Metro Center to host Risk Management Lecture Series

SUNY Oswego looks to help local businesses trying to weather economic storms with a new Risk Management Lecture Series at its Metro Center in downtown Syracuse, starting March 26.

“Fortunately there are a significant number of businesses and organizations that effectively do manage their risk,” said John MacDonald, a professor in SUNY Oswego’s School of Business who specializes in risk management.

“Managing risk is critical for business success and longevity which is why we decided to host a lecture series aimed at helping area professionals understand and better manage their risk,” McDonald said.

The series consists of five independent lectures exploring different areas and aspects of risk management. Presenters are valued leaders who bring significant experience from their respective fields. Each lecture will run from 5:30 to 8 p.m. at the Metro Center, located in the Atrium, 2 Clinton Square. Cost to attend is $40 per lecture.

The first installment on Thursday, March 26, will feature Charles Kline of Delta Consultants discussing “Employee Health and Safety Risk Management.”

Eileen Clinton of Brown and Brown will present “Environmental and Construction Risk Management” on Wednesday, April 1.

On Thursday, April 9, Clinton will cover “Risk Management in the Science and Technology Industry.”

Dan Ross, the town supervisor of Marcellus and an independent consultant, will detail “Government and Community Risk Management” on Thursday, April 16.

The series will wrap with “Educational Administration Risk Management” by Christopher Hoch of Syracuse City School District on Thursday, April 23.

For more information about the lecture series, visit the Metro Center’s professional development page or call 399-4100.

The SUNY Oswego Metro Center offers area residents and professionals educational programming that includes professional development programs, a part-time MBA program and graduate courses in education and the liberal arts, as well as customized and contract training.

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(Posted: Mar 19, 2009)