RIMS In-Person Workshop

Fundamentals of Risk Management

The traditional role of risk management is to protect the organization from negative deviations in a downside tail. Learn how understanding the fundamentals of risk management can be used to form decisions beneficial to an organization. Examine the building blocks inherent in risk management frameworks and determine the approach needed to meet the organization’s need.

Attendees evaluate the purpose, function, profess of risk management and keep track of their learning through “aha” moment worksheets and discussion. Learn why and how executives use these fundamentals to create, protect and realize enterprise value.

Registration Fees
RIMS Members: $775 USD | Non-members: $1,175 USD
Please review the notes and cancellation policy below before you register.

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April 9 – 10, 2022 | 10:00 am – 4:00 pm PT
AMA’s San Francisco Executive Conference Center
55 Fourth Street, 2nd Level, San Francisco, CA, 94103

Instructor: Sandra Little, Owner/ Risk Manager at SKL Risk Consultants, LLC




Workshop participants will walk away with the ability to:

  • Understand the basics and evolution of risk management
  • Navigate the dynamic universe of risk management from a beginner’s standpoint
  • Know risk management as a function, a process, a discipline and a profession
  • Extend knowledge of risk management purpose and principles to your organization
  • Use a foundational understanding of risk management processes, tools and techniques for real-world business application
  • Understand risk management as a discipline for decision making


This program is for professionals new to risk management, non-risk professionals who are interested in learning more about the discipline, and those who need a refresher on the foundations.  

RIMS education courses are designed primarily for risk and insurance professionals, but anyone within an organization who wants to learn more about a specific topic of interest is encouraged to attend.


Level: Entry

Formats: Live virtual, in-person, corporate or RIMS chapter training.
Contact PD@RIMS.org regarding corporate and chapter training.  



Please review the notes and cancellation policy below before you register.

April 9 – 10, 2022

RIMS Members: $775 USD
Non-members: $1,175 USD

Additional Notes

We suggest that you register on-line for quick registration as soon as possible since registration is limited. If you are mailing us a check or doing a bank transfer, you need to fax us a copy of the registration form in order to hold your seat in the program. Registration is not guaranteed until we receive payment. If you wish to participate in a RIMS course, the registration fee needs to be received by RIMS before the first day of the course.

If you register by mailing a check or doing a bank transfer, you will be accepted as long as the program is not sold out when we receive your payment.

COVID-19 POLICY: For this first series of workshops in San Francisco, RIMS Workshop COVID-19 policy will mirror the COVID-19 policy for RISKWORLD. The RISKWORLD COVID-19 policy can be viewed here.  For any questions, contact pd@rims.org.

RIMS Board of Directors and staff will continue to monitor the COVID-19 global pandemic and its impact on both domestic and international populations. Its leadership reserves the right to amend this vaccination policy accordingly. For questions about RIMS vaccination policy and/or eligibility to attend email pd@rims.org.

International Attendee Information/Travel Visas-APPLY EARLY! Visa applicants are advised to apply to the consulate as soon as they decide to attend a program. We suggest at least four months in advance to allow enough time for the visa approval process to take place.

Cancellations and Refunds

RIMS reserves the right to cancel a course if conditions warrant. In the event of such a cancellation, registration fees will be refunded.

All requests for refunds or changes must be submitted in writing to RIMS at pd@RIMS.org. Registrants who cancel 15 business days or less prior to the start of the workshop can send a replacement from their company or receive credit to attend another workshop with the same duration and cost within a year of the cancelled registration. Please note if the member rate was paid for the original registration and you elect to send a replacement or transfer the credit to another employee of your organization who is not a member, an additional fee will be charged to offset the difference between the member and nonmember rate. No refunds will be issued for cancellations less than 15 days from the start of the workshop.