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The Complete Risk Management Learning Path

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19 skill-based courses

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01H 47M

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About Risk Management

Crisis Management Skills

01. Planning

01. Planning

01. Planning

01. Planning

8m 10s

A crisis is defined as "a time of intense difficulty, trouble, or danger." These are typically unexpected events that can be catastrophic to businesses of any size. While companies cannot usually prevent disasters from happening, they can recover more efficiently with a planned and coordinated response. In these programs, we'll discuss the importance of crisis management planning and how it can reduce risk, minimize damage, and save lives. Let's take a look three key crisis plans to have in place: an emergency response plan, a crisis communication plan, and an information technology disaster recovery plan.

02. Preparing for Crises

02. Preparing for Crises

02. Preparing for Crises

02. Preparing for Crises

9m 20s

In this course, we'll look at how to prepare for a crisis. We'll cover preventive maintenance and how to be "crisis ready" in your office, including what should be stocked in emergency supply kits and first aid kits. Communication is key during disasters, so we'll touch on how to keep lines of communication open within your organization following a crisis. Lastly, we'll go over how to establish a culture of awareness to limit the impact or even evade disasters.

03. Responding to Natural Disasters

03. Responding to Natural Disasters

03. Responding to Natural Disasters

03. Responding to Natural Disasters

5m 40s

Before disaster strikes, organizations need to plan, prepare, and promote awareness. However, despite best efforts, natural disasters can happen at any time, leaving a deep impact on companies. In this course, we'll talk about the different types of natural disasters and how businesses should react in the moments after. Whether an organization experiences severe thunderstorms or catastrophic hurricanes, the response should be prompt and the focus should be on recovery, with safety being the number one priority.

04. Responding to Emergencies

04. Responding to Emergencies

04. Responding to Emergencies

04. Responding to Emergencies

8m 16s

When things go wrong, what do you do? In this course, learn how to respond to emergencies.Accidents, medical crises, fires, hacking events, and workplace violence are all examples of emergencies. How should you respond when something like this happens in the workplace? How should companies prepare for the unexpected? In this course, we'll cover different safeguards that businesses can put in place to help prevent these incidents, we'll talk about what steps to take during an emergency, we'll discuss what to do when someone is injured, and what information all employees should know prior to an emergency.

05. Business Continuity

05. Business Continuity

05. Business Continuity

05. Business Continuity

6m 19s

The ability for a company to continue operating following a crisis is critical to stay in business. How can your company return to business as usual as quickly as possible? In this course, we'll go over how to assess the risks that are unique to your business and area. We'll talk about the importance of completing a business impact analysis which helps companies predict the consequences of business disruption due to a crisis. Lastly, the course will cover the components of a business continuity plan which documents recovery procedures following a crisis.

06. Media Inquiries

06. Media Inquiries

06. Media Inquiries

06. Media Inquiries

5m 40s

Media presence after a crisis is unavoidable. However, the treatment your company receives by the media and the resulting public opinion is within your control. In this course, we'll go over the roles and responsibilities of a crisis communication team. We'll talk about who should be the face of the company during a crisis, we'll discuss what information should be relayed and the best ways to communicate it, we'll go over how to manage social media, and we'll cover some additional communication tips.

Managing Risk Skills

07. Safety

07. Safety

07. Safety

07. Safety

5m 52s

As Mom would say, "Better safe than sorry." Why are mothers always warning us to play it safe? Because they're smart. They know that by making assessments and training on safety ahead of time, you can alleviate a lot of trouble and pain. This course (cross)walks you through how to do all that, including OSHA's take on safety controls. Mom would most definitely approve.

08. Preventive Maintenance

08. Preventive Maintenance

08. Preventive Maintenance

08. Preventive Maintenance

4m 46s

As Benjamin Franklin said, "An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure." When good ol' Ben said this, he was addressing fire safety. But it can pertain to just about everything, and preventive maintenance is no exception. This course looks at preventive versus reactive maintenance, how to plan, and what triggers are. Once you've applied this knowledge, you'll find yourself enjoying another one of his wisdoms: "A penny saved is a penny earned."

