1 July 2021
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  • Add to Calendar 2021-07-01 18:30:00 2021-07-01 19:30:00 Europe/London Developing a mature risk mindset Don't forget to book your place on this webinar through the APM website Webinar
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Developing a mature risk mindset

This is the revised date from 18 May 2021, which had to be postponed due to unforeseen circumstances.

Many people rely on the Three Ts when managing risk: Techniques, Tools and Training. A fourth T is more important than these, namely Thinking.

How we think determines what we do. This is particularly true when we are considering risk. When we face uncertainty, we’re not always rational. Instead, we fall back on deep-seated values and feelings about risk, which can often lead to unexpected results. We react rather than respond, driven by gut-level influences instead of thought-through reasoning. Instead of reacting instinctively towards risk, we should cultivate a mature risk mindset, thinking in a more balanced way about risk. This will allow us to make better decisions whenever we are uncertain. How we think about risk will determine how we try to manage it, and an inaccurate view of risk will lead to ineffective risk management.

Developing a mature risk mindset will help us to manage risk naturally, as it becomes part of who we are instead of just what we do. And as we think differently about risk, it will change the way we act towards risk.

In this webinar, David Hillson describes the six values that underly a mature risk mindset, and explains how to change your thinking and behaviour.

Dr David Hillson, HonFAPM PMI-Fellow CFIRM CMgr FCMI

Known globally as The Risk Doctor, David Hillson leads The Risk Doctor Partnership (, a global consultancy offering specialist risk services across the world.

David has a reputation as an excellent speaker and presenter on risk. His talks blend thought-leadership with practical application, presented in an accessible style that combines clarity with humour, guided by the Risk Doctor motto: “Understand profoundly so you can explain simply”.

He also writes widely on risk, with 12 major books, and over 100 professional papers. He publishes a regular Risk Doctor Briefing blog in seven languages to 10,000 followers, and has over 10,000 subscribers to the RiskDoctorVideo YouTube channel (

David has advised leaders and organisations in nearly sixty countries around the world on how to create value from risk based on a mature approach to risk management, and his wisdom and insights are in high demand. He has also received many awards for his ground-breaking work in risk management over several decades.

This event is suitable for professionals with up to an intermediate level of experience.

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APM Body of Knowledge 7th edition reference

Section Description
4.3.3 Risk management

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