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Facilitating Risk Management

A message popped up from Anna saying: ‘I love your work Penny!’ Anna works as a lawyer in New Zealand. One day, Anna had to run a risk workshop, which is something she hadn’t done before. It was a bit of a challenge, with the CEO and other senior leaders involved. Actually, ‘a bit of […]


Congratulations Dr Murray Webster, and Farewell!

by Penny on 11th September 2014

This is a post which I’m writing with mixed emotions. You’ll see why as you read further. Firstly, I’m delighted to announce that Ruth has now obtained her executive doctorate DBA from the University of Cranfield. The title of her thesis was “What does it take for organizations to change themselves? The influences on the […]


The benefit of starting with objectives

by Ruth on 31st January 2014

As you’ll see from our book and other work – the first and most essential part of any risk management process is to work out ‘how much risk you can tolerate’. And to do this you need to be really clear about objectives – what matters? – what is at risk? This may sound really […]


Earlier this week, Ruth and I attended a black tie Awards ceremony in central London. Why? The Association for Project Management (APM) has given Ruth an honourary fellowship, which is a top award for outstanding achievement. They specifically mentioned her contribution to risk management, which of course includes the work that this blog relates to. […]

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We’re in the Cutter IT Journal’s Risk Special

by Penny on 7th September 2012

Over the summer, the Cutter Consortium published an edition of their IT Journal focused on fixing Enterprise Risk Management, ‘Fixing ERM: From IT Security to Human Behavior’. Ruth and I were delighted to contribute a piece on how we feel that risk facilitation is a key part of the solution in making risk management work. […]


Facilitating Risk Management face-to-face

by Penny on 29th August 2012

In March, a group of people travelled to Nottingham to join in our Facilitating Risk Management open workshop. We had people from the USA, from Scotland and from all over England. They were from huge multinationals, an Olympic Sports body and a small consultancy. What they shared was that they wanted to develop their skills […]


Developing excellent risk facilitators

by Penny on 29th August 2012

Ruth and I (Penny) have an exciting challenge ahead this autumn. We’re about to launch a group programme to support those who need to facilitate risk in their organisations. We’re building on the successful Risk Facilitation workshop that we held in March, with participants travelling from the USA and all over the UK to attend. […]


Twitter Weekly Updates for 2012-04-01

by Penny on 1st April 2012

#ff our ace coauthors @LucidRuth and @PennyPullan who did a fab job last week on their workshop. #


Twitter Weekly Updates for 2012-03-18

by Penny on 18th March 2012

Penny gave a copy of our book away tonight at "Tricky Projects and Sticky Change". #


Ruth and I visited a range of venues for our Facilitating Risk Management workshop on 21-22nd March a few days ago. Although it was a cold day, the inside of this almost brand new hotel was warm and inviting. We’re delighted to have found such a stunning building for our first Facilitating Risk workshop of […]