Former Bank of England Governor Mervyn King has said that we now live in a world of radical uncertainty, which has become a much more dangerous place for companies, investors, and governments — and that was before the COVID19 pandemic arrived. Yet since 2008, far too many people have known only a relatively benign environment where aggressive monetary and fiscal policies have kept growing uncertainty and building system stresses at bay.

Are you and your organization prepared to make sense of a complex and rapidly evolving world, so you can make good decisions and act with confidence to achieve both career and organizational success?

Our mission is to make sure that you are.

In just six weeks, SRI's new self-paced course equips graduates with a range of new concepts, practical tools, and process designs, leading to a Certificate in Strategic Risk Governance and Management.

The Strategic Risk Institute LLC is the education affiliate of Britten Coyne Partners, a consulting firm with offices in London and Denver that specializes in helping clients successfully address strategic risk governance and management challenges (see our Strategic Risk Blog). It is also affiliated with The Index Investor, which publishes global macro research, forecasts, and warnings to help investors, corporate, and government leaders better anticipate, more accurately assess, and adapt in time to emerging threats.

Our courses are designed to meet the standard of a four credit, Level 7 Award under the UK/EU National Qualifications Framework. They are taught by Neil Britten and Tom Coyne (learn more about us). We use the English grading system. You can learn about it here, and how English grades translate into the North American and French systems. And here is our suggested language for course graduates to use in their LinkedIn profiles.


Both courses include these modules, which take from one to two hours each:

(1) Introduction to strategic risk governance and management in a world of radical uncertainty

(2) Complex adaptive systems and how novel strategic threats emerge from them

(3) Lessons from historians and intelligence analysts about strategic failure, and anticipating, assessing, and adapting to emerging threats

(4) Common external patterns in strategic failures, including proximate causes and underlying technological, economic, social, and political forces

(5) Common internal patterns in strategic failures, at the individual, group, network, and organization level

(6) Why we fail to anticipate emerging threats, and how this can be avoided, with specific processes and practical tools

(7) Why we fail to appropriately and accurately assess emerging threats, and how this can be avoided, with specific processes and practical tools

(8) Why we fail to adapt in time to emerging threats, and how this can be avoided, with specific processes and practical tools

(9) Effective strategic risk management: processes, systems, structures, and norms

(10) Effective board strategic risk governance: processes, systems, structures, and norms

(11) How advances in Artificial Intelligence technologies could change strategic risk governance and management in the future: current capabilities and limitations, and key progress indicators to monitor

(12) COVID19 as a Case Study in Strategic Risk Governance and Management, plus course review and final exam


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Our courses are solidly grounded in over eighty years of Neil and Tom's combined experience as executives, directors, and consultants, as well as research from the intelligence community and multiple academic disciplines. The courses also reflect four years spent on the Good Judgement Project team that won the U.S. Intelligence Advanced Research Activity’s forecasting tournament, which was subsequently made famous by Professor Philip Tetlock in his book, “Superforecasting.”


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