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Live online risk management training

Risk management should be integrated throughout every organisation, no matter its type and size. Everyone, regardless of role and seniority, needs to be able to manage and take risk. Ultimately, effective decision making, and successful performance is the mark of excellence in risk management. 

This online course is designed to deliver a practical and engaging experience, using real-world case studies, short bursts of content delivery, video, interactive polls, and group discussions in break-out rooms. The experience is not only an enjoyable one, but you will gain invaluable knowledge and skills.

Learning outcomes

  • use risk management to improve your decision-making.
  • analyse how the external world and internal organisation drive achievement of your objectives and how you can influence their impact.
  • apply practical tools to assess, manage and communicate risk.
  • understand how a simple risk management framework can make your organisation more resilient and successful.
  • understand the critical importance and role of people and culture.

Booking information

Dates & times 

The course is split into two online 150 minute sessions taking place over a day. They will start at 9am (UK time)

2023 Dates:

  • 20-21 June 
  • 19 September 

2024 Dates:

  • 16 January
  • 21 May

System requirements

IIRSM uses GoToTraining to deliver online training courses. Find out more about system requirements here. Full information will also be sent with joining instructions. Please note, you will be required to activiate your micorphone and, if possible, camera, during the course in order to participate in some of the group activities. 


IIRSM member - £125 + VAT

Non-member - £175 + VAT

Bookings are made online with a credit or debit card (see below). If you want to register and pay for a group booking please contact us on Please note, you may also request an invoice for group bookings.

If you are an IIRSM member, please log in prior to completing the form below to obtain the discounted member rate.

If you would prefer to pay via the phone or by invoice, please fill out the following form and we will contact you within 48 hours to arrange payment: 


We offer a 15% discount for five or more bookings from the same organisation. Delegates do not need to register for the same course dates. Please note, this discount cannot be used with any other promotional discounts we may be offering. For more information and to receive the discount, contact us on

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Who should attend

The course is for anyone who needs a fundamental understanding of risk management. Risk management is becoming a pre-requisite for many roles, especially the more senior you progress.

You should attend this course if you are:

  • a business owner looking to improve your business performance and resilience
  • a manager within a small or medium sized enterprise with many different roles and risks to juggle
  • working in a risk-related discipline including, but not limited to, health and safety, compliance, business continuity, resilience, environmental management, insurance, quality management, security etc
  • responsible for implementing management systems standards, projects or change
  • looking to build a foundation in risk management before completing further risk management training such as Managing Risk – in a day or the NEBOSH IIRSM Certificate in Managing Risk (piloting 2021)
  • simply looking to learn how risk management can help you do your job better 
About the course
Course overview

Too often, organisations or projects can be disrupted by several small events that reinforce one another in unexpected ways. Therefore, risks need to be openly discussed, challenged, escalated, and communicated. This is integral to strategy development, operational management, and project success. 

This course provides a practical introduction to the principles, tools and processes that can be used to improve decision-making enabling you to become more resilient and better prepared for a crisis.

You will learn about:

  • The principles of risk management
  • Applying risk management to improve your decision making
  • The differences between uncertainty and risk, and threat and opportunity
  • Types of strategic, financial, operational and hazard risks
  • Emerging and unseen risks
  • Organisational ‘risk radar’
  • Techniques to help you assess your organisation’s environment
  • Practical tools to help you identify, analyse, and treat risk
  • Risk registers and risk matrices
  • Interpreting statistics
  • Recording, reporting, and communicating risk
  • Culture, behaviours, and values
  • ‘Mental shortcuts’ or heuristics
  • Risk management frameworks, policies, and standards
  • Risk appetite and objectives
  • Aligning your risk management system with other system standards
  • Internal audit
  • Organisational resilience
Resources and take-aways

By attending, you will receive:

  1. A course handbook
  2. A risk checklist
  3. A risk register template
  4. An example risk policy
  5. A Bow-tie template
  6. Certificate of attendance
Risk Management and Leadership Competence Framework

IIRSM’s training offering has been mapped to the IIRSM Risk Management and Leadership Competence Framework.  

The framework defines the technical and business competences as well as leadership behaviours needed to manage risk in today’s challenging climate. It underpins IIRSM’s membership structure, and can be used by individuals to identify their strengths and developmental areas and plan their CPD accordingly.

This course touches upon the following areas of competence. 


