At Westminster Business School, we’ve added Management of Risk – M_o_R® to our portfolio of executive development courses.
“We’ve been building expertise around the area of project management,” says Walaa Bakry, who runs the course. “So, we have the master’s degree in project management, PRINCE2® and Agile® project management courses. And now we’ve added Management of Risk.”
Running for the first time in July 2016, like PRINCE2® and Agile®, the M_o_R® programme is split into two parts: foundation and practitioner. “The Foundation course runs for three days,” Walaa explains, “and in the afternoon of the third day, you sit the Foundation exam. Assuming participants pass that, they cover the Practitioner course over the next two days, and sit the exam during the afternoon of the second day.”
Devised by ALEXOS – the joint venture set up by the UK Government and Capita to develop, manage and operate qualifications in best practice covering areas that the Office of Government Commerce was previously responsible for – and accredited by APMG International, M_o_R® is designed for anyone involved in risk management for their organisation.
“It’s not sector-specific or size-specific,” says Walaa. “So, it doesn’t matter whether your organisation or project is large or small. And it’s as useful for those people looking at risk within an organisation-wide context, as it is for those focusing on a particular project.”
Management of Risk at Westminster Business School
There are particular benefits for participants taking the course at Westminster Business School. “Because we are part of the University of Westminster,” Walaa says, “our trainers bring a special mix of academic research, scholarly activity and practical risk management experience to the course. This means we take a unique approach to our training and the way we deliver our courses.”
“We are really proud of is the environment within which we deliver the course. It’s an environment that encourages participation, that allows people to interact, not only with their trainer, but also with their peers, and the networking experience and the benefit of listening to other participants’ experiences is quite valuable.”
“And,” he adds, “the course is competitively priced and delivered at our campus in the centre of the most vibrant capital city in the world!”
One of the things that Walaa likes most about working at the Business School is its atmosphere. “The University of Westminster is cosmopolitan, so there are international aspects to our work, you walk around and hear a mixture of language spoken. It’s also a very friendly place. People are encouraged to mix. It is,” he says, “a brilliant environment.”
Watch Walaa speaking about Management of Risk M_o_R®