emergency. Former firefighter Russ Timpson from Horizonscan shared his expertise on the role fire safety plays on your company’s business continuity plan.
We are all leaders, mentors, influencers or decision-makers at some level and we are all responsible for managing the risks and opportunities that our organisations face. But how does the pace of change impact on our people and their willingness to own risk? How do we contribute to the development of a climate that encourages ownership and individual success? And how do we build a culture where people are empowered and can have the conversations that really make a difference.
Karla Gahan, Deputy Head of Risk and Advisory at VinciWorks, will be speaking at the International Institute of Risk and Safety Management (IIRSM) annual conference on 28 March.
In our recent webinar we covered competition law and what you need to know to be compliant. We were lucky to be joined by Head of Investigations and Intelligence David Harper and Assistant Director of Cartels within the Enforcement Directorate Kwadjo Adjepong from the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA). We explored the implications of existing competition law and gave guidance on how to comply with the legislation. We also answered questions on competition law and what you need to do to comply.
The Solicitors Regulatory Authority (SRA) has been finalising a package of reforms designed to provide solicitors and law firms with greater flexibility over how they operate, making legal services more accessible to the public.
In our recent webinar, Richard Williams, Policy Associate at the SRA, Ruth Cohen, Legal and Research Executive at VinciWorks and Gary Yantin, Director of Best Practice at VinciWorks explored the upcoming changes to the SRA Handbook. The webinar explored the implications of the SRA reforms and gave guidance and tips on how to be SRA compliant.
On Wednesday, 21 November, at the Park Plaza Westminster Bridge Hotel in London, VinciWorks attended the prestigious Learning Technologies Awards 2018 as finalists in the “Best use of mobile learning” category for our #MeToo-inspired sexual harassment course, MyStory. The annual awards celebrate excellence in learning technology and this year, up against giants such as L’Oreal, Air France and winners John Lewis, we were honoured to have MyStory nominated.
In the category with the most nominees of the evening, John Lewis claimed the Gold award for their series of bite-size, self-led web app resources were made accessible via the device.
About VinciWorks’ sexual harassment training
MyStory: Harassment and Bullying at Work directly applies the powerful lessons of the recent global outcry against sexual harassment in the workplace through innovative storytelling and a mobile-first design. Soon to be available to download on app stores for free, the course changes the paradigm of previously ineffective, legalistic harassment training by bringing real stories of harassment to life. The course connects users to a global movement and provides everyone with a safe platform to raise their voice against bullying and harassment at work.
When making any decision, from deciding what to have for dinner to buying a house, many biases can come into play. The workplace is no different, with unconscious bias affecting decisions on a daily basis. For example, the intern may have a great idea that gets shut down because “she hasn’t even graduated yet”, while the almost-retired customer relations manager may raise an important concern that isn’t taken seriously because “he doesn’t understand the system”.
In this webinar, Karla Gahan and Dean Hughes explored the biases that play a role in the workplace and how the risk of those biases clouding judgment can be mitigated.
On Wednesday 17 October, VinciWorks ran its first risk identification masterclass in an impressive Central London venue, the Law Society. Facilitators, experts Dean Hughes and Karla Gahan, focussed on risk identification, one of the key steps of Enterprise Risk Management (ERM). They gave guidance to delegates on how to better facilitate risk conversations, reveal awkward risks and black swans, and present those risks to the leadership with clarity and insight. This class provided delegates with the skills and confidence required to identify risks at a whole new level through a safe and constructive process.
What is risk identification?
Risk identification is the term used to describe the process of collecting, collating, classifying, refining, aggregating and disseminating risks. It is a critical step in the ERM process and takes place within the context of the risk framework. While one-off workshops and department-wide meetings play a role in risk identification, the process itself is ongoing and should be revisited on a regular basis.
Governor Cuomo and Mayor De Blasio have been busy putting the city and state on the right side of #MeToo, the global anti-sexual harassment movement. A flurry of new laws and requirements on New York State and City businesses have been added to the books, with more coming into force over the next few months. During this free webinar, Legal and Research Executive Ruth Cohen clarified the requirements under New York law and provided tools and best practice for compliance.
What if you could enhance your risk identification process, better facilitate risk conversations, reveal awkward risks and black swans, and present those risks to the leadership with clarity and insight? VinciWorks invites you to attend a risk identification masterclass to learn breakthrough techniques and develop your own risk identification toolkit. This class will provide you with the skills and confidence required to identify risks at a whole new level through a safe and constructive process.
Location: A beautiful Law Society venue in central London (113 Chancery Lane, WC2A 1PL)
Cost: The event will cost £149 per delegate and £99 for each additional delegate.
The UK Parliament passed the Sanctions and Anti-Money Laundering Act in 2018 to get the UK sanctions regime ready for when the UK leaves the European Union. The number and type of businesses who are subject to UK sanctions rules have rapidly expanded, as have the penalties that can be given for those who breach the rules, from monetary penalties to criminal prosecution. In this webinar, Director of Course Development Nick Henderson and Director of Best Practice Gary Yantin explored the implications of the new law and give guidance on how to comply.
The webinar covered
The consolidated sanctions list and how to use it
How to keep track of sanctions imposed on countries
How Brexit affects sanctions regulations
Dealing with a target match when using the consolidated sanctions list
A short review on how to use the new Sanctions course