4.5 Days
Can you truly identify the real threats your organization faces – and how to protect against them? Risk Management has become a top priority in all sectors, from supply chain to cyber-security, and as a professional in this field, you have to be at the top of your game. That’s why DRI International has partnered with the risk experts at Bowhead Systems Management to design a course and credentials specifically for business continuity professionals responsible for their organization’s risk management planning. This course, developed and taught by experienced instructors, combines theory with real-world practices to give you detailed, in-depth instruction and tools you can put to use in creating a robust Risk Management program.

Attendees will be provided a hypothetical risk management scenario in which a detailed application of risk principles will be exercised. Attendees will be required to analyze key success factors, determine duty of care and due diligence, and perform a risk assessment in which they will be required to identify all-hazard threats, vulnerabilities, essential function impacts, and cost-effective risk controls.


A course and credential specifically designed for business continuity (BC) professionals who are interested in, or have responsibility for, risk management. The hands-on course provides detailed, in-depth instruction and tools for implementing risk evaluation and control. The course also delineates the skills, knowledge and procedures BC professionals need with respect to risk management.

During each stage of the 4.5 day course, you will test your growing knowledge of risk management against practical, real-world scenarios. You’ll learn to identify and respond to hazard threats, vulnerabilities, essential function impacts, and develop cost-effective risk controls. At the end of the course, you’ll be well prepared to complete the qualifying examination that will lead you further along the path to becoming a certified risk professional. And after completing the course, you’ll also receive the DRI Risk Management Toolbox to help with your future organizational analysis and planning efforts.

Course Objectives

What You Will Be Able To Do?

What kind of skills will you bring back to your organization? Here’s just a partial list:

• Perform risk assessments and analyze potential threats

• Get buy-in and participation from upper management

• Reduce organizational exposure and vulnerability

• Select effective risk controls based on cost-benefit analyses

• Implement best practices and frameworks such as NIST, ISO, Federal Continuity Directives, and others

• Improve communication by using consistent risk management terminology

Training for Diverse Audiences

• Novice and experienced business continuity professionals who desire in-depth instruction in risk management evaluation and controls

• Professionals responsible for compliance with NIST Risk Management Framework, ISO 31000, Federal Continuity Directives, and other industry standards and best practices

• Cyber and physical security professionals

• Supply chain analysts

• And many more across industries

What does the course covers

• Governance and Compliance Guidance – Tailoring the risk management program to the needs of the organization by aligning organizational goals, business processes, and essential functions to risk tolerance levels and risk management key success factors.

• Terminology and Framework – Establishing management roles and responsibilities, analysis and communication
Models and Processes – Risk Aggregation concepts, ALE formula, and a variety of other qualitative and quantitative methods.

• Risk analysis – Conducting asset impact analysis, threat analysis, vulnerability analysis, and analysis of risk handling strategies to reduce organizational risk

• Monitoring and Reporting – Developing a continous risk communication framework for ensuring ongoing situational awareness of risk

What Students Learn?

• How to perform risk assessment that support risk-based decision making

• How to gain leadership participation and obtain resources to reduce organizational risk exposure

• How to select effective risk controls and perform cost-benefit analyses

• How to implement risk management best practices and frameworks such as NIST, ISO, Federal Continuity Directives and many others

• How to integrate consistent risk management terminology to improve risk communication

Certification Types

Associate Risk Management Professional (ARMP) – For those who are new to the industry. This certification supports entry-level proficiency with knowledge in risk management planning, but who have not yet acquired a great deal of experience in the field. Starting your career path in Risk Management through ARMP certification demonstrates to your peers, colleagues and management that professionalism within the industry is your goal.

Certified Risk Management Professional (CRMP) – Designed for individuals who have a specialized background in risk management. The certification validates that the individual possesses the foundation level knowledge and experience required to implement and manage a Business Risk Management program.

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