Regional Risk Director’s Course



The Regional Risk Director’s course is designed to provide an in-depth broader understanding of the security and risk management requirements of multinational businesses and organizations. The course was originally developed as an internal managerial development course. The course has become a precursor for recruitment in the risk management sector.

APAC Assistance has made the course publicly available. The course will not be conducted online, it will only be conducted offline. This will be a three-day long course that addresses the critical aspects of risk management processes, complexities, and complexities of risk in the Asia Pacific region. Please contact our Regional Director, Bhargav Reddy ( to discuss the course further.

            The motivation for designing this course is threefold:

Firstly, we aim to raise the level of knowledge and skills of participants, provide greater access to useful tools and examples, and widen their reach to obtain help if required. The overall aim is to move away from simply being the company’s “security man”, and leave with a new perspective on how to approach your roles to be better and more effective risk professionals.

Secondly, we aim to raise your standards to assist your current and future employers to receive a better level of service from our specialization and to raise their understanding of the importance of the operational risk paradigm to their business or organization’s operational capabilities.

Thirdly, and we make no apologies for this, we designed this course also to improve the overall capabilities and reputational standing of our industry.

Who is the course designed for? 

The course is specifically designed for experienced professionals already operating at the tactical and operational levels. The course aims to upskill and advance their respective careers to more demanding country and regional-level security roles. The course will provide a boost for senior professionals who intend to transition from the armed services, police forces, and intelligence agencies into broader geographical security and risk management roles.

It is designed for people looking to advance their career opportunities in the commercial security sector in the Asia Pacific, Middle East, and Africa regions. The course will focus on the unique dynamics of operating in a corporate environment in the private sector and will provide much-needed insight into the nuances of working in a corporate environment. The course is designed to evaluate the critical nature of risk management at the national and regional levels in the context of supporting the business operational decision-making process.

Course Context

The course will cover the physical, geopolitical, economic, environmental, community, and social security risk spectrums that affect multinational corporations. The course combines the specific higher-level technical aspects of risk management in the private sector, with the specific organizational and behavioral issues, communication styles, and budget requirements that drive commercial entities.

What are the specific aims?

  1. Enhance existing skill sets of transitioning senior police, military, intelligence service professionals, and people who have come up through the private security sector.
  2. Align these existing skill sets to better prepare for a more fulfilling career and bridge the gap between previous experiences and the requirements of a risk management position.

What management perceives a role to be may based on the nature of the organization and operations. There is a need to evaluate why one was hired and was hired because of special forces experience, best police investigator, or because of previous experience in a similar role. Predominately, an understanding of civil structures, the budgeting system, communication, and influence management while steering security culture will be the focus. To achieve this some critical traits need to be worked on. These include:

  • Creativity
  • Versatility
  • Humility
  • Written and verbal ways to influence
  • Building influence and support through colleagues
  • Use of informal meetings and discussions to help develop influence
  • Relevant knowledge
  • Commercially appropriate Influence

Success in a new role requires understanding what it entails and how it differs from previous roles. Skills and experience from working in different sectors may not be enough to meet the expectations and challenges of the current position. Learning about the goals, culture, constraints, and opportunities of the new role, and adapting the style and approach to fit in and contribute are essential.

This is important for personal and professional growth. Showing respect and understanding to the civil management will gain their trust and support, which will open up more possibilities for career advancement, and satisfaction. On the other hand, ignoring or clashing with the needs and preferences of the leadership, or failing to secure enough resources and support for the projects, will lead to frustration, stress, and frequent job changes.

This course specifically aims to enhance your skills, knowledge, presence, and influence to flourish and succeed.

Course Content

Following are the modules in the course:

  1. The Risk management process
  2. Risk Management Methods
  3. Evacuation Planning
  4. Civil Organisations
  5. Effective Communications
  6. The Commercial World
  7. Leadership
  8. The Military Appreciation Process
  9. Principles of War
  10. External Service Provider Support
  11. The Market

Where appropriate student participation as examples and experiences will be extensively drawn upon to widen the intellectual rigor available to the course from a wide range of organizations.


Final Assessment – A final assessment will consist of two components; the first component will be a quiz across all the modules. The second component will be a written assignment as directed by the instructor (the instructor has the discretion to convert the written assignment into a group presentation or an assignment compiled as a group).

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