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Protecht Academy

Grow your risk experience. Learn from the experts.

Risk knowledge is critical in order to empower your staff to become effective and engaged managers of risk in your business. Protecht Academy offers a comprehensive on-demand training solution via our online platform, and several risk management courses are approved by the International Institute of Risk and Safety Management.

"I love the way Protecht makes risk a reality, from having an incredibly well-built system to nurturing risk professionals. I just completed the Risk Management for Line 1 course through Protecht Academy and I am super impressed."

Ryan Reddy

Head of IT, major real estate group

What is Protecht Academy?

Meeting you on your risk journey.

Protecht Academy helps create the risk leaders of tomorrow by providing risk training that meets people where they are in their risk management journey.

It is an online learning platform that enables delivery of Protecht’s risk methodology training to individuals or organisations that is backed by decades of industry experience, an understanding of risk management challenges learned through ongoing engagement with Protecht customers and the risk community, and a commitment to high quality training materials. Simply register free-of-charge and pay as you go with your credit or debit card to take the courses that work for you. If you sign up free of charge you can also try a 10-minute sample course. Several of our courses are approved by the International Institute of Risk and Safety Management.

In addition, all customers of our Protecht ERM solution have complimentary access to a comprehensive online suite of interactive product training courses, including our systems and analytics training.

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Organisational risk excellence series.

Our interactive on-demand organisational risk excellence courses are aimed at elevating risk skills, awareness and behaviours at the organisational level. Great for increasing consistency and a developing a shared risk management culture. Contact us directly if you would like to discuss packages to implement this training across your organisation.

Risk management for Line 1.

Designed specifically for Line 1, this course covers essential risk management concepts and provides practical training on how Line 1 can excel in their role and contribute to effective risk management. For risk management to be effective, it needs to be embedded as part of day-to-day activities.

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Risk management for boards.

Board members play a critical role in ensuring sustainable success in their organisation – which can only be achieved through intelligent risk taking and effective governance. This course enables boards to discharge their oversight responsibilities while understanding ‘what good looks like’.

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Risk management mastery series.

Courses aimed at increasing the proficiency in specific risk management areas. Great for individuals looking to improve their risk knowledge, or to expand the capability of specific teams. Find out more and purchase access online to get started right away. We are constantly adding new training courses to the Academy platform. Check the dates below for when new courses will become available.

Enterprise risk management. Bringing it to life.

An introduction to Enterprise Risk Management and the value that it brings to an organisation. By the end of this course you will gain insights into the why, what, how and who in order to effectively implement an ERM framework. A 10-minute free demo course is also available.

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Risk bow ties and root cause analysis.

This course provides you with a detailed working knowledge of the risk bow tie analysis technique and its application in not only root cause analysis but in providing a wider and more intimate knowledge of your risks. Bow tie analysis is used to develop clear risk taxonomies and ensure risk descriptions are clear and consistent.

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Risk appetite statements and frameworks.

The setting of an organisation's risk appetite is a critical component of a robust risk management framework. This course is focused on improving knowledge and skills in relation to setting risk appetite and tolerance for your organisation’s key risks and developing a comprehensive risk appetite framework.

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Risk and control self-assessment.

The course covers all aspects of the risk and control self assessment (RCSA) process from design and implementation through to carrying out assessments, reporting results and creating follow up actions. It considers the RCSA process both as a stand-alone process and as part of an integrated ERM framework.

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Controls design and assurance.

Your internal control framework and individual controls are the front line in managing your risks, yet they are often misunderstood and neglected. This course is focused on providing a deep understanding of controls to enable optimally designed controls to be implemented to achieve maximum effect for minimum cost.

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Compliance and compliance risk management.

This course covers both compliance management and compliance risk management. The focus is on the development of an efficient risk-based approach to compliance and what that means in practice from recording compliance obligations to setting up a risk-based approach to monitoring compliance.

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Risk metrics and KRIs.

The measurement of risk greatly assists in its management, but measuring non-financial risk can be hard. Risk metrics are the key. This practical course is aimed at risk practitioners and business managers who have implemented or are looking to implement a robust and comprehensive KRI capability.

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Incident management.

The difference between a well-managed or poorly executed incident process can have a significant impact on outcomes. This course is aimed at risk practitioners wanting to gain an understanding of how to analyse an incident using bow tie analysis, identify what went wrong, and make improvements to avoid it happening again.

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Protecht ERM product training courses.

All customers of our Protecht ERM solution have access to a comprehensive online suite of interactive product training courses, including our systems and analytics training, delivered through the Protecht Academy platform.

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If you are not currently registered, please contact your Protecht administrator to gain access to Protecht Academy. If you are the administrator for your organisation and need to set up group access, please contact your Customer Success representative for more information.