09. Criminal Awareness

09. Criminal Awareness

09. Criminal Awareness

09. Criminal Awareness

4m 32s

"That would never happen to us." This is a common thought when it comes to workplace violence. But the companies that have experienced it most likely thought the same thing. So even though we hope for the best, we need to plan for the worst. This course goes through the types of violence, risk exposure, and warning signs, helping you best manage if something should occur.

10. Employee Health

10. Employee Health

10. Employee Health

10. Employee Health

6m 27s

What makes for a healthy workplace and, as the band R.E.M. would put it, "Shiny Happy People"? Well, it takes a mixture of things, including safety, wellness, and stress prevention. This course explores these items and a sound approach to each.

11. Financial Basics

11. Financial Basics

11. Financial Basics

11. Financial Basics

4m 45s

How's your cash flow these days? How about your debt-to-equity ratio? If they're both good, we'll assume you want to keep it that way. This course introduces the basic ways we gauge financial health, and then looks at possible risks to that health. Finally, we go through the steps you can take now to best avoid each scenario.

12. Reputation Management

12. Reputation Management

12. Reputation Management

12. Reputation Management

7m 30s

Warren Buffet says, "It takes 20 years to build a reputation and five minutes to ruin it. If you think about that, you'll do things differently." This is so true, particularly in our age of social media. Whatever we're doing, we need to be acting as if our reputation depended on it...because it does! We must first look internally at our hiring, training, and general processes. Then, we must evaluate the management of our external reputation, which includes our critically-important online presence. This course goes through both of those profiles, and how to make sure your company is getting the "thumbs up" and "five stars."

13. Decision Making

13. Decision Making

13. Decision Making

13. Decision Making

5m 22s

The Clash rock band shared it in their eternal lyrics, "Should I stay, or should I go now? If I go, there will be trouble, and if I stay, it will be double." They are having trouble making a decision, but at least they're performing a risk assessment on the choices! We can do the same, only better. In this course, we share our five-step plan for defining the decision, and choosing between the options, but only after identifying the risks for each. With this knowledge, you can feel much more confident in "rockin' out" those decisions!

Risk Management Basics Skills

01. Defining Hazards

01. Defining Hazards

01. Defining Hazards

01. Defining Hazards

3m 39s

Hazards and risks, and loss, oh, my! At first, risk management can seem overwhelming, even frightening. But, as The Wizard of Oz's Good Witch told Dorothy, "It's always best to start at the beginning..." In the case of risk, you begin by defining it. This course explores the concepts of hazard, risk, and loss. With this base knowledge, you can follow the (not necessarily yellow or brick) road to a solid risk management plan and the peace of mind it brings.

02. Identifying Risk

02. Identifying Risk

02. Identifying Risk

02. Identifying Risk

4m 50s

How do you identify risks? Do you walk around the office, looking for loose wires and water on the floor? That may be a small part of it, but there's much more to finding possible problems. It involves looking at your unique company and analyzing its unique situation. Here, we talk you through this process, enabling you to clarify, and consequently better handle, whatever the future may hold.

03. Risk Management Techniques

03. Risk Management Techniques

03. Risk Management Techniques

03. Risk Management Techniques

3m 33s

Spongebob Squarepants said of blowing bubbles, "It's all in the technique." This statement can be applied to risk management. What techniques do you have for handling various risks? Do you fly by the seat of your (square)pants? Or do you have established policies to minimize the impact? This course presents several methods and their benefits, empowering you to answer back when (bubble) trouble calls.

04. Risk Assessment

04. Risk Assessment

04. Risk Assessment

04. Risk Assessment

5m 1s

Have you had your risks assessed lately? Do you know what it means to do so? We do, and we're more than happy to share! In this course, we'll walk you through two methods for evaluating and rating risks. This enables you to more objectively and rationally move forward on a plan.

05. Healthy Risk Culture

05. Healthy Risk Culture

05. Healthy Risk Culture

05. Healthy Risk Culture

3m 55s

There's a healthy balance between safe and risky business, but do your people know what this "balance" means for them? And are they encouraged to put it into practice daily? This course explores what a healthy risk culture looks like, and helps you instill it with confidence.

06. Embedding Processes

06. Embedding Processes

06. Embedding Processes

06. Embedding Processes

4m 16s

Your risk management philosophy and plans only flourish if nurtured. This happens through planting seeds of integration, keeping a continuous flow of communication, and weeding out any misunderstandings. This course addresses these items, and more.

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