All You Want to Know about Risk Management



This session provides an introduction and overview of risk management in public services including local government and housing. It introduces some of the key ideas in Risk Management. It considers the relationship between Risk Management and Business Planning.


Risk Management is gaining a higher profile in public services for reasons including austerity, reduced local government budgets, self-financed housing revenue accounts and the Homes & Communities Agency’s new regulatory standards.

In all public services, risks need to be assessed in terms of the possible effects on the wider organisation – an approach that is often called ‘scenario planning’, ‘what-ifs’, ‘stress testing’ or ‘multivariate analyses’.


This session addresses:

  • The definition of Risk
  • The context of Risk Management
  • The Process of Risk
  • Identifying / Capture Risks
  • Evaluating Risks
  • Identifying Potential Responses
  • The Stages of Risk Management
  • Assessing and Reviewing of Risk Analysis and Risk Management Procedures
  • Integration of Risk Management into Business Planning

And answers these questions:

  • What does risk management achieve?
  • When should risk management be done?
  • How should risk management be done?
  • How should risk management be maintained?
  • When should risk management be changed?
  • What can be learned from risk management?


Those who attend will gain an awareness of Risk Management in public services including how to apply the principles of risk management in a public services context. Attendees will be able to identify potential risks and solutions to minimise or remove there impact.

Who Should Attend

All those with an interest in Risk Management including Board members in Housing Associations and Arms’ Length Management Organisations; elected Members in local authorities; Finance managers and Operational managers.

The session is appropriate for managers in voluntary organisation, social enterprises and the public sector, who wish to gain a general grounding in the ideas of Risk Management.

Next Steps

For further information about an in-house session of 'All You Want to Know about Risk Management' please contact Adrian Waite on 017683-51498 or

Adrian Waite presenting an in-house training session at Rochdale Boroughwide Housing

Our in-house training sessions are delivered at the client's premises or another venue arranged by the client.

All our in-house training sessions are tailored to the needs of the individual client. This includes using local data to illustrate the points and emphasising matters that are of interest locally.

Most of our in-house training sessions are for a day, but there are half-day and evening options available.

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For more information about in-house training or to arrange a session, please contact Adrian Waite at 017683-51498 or

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