Risk Management for Trustees 28.09.2017

28 September 2017

This course is a non-technical introduction to risk and risk management for trustees.

In an era of increasing concern regarding liabilities, litigation, regulatory compliance and reputational risk, charities are coming under greater scrutiny than ever. Boardroom competency in identifying, managing and mitigating risk is now a required skill and trustees must be able to scrutinise their executive and professional advisors’ management of risk, as well as being able to apply the same tools and techniques to their own decision making.

This course is a non-technical introduction to risk and risk management designed to enable trustees to understand and manage risk generally, but with a  focus on risks related to governance, employment, assets, service users and third parties. By the end of the day you will be better equipped to interact effectively with professional advisors and regulators, hold your executive to account, improve your own decision making and govern your organisation’s risk management activities.

Download the 2017 training programme and booking form



28 September 2017

  • 9.30AM - 10.00AM
    Registration and coffee
    Registration and coffee
  • 10.00AM - 10.15AM
  • 10.15AM - 11.15AM
    Introduction to Risk and Risk Management
    • Risk, what is it?
    • Risk management, how do we do it?
    • Definitions, models and concepts, tools and techniques, tactical and strategic mitigations
  • 11.15AM - 11.30AM
    Coffee break
    Coffee and networking break
  • 11.30AM - 1.00PM
    The Human Factor and Applied Risk Management

    The Human Factor:

    • Why do we have to do risk management?
    • The psychology of risk taking and decision making with case studies and worked examples

    Applied Risk Management: 

    • Specific tools and techniques for building resilience and keeping your organisation safe before and after an adverse event 
  • 1.00PM - 1.45PM
    Lunch and networking break
  • 1.45PM - 3.00PM
    Opportunity to apply the morning's learning to a scenario based decision making process
  • 3.00PM - 3.15PM
    Coffee and networking break
    Coffee and networking break
  • 3.15PM - 4.00PM
    Governance Risks and Trusteeship
    • The Trustee's role in risk management
    • Compliance risk management and specific risks related to employment, assets, service users and third parties
  • 4.00PM - 4.30PM
    Wrap up
    Matters arising during the day, next steps, "homework", questions and answers.


To download the presentations from the day, click here

Presentations available for delegates only. You will need a password to access these files. If you attended this course and have not received your password, click here


Caroline Thomas

Trustee And Hon. General Secretary

Casualties Union

I now feel more confident that my charity is functioning well and have taken dozens of tips and ideas away for doing even better

Joe Curran

Resources Director


An extremely useful course with excellent materials

Liz Gould



Every trustee should attend one of these courses if they are to do their job properly



(prices exc VAT)

Governance & Leadership subscriber - £195
Standard rate - £235
Non-charity Governance & Leadership subscriber- £300
Non-charity delegate- £400

For group bookings email [email protected] or call 020 7819 1208



8 Finsbury Circus

Terms & Conditions

Substitution and cancellation policy: On receipt of your booking form, your place is confirmed. Delegate substitutions are allowed. Up to and including 14 days prior to the event, a refund (less a 15% administration fee), or one complimentary transfer to another training date can be issued. Once a transfer has been processed, refund for the original booking will not be issued. Refunds or transfers are not available less than 14 days before the event date. Confirmation of cancellations MUST be in writing and sent or faxed to Civil Society Media at 15 Prescott Place, London, SW4 6BS 020 7819 1200 (fax: 020 7819 1210).