August 23, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter
York University’s School of Continuing Studies said on Tuesday that it is responding to the “demand for comprehensive risk management training” by launching a new online Certificate in Risk Management course.
The three-course online program (Risk Management Principles and Practices; Risk Assessment and Treatment; and Risk Financing) can be completed in just six months, York University said in a press release, although it can be extended to one year, if preferred. The certificate prepares professionals to earn the Canadian Risk Management (CRM) designation and move into risk manager or risk management analyst positions.
The first cohort will begin online classes in September.
“The Certificate in Risk Management is designed to provide risk professionals with relevant theoretical knowledge and application techniques to position them for success,” explained Dinesh Garbharran, interim chief risk officer, TD Insurance and vice president of risk management with TD Bank. “York University is committed to ensuring that risk management thought leadership remains a hallmark of the program,” said Garbharran, who is also a member of the program’s advisory council.
The Toronto-based York University said in the release that the certificate offers a number of unique features for an online program. While the course material is delivered online, students are able to access their instructor through live coaching sessions, which affords them the chance to ask questions, receive clarification and further their learning, the release pointed out. In addition, all risk management students also receive twelve full months of free access to York’s exclusive “real-time risk” webinar series, an online learning resource where industry experts “discuss contemporary topics in risk management and provide a series of real world examples to help bring the course content to life.”
After completing the program, students are prepared to write the exams for the CRM designation, administered and conferred by the Global Risk Management Institute and recognized by the Risk and Insurance Management Society. The designation “opens the door to a wide range of future roles and sustainable career paths for those who hold it,” York University suggested in the release.
The university’s School of Continuing Studies will be an exhibitor at the RIMS Canada Conference in Toronto from Sept. 25 to 26.