Introduction to Understanding and Managing Risk in the Workplace



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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Short description

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.

What topics will you cover?

  • Operational Risk Management and Organisational Hazard
  • Proactive Risk Management
  • Modelling Operational Risk – The Role of Data Analytics
  • Monitoring and Measurement for Safety Assurance
  • Change and Strategy
  • Risk Based Workshops

Who is this 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.

How is the course delivered?

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 usually take place from 5.30pm pm to 6.30pm (Irish time) on Thursdays.

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 additional time completing pre session material, such as watching introduction videos or preparing some questions for discussion.

Certificate of completion

This course will run over a 7 week period (dates to be confirmed). On successful completion participants will be provided with a Certificate of Completion. Note class attendance will be recorded.

Course Fees



Start date

This course will run multiple times a year.  Contact us by emailing to confirm the start date of the next course.

How do I register and pay for the course?

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).


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