RISK-ACADEMY’s guide to being a risk manager

Welcome to RISK-ACADEMY’s comprehensive guide on being a successful risk manager. In this ever-changing business environment, organizations face a myriad of challenges and uncertainties. As a risk manager, your role is critical in supporting decision making, planning and performance management. This guide aims to provide you with the essential knowledge, tools, and best practices to excel in the field of risk management.

In this guide, we will explore common mistakes risk managers make and provide practical solutions to overcome them. The guide is divided into four main sections, each addressing a specific area where mistakes are often made:

  • Wrong risk team skillset: We will delve into the importance of understanding human decision-making in uncertain situations, corporate finance, probability, forecasting, risk modeling, laws, standards, regulations, business acumen, and computer science and data analysis.
  • Poor relationships and collaboration: This section will focus on engaging with internal and external stakeholders, such as executives, managers, employees, regulators, auditors, and insurers. We will also discuss how to develop a network of risk management professionals.
  • Slow integration into business: Here, we will examine how to align strategies with risk appetite, support informed decision-making, and demonstrate the value of risk management to the organization.
  • Ignoring organizational politics: We will tackle the challenges and politics within an organization and how they can impact risk management initiatives.
    RISK-ACADEMY’s guide on being a risk manager is designed to help you navigate the complexities of risk management and empower you with the skills and confidence to tackle challenges head-on. Whether you are an aspiring risk professional, a seasoned expert looking to sharpen your skills, or a business leader aiming to develop a strong risk culture within your organization, this guide has something for everyone.

So, without further ado, let’s embark on this exciting journey towards mastering the art and science of risk management. Welcome to RISK-ACADEMY’s guide on being a risk manager—your passport to a rewarding and impactful career.

RISK-ACADEMY’s guide to being a risk manager

RISK-ACADEMY offers online courses


Informed Risk Taking

Learn 15 practical steps on integrating risk management into decision making, business processes, organizational culture and other activities!


ISO31000 Integrating Risk Management

Alex Sidorenko, known for his risk management blog http://www.riskacademy.blog, has created a 25-step program to integrate risk management into decision making, core business processes and the overall culture of the organization.


Advanced Risk Governance

This course gives guidance, motivation, critical information, and practical case studies to move beyond traditional risk governance, helping ensure risk management is not a stand-alone process but a change driver for business.


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