Shifting Risk Culture Course

Getting Accountability From The Top Down

This workshop is for risk professionals tasked with developing or influencing an effective risk culture across the business.

What you will learn

  1. Understand what culture and specifically risk culture is and how culture affects organisations.
  2. Appreciate the 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.

The key principle of risk management is that it creates and protects value. 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.

Culture—no matter how defined—is singularly persistent. And so, risk culture, as a subset of culture, eats risk management for lunch. Leaving you, the risk professional, wondering how you can change hearts and minds – fast.

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. In turn, you will shift from being seen as corporate cop to corporate builder of a strong cultural fabric. Delivering a risk intelligent workforce.

Course Overview

This is an online interactive course run over two half-days, with ample time to participate, share and network.

Part One: Culture and Risk Culture

  • What is culture?
  • What is risk culture?
  • How does culture drive 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


“Bryan is a knowledgeable, and insightful risk leader. The Embedding Risk Culture course was engaging and well planned, and the coordination of participants was excellent.”
Kenneth Osborne – Project Manager, DCP

“The course content was very informative and well delivered. Bryan is very engaging and the break out rooms with the other course participants was really good. I really felt like the course delivered on the outcomes advertised.”
Fiona Coad – Risk Coordinator, The Hills Shire Council

About Bryan

Bryan Whitefield is a management consultant operating since 2001, specialising in risk-based decision making, 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 author of Risky Business: How Successful Organisations Embrace Uncertainty; Persuasive Advising: How to Turn Red Tape into Blue Ribbon and is writing Team Think: Unlock the Power of the Collective Mind.  He was President and Chair of the RMIA from 2013 – 2015. He is licenced by the RMIA as a Certified Chief Risk Officer (CCRO) and is the designer and facilitator of their flagship Enterprise Risk Course since 2019.

Course Details

Contact Bryan for upcoming SRC Course Dates HERE
Time: 4 hours x 2 Half Day Online Learning Workshops, total 8 hours.
Location: Online Zoom Meeting
SESSION 1 (4 hours)
SESSION 2 (4 hours)
PRICE: $1,799.25 incl. GST
Group Bookings: For Group Bookings, please contact Bryan’s Team HERE