Risk Management Course

Risk Management Course

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This risk management course will present you with the key principles of risk management and will introduce you to the distinction between positive and negative risk, so that innovation and opportunities can be embraced, rather than allocating resources to mitigating potential downsides only. In this risk management course your will learn the value of key risk management tools, the importance of a risk management plan along with the need to maintain a risk register and conducting post-evaluation of risk management plans. This risk management course will provide you the opportunity to apply many of the risk management techniques covered in the course to achieve a more risk mature workplace, with the practical application of risk management once back in your workplace.

Learning Outcomes

At the completion of this risk management course you should be able to:

  1. Create a risk aware culture in an organisation to proactively manage negative risk whilst capturing positive risk.
  2. Analyse and manage risks to maximise overall business value.
  3. Develop a risk management system to enable an organisation to progress from ‘novice/nave’ to ‘normalised/natural’ in its risk maturity profile.
  4. Develop an action plan for managing risks in accordance with ISO 31000 standards.

Course Content

This risk management course will cover the following content:

  • Types of risk – Reputation risk, Competition and Consumer Act compliance, Privacy compliance, Project risk, Environmental risk, Complexity and risk, Change risk, Safety risk, Environmental risk, People risk, Asset risk, Security risk, Financial risk.
  • Framework for managing risk using ISO31000 framework.
  • Principles for establishing the risk context, assessing risk and treating risk.
  • How to identify risk, analyse and evaluate risk.
  • Determining level of risk appetite and maturity.
  • Managing risk in the context of opportunity.
  • Enhancing/exploiting risk versus mitigating risk.
  • Compliance frameworks.
  • Business continuity management.
  • Building a risk-aware culture.
  • Building and protecting reputation.
  • Critical data and information management.
  • Contingency analysis and back-up plans.

Intended Audience

This risk management course is suitable for managers, supervisors and team leaders who are seeking to develop their risk management competencies and support their organisation in mitigating negative risks and capturing new opportunities, as part of a positive risk management approach.

Delivery Style

This risk management course will be delivered as an interactive workshop consisting of an instructor-led lecture, group and individual activities. This training approach allows participants to work through concepts introduced by the trainer in an application-focused teaching environment. Participants will develop a risk management action plan for immediate implementation in their workplace.

Course Prerequisites

This risk management course has no prerequisites and is open to all members of the general public.

John Scott applies the latest advanced practices in the fields of business, leadership, organisational psychology, analytics and engineering to educational delivery. He has been involved in management and training for more than 30 years. He has held senior corporate and general management positions for multinationals across a range of industries, both in Australia and overseas.

Today as a global management consultant working across all continents, John captures the most recent thinking and practices in the short courses he teaches at University of Newcastle. John is multi-disciplinary, being degree qualified in business, psychology and statistics. He is also an accredited lean engineering practitioner. He has spent the last 15 years designing courses for a range of leading public universities in Australia, as well as one of the world’s largest private universities headquartered in USA. With this background, he brings to UoN the most up to date short courses for equipping and developing today’s modern professional in the world’s leading practices.

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