Risk culture is a collective approach to managing risk and making decisions. It’s a system of beliefs, values and behaviours throughout your organisation. A positive risk culture is one where team members at every level appropriately manage risk as an integral part of their daily work routine. This type of culture supports open discussion about both uncertainties and opportunities, and encourages team members to raise their concerns.

For risk management to be effective, culture must be a focus. So where do you start? How do you evaluate it and build an improvement plan?

You'll learn practical techniques to understand risk culture and how to build a plan to improve it.

To get the most out of these offerings, please attend our Risk Foundations offering first, and read our Risk Culture guide [PDF, 1.34MB].

Learning outcomes

By the end of this two-part workshop series, you should be able to:

  • define risk culture
  • evaluate risk culture
  • build a risk culture improvement plan

To achieve these learning outcomes, you'll attend two online sessions occurring one week apart. More information on how to register for both sessions is available in the What's next section below. 


This session is designed for Victorian Government and community services organisations. This workshop isn’t just for risk professionals – it’s suited to managers and leaders in a range of roles.

What's next

This event will be hosted on Zoom. Clicking the registration button will redirect you to an external website to sign up. Once you've successfully registered, you'll receive a confirmation email. Make sure you add the event to your calendar.

If you haven't already, register for part two, "Risk Culture Enabler: Building an Improvement Plan".



Pete Gervasoni, Client Learning Facilitator

Hi there! I’ve worked in senior risk roles across multiple agencies over the past 15 years. I’m a certified practising risk manager and a Fellow of the Institute of Strategic Risk Management. I’m also an expert on the Standards Australia/ISO group for Security and Resilience and Risk Management.

If you have any questions or need some assistance, please reach out to - we look forward to connecting with you.

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