10 Principles of Risk Workshop Facilitation Part 1: The First Five

Posted by Shannon Gunderman on April 16, 2015 at 12:07 PM

ISO 31000 divides the assessment of risk into three distinct steps (risk identification, risk analysis, and risk evaluation), after which the treatment of the risk is then analyzed.

Using Our Eyes and Ears

Posted by Dorothy Gjerdrum on March 16, 2015 at 10:34 AM

Who do you regard as your eyes and ears when it comes to risk?

Who Knows About Risk?

Posted by Dorothy Gjerdrum on February 18, 2015 at 10:52 AM

Ten years ago, there was a terrible school shooting in northern Minnesota that left 10 people dead.  Shortly after it occurred, I spoke with a school security expert about the incident.  At the time, we didn’t know anything about why the shootings had occurred and there was a lot of fear and speculation going around.  I asked him if he thought school shootings were predictable (and therefore preventable) or if they were random acts of violence.  To this day, his answer still haunts me.  He said, “Someone always k

Seeking the Unknown

Posted by Dorothy Gjerdrum on February 11, 2015 at 11:24 AM

A lot of our most worrisome, current-day risks were not on our radar screens a decade ago.

Risk is More Than a Four-Letter Word

Posted by Dorothy Gjerdrum on January 23, 2015 at 3:08 PM

When I say “a four-letter word,” you think I’m going to say something bad, don’t you?  For many years, risk management took that same approach.  Risk was something to be avoided, transferred away, segregated and minimized.  We worked hard to minimize the adverse effects of losses and claims, transfer or prevent them when possible and finance them when necessary.  We treated risk like a bad, four-letter word and in some instances, we still do.