Essentials of Enterprise Risk Management Training 
*IRM Accredited Courses

Managing Risk in a Complex World 

The need to manage risk has never been more apparent than it is today. Organisations must make key decisions while balancing challenging internal and external pressures against the needs and expectations of stakeholders.

This training course explores both the positive and negative aspects of risk, and aims to provide those attending with improved knowledge and practical skills in order to effectively manage risk within their organisation.

Through a balance of formal teaching and practical exercises, delegates will be afforded the opportunity to discuss their own organisation’s approach to risk management and identify practical solutions for promoting and embedding a strong risk aware culture.

Learning Objectives: 

Spread over two days the virtual course provides a broad yet comprehensive introduction to the concept of Enterprise Risk Management. Participants will be provided with a fundamental understanding of:

- The emergence of enterprise risk management as a key organisational discipline and how it sits within the corporate governance construct.

- The various models for managing risk, including an understanding of the concept of risk as both positive and negative (opportunity and threat).

- The key components of an effective risk management approach, including risk management principles, framework and process.

- The tools and techniques which are available to assist organisations in the effective identification, assessment, and management of risk.

- A clear vision of the benefits associated with an effective risk management approach.

- Key factors for successfully embedding risk management within organisational culture and critical success factors for making it work.

The course is accredited by the Institute of Risk Management (IRM). On successful completion of the end of course assessment paper delegates will be awarded a certificate endorsed by the IRM.

Who Should Attend:

The programme has been designed for use across all business sectors and is relevant and beneficial to:

- Senior and line managers responsible for implementing enterprise risk management and embedding effective internal controls.

- Insurance managers, risk managers, safety practitioners, auditors, and others who find their traditional role expanding to include enterprise risk management duties.

- Individuals taking up a new role or students embarking on a course of formal study such as the IRM Certificate or International Diploma course.

- Anyone seeking to enhance their understanding of risk.

Each course is strictly limited to a maximum of 18 delegates per event.


2 days (9.30am to 4.30pm)


Your Desk - this is a virtual course, instructions on how to join will be sent upon confirmation of booking. 


April: 6th and 7th

June: 8th and 9th

Cost Fee:

£375 (plus VAT) per person per course*
*Discounts available for group bookings

EERM Course booking form


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Ashley Easen 
Director Risk Consulting 
Ashley joined Gallagher Bassett in 2016. Ashley has worked in the field of risk management and insurance for the last 20 years in a number of leadership roles within the public sector and is experienced in designing and embedding risk management frameworks. Prior to joining Gallagher Bassett, she was responsible for all risk related services for a large County Council. Ashley has a degree in Risk Management and regularly presents at ALARM conferences and events.
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Carl Dunckley 
Manager Risk Consulting 
Carl began his risk management career in the NHS before making a move into investment banking to broaden his skills and experience. Carl has been part of Gallagher Bassett for over 18 years and serves a client base located in London, the South and South East counties. He has provided support to a vast number of clients across public sector, commercial sector, and third sector industries, enhancing risk management systems, developing risk-aware cultures, and reducing organisational liabilities.
 Sandra Macdonald-Ames
 Fleet Risk Manager
Sandra has recently joined Gallagher Basset and brings with her over 15 years extensive fleet experience. She has advised major companies on how to manage their fleet collision risk, written fleet and driver policies and designed interventions to reduce specific areas of concern. Additional work has included FORS auditing and the delivery of driver offender courses. Sandra holds both a MSc and PhD in driver behaviour which were focussed around the blue light sector. Her PhD considered the impact that lights and sirens can have on the emergency driver’s acceptance of risk.
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Roger Lye
Risk Consultant 
Roger has over 25 years of risk management experience gained from a career in the insurance and services sectors. His primary responsibilities involve providing consultancy and training support to his portfolio of public sector clients across the Midlands, North Wales and Northern England on a variety of risk matters including, health and safety, highways and housing.
David Wade 
Risk Consultant 
David has worked within Health and Safety / Risk Management for 15 years. With a varied career starting within the Armed Forces, he subsequently gained frontline experience within the Renewables, Facilities Management and Education sectors respectively. A qualified Health and safety professional with the institution of Occupational Safety and Health, David maintains a wealth of practical experience in the provision of advice and guidance, development of policies and procedures, and training. His primary responsibilities involve providing consultancy and training support to his portfolio of clients across the South West, Wales and Midlands.
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Byran McCracken 
Risk Consultant 
Bryan has worked within Health and Safety / Risk Management for 29 years. His career started within the Health and Safety Executive, other frontline experience includes Higher Education, Further Education and the public sector. A seasoned Health and Safety professional with the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health, Bryan has a broad range of practical experience in the provision of advice and guidance, development of policies and procedures, and preparation and delivery of bespoke training. His primary responsibilities involve providing consultancy and training support to his portfolio of clients across Scotland and the North of England.