Organisational Resilience


Course Overview

The issues of poor resilience management are never far from the headlines - Industry needs to be ready and able to deal with potential emergencies and disruptive events; these can range from natural disasters like flooding or heavy snow to deliberate acts or attacks. Crises can happen suddenly (for example, an aircraft crash) or develop gradually (for example, a ‘flu epidemic or widespread industrial action).

This course aims to provide you with a practical integrated approach to the fundamental principles of risk & resilience management by promoting solutions not fear, to enable your organisation to withstand the worst. 


Key themes

  • Develop foundational knowledge of organizational and operational risk, continuity & resilience international standards, models and best practice.
  • Appreciate what is required for a strong embedded resilient culture and how to implement this from the daily operational rhythm to a major incident.
  • Work to understand the risk and resilience tools and techniques and when is the right time to use them.
  • Understand the interaction of risk assessment and business impact analysis.
  • How risk and continuity can be incorporated into strategic plans, risk appetite and tolerance
  • How risk and resilience management can be used to support your organisation in achieving its objectives. 

Learning Objectives

  • You will learn about risk and resilience standards, regulation and best practice whilst using these principles to drive your organisation to become resilient.
  • Effectively use tools and techniques to improve resilience capability at operational and organisational levels.
  • Understand how people and their own risk behaviors may cause potential insider threats and find suitable solutions of how to identify and manage these threats and vulnerabilities.
  • Tools and techniques to focus on risk and resilience-based thinking, decision making, and communication embedded into the operational rhythm of your organisation.
  • Tools and techniques to implement a risk and resilience framework.

Who should take this course

  • Risk Champions
  • Risk Analysts
  • Risk Managers
  • Compliance Managers
  • Heads of Department
  • Operations Managers
  • HR Managers
  • Business Continuity Managers
  • HSE Managers
  • Security Managers
  • Finance Managers
  • IT Managers

Course Dates

DateDurationCPD LocationMembersNon-membersBook Now
15 April 2019 1 Day 6 Hours London £495*  £595*  Book now »
7 Nov 2019 1 Day 6 Hours London £495*  £595*  Book now »

* All courses taking place after 1st January 2018 will be run through IRM Trading Limited. Those taking place within the UK will also be subject to VAT. 


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About the trainer

Grant Kennedy

Grant KennedyGrant has extensive senior management experience working within the Aerospace & Aviation Industry with; BAE Systems, Airbus, BAA and Global Infrastructure Partners. Over the last few years Grant has been Managing Director at KRisk and has supported many diverse organisations improve their risk profile through learning solutions and consultancy. Throughout his career he has based his approach on the principles of risk management standards and has successfully implemented integrated management systems that have achieved multiple ISO standard certifications.

Grant has a rare blend of experience, skills and knowledge which he applies to influencing and improving operational management, quality and risk performance drawing on a broad range of interrelated Degree, Post Graduate & Professional risk qualifications to support his proven ability.

Grant is a highly regarded and experienced trainer with the IRM, delivering Public and Tailored In-House courses including for the Dubai Water and Electricity Authority.  


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