ISO 31000 training programme - NBN-certified Risk Professional

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ISO 31000 provides an international framework for setting up an efficient risk management system. The standard helps organisations to identify threats and opportunities and to manage them based on their own needs and goals. Every organisation, regardless of type, sector or size, can implement it. The new version is even clearer and more accessible for anyone new to risk management.

Published for the first time in 2009, the standard was revised in 2018 in order to face up to the new business challenges in a globalised world. The way that the standard does that is by:

  • redefining the term ‘risk’ so that it is tailored to organisations;
  • integrating risk management as a whole in business operations;
  • using simplified language and new future-oriented principles;
  • emphasising the importance of risk management to value creation;
  • involving stakeholders more.


The benefits for you

Training programme with 15% discount

Enjoy a 15% discount if you register for this training programme in 2020.

NBN-certified risk professional

Certificate to mark your hard work! The NBN certificate is proof that you have achieved the learning objectives of the various training courses. It will also give you an extra trump card for your professional career.




THE BASICS - Getting to know the standard (3 days)

The programme for the ISO 31000 basic training course in English is as follows:

  • General framework and benefits of risk management in accordance with ISO 31000
  • Integration of risk management in your organisation
  • Terminology used in ISO 31000
  • The objective and principles of risk management
  • Implementation and evaluation of the framework
  • Risk assessment (identification - analysis - evaluation)
  • Risk management and monitoring
  • Exam


ADVANCED: Risk management & risk-based auditing (1 day)

In this ISO 31000 training course, we take things a step further as risk-based audits call for specific knowledge and know-how. The course focuses on taking a proactive approach in order to achieve specific objectives and less on compliance with existing procedures. Our instructor will guide you through all the stages of the audit process and show you what a risk-based approach entails. The topics covered during the programme include the following:

  • Risk management as the cornerstone of good management
  • The role of your stakeholders
  • Risk-based audits and the expectations of external auditors
  • Planning, performing and reporting on audits in accordance with ISO 19011
  • Assessing and monitoring corrective measures


EXPERT: Master class (5 days)

During this interactive five-day training course in English, you will learn and practice how to develop the ISO 31000 framework to suit your needs and requirements. You will learn how to construct your own policy, plans and procedures for integrating risk management in operational processes at all levels within the organisation and how to link and coordinate these with already existing work methods used within your organisation. Over the five days, you will work on your own scenario in order to produce the policy, plans and procedures required to implement ISO 31000 successfully within your organisation. The topics covered during the programme include the following:

  • Leadership and commitment
  • Integration
  • Design
  • Implementation
  • Evaluation
  • Improvement
  • Exam


Target audience

This training course is suitable for:

  • risk managers
  • quality managers wanting to take a risk-based approach in accordance with ISO 9001
  • users of other management standards looking to integrate risk management
  • management, board members and strategic officers
  • internal and external auditors who work with ISO 19011 and ISO 31000
  • quality, safety and environmental officers
  • consultants who help organisations to develop


Meet the trainer

Heidi Vandenhende is an external lead auditor and trainer at Bureau Veritas Certification (BVC) and teaches at the HoGent. She also gives training courses at the NBN Academy on management systems. Her specializations are ISO 9001, ISO 14001, ISO 26000 and ISO 45001.

Meet the trainer

Peter Blokland is affiliated with the Delft University of Technology (TU Delft) and the University of Antwerp. He specializes in risk management according to the ISO 31000 standard and gives several courses on this at the NBN Academy.

NBN Learning Solutions

NBN Learning Solutions assists organisations in understanding and applying standards. NBN Learning Solutions is part of NBN (Bureau for Standardisation). It organises open trainings as well as in-company training on management standards. NBN is the single point of contact in Belgium for anyone wishing to develop or buy standards, or to follow training in applying management standards.


Specific terms and conditions

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