Marianne Roth

Marianne Roth
President, AFERM

"I thought this ERM training would benefit TSA employees and coordinated a customized program to meet TSA’s unique goals. Our participants were able to immediately apply the concepts they learned to their everyday jobs."

Marianne Roth bio

Certificate Program in ERM for Government

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Public sector organizations face more and diverse crises today than ever before. Given our connected world, these disruptive events can have a rippling effect throughout an organization, crippling its ability to meet its mission and strategic objectives. A new risk management paradigm is required, one that is grounded in an organization's strategic goals and priorities, and takes into account the ever-changing, dynamic government operating environment.

Enterprise Risk Management (ERM) offers a framework that can help organizations understand and manage the full spectrum of risks they confront, thereby improving uncertainty planning and achieving better performance results. To implement such a framework, organizations need persons who can help build a successful ERM Program that provides an integrated, holistic view of risk that is both inward- and outward-focused.

GW’s Certificate Program in Enterprise Risk Management for Government is designed to provide you and your organization with the fundamental concepts and processes, principles, tools and techniques of ERM in the context of organizational change. The program will not only help you develop your knowledge of the ERM process, procedures and skills, but also enable you to apply the coursework to a practical application relevant to your organization. 


  1. Understand the fundamentals of Enterprise Risk Management in government
  2. Apply Enterprise Risk Management tools and techniques in government organizations
  3. Develop and implement risk management strategies, tools, processes, and procedures
  4. Utilize risk-informed decision making
  5. Contribute to the body of knowledge of Enterprise Risk Management

Overview: In the course of the 5-day program, participants will have the opportunity to learn, apply and integrate the concepts, methods, and techniques of ERM into their daily business practices and processes. The program will also explore how to create a risk-aware culture, and link risk management efforts to critical risks that can impact the strategic goals of the organization and its ability to achieve its mission.

Sample Agenda:

Day 1: Overview of Enterprise Risk Management in Government
Day 2: Principles and Practices of Risk Management
Day 3: Establishing Risk Management in an Agency
Day 4: Culture and Organizational Change
Day 5: Implementation Planning

Professional Development Units (PDUs):

Upon successful completion of each 5-day course, participants receive 4.0 CEUs and 40 CPEs (Field of Study: Business Management and Organization). In accordance with the standards of the National Registry of CPE Sponsors, 50 minutes equals 1 CPE.

    Winter 2022: December 5- 9
Venue: Online

Tuition Price:
    Government rate: $6,450 
    Non-government rate: $7,095

Custom Offerings: Using our experience working with the U.S. Transportation Security Administration, U.S. Veterans Benefits Administration, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, and others, the GW faculty team can also work with your organization to develop a tailored curriculum to fit your organization’s needs, designing case studies and examples that reflect the particular challenges that are facing your agency.

Kateryna Pyatybratova
Marketing and Business Development Director
Email: [email protected]
Phone: 202-817-9176