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Risk Management Skills

What is Risk Management?


Risk management is a business tool for forecasting potential risks, and then identifying ways to either prevent these issues from occurring, or minimising their impact.

When sketching out a business plan or scoping your next project, looking out for potential disaster is never high on your list of priorities. In this article, we take a look at why it needs to be...

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Why is Risk Management Important?


Risk management is so crucial to the success of any business undertaking or project. Without it, you’re simply crossing your fingers and hoping that all goes to plan.

To show why it's important to take the time to implement risk management procedures, we've outlined 6 key risk management benefits below.

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6 Benefits of Risk Management


Flexible Skills and Flexible Ability

Outlined Actions for Response

Risk management enables you to identify factors that may negatively impact your business or project. You can then either put prevention measures in place, and / or develop actions for response if any of these factors should occur.

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Gain Clarity, Ownership, Consistency

A clear risk management plan will denote ownership of each action, and clearly outline the responses required by each person. This enables a consistent response to any issues that may occur.

Gain Respect and Credibility

Contingency Awareness

When developing a risk management plan, the contingencies are built into your overall scope, and all stakeholders are aware of what steps must be taken, should any of the identified risks occur.

Longevity and Progression

Strategic Planning

Risk management plans and logs are useful from both an operational and strategic perspective. They serve as useful tools for leadership teams for review and forward planning.

Increased Earning Potential

Customise for Your Business

No one understands your business or project better than you do. Creating a risk management plan specific to your upcoming projects or day-to-day business is a highly tailored way to identify challenges.

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Stakeholder Management

Risk management helps to build trust with stakeholders. It creates a clear outline for all involved in a project, and helps to manage expectations, should any factors negatively impact the project.

When you consider these benefits, you’ll really begin to see why Risk Management is actually the best way to work towards success.

If you’re truly invested in the success of our project or next business venture, it may be time to get a cup of strong coffee, grit your teeth, and think of all the ways it could go wrong…
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Get Risk Management Skills in 1 Day

Our Risk Management Course is a 1-day, virtual training workshop. It's a focused approach to equipping you with an understanding of:

  • The Principles of Risk Management
  • Techniques for Identifying Risk
  • Action Plans for Planning Risk Response

For full details on this course, you can visit our Risk Management Course page or download our PDF brochure.

Reserve a Risk Management Place


We have a handful of places and dates available for Risk Management Training this year. You can click below to instantly reserve your spot on an upcoming date at our introductory rate of €225.

1st of July 2020 Virtual Classroom Reserve
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16th of October 2020 Dublin Reserve

A Risk Management Bootcamp for Your Team

Our 1-day Risk Management Workshop is available for in-house bookings. We deliver a workshop tailored around the challenges your business or project may potentially face, and work with your team to identify the potential risks, and use best practices in implementing contingencies.

You can find out more about how this can work for a project management or leadership team of any size by clicking below to download the workshop brochure, or request your customised quote.

Risk Management Course

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