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How to achieve influence and engagement in the workplace.

Creating and maintaining a risk-aware, safe and legally compliant working environment can only happen when key stakeholders have a clear understanding of the organisation's objectives and strategies, and of its values and culture. In every type of organisation, and in every part of the world, informing and engaging stakeholders about the benefits of effective risk and resilience management is essential, if this is to happen. 

When voices with valuable information and insights are drowned out, threats can be ignored or badly managed and business opportunities missed. 

This 'live' online course is highly interactive and features lots of practical examples, covers personal skills needed to step up and speak out confidently. It also covers the practical skills needed to effectively influence the risks that matter most - particularly those that are shifting, escalating or new.

Key takeaways

  • Identifying and understanding your personal style and branding
  • Understanding your audience - stakeholder analysis
  • Effective listening techniques and tools
  • Effective advocacy and engagement techniques
  • Understanding language, commnication and consultation
  • Understanding formal and informal communications and networks

Who should attend

Anyone with responsibility for risk and its impact.


2022 dates coming soon.


IIRSM Member rate: £250 + VAT

Non-member rate: £300 + VAT

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About the trainers

Steve Fowler FIIRSM

Steve provides consultancy services specialising in international business strategy, risk and resilience, occupational health and safety, and change management. 

Steve is a prolific writer on risk management and business strategy, risk in major projects, international development and on competency standards for the risk management profession. He has a wealth of experience having previously served 12 years as Chief Executive Officer. He is a member of the British Standard Institution's committee for risk management and serves on risk management committees for major organisations.




Sheena Thomson

A former Royal Navy Officer, Sheena is now an established risk and crisis communications consultant with substantial experience in military media operations, government advisory and corporate communications.  Previous roles include senior multi-sector communication roles, primarily senior advisory or spokesperson roles for NATO, the EUSR (Soren Jessen-Petersen), the ASEAN Secretariat and the Emirate of Abu Dhabi Executive Council General Secretariat. Sheena also spent time on several high risk UN missions

Sheena delivers executive and team training in enterprise risk and reputation identification, mitigation and crisis communications in areas involving intensity and complexity. Sheena is a Founding CIPR Chartered PR Practitioner, MCIPR, FRSA.



IIRSM Training Experience

Welcoming - it is important to us that you feel relaxed to ensure you enjoy and get the most out of the learning experience.

Expertise - we have passionate trainers who keep up to date with the latest trends.

Engaging - trainers are assessed on quality of delivery and delegate interaction.

Practical - tools and ideas to immediately take back to the workplace.

Networking - great opportunity to meet and learn from delegates with different backgrounds and experiences.