Training and Development

RiskNZ has worked with a number of organisations and are excited to bring to our members the following training and development opportunities.

We are always looking for more and would be keen to hear from you. Please get in touch via email – [email protected].


Note: By completing and submitting a course application form (online, emailed request or in any other form that was used to make a training booking), you are agreeing to RiskNZ’s Training Terms and Conditions.

Upcoming courses:


Bryan Whitefield Consulting (BWC)

Bryan Whitefield Consulting (BWC) courses:
  • Essentials of Effective Risk Management
  • Project Risk Management – An Essential Skill
  • Mastering Risk Workshop Facilitation – Become an Artisan Facilitator
  • Persuasive Adviser Program – Become a Master Influencer
  • Control Testing – Applying Science to Assessing Control Effectiveness

Bryan Whitefield is a management consultant operating since 2001, specialising in risk-based decision making and influencing decision makers, born from his more than twenty years of facilitating executive and board workshops. He is a certified Visual Presenter and highly respected trainer known for his relaxed, humorous, ‘says it how it is’ approach resulting in a fun experience for his students.

Bryan’s experience as a risk practitioner includes the design and implementation of risk management programs for more than 150 organisations across the public, private and not-for- profit sectors. Bryan is the author of Risky Business: How Successful Organisations Embrace Uncertainty; Persuasive Advising: How to Turn Red Tape into Blue Ribbon and Team Think: The Secret to the ‘Collective Mind’ [to be published in 2022]. Bryan was President and Chair of the RMIA from 2013 – 2015 and he is licenced by the RMIA as a Certified Chief Risk Officer (CCRO) and is the designer and facilitator of their flagship Enterprise Risk Course since 2019.

For more information, you can visit his website

More information on Bryan Whitefield Consulting (BWC) courses:

Mark Brewer

Courses offered by Mark Brewer:
  • Leadership Domains
  • Gaining Trust
  • Transformational Leadership
  • Strategic Self-awareness
  • Leadership Functions
  • Contingent Leadership
  • Positive Team Cultures
  • Fostering Innovation
If you would like to take part in any of the below courses please email us at [email protected].
We will collect your course interest, however these courses will be reconfigured slightly while we map out our RiskNZ learning pathway for members, and these courses may be ready again in August 2021.

Mark Brewer has extensive experience as a learning facilitator and leadership coach, having served as the Commander of Leadership Development for the Royal New Zealand Air Force and Research Officer for the New Zealand Defence Force’s Institute for Leader Development.

Mark now focuses on building leadership capacity in the public sector and improving the performance of not-for-profit organisations. He most recently worked as a principal advisor, designing and delivering leadership development programmes for the United Nations and New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade in South East Asia and the Pacific Islands.

Combining a post-graduate academic research background in human resource development, with deep expertise as a public sector manager, programme manager and organisational excellence advisor, Mark is well positioned to help leaders improve their leadership practice.

For more information of courses offered by Mark Brewer:

Skills Consulting Group

Courses provided by Skills Consulting Group:
  • NZ Cert in Intelligence
  • NZ Cert in Project Management Level 4
  • NZ Cert in Business (Introduction to Team Leadership)
  • NZ Cert in Business (First Line Management)

Skills Consulting Group is a consulting group based in New Zealand and experts in helping businesses, industry bodies and government agencies grow their people and workplace capability.

Skills Consulting Group is a family of brands with local and international expertise in learning and development, workplace wellbeing, TVET reform and vocational education consulting.

With over 30 years’ experience, Skills Consulting Group works with clients across New Zealand and around the world – finding practical solutions that help organisations enhance performance, individuals gain better career prospects, businesses to put employee wellbeing first and countries to build economic growth by upskilling their workforce.

We understand what our customers need, we work closely with them every step of the way, and we find or develop practical tailored solutions that work for them.

For more information on courses offered by Skills Consulting Group:

Steve McCrone (AGLX)

Courses provided by AGLX:
  • Risk Management in a Complex World

Organizations require a new set of competencies to survive and thrive in VUCA (volatile, uncertain, complex, ambiguous) environments. AGLX are a global network consultancy specialising in helping organisations embrace complexity and turn it into a strategic advantage.

Steve’s experience in bomb disposal in the New Zealand Army gave him a deep understanding and a personal appreciation for good decision making under conditions of stress and uncertainty.

Recognising that traditional management theory is of limited use in fast changing and highly complex environments, Steve has dedicated his career to seeking out and developing solutions for this issue. He has worked with organisations across the globe, to challenge old thinking and create strategy that allows them to be adaptive and resilient. Steve teaches on the executive education program at the University of Auckland and is an accredited Cynefin trainer.

Please visit their website for more information.

For more information on courses offered by AGLX


Courses offered by NZQC:
  • Risk Management Practitioner

NZQC is the training arm for the Crown entity International Accreditation New Zealand. Owned by the New Zealand Accreditation Council we are part of the NZ government. NZQC was established to provide training in accreditation and certification standards to IANZ and Telarc clients in multiple ISO standards

NZQC takes pride in providing consistently high quality training to organisations and businesses seeking education in industry standards. Our trainers are in-house experts in their respective fields as well as Exemplar Global qualified. Our message is that continuous improvement is the essence for satisfaction in both business and life. A message we live by ourselves and continue to evangelize.

For more information on courses offered by NZQC

Massey University

Two Key Postgraduate Courses provided by Massey University:
  • 294.741 Intelligence in the International Security Environment 2021
  • 2944.744 International Operations

We are a world-leading university with a reputation for caring and a commitment to our people and places. We are inspired by our name Te Kunenga Ki Pūrehuroa.

We embrace diversity, talent and performance, and provide staff and students with an extensive range of opportunities to develop intellectually, professionally and personally.

We began in 1927 as a small agricultural college in Palmerston North, evolving into a full university in 1964. In the last 40 years, we have continued growing and developing to become New Zealand’s largest residential university, spread over three cities. We pioneered distance (extramural) learning and we have now become New Zealand’s leading university for online learning.”

In the early 1990s a small defence studies group was established, which has now evolved into the Centre for Defence and Security Studies, currently drawing many of its students from across security sector agencies. Courses are available in defence and security topics at undergraduate and postgraduate level. The full range of programmes and course are available here.

For more information on courses offered by Massey University:

UC Executive Education from the UC Business School

UC’s Executive Education programmes equip business leaders, founders and boards to deal with complex global environments and challenges, drive digital transformation and be resourceful in a world where the pace of change is faster than it’s ever been. This selection of subjects have been curated specifically with RiskNZ’s members in mind.

For more information on courses offered by UC Executive Education: