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.

Course Overview

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.

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. If you have any queries relating to the online facilitation of the course please email To view testimonials on the success of Bryan's online RMIA tutorials CLICK HERE.

"It wasn't only the theory, but the application across different organisations. So you didn't walk away with just the view of how it works in your organisation, you saw how adaptable things were and how they worked across different organisations. In general, the whole concept of online learning is great. This is remarkably efficient and I for one am appreciative of the efforts being made of putting together a course like this, especially at short notice because of COVID-19 disruption."

- Mike Gouws: Department of Agriculture, Water and Environment

Format of the Course

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

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.


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

About Bryan Whitefield

Bryan is a management consultant operating since 2001. He is a specialist in risk-based decision making, strategic leadership and strategic planning 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, a book for strategic leaders who wish to minimise the time taken to get to the right decision and Winning Conversations: How to turn red tape into blue ribbon that teaches you practical methods to cut through with your advice and make the impact you want to make.

For more information visit his website or email

PRICE: Members $1,799.25 incl.GST 

Non-Members: $2,399.00 incl.GST

CPD: 12 points

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