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The Institute of Risk Management, headquartered in the UK, is the leading professional body for Enterprise Risk Management education and research. We provide globally recognised qualifications (Level 1-5 with designations), publish research and thought leadership and set professional standards, which define the knowledge, skills and behaviours today's risk professionals need to meet the demands of an increasingly complex and challenging business environment.
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Enterprise Risk Management for Startups
Free Short Training Course by IRM India in collaboration with Invest India
Risks are an inevitable yet integral part of entrepreneurship and a structured approach to managing these risks is often ignored in the early stages of business. While none of these risks can be eliminated, it is essential that entrepreneurs learn how to manage uncertainties across departments to protect the objectives and enhance the growth of their business. With increasing business failures and external complexities, it is imperative that startups implement robust processes and systems to identify and respond to vulnerabilities and threats across the value chain. Regulators in India have mandated only specific companies to set up a formal risk management function but in the wake of the pandemic, even private equity funds and other startup investors have started evaluating startups on their ability to manage risks and crises.
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IRM Trainers
Mr. Uday Gharpure
IRM India Approved Coach for Enterprise Risk Management
Uday has over 38 years of experience as a transformational CXO level leader building and growing IT services organizations serving clients across the globe. During the exciting career, he has had the opportunity to craft and implement strategies for growth, transformation, innovation and operational excellence serving global clients in a wide range of industry sectors including Manufacturing, Banking and Finance, Insurance, Media, Defence, Oil and Gas, Technology and Services. All clients represented top tier organizations in their respective sectors and a large number belonged to Fortune 500. He has played various roles including that of Managing Director, Chief of Operations, Chief Risk Officer and Head – Delivery Transformation. He utilizes his industry experience and subject matter expertise helping client organizations develop capabilities and achieve their intended outcomes in these challenging times.
Mr. Alexander Larsen, CFIRM
Certified Trainer of the IRM
President, Baldwin Global Risk Services Ltd.
Alexander Larsen, President of Baldwin Global Risk Services Ltd, holds a degree in Risk Management from Glasgow Caledonian University and is a Certified Fellow and Certified Trainer of the Institute of Risk Management. He has 18 years of experience within risk management across a wide range of sectors, and has considerable expertise in training and working with organizations to develop, enhance and embed their Enterprise Risk Management (ERM) & Business Continuity Management (BCM) processes across continents in countries such as Iraq, Pakistan, India, UK, Switzerland, Saudi Arabia, Malaysia and Qatar. Alexander spent the first half of his career in the UK working in senior risk consultancy roles in the UK with Marsh and Zurich and Det Norske Veritas (DNV) before working in Risk Management roles in Lukoil in Iraq, Saudi Aramco and Qatar Foundation. Alexander is also the Chair of the IRM Energy Special Interest Group.
Curriculum (Unit 3 to Unit 8)
  • The VUCA world
  • Why companies fail
  • Risk Management maturity of your organization
  • Global risks - what kind of risks these would be?
  • Do startups need risk management? From which stages?
  • What are the benefits?
  • Risk-Based Planning and Strategies. Knowing how much risk to take!
  • The link between Risk, Innovation, and Opportunity
  • Examples of startups thriving because of risk management
  • Risk Definition
  • How to describe a risk properly: Explain Event, Cause, and Consequence
  • Categories of risk
  • What are the objectives of a startup?
  • How risk would cascade from stakeholders / processes / lower level goals towards startup objectives?
  • Risks, Emerging Risks and Black Swans
  • How have businesses suffered from COVID?
  • What is the upside to COVID?
  • How Risk Management can support organizations during a crisis such as COVID?
  • Business Continuity and Pandemic Planning
  • Acceleration of Technology; Digital Transformation and Disruption
  • IRM / ISO / COSO Processes
  • Identify risks
  • Evaluate Risks
  • Treat Risks: Mitigations and Controls
  • Periodic review
  • Who should do it?
  • How: process design criteria and factors
  • Culture
  • Automation
  • What next?
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