The Institute regularly supports clients by running risk workshops for programmes of change. The Institute’s facilitator invites participants to discuss background history, the nature of proposals, political landscape and current scenario. He/she will then use five risk ‘indicators’, a series of ‘smart’ questions and further probing to spark discussion and debate and to explore views, concerns and knowledge amongst participants.
From the ensuing discussions information is harnessed that helps identify perceived and unrealised risks. The facilitator takes this information to build a ‘risk profile’, detailed in a report. The report also specifies actions to take, how to build a change programme taking risk into account and how to mitigate for the identified threats.