Venue: Paisley Campus, Paisley PA1 2BE

Date: Tue 25th & Wed 26th October 2016

Time: 9:30am - 4:30pm

Presented by Professor Edward P. Borodzicz, this introductory two-day masterclass has been designed to explore how preventative measures such as strategic risk management can help defend an organisation from hazards and threats and promote organisational resilience. It assumes no prior knowledge of the topic and introduces some of the latest research on managing risk from the human sciences. This masterclass provides vital information and advice for anyone responsible for managing risk in an organisational context. It will also be of interest to senior staff in local and central government agencies, business continuity managers, insurance buyers, the security and emergency services, legal and regulators.

Topics will include:

  • Theoretical perspectives on risk including the social construction of risk, risk perception, social amplification of risk and risk communication;
  • Legislation and policy issues and strategic risk management;
  • Tools and techniques for assessing and managing strategic risk;
  • Identification of cultural barriers to effective risk management and the development of resilient organisations;
  • Integrated approaches to resilience management that emphasise rigour, insight and intra and inter-organisational working;
  • Methodologies in Business Continuity Management.

    Fee: £349 per delegate

Refreshments and a buffet lunch will be provided.

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Professor Edward P. Borodzicz

Assistant Dean Research & Enterprise, School of Business & Enterprise, and Professor of Risk and Crisis Management, University of the West of Scotland.

Edward is a Psychologist and Social Anthropologist with over 25 years of experience in understanding human behaviour in risk and crisis management situations. His interests include: risk, crisis and security management, risk and human behaviour, disaster response, socio-technical systems failure, corporate risk and business continuity, security and resilience, terrorism, transport risks, ethnographic research and simulations and games for training. Edward has worked extensively with the emergency services, local and central government agencies, banks and other types of large organisations who have to both understand risk and develop a capability to respond to uncertainty.

Edward publishes widely in both academic and professional publications and authored a book entitled ‘Risk, Crisis and Security Management’, which is published by John Wiley & Sons. Edward also appears frequently appears in the popular press, radio and television in the UK and abroad.