Loading Events

Risk Assessment Techniques –
Finding the Right Tool for an Emerging Challenge

Assessing risk is hard to do, and there is often no single “right way” to do it. Tools and methods are myriad, but it is difficult to select the right tool for the challenge an organization faces. Without a broad perspective, we commonly re-use risk assessment techniques we have used in the past or defer to outside help, which may impact an organization’s decision on insurance procurement, coverage, and claims management.

This session will leave you with a tool, based on the ISO 31010 standard, to help you expand your horizons and find the right risk assessment technique(s!) for the challenges your organization is facing. We will also explore several real-world examples of those methods in use.

This is an in-person education program. Registration is limited to 70 attendees. If your plans change and you can no longer attend, please email admin@warims.org.

Our Presenter:

  • Sean Catanese, Enterprise Risk Management Program Manager
    King County Office of Risk Management Services, King County, WA 

    Sean Catanese has been the Enterprise Risk Management (ERM) Program Manager for King County, Washington, since 2014. He has developed King County’s ERM program from a nascent concept into a highly sought resource in the toolbox of decision makers across the county’s diverse agencies and well beyond.Sean was recently recognized as the Public Risk Management Association’s 2023 Public Risk Manager of the Year. Within PRIMA, he serves on the Enterprise Risk Management faculty, as Chair of the Education Committee, and on the board of the Washington Chapter. He represents state and local governments in the western US on the State & Local Government Committee for the Association for Federal ERM (AFERM). Sean is also a former member of the RIMS WA board.

    Prior to joining King County in 2014, Sean spent several years as an analyst and senior ERM consultant, serving a wide range of clients in divers sectors including public and private higher education, public safety, municipal government, wastewater treatment, automotive, aerospace, and others.


Lunch will be provided by Harried & Hungry, a local Seattle establishment. You are welcome to eat onsite or take your lunch to go at the end of the presentation.

Are you unsure if you are a member of the RIMS WA Chapter or want to become one? Please reach out to: membership@warims.org