Risk Management - Training for Managers and Professionals

Empowering Effective Leadership Skills

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Identify Risks

Master key skills for effective senior management communication, becoming an invaluable team asset.

Speak Authoritatively

Build confidence and emotional intelligence to reassure others of your reliability as a leader.

Impress Managers

Anticipate and proactively address problems to reduce risk of conflict and enhance professional reputation.

Refine your communication skills by learning to harness your emotional intelligence with one of the UK's most acclaimed management training courses.

Why Choose This Training?

More Than Just A Course Of Lectures

What gets in the way of developing and holding on to new communication skills are old habits of thinking and speaking. Even if the advice is very good the reason why it rarely sticks are the mental habits people inevitably revert to, especially under pressure.

Unlearning those old habits and internalising a more effective and lasting approach to communication needs more than a short course of lectures on how to do it.

What Makes This Training Stand Out?

What makes this training stand out is the exceptional support through one-to-one coaching sessions and continuous feedback. Changing behaviour is not an easy task as old habits are hard to break.

With a 40-year track record we can help you cultivate practical skills, and build your confidence to so you can successfully navigate real-world challenges, ensuring lasting behavioural improvements.


Join thousands of participants getting results

"What I love about this course is that I didn't just learn about the topic, this course is about ME.  I'm confident I can reliably use my new skills, even when under pressure".

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A Project Manager At A Tech Company

"A lesson for life! The power of effective communication is incredible when one masters the skills "listening with empathy" and "speaking assertively"

5 stars

A Project Quality Engineer

Clients We Have Worked With

Well-known companies who have used this course again and again, over many years

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Course Summary

Training Objectives

This course is designed to help you develop your risk management skills. You'll be able to work out in advance what could go wrong, plan possible options to tackle the issues, confidently manage your stake holders by tuning in on their wave-length empathetically and then speaking enthusiastically about how you intend to avoid problems in the future.

Develop Your Emotional Intelligence

You will learn a set of powerful emotional intelligence communication techniques so that you can manage difficult conversations, handle challenging situations, build relationships and set firm boundaries.

Transferable Skills

The goal of this training is to equip you with the tools they need to build strong, lasting relationships in your professional life, although because these skills are so transferable many clients report vast improvements in their personal relationships as well.

Develop Skills

This is a skills development rather than just a theoretical programme, so the emphasis throughout will be on you taking turn after turn, practising your skills, while receiving feedback and coaching about your effect on others.

Repeated Practice and Feedback

In your coaching sessions you will be helped to practise dealing with the kinds of situation you find challenging, again and again, until you are confident you can do it successfully.

Video Analysis

We'll combine practical, hands-on experience with video replay and analysis and discussion of the principles involved to help you gain both skills and understanding. Special attention is paid to your individual training needs, so you can practise your skills in real-life situations that you have to handle at work.

Sustained Change

That's why as well as your place in a small group, this training includes a generous amount of private and confidential one-to-one coaching sessions online, spread over several months, ensuring an exceptional level of support. This will ensure the changes you make are sustained over a longer period of time and any obstacles are overcome. Choose between online training available worldwide, or in-person face-to-face courses in the UK.

Course Dates and Price

For a list of upcoming course dates (for online coaching and face-to-face training), the locations of the next 3-day public courses in the UK and pricing Click here.

Free Initial Session

This initial coaching session serves as an introduction to the "Skills with People" course, allowing you to understand the course's relevance and effectiveness for your specific needs before committing to it.

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What Kind Of Course Is It?

It is a combination of training in a small group (a 2-day course with a maximum of 4-5 participants) and private and confidential one-to-one coaching sessions via video calls (two 1 hour sessions before and after the group session).

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Learn to get taken more seriously

Who Is This Training For?

How to be more successful at risk management - a London UK management training course and leadership coaching programme

It is for project manager and professional people who are interested in mastering the following:-

  • Two crucial skills for successfully managing risk - 1) identifying what could go wrong before it happens, and 2) confidently being able to communicate with senior management. You'll be worth your weight in gold if you can master both. This training can show you how, and practice until you're good at it.
  • Speaking with authority, confidence and with emotional intelligence so you can reassure others that you are a safe pair of hands.
  • Learning how to impress senior managers. You'll become a more valuable when you can confidently & reliably anticipate problems before they occur so you can save projects from critical issues.
  • AVOIDING painful awkwardness, embarrassment, anxiety and the frustration of conflict and friction if you have to explain why something went wrong that you hadn't anticipated.

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He's now far more aware of his impact on others

Typical Risk Management Obstacles

3 things can get in the way of anticipating, discussing and managing risk;-

  1. Some people aren't experienced enough to know what might go wrong. They don't know where how to assess and prioritise the most important issues.This can be aided by having a more experienced colleague on the course they can learn from.
  2. Having identified problems they aren't experienced to know what to do about it.Again, hearing how to handle situations from their team on this course can be extremely helpful.
  3. Even when they are able to successfully identify risks and solutions some people are not confident about presenting in meetings in front of senior managers because they don't want to look incompetent or foolish when challenged with uncomfortable questions.

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She now feels more confident in tackling people

What Skills Does This Risk Management Course Teach?

Are you a manager, leader or a professional keen to hone your skills?

This training is designed to help project managers work out ahead of time things that could go wrong, and to plan possible options for each issue; to confidently present verbally in leadership meetings, so that rather than presenting problems you can instead speak enthusiastically about what you plan to do (or have already done) about it.

Discover the exact steps you need to anticipate problems before they arise. Then demonstrate how you can reduce risk, or mitigate their consequences.

Project managers will come to meetings prepared to speak about what you anticipate going wrong and plan to do about it. You'll be able to empathise with senior managers, and assertively propose sensible solutions.

