Senior Managers Introduced to Workplace Risk Management

A risk management workshop for JKUAT senior managers aimed at helping the University develop a tool that anticipates potential risks and proposes appropriate risks mitigation measures commenced in Nanyuki Sunday July 7, 2013.

A section of management in a past meeting

The ‘Development and Implementation of Institutional Risk Management Framework’ workshop brought together over 50 senior and top managers of the University led by the Vice Chancellor Prof. Mabel Imbuga, and Deputy Vice Chancellors Professors Francis Mwihurih Njeruh, Romanus  Odhiambo and Esther Kahangi.

Others attending the workshop are the University registrars, deans, principals, directors, chairmen, heads of departments and section heads.

In her official opening remarks, Prof. Imbuga while commending the participants for the positive turnout urged them to be candid during their deliberations to enable them come out with a workable document that would enhance the smooth running of the University operations.

“While the risk management concept is new in universities, it remains critical as it will help managers: identify, asses, prioritize and get solutions to risk challenges they may encounter during their cause of duty,” Prof. Imbuga told the gathering.

Among the areas to be covered during the week-long workshop will include the determination of JKUAT’s risk universe, assessment of likelihood/impact of risks on the University, determination of strategies for risk treatment and the specific mitigative measures to manage the risks, among other topics. The workshop ends Friday, July 12, 2013.

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