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Have you ever regretted not standing up for something you felt strongly about? Or not speaking up when you knew your words would make a difference? Have you ever worried about embarrassing yourself by acting on an idea others might reject?

All of these questions describe risk-taking opportunities. Taking a risk means stepping into a situation where the impact of your decisions and actions is uncertain and there is some possibility of loss or adversity. It requires a willingness to operate outside of your comfort zone and experiment with new ways of doing things. Many of us are reluctant to pursue opportunities that could result in significant company growth because of the risks involved. In this program, you will learn how to take risks with confidence by preparing yourself to take on an opportunity, assessing its impact, and managing the results.

Course Objectives

Successful completion of this course will increase your ability to:

  • Develop your tolerance for risk and overcome fears.
  • Conduct a formal and informal risk analysis.
  • Plan for and manage the negative consequences of a risk.
  • Build resilience and learn from mistakes.
  • Leverage success and examine lessons learned. 

Key Topics Covered

This course explores the following subjects in depth:

  • Characteristics of effective risk-takers and questions to help you find your passion
  • Physical and mental manifestations of fear and how to overcome them
  • Habits to increase your self-confidence including developing positive self-talk
  • How to identify the risks and benefits of pursuing an opportunity or acting on an idea
  • How to estimate the probability and impact of a risk
  • Techniques of effective contingency planning
  • Simple ways to take risks and strategies for taking bigger risks
  • How to take positive action when one or more risks become a reality
  • How to focus on the positive and reframe a situation to build resilience