Introduction to Risk Management
Professional Development Programme

Participants: This course is for you if you have leadership, management or supervisory responsibility; or anticipate taking this type of responsibility within the coming year and will need to manage risks as part of your role.

To help you with managing risk as part of your role, to see risk as something that is ever-present and needs to be understood and, wherever possible, managed to your and the organisation’s advantage. Organisations face and deal with risk on a daily basis. In fact, without risk an organisation would struggle to grow and thrive.

Risk Management is the process which aims to help organisations understand, evaluate and take action on all their risks with a view to increasing the probability of success and reducing the likelihood of failure.

This course has been designed to encourage staff to see risk as something that is ever-present, needs to be understood and, wherever possible, managed to their and the organisation’s advantage. By the end of the course participants will have the confidence and skills to understand and manage risk effectively. It is aimed at those who are new to managing risk or those who would like the opportunity to reflect on how they currently manage risk.

Anticipated learning outcomes:
This session will help you to:

  • Appreciate the drivers for good risk management
  • See risk as something to be managed and not to be avoided or disregarded
  • Provide approaches to identifying, measuring and managing risk
  • Provide a perspective on and why people may respond differently to risk
  • Appreciate that UCL has a corporate Risk Management Policy
  • Understands risk culture, including the taking of opportunities while managing risk. Puts measures in place to identify, manage and minimise risks (e.g. financial, business continuity, health and safety)
  • Acquires and manages budgets and other resources effectively


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Facilitator: Ian Skerritt, Redington Consultancy About the facilitator...

Date, time and venue: 1 day workshop

17 April 2018 1000 - 1600 tba
05 July 2018 1000 - 1600 tba


  • Free for all staff on the UCL payroll 
  • £160 for UCL Affiliated / Higher Education Institutions / Charities
  • £400 for External Applicants

How to book: Booking Form

OD Course Contact: Zara Chaudhry

Cancellation: Please note that there has been a change to the cancellation policy. The course cancellation and no show fee is £100 starting from the 2015/16 academic year. This charge is applicable to Organisational Development Courses and supersedes all other information regarding this policy elsewhere on the UCL website and training booking system. Additional charges may be incurred on some courses. Read more about cancellation >>.