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Understanding & Managing Risk in the Workplace (CPD)


The course seeks to influence and change practice towards a more predictive risk-based, data-driven process of implementing change and innovation.  This is a highly practical course that introduces students to a novel risk governance platform that facilitates the implementation of a risk-based applied project within the student’s operational area and will be supported by ongoing mentoring.

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Course Aims

On completion of this course participants will be able to:

  • Identify the organisational conditions that inhibit and foster effective innovation in the face of risk.
  • Assess key aspects of evidence-based governance of risk and value in relation to safety, innovation and sustainability.
  • Apply a risk governance platform to enable improved identification of risks and create appropriate implementation strategies and apply this knowledge in the development of a potential case study.
  • Evaluate the risks involved in the implementation of innovation and change and how they can be managed and apply this knowledge to a particular case study/organisation.
  • Better understand, communicate and influence a predictive risk-based approach in your organisation.

Topics Covered

  • Operational Risk Management - Maturity Assessment
  • Risk Governance – Organisational Capabilities
  • Modelling Operational Risk – Organising Data Analytics
  • Needs identification – Formulating a project
  • Implementing System Change – Managing a risk project

Who is The Course For?

Industry-based managers responsible for risk, change, safety, and innovation. Note: the course is not industry specific and the learning can be applied to a wide range of industries that have common issues to do with managing innovation and change in an operational environment. This includes aviation, rail, maritime, emergency services, defence forces, healthcare, software development, manufacturing (incl. pharmaceuticals), public utilities, and environmental management. The course is also suitable for participants who may wish to pursue a future role in the area of risk management.

Who Teaches the Course?

Assistant Professor Siobhán Corrigan, Professor Nick McDonald; Professor Pernilla Ulfvengren, KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm and Dr Daniele Baranzini, Visiting Research Fellow along with relevant industry professionals where applicable.

Course Delivery & Timetable

This is a seven-week course divided into seven sessions. Each session is designed to be completed over the course of a week and will comprise several offline learning elements complemented with a one-hour live webinar (evening). The webinar and study material will be accessed via our student learning platform, Blackboard.

The one hour live webinars will take place from 5.30pm pm to 6.30pm (Irish time) on Thursdays on the following dates:

January 27th, February 3rd, 10th, 17th, 24th, and March 3rd and 10th.

Action Learning Component

From week one, the learning from this course will be reinforced by means of an individual risk-focused industry-based project (organisational case dossier) specific to the participant’s organisation. The participants will submit an outline of their proposed project and will receive feedback and further guidance in the application of each step of the project.

This will enable participants to implement a risk-focused Industry- based project for their own organisation as part of the course, supported and mentored by the expert delivery team throughout the course. It will be introduced in week 1 so participants can start working on it straight away.

Note: This could be an initiative that has been introduced in your organisation, one that is currently being implemented or a hypothetical future one. If you are not currently in a relevant organisation the project can be carried out with reference an organisation, you have knowledge of/access to or a published case study.

Additional Participant Information

For the best online experience, we recommend the use of Chrome as your default browser, along with a USB (or other) headset with built in microphone.  Each live webinar will last one hour. Outside of this you can also expect to spend a minimum of 3 hours per week on self-directed study.

Duration & Certificate of Completion

The course will begin in January 2022 and run over a three months period to March 2022. A full timetable will be available closer to the start date. On successful submission of the industry-based project participants will be provided with a Certificate of Completion.

Registration & Fees

You can register for the course by clicking on the PayPal link below. The Course Fee of €1,500 includes access to the course materials via Blackboard for the duration of the course. Please note that participation in this CPD course does not include access to the Trinity Library or any other student services (including a student id card). Closing date for registration is January 24th 2022. Please contact us if you need to discuss a late application.

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