Risk-Based Thinking Workshop (1.0 day) – Onsite Only

ISO 9001:2015 replaces the requirement for preventive action with that of risk-based thinking (RBT). While the intent is to alleviate confusion, it may have actually created more due to the introduction of terminology not widely used elsewhere. Although it may mean greater variability in interpretation, it also allows more flexibility to adapt to the context of each organization.

We now offer a 1.0-day on-site workshop to cover the specific risk-based thinking requirements, and to compare and contrast them with a formal risk management (RM) program. The workshop then exposes participants to a wider range of risk assessment and management techniques and processes, to show how RBT can be integrated into more formal risk management programs.

Workshop Content:

  • The explicit and implicit RBT requirements of ISO 9001
  • What you’re likely already doing that meets the requirements
  • The risk management process (ISO 31000, COSO)
  • Making RBT a process versus an event
  • Evaluating and improving your RBT
  • Integrating RBT and the process approach
  • Risk assessment techniques (ISO 31010)
  • Options for integrating RBT with (E)RM

Attendees will have the opportunity assess their organization’s compliance to the RBT requirements, as well as, conduct risk assessments for specific events, processes, and their quality management system.


1.0 day


8:30 AM – 4:30 PM


The all-inclusive price for the 1.0 day onsite course is $2300, plus $25 per student, plus instructor travel expenses. The class size should be at least 4 students and no more than 25 students.


Duke Okes (FASQ, CMQ/OE) has been helping organizations for 30 years to implement processes for better control and improvement of their operations. He has worked with a wide range of organizations, including manufacturing and healthcare industries, as well as, financial and government services.

Duke has conducted hundreds of workshops on ISO 9001, internal quality audits, failure mode and effects analysis, performance metrics, and root cause analysis. He holds degrees in technology, business, and education, and is author of two books on process management topics, “Root Cause Analysis: The Core of Problem Solving and Corrective Action” and “Performance Metrics: The Levers for Process Management”.


If you have any questions about this course, please call us at 770-862-1766 or send an e-mail to Larry@WhittingtonAssociates.com.

Whittington & Associates

We are committed to providing expert training, effective consulting, and valuable auditing. If you have any questions about our services, please contact us at 770-862-1766, or Larry@WhittingtonAssociates.com.