Risk Management

The management of risk is a vital for the successful delivery of Strategic Objectives.  In this course we will consider key aspects of risk management, the implementation of the Orange Book guidelines, with tips and examples for how organisations can take risk management to the next level.

All non-profit organisations operate in a changing environment, facing risks on a day to day basis.  The difference between good management of risk and poor management of risk can fundamentally affect the ability of the organisation to deliver its key objectives. Indeed, there are recent well-publicised examples where poor management or risk has directly affected the ability of that organisation to survive.

This course explores how risk can be effectively managed to deliver better outcomes.  We will enhance participants understanding of what risk management is, consider the differences and overlaps between performance management and risk management and offer participants tools and techniques to improve risk management in their own organisation.

Risk Management is a one day face to face training course from our Financial Management & Commercial Skills series. At the Civil Service College, we tailor our courses to each attendee’s role and organisation, ensuring that each participants gets the most out of the training. Our courses and trainers are continuously updated and evaluated to ensure that we are always delivering the best service possible.

Key Training Features

Who Can Attend

Learning Outcomes

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Key Training Features:

  • The philosophy of risk management, including Orange Book requirements
  • How to identify opportunities and risks, the link to Strategic Objectives and the difference between risk and issues
  • How to assess risk, risk appetite, risk tolerance and alternative tools and reporting methodology
  • Ongoing management of risk, escalation frameworks, the 4 T’s and controls
  • Creating a risk aware culture

Who Can Attend:

This course is aimed at middle and senior managers who are either accountable or responsible for managing risk in their area, function or organisation.

Learning Outcomes:

Delegates will leave the event with a better understanding of how to identify, assess and manage risk within the cultural constraints of the organisation.  Ultimately they will be better placed to ensure the implementation of effective risk management processes to optimise delivery of Strategic Objectives, within an environment of both internal and external risks and opportunities.

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10:00 - 16:00


£595 + VAT


Face to face or virtual


Virtual 24 July 2024 Book1

Face to Face 17 September 2024 Book3

In-House Option

This course is available In-House and can be tailored to meet your individual training requirements.


Lead Trainer

Jane Stephens

Jane Stephens

Jane is an experienced finance professional and has held senior posts in both large and smaller organisations. In recent years, she has held a number of voluntary positions in the public sector.

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Jane Stephens

Jane Stephens

Jane is an experienced finance professional having held senior posts in both large (Chief Financial Officer AstraZeneca UK) and smaller organisations.  She started her career as a graduate recruit to The Post Office before moving into the private sector with ICI and AstraZeneca.  She has held voluntary positions in recent years in the public sector including Independent Director of a housing trust.

As an independent consultant Jane has been a director of a number of start-up businesses and provided consultancy, facilitation and finance and management training to a number of large organisations.

She is passionate about the important role that Finance has to play across all organisations, the need to ensure finance issues are properly understood by non-finance specialists and to ensure financial issues are properly incorporated in decision making at all levels.

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