COVID-19 as a Novel Event and Risk Management Framework

In order to address some of the concerns surrounding the coronavirus pandemic for businesses and leaders, Harvard Business School is offering interactive sessions via Zoom. The first program, COVID-19 as a Novel Event and Risk Management Framework, is now available on their site in three videos.

The current environment is like none that we have ever encountered before. After a discussion of the facts and characteristics that define the COVID-19 crisis we will consider the implications for leaders and discuss how the challenge is not one of execution but rather one of innovation. Through the introduction and discussion of a risk management framework, we will consider the central elements of this process for supporting leaders in identifying novel approaches to responding to the realities of this crisis.

Faculty: Professors Dutch Leonard and Bob Kaplan

Watch the three videos on the Harvard Business School site

Crisis Management for Leaders
These recent weeks have been a time of unprecedented change for all of us as we have adapted our businesses and our lives to deal with the coronavirus outbreak. For business leaders, managing risk in the midst of a global crisis is now “job one,” as uncertainty and change is taking place throughout our entire organizations. 

To address some of your concerns and point a path forward, HBS is offering a new five-part series of faculty-led programs on Crisis Management for Leaders. This free, alumni-exclusive series began on Tuesday, March 24, and ran through Friday, April 10. Each interactive session was presented via Zoom web-conference utilizing polling and Q&A features, and can be viewed in recorded format and PowerPoint as it becomes available.