What is ERM?
Enterprise risk management (ERM) is a holistic risk management process that empowers campus leaders to discuss and manage risk at an institutional level. It focuses on risks to the entire institution’s mission, reputation, or financial viability, rather than risks to a single department or functional area. Your K-12 school, college, or university can use a proactive ERM model to work collaboratively to minimize risk and find opportunities and common goals across your institution.
Get Your ERM Program Started
Use these videos to help implement an ERM program in your college, university, or K-12 school. You'll gain practical guidance, tips, and examples of each step of the process. Leaders can share these videos to start conversations about ERM with colleagues, ERM committee members, risk owners, and members of the senior administration and board.
ERM Committees: A Guide and Tool
Institutions with ERM programs often use an ERM committee to manage the process collaboratively. Leaders overseeing an ERM program can use this guide and interactive tool to establish and scope the responsibilities of your ERM committee. Also, use this tool to identify strategies for involving others in your institution’s risk management efforts without compromising the size of your committee.
Risk Management: An Accountability Guide for University and College Boards
Use this resource to learn more about ERM programs and risks specific to higher education.
Rise Above Uncertainty: Advancing Risk Management at Independent Schools
Use this resource to learn more about implementing ERM programs and risks specific to K-12 independent schools.
The 8 Traits of a Highly Effective Risk Manager
UE's Constance Neary, Vice President for Risk Management, shares eight traits effective risk managers need when facing today's challenges in higher education.
Three Keys to a Successful ERM Program
Use this resource to identify keys to ensure that your ERM program succeeds over time.
Podcasts and Webinars
Engaging Boards in Enterprise Risk Management (ERM)
Why ERM Is More Important Than Ever During or After a Global Pandemic
Lessons Learned in Updating "Risk Management: An Accountability Guide for University and College Boards"
K-12 Heads of School Discuss Risk Management During a Pandemic
Looking for additional assistance implementing or refreshing an ERM program on campus? Virtual and on-campus ERM workshops are available for a fee through Canopy Programs by United Educators.
United Educators (UE) members can email a UE risk consultant with questions about specific risk management efforts or implementing ERM on campus.