Working together through uncertainty: supporting our community through this crisis

The world is facing an extraordinary challenge in tackling the spread of the coronavirus, Covid-19. As well as the threat of the virus itself to human health, businesses are facing unprecedented disruption because of travel and opening restrictions, event cancellations, workforce issues, supply chain disruptions, financial and market volatility, demand uncertainty and cash flow problems.

Our professional competence is our best hope for getting through this crisis and building a better and sustainable future. You may not be able to work as normal but, whether you need distraction or downtime, you can still take advantage of everything that we offer online to stay connected, stay positive and build your skills and confidence for the future.

Although this is a fast-moving situation, we are gathering some resources for risk professionals here.

Risk management has never been more topical. Take the opportunity to add a globally recognised qualification to your portfolio. All study materials and student support are provided online so you can study wherever you are and we’re introducing special measures to ensure students can take their exams, even at times of disruption.

We have certificate courses in:

Although face to face training is currently suspended, we are introducing some digital solutions. Please contact our experts to discuss your training needs for now and the future to help you get ahead when the inevitable recovery comes.


We have a range of online webinars, delivered by international risk experts, covering topics ranging from cyber risk to risk appetite.

Our regional and special interest groups are taking their meetings online. All welcome to join the conversation.

Our widely read and influential magazine is available online and is a ‘must read’ for those involved in ERM from board level down.

Help us to help you

Risk management competence is going to be essential for recovery. IRM has supported the profession globally for over thirty years and we want to do more. You can help by:

  • Keeping your membership up-to-date – renewals are coming out in June
  • Joining, if you aren’t already a member
  • Getting involved – join our groups, follow our social media, let us know about your work, become an examiner or module coach

IRM: working together through uncertainty