Embedding Risk Culture


In this workshop you will be given a process for embedding a risk culture that reflects the values of your organisation.

This workshop is for risk professionals tasked with developing or influencing risk culture across the business.

The key principle of risk management is that it creates and protects value. It does so by helping the business to take the right risks for the right reasons. And it is sustained through a strong culture of risk-based decision making. An embedded risk culture.

The challenge for risk professionals is that legacy cultures undervalue risk management. They see risk more as a compliance activity than something aligned to purpose, values and designed to help drive a successful strategy.

As strategy specialist Peter Drucker said, “Culture eats strategy for breakfast”. And so, risk culture, as a subset of culture, eats risk management for lunch. The best designed risk framework in the world will not deliver for an organisation if senior leaders and staff do not see it as part of their cultural fit. Aligned to the organisation’s values.

This course will provide you with a multi-faceted approach to assessing and improving risk culture.  It will also give you the ability to develop forward-looking metrics to enable you to tangibly measure and evidence positive culture change.

'Brian is a knowledgeable, and insightful risk leader. The Embedding Risk Culture course was engaging and well planned, and the coordination of participants was excellent.’ Kenneth Osborne – Project Manager, DCP

‘The course content was very informative and well delivered. Bryan is very engaging and the break out rooms with the other course participants was really good. I really felt like the course delivered on the outcomes advertised.’ Fiona Coad – Risk Coordinator, The Hills Shire Council

Course Overview

Part One: Culture and Risk Culture

What is culture.

What is risk culture.

How culture drives decision making.

Part Two: Assessing Culture

Values and behavioural indicators

Data analysis and investigations

Observations and audits

Part Three: Designing your Program

Desired behaviours

Engagement strategies

Measuring success

Part Four: Implementing your Program

Establishing benchmarks

Developing capability

Leading change

Learning Objectives

1. Understand what culture and specifically risk culture is and how culture affects organisations.

2. Appreciate pros and cons of various methods for assessing risk culture.

3. How to design an effective program for embedding risk culture.

4. Tips for implementing your risk culture program.

Format of the Course

Please note that this course is now being delivered online. Attendees will receive a zoom invitation to participate in the 'face-to-face' aspect of the course online after registering. We can assure you that despite being online, we provide a high quality experience presented by Bryan Whitefield, a leader in the risk industry and a certified virtual presenter. To view testimonials on the success of Bryan's online RMIA tutorials here.

Online run over two half-days. An interactive workshop with ample time to participate, share and network.

About Bryan

Bryan Whitefield is a management consultant operating since 2001, specialising in risk-based decision making and influencing decision makers, born from his more than twenty years of facilitating executive and board workshops. Bryan’s experience as a risk practitioner includes the design and implementation of risk management programs for more than 150 organisations across the public, private and not-for- profit sectors. Bryan is the author of DECIDE: How to Manage the Risk in Your Decision Making, Persuasive Advising: How to Turn Red Tape into Blue Ribbon and Risky Business: How Successful Organisations Embrace Uncertainty (#1 Amazon Best Seller). Bryan was President and Chair of the RMIA from 2013 – 2015, is licenced as a Certified Chief Risk Officer (CCRO) and is the designer and facilitator of the RMIA’s flagship Enterprise Risk Course since 2019.

For more information on Bryan you can email him at bryan@bryanwhitefield.com or visit his website www.bryanwhitefield.com

Course Details

Find upcoming ERC Course Dates here: https://www.rmia.org.au/events

Time: 3.5 hours x 2 Half Day Online Learning Workshops, total 7 hours.

Location: Online Zoom Meeting

CPD Points: 12

PRICE: Members $1,799.25 incl.GST 

Non-Members: $2,399.00 incl.GST

Group Bookings: For Group Bookings, please contact us via email on events@rmia.org.au or by phone on 02 9095 2500.