Qualified Risk Directors® focus on the positive governance of risk-taking℠. Any board governing in a complex business environment needs Qualified Risk Directors® to ably fulfill the Duty of Care around innovation and resiliency. Opportunity, uncertainty, and volatility are not in retreat. Rather, the speed of innovation and change is rapidly accelerating. Investors, partners, regulators, and boards demand risk governance skills. By attaining permission to use the Qualified Risk Director® designation, you open your board career path even wider, enhance your ability to work with existing board members, and open even greater opportunities to expand your influence.
Adding a Qualified Risk Director® to your board brings a forward-looking and dynamic mindset to critical board discussions and key board duties - opening even greater opportunities to create value. Learn more below or contact us.
The Qualified Risk Director® is a professional designation conferred exclusively by the DCRO Institute. It recognizes the distinguished ability to link corporate strategy to the positive governance of risk-taking℠. We grant permission to use the designation to experienced board members and senior executives from diverse industries, experiences, and geographies who successfully complete an extensive evaluation.
To receive permission to use the designation, we evaluate your business experience, risk management and risk governance acumen, demonstrated leadership, and educational background. Candidates must have breadth and depth across all four areas to receive approval.
To begin your journey, click the button below and complete the Qualified Risk Director® self-assessment. Then choose one of two paths towards earning permission to use the Qualified Risk Director® designation - enroll in and complete The Board Members Course on Risk®, or take an exam, followed by courses deemed necessary based on your evaluation.
Qualified Risk Directors® are leaders in boardrooms and c-suites on five continents and in dozens of countries. More than half of those given permission to use the designation are women, reflecting our deep commitment to diversity, in many forms, in boardrooms and c-suites worldwide. This is an elite group.
Speak to us about your career goals, and we can help you develop a plan for executive or board ascendancy.
Begin your journey toward the Qualified Risk Director® designation with our self-assessment.