1 day (8 hours)


Copenhagen Business School (CBS) 
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October 4, 2024


Certificate on “Executive Master Class in Public Risk management”.


On-site, in vivo venue

Number of participants

20-25 participants


The participants are expected to have executive public responsibilities or similar professional backgrounds.

Course Lecturer

Professor Torben Juul Andersen, Department of International Management; Government and Business, CBS.


EUR 1,500 + 25% Danish VAT to be administered by SRLA.


This full-day executive offering is targeted towards senior decision-makers in municipalities and local authorities across Europe.  It may also be highly relevant for participants with comparable experiences in multilateral institutions, public enterprises, community organizations, advocacy groups, consulting services, and the like.

The Executive Master Class gives the participants a solid research-based understanding of the theoretical foundations of (public) risk management practices and the application of predominant frameworks adopted in public sector contexts. The venue will present specific skills, tools, and approaches that can be applied to deal with public exposures with a critical view to the way risk management is currently adopted in public sector settings around the world. The participants will be introduced to novel challenging perspectives of dynamic complexity with facilitated discussions on strategic risk leadership required to deal with the highly uncertain public risk landscapes with many unknown factors. The Executive Master Class provides a solid foundation for theoretical and practical issues related to public risk management and contemporary decision-making situations. It presents a range of risk management methods and approaches applied to handle public sector exposures and improve preparedness for unexpected events.

Preliminary outline

  1. Provide a high-level overview of risk management frameworks and practices – presenting the foundational thinking and principles for best risk management practices.
  2. Develop current insights on public sector risk management practices - presenting updated research and empirics on emerging response patterns to public exposures.
  3. Facilitate open discussions among participants about the demands and challenges of contemporary public risk leadership – considering what it takes to succeed.

The teaching approach combines

  • Short lectures on risk management methodologies and theories
  • Introductions to practical applications discussion thematic case studies
  • Collective learning through open discussions of real decision-making situations

The content addresses several key issues

  • identification, assessment, and treatment of public risk
  • the uncertain environmental exposures of public service delivery
  • the peculiarities of the public sector as risk manager of last resort
  • strategic risk management approaches to deal with public risk scenarios
  • critically assess emerging events and prepare for public emergency scenarios
  • leadership requirements to deal with uncertainty and unknown future conditions
  • leadership characteristics needed to effectively address and facilitate viable solutions
  • discussing insights from current action research on public risk management applications
  • sharing implementation experiences of risk strategies in public service delivery
  • embedding strategic risk management into public organisations
The Executive Master Class in Public Risk Leadership will form a cohort of public sector executives for fruitful interaction and networking opportunities that will prevail as a strong learning community for a long time after attending the venue.




Scandic Falkoner 03.10.2024 – 05.10.2024. (Link to hotel website)

10 x Standard twin, 1 person            1.342 DKK (favored government rate)

16 x Superior twin, 1 person             1.442 DKK (government rate + opgrade to superior)
extra charge of 200 DKK per night per room with two occupants

The prices are per room per night and includes VAT, breakfast, and internet access

  • All guests must book themselves online using a booking code (to be provided)
  • Alle guests must pay by themselves using their own credit card
  • The offer is valid until 30 days before the venue room must be booked no later than 03.09.2024
  • Reserved rooms not booked by this date will be automatically released


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