Applied Risk Governance

This half-day workshop explores how effective risk oversight at board level can be leveraged to improve governance, performance, resilience and competitive advantage.

It examines risk strategy, risk culture and their effects on organisational performance. You will consider the interconnected nature of risk, including how one risk event can have a domino-like impact on other areas of governance. You will review risk management at board level, with a focus on setting risk appetite and the role of risk committees.

Right course for you

Is this course right for you?

This short course is suitable for experienced directors and executives involved in managing and overseeing risk.

We recommend that participants complete the Company Directors Course, the International Company Directors Course, or have at least five years’ boardroom experience before undertaking this course.

Course learnings

What will you learn?

This short course covers key aspects of governing organisational risk and the critical relationship between risk, strategy and operations.

After completing this course, you will be able to:

  • Consider processes for setting and reviewing risk appetite and the relationship between organisational culture and risk appetite.
  • Analyse the impact of organisational culture on risk.
  • Examine the interrelationship between risk, strategy and organisational performance.
  • Review the function of the board’s risk committee.
  • Discuss how to ensure that the board is receiving appropriate reports from its enterprise risk management system
Course expectations

What can you expect?

Applied Risk Governance is delivered over half-a-day and is led by expert facilitators with real-world experience.

Mode of study

Group discussions and interactive working sessions will be led by an experienced facilitator. 


Half-day session (3.5 hours + 2 hours pre-reading). 

Please ensure you have read and understood the Cancellation Policy.

Customised courses for your board or organisation

Our In-House service can work with you to build tailored development
solutions that meet the unique needs of your board or organisation.

Why learn with us?


The content

Our programs and courses are designed by expert educators with the input of experienced directors and subject matter experts. The contemporary content is updated annually and includes case studies and real-life examples to ensure relevancy for today's and tomorrow's directors.

The facilitators

With our rigorous selection criteria, we recruit facilitators boasting extensive real-world director experience and the ability to create an interactive and unique learning environment.

The participants

You'll spend time connecting with, learning from, and sharing experiences with, a broad range of high-calibre senior executives and directors who are passionate about improving performance.

The recognition

We offer highly-regarded and established governance and directorship programs. By participating, you are demonstrating your commitment to good governance practice, and have the opportunity to earn post nominals that associate you with Australia's leading organisation for directors and are recognised by the wider director community.

View course dates

We have a wide range of courses to suit your professional development needs.
Search by date, location or course type.