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Learn ERM Essentials from an Industry leader

A Foundational Series for New Risk Management Practitioners


Taught by a leading industry expert, RIMS Fellow, and SHRM-Certified Provider.


Everything you need to become a master ERM practitioner.


No-fluff instruction -- we respect your time.

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An Unmatched Learning Experience.
Experience world-class ERM instruction for real-world applications.

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By the end of Course 1, you'll be able to:

Understand and describe the differences between Risk Management and Enterprise Risk Management and the key standards and guidance for each

Describe and demonstrate a working knowledge of the six stages of the risk management process

Explain the organizational value of an ERM approach

Describe core leadership, project, and change management principles

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By the end of Course 3, you'll be able to:

Describe the critical links between ERM, Strategy and Resilience programming

Describe strategic planning and ERM’s contribution to the process

Articulate the case for integrating ERM and strategy

Design ERM data reporting to facilitate strategic planning process

Use ERM data to support the case for key operational initiatives

By the end of Course 2, you'll be able to:

Demonstrate a working knowledge of common risk management tools and techniques

Explain when each method is best utilized

Demonstrate a working knowledge of risk register and risk portfolio tools

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Course 1
Essential ERM Series: Foundations

Foundations course designed for new risk practitioners or managers who need a practical understanding of ERM.


Introduction to the ERM Discipline

  • Risk Management vs ERM

  • Introduction to ISO & COSO Guidance

  • Key Attributes of ERM Programs

  • Introduction to Risk Tolerance & Appetite

  • Connection to Strategy

  • Organizational Value of ER


Introduction to Operational Risk Management

  • Risk Management Process Overview

  • Communication & Consultation

  • Establishing Context (POGPORRI)

  • Risk Identification

  • Risk Analysis

  • Risk Evaluation & Prioritization

  • Risk Treatment

  • Monitoring, Reporting & Escalation


Navigating as a Risk Practitioner

  • Organizational Awareness Essentials

  • Project Management Essentials

  • Change Management Essentials

  • Leadership Essentials

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Course 2
Essential ERM Series: Tools & Techniques

A follow-on course developing risk practitioners that emphasizes a deeper understanding of core tools and techniques utilized in the risk management process.


Risk Identification & Analysis Tools & Techniques

  • Brainstorming & Nominal Group Approach

  • Event Inventories

  • Root Cause Analysis

  • SWOT Priority Analysis

  • Probability and Impact Matrix

  • Gap Assessment

  • Fault Tree Analysis

  • Mission Critical Prioritization

  • Failure Mode & Effect Analysis


Program Crossovers

  • Introduction to business continuity, resilience, and strategic planning

  • How ERM analysis feeds continuity planning efforts

  • How ERM analysis feeds strategic planning

  • Using Mission Critical to prioritize and escalate


Risk Reporting

  • Risk Register Design

  • Mission Critical Impact Assessment

  • Risk Assessment Report Design

  • Introduction to Risk Appetite & Tolerance

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Course 3
Essential ERM Series: ERM Implementation

Designed for developing and advanced risk practitioners or managers charged with implementing or maturing ERM programs.


ERM Program Integration

  • Integration of ERM & Strategic Planning Processes

  • Risk Appetite Design

  • Risk Portfolio Reporting


Maturing the ERM Program

  • Gap Assessing program effectiveness

  • Understanding & Identifying Risk Maturity Level

  • Driving Organizational Change

  • Project Management at a Program Level

  • Leading Change Management Initiatives


Making the Case for ERM

  • Making the Case for Program Integration

  • Building a Practical Project Plan

  • Defining the ROI for ERM

  • Presenting to Leadership

Unmatched ERM Education

Gain essential knowledge and tools for how to build, communicate and successfully progress an ERM project, including how to determine what matters most to top leadership.

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Leading-Edge Courses

This series was developed and taught by Erin Sedor, a leading figure in the ERM space.


SHRM Credit

As a certified SHRM-certificated provider, Erin is proud to offer SHRM credits for this series.


Certification Provided

Upon completion of each course, you will receive a printable certificate of completetion.


Any Time / Anywhere

Learn on your own terms with asynchronous education.


Download Materials

Each course provides downloadable materials for future reference.


Alumni Forum

Join a vibrant community of ERM practitioners that have completed the series. Expand your network!

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Gain the competitive edge you need as a professional ERM practitioner! You'll have instant access to:

24 hours of on-demand video lessons. Learn on the go with our mobile app!

Downloadable resources and quizzes to ensure you thoroughly understand the concepts.

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Showcase your competence with a printable certificate of completion.

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Praise for Erin Sedor

"I’ve worked with Erin for 2 years. Erin is very professional, listens to your needs of the business, thinks outside the box, and brings back wonderful ideas. Erin is also very dedicated, committed, and loves what she does!”

--Kathryn Martin, Senior VP of Ahtna, Inc.

"Erin Sedor at Black Fox Strategy has a well-rounded approach to solving problems—she is gifted at making difficult topics easily understandable. She tactfully articulated several complex topics with our board so that everyone was on the same page."

--Cheryl Eluska, Operations Director at Ahkiok-Kaguyak, Inc.

“I engaged Erin Sedor in 2016 to support the development of an Enterprise Risk and Strategy competency for my newly formed organization. In that role, she supported a successful market entrance into a foreign country, working hand-in-hand with me through strategy development, relationship-building and negotiations."

--Michael Bradshaw, President Jadin Tech / Now CEO Akhiok-Kaguyak Inc.

““Erin’s strategic insights and ability to push me to make sure I am following the essentialist’s path are key to my current success. She helps me probe and assess whether or not I am maximizing my time and unique contributions to my mission-focused nonprofit organization."

--Michele F. Prince, LCSW, MAJCS CEO OUR HOUSE Grief Support Center


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Founder of Black Fox Strategy and Black Fox University

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