Full course description
Risk management informs strategic, tactical, and operational decisions within an organisation. Risk assessments are performed in order to identify and prioritise key risks to best allocate resources, identify opportunities for growth, and mitigate and respond proactively to risks that may negatively impact on the organisation’s performance.
At the end of this course you will be able to understand and apply the process of risk management within an organisational or project setting, understand the characteristics of risk and how these are linked to the overall objective of a project or organisation and its relevant context; the controls that should be put into place to identify, assess, mitigate and manage risk; the implementation of policies and procedures to communicate and manage risks; and the application of a dynamic risk management process activity.
Participants will emerge with a risk management process model that can be applied in any context and within any size of organisation.
What will you learn?
- What are organisational risks and how to apply a process of risk management within an organisational or project setting
- Characteristics of risk and how these are linked to the overall objective of a project or organisation
- Controls that should be put into place to identify, assess, mitigate and manage risk
- You will be familiar with a dynamic risk management process activity
- How to implement policies and procedures to communicate and manage risks across the team or organisation.
Get credit into the Professional Management Program by completing this course and its assessment.
Who is this for?
Managers in Private and Public Sector organisations; Project Managers and Project Administrators
Dr John Sing, Adjunct Associate Professor
John is director and CEO of Ramafin Pty Ltd, his own consulting and professional development training company. He is an Adjunct Associate Professor with University of Adelaide, where he facilitates in the Applied Project Management program. John’s previous positions include Chief Finance Officer/Finance Director reporting to the Board of CERT in Abu Dhabi, in the U.A.E and Director Corporate Services within the Queensland public sector. John’s Doctorate was in the area of risk management. He also holds a Masters in Accounting; and a Graduate Diploma in Education and a Bachelor of Business (Accounting). John has extensive experience in training Project Management and Risk Management related courses to international organisations such as Royal Dutch Shell Oil Company. John has also been part of the MOOC team The University of Adelaide that has delivered the highly successful Introduction to Project Management MOOC, and the Risk Management for Projects MOOC.
Dr Anton Jordaan, Adjunct Associate Professor
Anton has extensive experience in both corporate strategic leadership and financial roles in public and private sector organisations. Anton has maintained an interest in education and training and has 25 years teaching experience in the delivery of education and training courses to undergraduate and postgraduate students and managers in corporations. He has delivered business improvement and capacity building courses in North America, UK, Europe, Middle-East, Russia, Africa, Asia and Australia. Courses presented include domains such as: Strategic Management, Project Management, Innovation, Entrepreneurship, Leadership, and Accounting.
Anton has been part of the MOOC team The University of Adelaide that has delivered the highly successful “Introduction to Project Management MOOC”, and the “Risk Management for Projects MOOC”. After attaining a Bachelor of Commerce degree in Accounting, he did an Honours degree in Accounting, Master of Commerce in Business Management, a MBA, and a Master of Advanced Business Practice degree. He completed a PhD at The University of Adelaide and is currently Adjunct Associate Professor at The University of Adelaide’s Entrepreneurship Centre for Innovation and Commercialisation in the Adelaide Business School.