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Running effective risk workshops - one day course


Risk workshops are a vital part of the risk manager's toolbox and are becoming increasingly important in projecting the role and value of risk management. This highly practical one day course addresses the aims of risk identification and analysis workshops and majors on tangible advice and rehearsals of risk workshop techniques.

Delegates review the objectives of the workshops and what outputs are expected. Discussion on how workshops assist in the developing maturity of the risk management process and the added value created forms a vital backdrop to the contribution risk management makes to business success. The course also identifies how effective operation of risk workshops builds a key platform for subsequent stages in the risk management process. 


  • Setting risk workshops in the context of the organisation's strategy and risk policy
  • Understanding the risk workshops 'lifecycle' 
  • Communicating the practical value to stakeholders 
  • Setting the agenda for the workshops 
  • Pre-workshop research, preparation and documentation 
  • Creating the right environment for productive workshops 
  • Establishing an effective dialogue in the workshops 
  • Capturing the risk information, risk categorisation and ranking 
  • Looking at different techniques including brainstorming; stress testing and scenario analysis; executive interviews; external research 
  • Effective follow up and action planning - maintaining the momentum.

Learning outcomes

  • Understand how effective risk workshops can help to build greater insight into risks and their materiality 
  • Gain a better appreciation of the control environment and open valuable channels of communication amongst a wider spectrum of colleagues 
  • Rehearse the use of appropriate tools and techniques.

Who should attend?

The course is suitable for all levels of staff working in a risk management function within an organisation who are (or may be) required to carry out risk identification activities and risk research.

CPD hours

Attendance of this course awards up to 6 CPD hours where you consider it relevant to your professional development needs.

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