Course Description

In collaboration with the University of Melbourne Centre for Economic and Environmental Research (CEER)


The need for risk analysis is common, but the multitude of methodologies and techniques are brittle. The analyses often break under scrutiny by auditors and regulators, not to mention the harsh light of hindsight after a bad event has occurred.

In the workshop, we take a fresh look at Risk Analysis through the lens of structured argumentation. We re-examine Risk Statements, risk categorization, the structure of arguments that lead to confidence in risk statements, the use of high-level estimates and more.

These techniques, and the overall structure of argumentation, strengthen the analysis, enabling it to withstand reviews and increase confidence for stakeholders.

Training Workshops

The Resilient Risk Analysis training is typically delivered in the form of a one- or two-day intensive workshop.

Workshops are generally provided by arrangement with organisations. Please contact us to discuss a workshop for your organisation.

From time to time we also offer the workshop in an open-enrolment format. Check here for upcoming open-enrolment workshops.


The standard price for Resilient Risk Analysis training is $1195 (GST inc) per person per day, whether offered as open-enrolment or by arrangement.

Please contact us for pricing for large numbers of participants.

The Essentials Suite

Resilient Risk Analysis workshops are part of the Essentials Suite, offered by van Gelder & Monk in partnership with the Center for Environmental and Economic Research, University of Melbourne. For more information download the Essentials Suite brochure (PDF, 3MB)

The Essentials Suite

vG&M Team

van Gelder & Monk courses are developed and taught by our team collaborating in various combinations.Dr. Tim van Gelder is a philosopher and cognitive scientist with expertise in reasoning and critical thinking. He is a founder of, and a Principal Consultant with, van Gelder & Monk; a Principal Fellow (Associate Professor) at the University of Melbourne; and Foreign Advisor, Critical and Creative Thinking Education, to the Ministry of Education, China. He has provided consulting and training services to many large organisations. He is known around the world for his work in critical thinking and the development of methods and tools for improving reasoning. Dr. Richard de Rozario is an applied epistemologist specialising in risk. He is a principal Consultant with van Gelder & Monk. He has worked in areas such as risk analysis, business analysis and schedule optimisation, and taught hundreds of workshops in related areas. Richard studied computer information systems in the USA and holds a post-graduate diploma in Market Modelling from Swinburne University, as well as a PhD in Applied Ontology from the University of Melbourne. Sujai Thomman is an Associate with van Gelder & Monk and our general manager of online learning. He holds degrees in economics, politics and Chinese, and is himself a voracious consumer of online learning in various formats.

Course curriculum