How much risk can I take to innovate?

The public rightly expects that public sector organisations should have appropriate standards of governance, management and accountability in place. At the same time, however, we want these organisations to pursue cost-effective policy and service delivery outcomes by taking calculated risks.

So how much risk should public agencies be prepared to take to maximise opportunities for innovative solutions and policy outcomes? Does avoiding risk necessarily impede progress – and how important is savvy risk management to best practice decision-making?

Join a panel of seasoned leaders from the Auditor-General’s Office, DPC, DHHS and Medibank as they debunk the belief that public sector organisations should be risk averse – and showcase a number of innovative projects to bring about positive change.
Participants will be invited to send in real-life examples to generate discussion on how much risk you can take when you innovate – and to weigh up the importance of risk management and mitigation in effective decision-making.

12.30pm-1.30pm: Lunch
1.30pm-3.00pm: Session
3.00pm-4.00pm: Afternoon tea

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Risk Professionals Community of Practice – Proudly championed by VMIA

Online bookings are now closed. Call our ticket hotline on (03) 9653 2000 or email to purchase any tickets, or alternatively come down to register and pay on the day. Be sure to check our website for information about availability.

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Friday 18 Aug

12:30PM - 4:00PM


Suzie ThoravalDave BarryOlga CuestaSam Hannah-RankinSteve Hodgkinson

Grand Ballroom 3


Corporate Member $200
Personal Member $220
Non-Member $250

10% discount applies for groups of 10. Select a group of 10 when booking to receive this discount



Afternoon Tea

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