Project managers can earn praise and respect for pessimism, foresight and creativity, once you have the confidence to speak up about concerns skilfully. You won't need to be nervous about raising your head above the parapet if you can demonstrate your ability to tune in to what is important to senior managers.

Although this training introduces the skills of emotional intelligence, further training in these skills, specifically with the application of managing upwards more successfully might also be of interest. The "Skills with People” emotional intelligence training course is a thorough way to develop and hone these skills. You'll be able to satisfy your manager that you are able to tune in to their wave-length with lots of practice at empathising in stressful situations. You'll also be able to encourage other people to take what you're saying more seriously by learning how to be assertive without sounding aggressive.

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Why Choose This Risk Management Training Course?

Are you sick and tired of stressing about how to get others to take you seriously?

This course is different because it adds a psychological aspect so that participants are not just shown how to make a plan in a theoretical or academic way. The trainer works with them individually to explore what has been preventing them from doing this already (obstacle analysis).

The course then equips them to anticipate being challenged during meetings (by empathising with upper management), and to communicate convincingly, reassuringly and excitedly about how they can fix problems they anticipate (by being assertive), and have not just identified the risks, but can demonstrate how they have managed to reduce the risks.

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Learn how to be soft on the person yet tough on the issue

Price and Location

  • The total price is £825 plus VAT per participant. Group size is limited to 4-5 participants per group.
  • For the time being this course will run online.

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Assertiveness, Listening Skills & Emotional Intelligence Training

Take Aways From This Risk Management Course

Develop your skills to be better at being able to both predict what might go wrong, as well has having the confidence to speak up in meetings

Further training in the skills of emotional intelligence, specifically with the application of managing upwards more successfully might also be of interest.

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Are you helping them think for themselves?

Practical Agenda

Learning how to manage risk successfully

This is a renound emotional intelligence training course that can help become successful at risk management


Stage one - Individual one-to-one coaching
  • A preliminary private and confidential one-to-one coaching session over a video call for an hour each. The purpose is to diagnose each your particular needs, gain your commitment to a challenging learning process, and begin in a safe and un-pressured atmosphere.
  • We will identify their top problematic issues in the project flow. These would be among the most frequent things that go wrong. You'll then be briefed to be prepared to share their list with the rest of the group during the training course, including what is the worst-case scenario, and what would others do.
Stage two - A two day group training session

Day 1 - risk identification, brain-storming solutions & risk reduction (better analysis)

  • You will be shown how to draw up a basic 5x5 risk matrix chart plotting likelihood of something going wrong against the severity of the consequences if it does go wrong. The matrix will allow each issue to be allocated a score out of 25 indicating how serious it is. You will then apply a list of your most common problems, and discuss the most important issues with the group as part of a group discussion. The group will then brain-storm solutions for each of the problems you have identified. You will then re-apply the risk matrix to show how the solutions successfululy reduce the risk score.

Day 2 - taking part in meetings more successfully (better communication)

  • You will practice how to demonstrate that you are able to think about each issue from the point of view of senior management, and what they need. You will practice empathising with senior management for each of the risks. What do the senior managers worry about? What is their thought process? Who do they report to and what do those people care about? The key to your success is understanding it from the point of view of senior management and how to present it reassuringly.
  • You will practice assertively and enthusiastically describing how you can prevent problems arising, or how they spot them on the horizon and can then act to prevent damage. You will rehearse how to present your most critical problems to the senior management.
  • You'll then create your own personal action plan. You will answer the question "what will I do next in order to be better at minimising risks in the future?”
  • In these group training sessions participants do not sit passively listening to theoretical lectures. You develop skills through repeated practice, feedback, and coaching. This is supplemented by discussion of the principles involved so that you have a chance to develop both skill and understanding.
Stage three - follow-up one-to-one coaching
  • About 6 weeks after the 2-day group session you will receive a private and confidential one-to-one coaching session over video call. Before this senior management will be asked for feedback on progress achieved as a result of the training. The period between the training day and the follow-up individual sessions will allow you time to practice using your skills. The purpose of these follow-up sessions would be to identify and overcome any obstacles you might encounter in applying what you have learnt.

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See What Our Customers Say

Proven training for managers, leaders and professionals who want to inspire, motivate, support and encourage others to be successful

Testimonials from participants of this Risk Management training course;-

"I am satisfied with the training as usual when it comes to Alex's training. This training gave me a new tool in a professional sense and a new way of thinking and communicating about risks at work. What I liked and will definitely use in my daily work is the risk matrix he presented to us. He also introduced us to the way in which it is important to structure the conversation about risks in order to be clearer and more concise in their address, as well as the way of thinking and communicating that includes empathy towards the person to whom we perceive our risks. I will definitely use what we trained, which I hope my manager will be able to see at weekly meetings".

"I think the training was very purposeful and effective. A topic I have had the opportunity to approach in a different way so far. Alex presented it in a proactive and motivating way. We touched on the topic of risks in projects and in everyday work and communication from several aspects, and each time expanding the image we had. I am motivated to apply the risk matrix in my daily activities and communicate freely about the priorities of the activities and the impact of the risks. Excellent interaction and exchange of views with teammates, which also strengthens team spirit".

"On the first day, we worked on how to perform the Risk categorization according to the matrix proposed by Alex. Also how to communicate identified risks and what to do for mitigation actions. We practiced on our examples all the time. The second day the emphasis was on what Senior Management (primarily my manager) needs from us, how to recognize the risk, how to communicate it as briefly and clearly as possible, and what we will do or have already done to reduce or avoid the risk".

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Now he listens before jumping to conclusions

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Free exploratory coaching session

The first session is free so you're not committing yourself until you're sure this training is relevant for you. You will also learn something practical you can use right away that'll help you handle a difficult situation more successfully at work.

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