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Risk management

Course summary

Rapid growth; mergers; restructures; office moves; rebrands; time sensitive projects; and governance. More and more managers are required to lead on complex and challenging tasks and one of the most important skillsets is the identification, monitoring and management of risk.

Effective risk management is a foundation for managing your business but there is much more to success than multi-coloured risk registers! Whether you are working at a strategic, programme, project or operational level, this one-day course has been designed to share tools and techniques that will help you ensure that the processes of risk management become embedded in your day-to-day activities and decision-making.

Course dates and location

This course takes place at the Centre's Central London training suite with easy access to tube and mainline rail stations. 

Please note: we allow a maximum of three people per organisation on our Individual training courses.

Our next available course dates for individuals are:

  • 5 October, 2020 — 15% off

Alternatively, we can deliver this course at your venue, for your team, on a date and time that suits you. If you have four or more people who would like to attend this course then Group training could be the most cost-effective option. Contact one of our Training Coordinators on 020 7490 3030 or email for more information and a quote. 

  • Course outline

    This interactive course allows the sharing of ideas and experiences around risk, as well as the exploration of the management and leadership issues. It covers:

    • what is risk?
      • is it always negative?
      • by chance or by choice?
      • what is uncertainty?
    • how do we manage risks?
      • identification
      • assessment
        • likelihood
        • impact
      • management strategies
      • the risk strategy cycle
    • are all risks the same?
      • are all risks 'bad'
      • avoiding complacency
      • generic risks
      • the risks you choose to take
      • probability questions
    • living with risk
      • risk personalities
      • embedding risk thinking and having team conversations about risk
      • communicating risk
    • a year of free support from your trainer

    Participants will work in pairs and in teams on a variety of tasks and exercises and the course is supported with a workbook together with a PowerPoint deck and hand-outs.

    This course takes place at the Centre's Central London training suite in Old Street, London, with easy access to rail, tube and bus links.

  • Who is this course for?

    This course is aimed at any organisation or individual who needs a structured approach to managing risks at a strategic, programme, project or operational level. It will develop knowledge, confidence and skills by building an understanding of different types of risk, their implications and their management options.

    The Centre works with people from across the public, private and third sectors so, wherever you work, you're sure to learn something new and leave the course with some great ideas.

  • What will this course help me do: learning outcomes?

    By the end of the course, participants will be able to:

    - identify different risks in different situations;
    - categorise types of risks and what they mean;
    - use an assessment tool as a basis of making informed decisions;
    - determine various management methods, appropriate to the risk assessments;
    - understand management and leadership behaviours around risk.

    Recognising that you may not get to use all this learning straightaway, the Centre offers a year of free post-course support.

  • Other courses to consider

    The Centre offers a wide range of management courses which would compliment this training, including - Strategy: from vision to implementation; Project management and Budgeting for non financial managers.

  • Course fee
    • £589 plus VAT not-for-profit price (applies to charities and all other not-for-profit organisations, including public sector and housing)
    • £654 plus VAT standard price (applies to all other organisations)

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