PRIMO Europe, the foremost Public Risk Management Organisation in Europe has established the PRIMO Academy as an integral part of its mission:- advancing the knowledge and use of risk management within the local government sector, as well as in the public sector at large, in Europe.PRIMO Europe is strongly focused on providing high effectiveness and efficient public governance, by improving the skills and attitudes of both management and staff in the management of risk. An open,critical and fair attitude, alertness, cooperation and partnership are crucial. The PRIMO Academy was set up to synthesize all essential training and education related to the critical success and competence for good public governance.
It is PRIMO’s mission to make available education and training in management of risk on a European level.This because it is clear that the way we perceive, assess and manage risks in different countries shows great similarities. There are obviously different priorities , differences in accent and cultural approach, but experience shows us that in essence everyone working in the public domain is faced with the same obligation to govern emerging risks. And the risks in the public domain itself are universally identical. With this in mind, we decided to invest in the development of an international program to improve the cross-border awareness and approach to public risks.
A unique dialogue oriented approach
It is our belief that governance of risk is best supported by a dialogue oriented approach. This means that we should ideally combine the knowledge of standards such as ISO 31000 and COSO with experience of one’s own behaviour and attitudes. The blend of scienti#c, methods and practice are combined. Unique is not only learning but experiencing by dialogue. Sharing knowledge and story telling are centrally embedded in the heart of the programs.
PRIMO Academy develops its products and services in close cooperation with its partners.
The PRIMO Academy is keen to full its mission in a number of independent roles:
- Broker: consulting of and selection for organizations working in or for the public domain of relevant education programs. Example: consult of municipalities.
- Developer: developing in co-creation with partners and suppliers new, not existing and innovative education programs, seeking the high end of the market and working with certi#ed and top institutes, consultancies and universities. Cooperation with the University of Malta, EISTI, Avans+, Vlerick Business School.
- Supplier: offering courses, seminars and roundtables. Our yearly round table ‘the art of risk management’ and the PRIMO/EIRM Online Course.
- Recommender: offering quality labels to existing courses. PRIMO was member of certi#cation team of MBA Risk Management Twente University
The portfolio is tailored per country: the development of the education program depends on the level of awareness of risk management in the various countries. The UK, Danmark, France, the Netherlands & Flanders are more advanced, while Malta and Cyprus are in the initial stages of recognizing the need for risk management.
PRIMO Program: Governance & Public Risk Management
In this training course the next themes are worked out:
- Risk + state of the art
- Systems & Standards
- The Risk Management process & framework
- Added values
Governance of public organizations
- Culture and Organisation
- Psychology and behavior
- Horizontal dialogue
- Policy & Implementation
Management of risks
- Financial risks
- Management secured
- AO / IC / Contracts / Insurance
The education programs and trainings are focused on CEO’s, managers, consultants of organizations working in, for or related to the public domain. We are convinced that risk governance should involve all public leaders, managers and employees within an organization.
Certificate in Risk Management
PRIMO members have access to an introductory online course in risk management. You can contact your national PRIMO association to SIGN UP for the online course. Normal price is € 500, but as a member of PRIMO you can sign up for a reduced price of € 300. The course is developed in collaboration with Professor Peter C. Young. The Certificate in Risk Management is structured as a flexible, online course, suitable for self-study at one’s own pace. Students should normally be able to complete the course over 4-6 weeks, with one hour of study a day.
The course provides a comprehensive and understandable introduction to enterprise risk management (ERM). It familiarises students with important terms and concepts, as well as relevant practical tools and strategies for implementing ERM. Significantly, this course is consistent with the ERM principles established by the Committee of Sponsoring Organizations of the Treadway Commission (COSO), which is generally accepted as one of the most widely recognized ERM standards.