RIMS In-Person Workshop

Managing Cognitive Bias Risk– Recognition & Avoidance Essentials

Cognitive bias is a systematic pattern of deviation from using rationality in judgement. It is inherent within all of us and learning to manage our cognitive bias, especially as it relates to important business decisions, is imperative.

Glossing over a risk as ordinary because of such a bias could jeopardize management’s view about the likelihood or impact of a risk event. This could lead to unexpected losses.

Risk management professionals are in a position where it’s their responsibility to know the difference between illusion and reality and how to identify and incorporate debiasing techniques. It is also their responsibility to recognize how their perception of things can impact — sometimes in a disastrous manner — their analysis and judgement. This virtual workshop will teach participants just that, and more.

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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July 23–24 | 11:00 am–5:00 pm ET
Registration Closes July 22 | Enroll Now

Instructor: Elise Farnham, President, Illumine Consulting




Course participants walk away with the ability to:

  • Recognize the impact of perception on analysis and judgement
  • Differentiate individual Cognitive Bias Risk, or CBR, social CBR, strategic CBR and tactical CBR
  • Align CBR to Organizational Core Risks
  • Identify impact of Cognitive Bias Risks on risk assessment judgements and decision-making
  • Identify debiasing techniques to reduce CBR impact
  • Develop a communication plan to convey CBR impact factors to stakeholders



This workshop is designed for risk professionals of all levels and those working in a wide variety of businesses from technology, manufacturing, insurance, financial services, government and non-profit as well as many other industries. Professionals in audit, legal, security, compliance, and risk consultants will also benefit from participating in this workshop.

​Participants perform in a diverse array of roles from risk analysts to supervisors to top level executive management and should have a basic understanding of enterprise risk management (ERM).


Level: Entry


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



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

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.

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 more prior to the start of the workshop can receive a credit to attend another workshop with the same duration and cost within three months.

You may cancel your registration at any time by emailing PD@RIMS.org. Cancellations received more than 30 days prior to the start of the event will receive a 100% refund. Cancellations received 15 to 30 days prior to the start of the event will receive a 50% refund. No refunds will be provided for cancellations received less than 15 days prior to the event. No refunds will be issued after the event. All refunds will be refunded to your original method of payment. Registrations may not be shared but may be transferred at no cost up to 15 days prior to the start of the event with notification to PD@RIMS.org.