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Risk Manager's Toolbox

Learn best in class and innovative tools and techniques for practical application of risk management in your organisation.


Course Overview


Risk Managers need an array of tools in order to identify, assess, manage, monitor and communicate the risks faced in an organisation.  This interactive course will introduce participants to or refresh their knowledge and application in a number of vital risk management tools which are practical, easy to understand and effective at obtaining results.

This highly interactive course will not only give you the theory behind each tool, but also hands-on techniques that you can use in interactive risk workshops to ensure a team new to risk is inspired to work with you to understand and develop a plan to control risk where appropriate. 


Tools to be explored in this course include:

- Extended Enterprise

- Networks of risk

- Risk impact versus action maps

- Risk bowties (simple to complex)

- Scenario Analysis

- Running a risk workshop


Learning outcomes

 - Use key risk management tools and techniques

 - Determine which risk management tool to use when.

- Develop facilitation methods through which you can run internal workshops 


 You will walk away from the course with:

- A set of templates and simple factsheets for each tool explored during the course – for use in your own risk management within your own organisation.

- The ability to facilitate a range of different risk management workshops utilising key risk management tools and techniques.

- A plan for which risk management tool you need to use when within your organisation in the near future.


Who is this course for?

- Anyone looking to refresh and enhance their knowledge of key risk management tools and techniques, as drawn from a multitude of different sectors.

- Those aiming to review and improve their organisation’s array of risk management tools and techniques.

- Those looking for the latest tools and techniques, together with case studies of where they have been successfully used.

- Anyone seeking a guide to the vast array of risk management tools and techniques.


About the Trainer

Dr Sarah Gordon is passionate about both risk management and training.  No matter where she is delivering her training courses, be it they in the heart of the Congo or in the Satarla Training Centre in London, they are always energetic, informative and fun.  

Sarah started out as an Exploration Geologist, working for one of the world’s largest mining companies.  Lucky enough to life and work in countries including Canada, Brazil, South Africa and the UK, she moved from Geology into Safety & Sustainability and then Risk Management. 

In 2014, Sarah co-founded Satarla with two other risk management experts:  Laura Mallabone (Engineer) and Tankiso Moloi (Accountant).  Together they have built Satarla to the 75-strong (and counting!) Associates of today, based all over the world.  Satarla is passionate about making risk management real and practical.  Our three focal points of Training, Consultancy and Research enable Satarla to constantly challenge best practice within risk management and ensure all advice given is based on experience.

Sarah is an accredited trainer and course designer for the Institute of Risk Management; Honorary Lecturer at Imperial College London; Associate Researcher at the University of Johannesburg; Chair for Foreign and External Affairs at the Geological Society of London; and the CEO of Satarla.

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