Implement Selected Strategies

The application of this step of the risk management process will vary from school board to school board.  Implementation plans may be developed on a board wide basis or on a departmental basis, depending on the scope and the nature of the risk issue.

Many organizations establish risk management committees to implement specific programs or to act as a sounding board for risk management issues.  Such a committee may also have authority to approve or reject activities or programs based on pre-determined risk management criteria.  (See section – Risk Management Committees)

The best implementation plan will involve “buy in” from all stakeholders, and in particular, should include senior administration.  A risk manager or lead resource should be given authority to oversee the implementation and to ensure compliance with selected strategies on an on-going basis.  If a risk management committee is struck, the risk manager would act as a lead resource.

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