  • Protecht ERM Systems Essentials

    In this course we will introduce you to Protecht ERM and its key functionality and modules. This introductory course consists of two lessons.

  • Protecht ERM User Training Course

    In this course, you’ll learn the fundamentals of using Protecht ERM. This course is made up of 14 lessons including Learning Activities.

  • Protecht ERM Analytics Essentials

    In this course, we'll introduce you to Protecht ERM Analytics and show you how to get the most out of your Dashboards. This course is made up of 4 lessons.

  • Protecht ERM Analytics in 6 Steps

    In this course, you’ll learn the fundamentals of Protecht ERM Analytics. This course is made up of 8 lessons, including Learning Activities.

  • Advanced Analytics - Building a Risk Report

    In this course, you will learn how to build a risk report (Dashboard) with linked controls & actions. This course is made up of 4 lessons including Learning Activities.

  • Working with Tags in Protecht ERM Analytics

    In this course, you will learn how Tags can be added to Worksheets to enhance Dashboard and Report Analysis. This course is made up of 3 lessons including Learning Activities.

Our trainers.

David Tattam

Chief Research and Content Officer

David Tattam is the Chief Research & Content Officer and co-founder of the Protecht Group. David's vision is to redefine the way the world thinks about risk and to develop risk management to its rightful place as being a key driver of value creation in each of Protecht's customers.

David is the driving force in taking Protecht's risk thinking to the frontiers of what is possible in risk management and to support the uplift of people risk capability through training and content.

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Catherine Smith

Customer Engagement & Training Manager

Catherine Smith is a professional trainer with over 15 years’ experience in the public, private and for-purpose sectors in the UK and Australia. She holds a BA (Hons) Degree in English Literature and History from the University of Sheffield, UK and Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) from Canterbury Christ Church University, UK.

Catherine has expertise and interest in educational technology and online learning and holds professional membership with the Australian Institute of Training and Development (AITD).

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Michael Howell

Research and Content Lead

Michael Howell is Protecht's Research and Content Lead. He is passionate about the field of risk management and related disciplines, with a focus on helping organisations succeed using a ‘decisions eyes wide open’ approach.

Michael is a Certified Practicing Risk Manager whose curiosity drives his approach to challenge the status quo and look for innovative solutions.


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Martina Sunderland

Senior ERM Advisor

Martina Sunderland is Protecht's Senior ERM Adviser. She has more than 15 years' experience  working with quality management systems including auditing and risk. Her ability to clarify and simplify the processes around Protecht.ERM empowers our customers and their teams, resulting in an easy-to-use system and a system that will get used.

Martina has a law degree, is a Certified Practising Risk Manager and a registered Lead Auditor. She has a solid track record of using advanced research, analysis, strategic planning and negotiation skills to successfully develop business initiatives whilst maximising profit, minimising cost and driving continuous change. 

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Matt Washington

Senior Manager Business Intelligence, EMEA

Matt Washington leads Protecht’s Analytics division in the EMEA region, where he is responsible for delivery, training and analytics related consulting/advisory services. He has over 15 years’ experience working in Business Intelligence roles for major companies.

Prior to joining Protecht, Matt spent five years as a solution architect for a top SaaS vendor with a focus on quality assurance and process improvement. Matt holds a BSc in Mathematics and an MSc in Information Security.

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Mitchell Carratt

Senior Analytics Consultant

Mitchell Carratt is Senior Business Intelligence Consultant at Protecht, with over six years' experience of business intelligence and analytics using Protecht.ERM. Previously he has held various technical consultancy and development roles in software development and industry.

Mitchell has a Bachelor's of Internet Science and Technology from the University of Wollongong.

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Sean Mitchell

ERM Advisor

Sean Mitchell is an ERM Advisor at Protecht Group with many years' experience of utilising Protecht.ERM. He holds the unique perspective of previously being an System Administrator and using that experience to improve current customers' experience. 

Sean is passionate about risk management, optimising processes, as well as data collection and utilisation via Protecht.ERM.

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Tasmiha Salam

ERM Implementation Consultant

Tasmiha Salam is an ERM Implementation Advisor at Protecht, with several years’ experience in implementing Risk and Compliance Management software across multiple various industries, as well as extensive experience in client management and engagement.

 Tasmiha has a passion for learning and implementing software. She holds a bachelor’s degree in computer science and Engineering from Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (BUET) and an MBA in Management Information Systems.

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Our story

Redefining the way the world thinks about risk.

For over 20 years, Protecht has redefined the way people think about risk management with the most complete, cutting-edge and cost-effective solutions. We help companies increase performance and achieve strategic objectives through better understanding, monitoring and management of risk.
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Corporate subscriptions and custom training packages.

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