The DCRO Institute is a nonprofit collaborative educational initiative that brings essential risk governance expertise to the boardroom and c-suite. We offer a growing library of learning and development opportunities that focus on the practical aspects of governing risk-taking in the positive pursuit of corporate goals and purpose.
Graduates from our programs are leaders in boardrooms and c-suites on five continents. Our faculty members are among the world’s best c-level executives, board members, and authors who focus on risk-taking and risk governance.
Our emphasis is on the positive use of risk and risk knowledge in the strategic planning and execution of plans at organizations of all sizes worldwide and in developing the people to do that work as Qualified Risk Directors®.
Our goal, which is emblazoned on our logo, is to help you and your organization to Innovate, Sustain, and Create Value.
Our history - The DCRO Institute launched in March 2021 as an outgrowth of its predecessor organization, the Directors and Chief Risk Officers group (the DCRO). The DCRO was formed in 2008 as a collaborative effort to focus on the top-level governance of risk in practice. Comprised of leading board members, chief risk officers, and other c-level officers whose jobs included a fiduciary responsibility for governance and risk management, the DCRO brought together the perspectives and experience of more than 2,000 members from large and mid-size for-profit and nonprofit organizations, coming from over 120 countries. That global, practical, collaborative effort continues with the work of the DCRO Institute and via the graduates of our programs.