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Reputational Risk

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Course Overview

People are more aware than ever of the global, ethical and environmental issues that exist in our world today and this is increasingly influential in driving consumer buying behaviours. With the addition of technology allowing anyone to share news, thoughts or rumours to millions of people at the click of a button, organisations are more exposed than ever to their reputation, which often takes years or decades to build, and which is often considered a competitive advantage, being damaged with greater impact than before and with less time to respond. 

This interactive course teaches you how to ensure that your organisation’s reputation continues to be a critical asset and how to protect it, or, in some cases enhance it further, even if the worst should happen. It will focus on traditional sources of reputational risk such as supply chain and fraud, as well as looking at the new realities of digital risk, from social media risk management to cyber risk. 

The course provides participants with preventative tools that protect and enhance your reputation, and the corrective tools for recovering damaged trust. More importantly, it equips participants with the knowledge to enhance current Enterprise Risk Management frameworks by integrating Reputational risk into the framework and business decision making This ensures reputation is protected into the future as well. 

You will examine high profile case studies of reputation damage from a number of industries with a variety of causes, in order that all participants should be able to relate it back to their industry or organisation.


Course Dates

Date Duration CPD Location Members Non-members Book Now
18 October 2022 1 Day (9:30AM-4:30PM) 6 Hours Online - Zoom £400 +VAT £500 +VAT  Book Now

 For all enquiries please contact the training team on +44 (0)20 7709 9808 or at training@theirm.org

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Who should take this course

  • Risk Managers and Executives.
  • Internal Audit.
  • Business Continuity.
  • Corporate Communications.
  • Public Affairs.
  • Investor Relations.
  • Corporate HR.

Learn about

  • The difference between brand and reputation and the importance of understanding the organisation’s aspirations. 
  • Risks that can impact reputation including, but not limited to, cyber attacks, social media, environmental incidents and a failure in supply chain. 
  • Stakeholder Analysis and how to link it to the risk management process. 
  • Alternative metrics for measuring brand and reputation risk. 
  • Protecting and enhancing reputation with effective risk mitigation strategies such as Business Continuity and Media Management. 
  • Tools and techniques for identifying, reporting and mitigating reputation and strategic risk.
  • The importance of risk culture and staff in enhancing and protecting a company’s reputation.

Trainer Profile  

Grant is an internationally recognised risk management professional and an IRM Global Ambassador bringing over two decades of global senior leadership and executive roles with organisations in the energy, engineering & construction, manufacturing, technology and finance sectors and is a recognised thought leader specialising in the development of risk, governance, resilience and ESG capabilities and competencies for public and private sector organisations and their stakeholders. Throughout his career he has led strategy, risk & resilience, regulation & compliance, mergers & acquisitions, operations and business & digital transformation for some of the world’s leading organisations including ASX, LSE, CAC40, NYSE and NASDAQ listed companies. 

He currently works as a trainer and advisor specialising in leading enterprise risk management, resilience and governance transformation programmes, and ESG and sustainability initiatives, working closely with boards and senior executive teams for clients in Australia & Asia Pacific, the Middle East, UK, Africa and across Europe helping them to enhance and embed stronger risk capabilities and risk culture to create enhanced business value, support innovation and operational excellence by enabling intelligent risk-taking in an increasingly complex and uncertain world. 

With the global move towards energy transition and low carbon economies he has been engaged by some of the world’s best-known organisations to support them in developing and implementing their ESG, sustainability and resilience strategies and training their enterprises from the boardroom and executive teams to management and support functions on risk, governance and ESG related topics and has also designed and implemented risk management frameworks based on the ISO31000 Standard. 

Grant is also retained as a risk, EGS and board practice advisor and facilitator to several corporate advisory firms and industry bodies in addition to being a sought-after conference keynote speaker, panellist and panel chair and trainer. 

His international training includes leading courses and masterclasses on Risk Management, Resilience, Governance & ESG, Leadership & Management, and Project & Programme Management; notable recent training includes both standard courses and bespoke in-house courses in Risk Management & Enterprise Risk Management, Resilience, Scenarios, Digital, Reputation Risk, ESG, ESG for Boards, Energy (including Oil & Gas) Risk Management, Mental Health & Workplace Performance, Corruption Risk Management, Third Party & Supply Chain Risk Management, Transformation, and Risk & Governance for Non-Executive Directors & Boards, all of which take a collaborative, interactive approach to learning. 

He is a Faculty Member at the Institute of Corporate Directors Malaysia (ICDM) and for Actuate (previously ITN). 

Grant is currently the Deputy Chair of the IRM’s Energy & Renewables Special Interest Group and has authored energy thought leadership publications for the IRM. He was previously Chair of the IRM’s Turkey Regional Group. 

He is also a Member of the Institute of Directors (IoD), the Institute of Corporate Directors (ICDM), Energy Institute (EI), and Institute of Strategic Risk Management (ISRM).


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