Engaging Risk Learning Series: Cyber Risk: January 12 and 19, 2022

January 12, 2022 9 AM to January 19, 2022 12 PM

Engaging Risk Learning Series: Cyber Risk: January 12 and 19, 2022
January 12, 2022 9 AM to January 19, 2022 12 PM

Two-session workshop:
Wednesday, January 12, 2022: 9am – 12pm  and
Wednesday, January 19, 2022: 9am – 12pm  


This workshop is part of an ongoing learning series delving into specific categories of risk that nonprofits and charities told us are top-of-mind in the advancement of their risk management planning.

Cyber attacks are becoming increasingly prevalent in the digital environment, and nonprofits and charities of all sizes are especially susceptible in ways you might not suspect.

There are many serious risks associated with operating and storing information online, and the overall fatigue facing the sector may contribute to a lack of informed behavior in the digital space. With employees working from home and many programs shifting to virtual delivery, are you taking the necessary steps to keep your organization safe? Do you know what to do in the event of a breach, or how to engage your Board in the governance and oversight of cybersecurity risk? 

Designed for operational-level leadership staff and executive directors who have a solid understanding of the basics of risk management, this training will focus on identifying, protecting, and responding to cybersecurity risks. We recommend prior participation in IntegralOrg's Building Blocks of Effective Risk Management to gain a foundational understanding of risk management.

Presented in conjunction with cyber risk experts, this training is divided into two half-day sessions, held one week apart to allow for reflection and integration as you learn. Full of tools, tips and resources, the workshop will be highly interactive and incorporate real-life situations.

Two-session workshop: Cost $200, 6 hours instruction + resources & templates

Session 1: Wednesday, January 12, 2022: 9am to 12pm This session will have an operational focus: an overview and framework for approaching cyber risk, responsibilities and expectations of staff and IT support providers, and useful tools to identify your organization’s current cyber risks and vulnerabilities and build protection against them. We will be joined by Greg McKiernan, CEO of DeltaForm Technologies, which helps nonprofit organizations and small businesses with network security, administration, cybersecurity. and solution optimization.

Session 2: Wednesday, January 19, 2022: 9am to 12pm This session will have a governance and management focus: responding to and recovering from threats and attacks, the benefits and limitations of cybersecurity insurance, and roles and responsibilities between leadership and Board. Participants will work in groups to formulate a response to a hypothetical cyber-attack, and prepare a cybersecurity briefing to the Board in support of their role in governance and oversight. We will be joined by Charles Buchanan, CEO of Technology Helps, a Calgary-based Canadian social enterprise that aims to end technology poverty in the nonprofit sector. 

This is a highly participatory workshop, incorporating your real-life situations and pulling from the experience of the group. Participants should come ready to engage with interactive group work and live discussion with the facilitator.   

Trainer Leslie Tamagi has more than 25 years experience as CEO of diverse organizations and understands firsthand the complex challenges facing management, staff, and boards in the nonprofit sector. In 2007, she received a Muttart Foundation Fellowship to study risk management in the sector. For more than a decade she has worked with nonprofit organizations, providing training and supporting them through their risk management journeys. She is passionate about supporting leaders to be successful and is currently consulting in the nonprofit sector in many aspects of leadership, including risk management.

Registration for the workshop includes Sessions 1 and 2. Attendance at both sessions is required for attendees to receive full benefit of the training. The group will be limited to 16 participants. An Outlook invitation with Zoom link will be sent to all registrants in advance of the training.