Heidi Much, a team member at The ALS Group has lead a group of industry professionals in developing and completing the internship manual for RIMS! We are proud to have Heidi developing these tools for RIMS. This manual is something The ALS Group will utilize as we continue to develop our existing Internship Program. The ALS Group is proud to say that for the last 18 months we have participated in working with Columbia University on recruiting and developing top talent from primarily the ERM master's program! We have one current full time employee that was promoted out of our internship program so far.... Can't wait to use the manual and announce more top talent added to our organization in the future!
The team at The ALS Group partnered with Lifespire to contribute to their community. Autism Awareness was the focus for April. The donation was given in May to the organization as the relationship develops between the foundation and The ALS Group for the good work Lifespire does for people who need support.
This program lays out the case for why a unifying risk framework is needed that includes humans at the center assisted by the right tools. Other well known risk frameworks start with board governance, principles, processes, and ends with a focus on internal control. These structures have been instrumental in moving Enterprise Risk Management into corporate boardrooms and have advanced the role risk professionals must play to be successful. Unfortunately, the rest of the organization has been left without a clear roadmap for how they fit their particular and unique circumstances into ERM. The cognitive risk framework reimagines enterprise performance through human element design.
Organizations must begin to anticipate and prepare for the Digital Economy. As new technology advances faster than humans can keep pace organizations need a thoughtful roadmap for integrating these systems in a sustainable and effective way. The cognitive risk framework is the first and only risk framework that lays out a clear path for the human-machine interaction to improve operating efficiency, manage risk and create the situational awareness needed in a fast paced Digital Economy. The CogRisk Framework incorporates cross-disciplines that take into account the human-machine interaction to reduce human error the largest contributor to operational and cyber risks.
This program will provide risk professionals and senior executives in any industry with an actionable roadmap for developing a strategic plan that enhances risk awareness, reduces complexity and is cost effective. James Bone, the senior risk adviser at Global Compliance Associates, LLC, has developed the largest online directory of risk tools on the Internet. Having spent the last nine years studying the marketplace for GRC technology solutions and advising organizations large and small James has recognized that the human element is the weakest link in a robust ERM program. This innovative program incorporates cognitive science and technology to minimize cost and enhance your risk practice.
Participants who will benefit: Consultants, Risk/Compliance/Audit/IT Professionals, Finance Professionals, Senior Executives, Board members and Trustees, and Senior Legal Staff
Industry verticals: Manufacturing, Finance/Banking, Insurance, Healthcare, Cybersecurity, Non-Financial Retail/others, Government Agencies, Government Regulators
Please note that this event is by invitation only, so your registration may be denied due to capacity.
Jon Edwards, a partner in the firm, is always committed to bettering his knowledge. We celebrate him as he not only completed the certificate course on Cybersecurity at Rutgers University but achieved a 91% on the exam! Way to go Jon! We can't wait to see all the amazing things Jon is going to get involved in now that he has achieved this accomplishment!
The ALS Team celebrates @ The Greek on Main. They celebrated the hard work from this Spring Semester. The team tried a lot of new cultural Greek dishes over some good conversation after working more with ALS clients and different industries teaching the intern team a lot of new things about the Risk Management world!
The team at ALS works hard but also enjoys time together after meetings to bond as a group. Al, Heidi, and Nick are all senior leadership at the firm and have brought both Yuwen and Jack to the meetings in Manhattan as learning experience since they are both just starting their careers. They celebrated a job well done in Little Italy over some pasta...YUM!
Here at The ALS Group we are always fostering and building the foundation to our culture. This week we officially welcomed seven (7) new team members to the fold! Four out of the seven employees onboarding form our intern team, all recruited from the Risk Management program at Columbia University. On January 15, 2018 our new VP of Talent Management, Jessica Aviles, held a "meet & greet" in our new and improved employee Common Space so the team could get to know one another. Following the "meet & greet" Jessica held an employee orientation highlighting our Mission, Vision, and Core Values and introduced the new employees to the ALS mentor/mentee program. We look forward to adding all these new faces to the ALS team!
As part of our ongoing commitment to risk management education, The ALS Group has partnered with Columbia University School of Professional Studies internship program.
Last week, our Managing Principal, Albert Sica, spoke at the Columbia University School of Professional Studies. His presentation provided the audience, which consisted of graduate students studying Enterprise Risk Management ("ERM"), with valuable insights into the world of risk management consulting and, specifically for ERM field. Albert also shared the organizational culture of The ALS Group and what the firm is seeking in new hires and provided the group with information on the open positions/internships.
If you would like to learn more about a career at ALS, please click here. http://thealsgroup.com/careers/
Yesterday, we celebrated Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day here at our office here in Edison, NJ. We also published a quick blog post on activity ideas for this fun "holiday." Below are some pics from our event. Enjoy!
Albert Sica, ALS Founder and Managing Principal, will be speaking today at the New York State Bar Association (NYSBA) at a program for continuing education for attorneys.
The seminar will address topics related to commercial real estate leasing and feature professionals on the front lines of leasing in one of the most challenging economic climates in decades. It will also, among other things, look at how the challenges of the economic crisis have shifted many fundamental aspects of leasing transactions.
To learn more about the event, and other MCLE courses offered by the NYSBA, visit their website here.