  • Organisational context 
  • The role of risk management 
  • Strategy, objectives, policy and procedures 
  • Stakeholder engagement 
  • Data management 
  • Risk and organisation reporting 

Leadership behaviours 

  • Emotional intelligence 
  • Collaborative 
  • Communicative 
  • Innovative 
  • Ethical 
  • Determined
  • Systematic 

Business competences 

  • Governance and culture 
  • Financial integrity 
  • Compliance and legal responsibility

View the full framework here

Meet 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. 

Helen Barge FIIRSM 

A member of the Risk Management Standards Committee at the British Standards Institute and of the Institute of Leadership and Management, Helen has worked in a variety of industry sectors since 1986. During this time, she has held roles encompassing IT and business management and including over a decade in governance, risk and compliance. This breadth of experience allows Helen to apply her knowledge of IT systems, processes and procedures to the complexities of the business environment. Helen is the focal point for cyber security at the Coventry & Warwickshire regional group of the Federation of Small Businesses and regularly delivers presentations to cross-sector groups on the need to ensure that their organisations are secure. Risk Evolves, under Helen’s leadership, are also founding members of the West Midlands Cyber Security Cluster.

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.   


"A well structured course which identifies a wide range of risks to effective business management. Then introduces processes and procedures adaptable to companies and organisations irrespective of size, structure or field, professionally presented in an easy going style." George Vost, Longbridge Fire Consultants Ltd.

"Really good course explaining risk and risk methodology- highly recommended" Roger Newell, Consultant, Riskevolves Lt

"A well delivered course that is thought provoking around the subject of Risk Management as a whole rather than from just a H&S, Environment or Quality perspective" Lisa Lewis, Health and Safety Manager-Compliance, TVSSCS

"The course will provide a very informative fundamentals to risk management. It also covers the impact on psychological factors which is a valid fact that could be relevant in any organisations. Highly recommended." Syed Omar Aliff"

"This really was a comprehensive insight into risk management. I undertook the course as part of my annual CPD, and would highly recommend for those new to risk management, or those wishing to brush up. I can not rate the tutor highly enough. Supremely knowledgeable and delivered to course in a very professional manner. Thank you IIRSM." Andy Protheroe, Director of Risk and Resilience PCR Global Limited

"For anyone embarking on the risk management journey, I would thoroughly recommend this course." Steve Rex, Quality Manager, Amey Plc

"A well structured and presented course that covers a lot of very useful content and concepts. It inspires further exploration." Justin Harris, SHEQ Manager, BUUK

"This course was informative and eye opening in the approach taken towards risk management by companies and the mistakes which can occur by not considering risks other than just safety. I would recommend this course to any person who manages risk or who has an interest in risk management." Darren Whyte EHS, Training & Inspection Director, Irt Consult Environmental & Energy Ltd, Ireland.

"It was refreshing to attend a risk management course where the content addresses the wider issue of risk management without the usual H&S risk, environmental risk, process-based risk etc. silos. The information provided in the course materials links the theory to actual risk events, making it so much clearer to understand. I would recommend the course to anyone who is tasked with influencing decision-making in an organisation." Karen McKay Callow, QHSE Management Systems Auditor. 

"An introduction to risk management and resilience to existing and emerging risks and opportunities, this course will give you an insight into how to tackle risk, tools to use and the supporting guidance available." Donna Henderson, Director, Quality Solutions Fife Ltd.

"Very good snapshot of the risk management principles." Radharamanan Panicker, Director, Dangerous Goods Management India Pvt.

"This was a very interesting short course delivered by a knowledgeable trainer, so much so, I purchased the suggested further reading. Definitely recommended." Jon Rowen, Project Manager, BMW.  

"This was a really good introduction to risk management in a wider context than the normal safety risk management that I do." Robin Kirkpatrick, Project H&S Manager, GRAHAM. 

"This was a great course to introduce you to the essentials of risk management. I found it useful as a refresher." Nathalie Lawrence, Safety Systems Manager, GWR. 

"The course was very well put together and the participation element was very good, despite the web based learning environment." Delwyn Goodchild, Managing Director, Hue Imbued Consultancy. 

"This is a good course for refreshing your thinking and knowledge." Paul Watson, Senior Assurance HS Manager, Jacbos International. 

"A very helpful introduction into the formal world of risk management including principles, tools, standards and frameworks using real life examples." Course delegate

"The real-life case studies and relating the content to very current examples made it very relevant. Also, the additional materials received are very helpful and simple to download." Course delegate