Introduction to risk management

Learn the fundamentals of risk management in less than three hours!
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Everything you need to understand the basics of risk management in less than three hours


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Whether you are a risk manager just embarking on a new career, a member of a risk assessment project who wants some more background or an executive who wants to understand the background to the risk reports you receive, this is the place to start.

I've taken over 25 years of risk management experience and condensed the key elements into three sessions of less than 30 minutes each. These cover everything you need to get started including:

  • What is risk?

  • What are the key components of an individual risk.

  • How to write a risk statement

  • How to assess risks quantitively.

  • How to plan a risk assessment.

  • What options are there to mitigate risks?

The sessions provide the basic information you need to understand risk and the core elements of risk management. And because it's based on academic and practical experience, it's all actionable.

Plus the course is supported by downloadable tools and templates that you can put to immediate use in your own project.

Learn the fundamentals of risk management in less than three hours!

Who this course is for:

  • Beginners from any field. (Literally any field: teachers, security manager, investors and engineers are just some of the people to have taken this course.)
  • Anyone who needs or wants a refresher in risk management.


Risk, security and crisis manager
Andrew Sheves
  • 4.6 Instructor Rating
  • 426 Reviews
  • 4,970 Students
  • 2 Courses

The short bio

I'm someone who has been a risk, security, and crisis manager for over 25 years. I've worked all over the world, with organizations that range from Fortune 5 oil and gas firms to NGOs and schools.

More recently, I've been taking all of these lessons and building tools that everyone can employ to help them understand their risks and to be more successful. I'm a firm believer that risk management is made too complicated sometimes so everything I build has to meet the KISS - keep it simple - standard I've for myself.

The challenges you have are complicated enough: you don't need a complicated system to solve them.

The long (corporate) bio

Andrew Sheves is a risk, crisis and security manager with over 25 years of experience in the commercial sector and in government.

Previously, Sheves was a Director at Regester Larkin (now Register Larkin by Deloitte), a specialist crisis management consultancy. There he provided risk and crisis management support worldwide to clients from multiple sectors including oil and gas, pharmaceuticals and engineering services firms.

Between 2002 – 2011, Sheves worked at Control Risks and Drum Cussac delivering security and risk management support to organizations at both corporate and site levels, focussing on the Middle East and Africa. He began his career in the British Army where he served from 1991 – 2002.

Sheves is a risk-management consultant and is the creator of DCDR, a risk management software platform.  He also publishes free tools, resources and training for those interested in risk management as he believes we all benefit from a better understanding of risk.

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