Targeting Regulation on Risk

24 February 2022
Risk Management

To book your place on this seminar, or for details of discounts for group bookings, please email David Leakey on [email protected] or phone on +44 20 7661 7817.


Regulation is necessary is to protect consumers, society, health, the economy and the environment. It is most effective when it is targeted where the risks to those the regulation is designed to protect are greatest.

This live virtual training seminar is designed to help participants understand how regulation can be improved by using risk management both when designing the regulation and in operating it. It explores what it means to be “risk-based” in practice and how the risk issues in regulation need to be communicated.

This highly interactive event will explore how best practice in targeting regulation can be applied across different types of regulators.

Who is this course designed for?

The course will be useful for those from independent regulators, civil servants, local government officials as well as anyone from the private and voluntary sectors who is involved in influencing government policy on regulatory issues. The event is designed for people with a variety of levels of experience – from those new to regulation to those with extensive experience who are seeking some new insights.

How will you benefit from attending?

Those people involved in any of aspect of regulatory design or regulatory delivery will benefit from attending this course. It provides an in-depth understanding of a core issue in effective regulation – how to target limited resources where they will make most difference.

The day has a practical focus which means that any ideas or theories discussed will be placed firmly in the context of how to make them work in practice.

Learning Objectives

Attendees to this course will:

  • Learn the practical application of the principles of good regulation
  • Understand why addressing risk is a vital part of the rationale for regulation
  • Explore the possible unintended consequences of regulation and how to address them
  • Consider practical ways in which regulators can improve their performance by becoming more “risk-based” in their approach
  • Learn about communications best practice and behavioural insight in order to help the public understand risk in context

To book your place on this seminar, or for details of discounts for group bookings, please email David Leakey on [email protected] or phone on +44 20 7661 7817.


Thursday 24th February
Times on the Agenda are in Coordinated Universal Time (UTC)
Start time in EST (Eastern Standard Time): 08:00. Finish time 13:00

13:00 Welcome and Introductions

Session One Risk and the Case for Regulation

  • Regulation as a response to risk across sectors
  • The five Better Regulation Principles and risk
  • Alternatives to regulation for addressing risk
  • Systemic risk and regulators
  • The risks of unintended consequences of regulation

Session Two Assessing and Addressing Risk in Regulatory Design

  • Key insights from risk management best practice
  • The different control options for addressing risk
  • Rules and principles-based approaches compared
  • Preventing detriment before it arises vs addressing it afterwards
  • Risk and the governance of regulators
  • Sharing delegates’ experience


Session Three Targeting Effort – Risk-Based Monitoring and Enforcement

  • Analysing the behaviour of regulated entities
  • Targeting monitoring and supervision
  • Risk-based inspection
  • Challenges of enforcement
  • Sharing delegates’ experience

Session Four Managing Public Perception of Risk

  • Why the public perception of risk matters in regulation
  • Effective risk communication
  • How using behavioural insights can increase the effectiveness of regulation
  • Discussion of how delegates can use these insights

18:00 Close

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The price of attending this one-day Virtual Training Seminar is:
CAD 870 per person
EUR 580 per person
GBP 500 per person
USD 690 per person

To book your place on this seminar, for details of discounts for group bookings, or to arrange a conversation with a member of our training team to discuss in-house delivery options, including tailoring the day’s training to your specific needs, you can email David Leakey on [email protected] or phone David on +44 20 7661 7817.