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Risk Management Basics Course 2019

The ideal place to start your risk management journey

Start Your risk management Journey Here Today

Whether you are a risk manager just embarking on a new career, a member of a risk assessment project who wants some more background or an executive who wants to understand the background to the risk reports you receive, this is the place to start.

I've taken over 15 years of risk management experience and condensed the key elements into three sessions of less than 30 minutes each. These cover everything you need to get started including:

  • What is risk?
  • What are the key components of an individual risk.
  • How to write a risk statement
  • How to assess risks quantitively.
  • How to plan a risk assessment.
  • What options are there to mitigate risks?

The sessions provide the basic information you need to understand risk and the core elements of risk management. And because it's based on academic and practical experience, it's all actionable.

Plus the course is supported by downloadable tools and templates that you can put to immediate use in your own project.

Don't put this off any longer.

Start the Risk Management Basics Course now and start building the foundation of your risk management knowledge today.


Hundreds of people have taken the course so far. Read what some of them are saying below.

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I found the course very insightful and it has given me a lot to think on how to improve my assessments going forward.
- Elizabeth, Financial Services Sector, Namibia

"Though I’ve been involved in risk management & compliance work for over 16 years, it’s all been in an operational setting and traditional risk management resources have not been very beneficial. By that, I mean they have had to be reworked and ‘retrofitted’ to the risk environment I work in. Riskademy is the FIRST resource to be directly applicable to the work I do because it’s a common sense approach and applicable across a wide landscape!

I’ve been especially happy I could apply the risk assessment tool to a broad and diverse back office operation. Without it, assessing such a wide variety of work would have been very cumbersome and perhaps would have underestimated the actual risk levels!

And, to top it off…Andrew is a heck of a great guy! Thanks for creating and offering this awesome resource, Andrew!!"

- Paul, Compliance Manager, Insurance Sector, USA


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Your Instructor


Andrew Sheves
Andrew Sheves

My name is Andrew Sheves and I'm a risk and crisis manager with over 15 years experience working as both an in-house expert and as a consultant.

After leaving the military and beginning work as a commercial risk and security manager. I had a lot of practical experience to rely on and I developed this experience over the next few years. But what I was missing was a good theoretical understanding. Basically, I was the 'Bob' you see mentioned here and there.

Even after I finished my Master's in risk management, I still felt that something was missing. I felt that there was a better way to approach risk management, particularly for 'the little guys', the folks without a big budget or a lot of time to devote to a complex risk management system.

During hundreds of consulting engagements for some of the biggest firms in the world (and some of the smallest), I've developed dozens of plans and procedures, assessment tools and worksheets for clients worldwide.

I've taken all the lessons I've learned and the tools and templates I used over that time and distilled everything down to the essentials to create the KISS risk management system. Keeping things simple gives you the best chance of success and the KISS system does just that.

I'm pleased to be able to share everything I've learned over my time as a risk manager with you so you can put to use in your organization as quickly as possible.


What are other students saying?

“Excellent session. Another perspective of Risk.” T. Palanivel

“Great stuff!” Dwight

“Further information and handouts provided in form of PDF document is super cool and helpful.Provides room to read offline and also as a reference point.Very helpful!” Erick

“Thanks for your great effort...l appreciate it.” Hendrick

“I just got exactly what i needed in risk management from here, thanks.” Adoga

“I have a very good understanding of this section. It has actually given a new dimension on what risk is all about. For instance I never imagined there could be positive risk. Thought risk is all negative. Good one there.” Eric

Frequently Asked Questions


When does the course start and finish?
The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.
How long do I have access to the course?
How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.
What if I am unhappy with the course?
I would never want you to be unhappy! If you are unsatisfied with the course, please tell me and I will see what I can do to make amends.
Can you adapt the course for my organization?
Yes. Please contact me directly to discuss having a version of the Risk Management Basics Course built for your team.
Can I use this material in my own organization?
Yes! Feel free to share this with your team and to use the material in your own projects as long as 1) you acknowledge where it came from and 2) you don't use this for your own material gain. If you aren't sure, send me an email.