October 6, 2020 | Mark Paradies

Risk Management – Best Practices & ROBT Risk & Opportunity Based Thinking

Mark your 2021 calendar for “Risk Management – Best Practices & ROBT Risk & Opportunity Based Thinking,” a 2-day PreSummit Course, June 14 – 15, 2021 in Knoxville, Tennessee.

Jim Whiting, international risk management expert and long-time TapRooT® Instructor, will be teaching this course. He was a contributory member of the committee that wrote the first international risk management standard ISO 31000:2009 Risk Management – Guidelines. It is now the USA Standard – ANSI/ASSP/ISO 31000:2018 Risk Management – Guidelines and CAN/CSA/ISO 31000. But he knows much more than what’s in the risk management standard . . . and that’s what you need to learn.

The course is facilitated in a participative workshop format. Jim brings his risk management and root cause analysis experience and best practices from around the world (Australia/New Zealand, North America, Asia, Africa, and Europe) to this course. If you are interested in advancing the quality of your risk assessments in ALL risk domains, but particularly HSEQ, then attend and profit from this course.

Risk Management – Best Practices & ROBT Risk & Opportunity Based Thinking

In all your HSEQ risk domains and management Systems – are you frustrated that the outcomes of your current risk assessments performed in your organization lack consistency, confidence, reliability, and accuracy?

Do you & your facilitators and participants of the risk assessments have the knowledge & skills to use the most effective RA methods and tools?

Risk & Opportunity Based Thinking ROBT & Risk Assessments RA are now recognized by new versions of ISO 31000 / ISO 45001 / ANSI Z10 / ISO 14001 / ISO 9001 / ANSI Z590.3 as definitely needed in each and every risk-informed decision-making process.

ROBT and RA need to be applied in all aspects of your business without being confused and undermined by subjective beliefs, biases and risk perceptions.

The course has been continually improved. It still covers the core Best Practices that have made facilitation and participation in risk assessments as accurate and reliable as possible. As well, a number of other recent improvements include:•

  • updates to the new Standards ANSI/ASSP/ISO 31000:2018 – RM Guidelines and IEC/ISO 31010:2019 Risk Assessment Techniques
  • an interactive WORD template that takes the user through the risk assessment process and when completed serves as a diligent entry to your Risk Register or Risk Dashboard;
  • a new emphasis on Risk & Opportunity Conversations ROC Talk as part of important Communication & Consultation aspects of the RM process.
  • new neuroscience-based explanations of the variability of an individual’s risk perceptions and risk-taking; and
  • each participant receives a USB stick with over of approx. 2 Gb of course handouts, copies of all slides, useful reference materials, and sample PPTX files accumulated and developed by the presenter over the last 30+ years of HSE Risk Management consultancy & training.

What’s in the Risk Management – Best Practices & ROBT Risk & Opportunity Based Thinking Course?

Here is the course outline…

Course Outline

Day 1 (8:00am to 5:00pm) Day 2 (8:00am to 5:00pm)
  • Introductions
  • Overview of Risk Management RM
  • Risk & Opportunity Management – Purposes, Approaches, and Methods Strengths and Limitations – the basis for a new safety culture to move beyond traditional BBS principles and practices
  • ROBT Risk & Opportunity Based Thinking in ISO 9001, ISO 14001 & new ISO 45001 & ANSI Z10
  • How to establish/compare your RM System to conform/comply with Standards ANSI/ASSP/ISO 31000:2018 Z690.2 and CAN/CSA/ISO 31000
  • Better Risk Communication & Consultation with ROC Talk
  • Common Misuses of HSEQ Risk Language
  • Neuroscience-based explanations of the variability of risk perceptions & risk-taking
  • Risk Identification incl. construction and use of Risk Maps (compare to RCA Maps e.g. SnapCharts®)
  • Exercise in Risk Mapping
  • Risk Analysis – 3 levels of Risk Analysis -Qualitative / Semi-Quantitative / Full QRA
  • How to make sure that the Matrix Method really works for you
  • Full Quantitative Risk Analysis (QRA)
  • Quantitative Logic Trees and Bow-Ties
  • Discuss uses of methods of ANSI Z690.3 and IEC 31010: 2019
  • Exercises in Risk Analysis
  • Summary of Day 1 Topics
  • Revision of Previous Day 1 Topics
  • Matching the RM methods and tools to specific risk questions and situations
  • Risk Evaluation & Risk Owners
  • Risk tolerability criteria and frameworks at all levels personal / social / corporate / industry /national / international
  • How to demonstrate ALARP – As Low As Reasonably Practicable & SOFAIRP
  • Risk Treatment Plans – A contrast to Corrective Actions to Risk Controls – Measures of Effectiveness of Risk Controls
  • A new version of the Hierarchy of Risk Controls – principles and applications – Optioneering
  • Risk Tolerability Treatment Options RTTO – principles and methods of choice
  • Exercises in Risk Evaluation and Risk Treatment / Control / Mitigation
  • Record / Monitor / Review
  • Risk Registers & Dashboards
  • Exercises with Attendees’ own examples
  • Tips for Facilitating a Risk Assessment
  • Successes and Traps in Setting up RM systems and RA processes to conform/comply with ANSI /ASSP/ISO 31000 Z690 & CAN/CSA/ISO 31000, ISO9001, ISO14001, ISO45001
  • Summary of the Whole Course
  • Optional Post Workshop Exercise emailed to facilitator/mentor/coach for individual assessment.

Learn More

2021 Global TapRooT® Summit Week

June 14 – 18, 2021

Knoxville, Tennessee

Meet industry leaders in safety, quality, risk management, operational excellence, and equipment reliability at the 2021 Global TapRooT® Summit. Knoxville is surrounded by mountains, rivers and lakes, and June is an excellent time to choose your outdoor adventure!

Visit the summit website


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