An Introduction to Risk Management Training Course

Course Code



14 hours (usually 2 days including breaks)


  • An understanding of basic management principles.
  • Some management or training experience.
  • Basic project work experience



  • Specialists Looking to Transition to Broader Management or Senior Roles.
  • New or Aspiring Managers.
  • Established Managers looking to further develop their risk skills.


This course will bring the candidates from first principles into the various approaches and techniques used across a variety of industries. The course covers both qualitative and quantitative approaches and demonstrates how the two approaches can be effectively combined. Following an exploration of key definitions and terminology, the course then looks at effective application. Using real life examples, candidates are encouraged to give and receive criticism from their colleagues. As confidence builds the course then focusses on many of the risk management issues within candidates own sphere of industry and culminates in an improvement report, pertinent to their own working environment.  

By the end of this training, participants will be able to:

  • Understand how humans naturally manage risk
  • Use their understanding to build effective risk management tools and techniques.
  • Develop and implement an effective risk management technique.

Format of the Course:

  • Highly interactive lecture and discussion.
  • Lots of exercises and practice.
  • Scenario based presentations, briefings and feedback sessions.

Course Outline

  • Introduction
  • What’s the Risk?; Definitions & Terminology
  • How to measure risk; the realist
  • How to really measure risk; the critical approach.
  • Managing Dynamic Risk
  • Skinning Cats: Is there a best practice?
  • Coming Home – Risk Management in my Workspace
  • Summary and Conclusion



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