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Quality Risk Management Facilitator Training - New Course

Dec 10 - Dec 12, 2018
Bethesda, MD

  • Education
Duration:  3 days
Time: 8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.


Since ICH Q9 was first introduced, the industry has been working toward effective implementation and execution of Quality Risk Management. On the road to compliance, one of the barriers in the effective execution of risk management has been the lack of personnel to confidently lead and facilitate complex risk activities. Strong facilitator skills are instrumental when guiding teams through risk management activities. Organizations can thrive when their risk program is effectively, consistently and pragmatically practiced through the use of risk facilitators.

Risk Facilitators have the unique role of engaging multiple disciplines in the risk management process and with this role comes the opportunity to explore the vulnerabilities of an organization (i.e., the risky business). This course will guide individuals in navigating the risk management process as a Risk Facilitator. The attendees will gain perspective on the Risk Facilitator role, identify the key elements of developing and communicating a risk plan, and work with real-life case studies to demonstrate their ability to successfully lead a risk activity, overcome perception, improve personal insights and develop the ability to control biases and other obstacles along the way.


IMPORTANT NOTE: Participants enrolling in this course must have completed two PDA courses:

If you are interested in registering for this course but have not completed the two courses as prerequisites above, you will be required to submit your CV and participate in a phone interview to demonstrate your competency in risk management principles and formal risk management tools (i.e., PHA, FMEA, HACCP). Please contact Stephanie Ko at [email protected] for more details.

Who Should Attend

Individuals who will benefit from this course have the task to facilitate or help teams through risk management activities, making sure that that the right tools are chosen and that the tools are used as intended to meet the desired outcome in an effective way.


  • Upon completion of this course, you will be able to:

    • Identify characteristics of a strong risk facilitator, ensuring that objectives are met effectively, consistently and pragmatically
    • Define the purpose of a risk facilitator
    • Recognize and overcome bias and heuristics (including the personal preferences and bias in the facilitator)
    • Define the objectives of a given risk management process and develop a risk management plan
    • Communicate the risk plan and the outcome of the risk management process to relevant stakeholders
    • Outline potential pitfalls and how to overcome them

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PDA Training and Research Institute

4350 East West Highway
Bethesda, MD

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Registration Fees

Regular Price



On or before October 26, 2018

After October 26, 2018


On or before October 26, 2018

After October 26, 2018

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All rates in US Dollars. REFUND FOR COURSES: If your written request is received by November 12, 2018, you will receive a full refund less a $200 processing fee. After that time, no refunds will be approved. COURSE CANCELLATION: PDA reserves the right to modify the material or instructors without notice, or to cancel an event. If an event must be cancelled, registrants will be notified by PDA as soon as possible and will receive a full refund. PDA will not be responsible for airfare penalties or other costs incurred due to cancellation. For more details, contact PDA at [email protected] or +1 (301) 656-5900.

General Course Information

Please arrive at the course location approximately thirty minutes before the start of the course to sign in. Please be sure to bring your confirmation letter as proof of registration. PDA will not allow persons to attend a course without payment, or guarantee of payment.

Breakfast will be served thirty minutes before the class begins. Lunch will be provided between 12:00 - 1:00 p.m.


The course will be held at:

PDA Training and Research Institute
Bethesda Towers
4350 East West Highway, Suite 110
Bethesda, MD 20814 USA

Recommended Hotel

Hilton Garden Inn Bethesda
7301 Waverly Street | Bethesda, MD 20814 | 0.3 miles from PDA
(301) 654-8111


For more information, please contact:

Stephanie Ko
Senior Manager, Lecture Education
Tel: +1 (301) 656-5900 x151
Email: [email protected]

* For this member type or discount, online registration is not available, please contact [email protected].

Group Registration Discount: Register 3 people from the same organization as a group (at the same time) for the event and receive the 4th registration free. Other discounts cannot be applied.

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CANCELLATION: If a cancellation request is received 30 days before the event, a credit (registration fee paid minus a 200.00 USD/EUR processing fee) will be given. No credits will be given for cancellation requests received less than 30 days before the event. Cancellation requests must be emailed to [email protected].


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