Graduates from our programs are leaders in boardrooms and c-suites on five continents. Read below to see what they say about their experience with the courses of the DCRO Institute.
Carol Gray | Canada | Board Member and Risk Committee Chair | Qualified Risk Director®
"The Certificate in Risk Governance is the most relevant program for a director to advance their fiduciary responsibility in governance and risk management skills. The program gave me not only insights and a better understanding of risk management best practices, but it also sharpened my critical thinking skills at the boardroom."
James P. Dunigan | United States | Board Member and Risk Committee Chair | Qualified Risk Director®
"I highly recommend the courses of the Certificate in Risk Governance to all board and risk committee members. The program exceeded my expectations in terms of content, insights, subject matter, and supporting materials. I came away with a better understanding of all aspects of risk and an appetite to continue to learn more."
Willie Maddox | United States | Chief Risk Officer and Distinguished Lecturer of Law | Qualified Risk Director®
“I highly recommend The Board Members' Course on Risk® for those seeking to expand their knowledge in risk governance and/or with aspirations of joining a board. The course of study has sharpened my abilities to build a strong governance structure at my organization and evolve my perspectives on risk management strategies."
Raza Shaikh | United States | Board Member and Venture Capitalist |
Qualified Risk Director®
"The DCRO Risk Governance Institute provided me with this exceptional and comprehensive set of sessions that allowed me to know about all aspects of risk governance that as a board director I am likely to come across."
Yvonne Stillhart | Switzerland | Board Member
“What a great course this was. I enjoyed every minute of it. Very valuable insight and impressive faculty. I was planning to take the course over several months but I was so excited about the lectures that I could not wait to dive into the subjects further. Thank you for putting this great program together.”
James Tunkey | United States | Chief Operating Officer | Qualified Risk Director®
"The Board Members' Course on Risk® is an excellent program that I would highly recommend, even for experienced risk managers. Truly elite practitioners presented first-class insights on key facets of risk governance at the board level. The program materials are a tremendous resource.”
Ursuline Foley | United States |Board Member | Qualified Risk Director®
“The Board Members' Course on Risk® is truly a superb course that I would highly recommend to any board director or Chief Risk Officer. It’s an outstanding, comprehensive program that is extremely well presented by exceptional risk experts from across the globe. The focus is on the upside and downside of taking risk to increase all stakeholder value with supporting realistic business cases and state of the art risk frameworks."
Cristina Martínez García, Ph.D. | Spain | Board Member and Chief Risk Officer |
Qualified Risk Director®
"A Qualified Risk Director® in the boardroom can help companies to bring a unique perspective to the strategic dialog among the group. As a faculty member and study cohort leader for this program, I could not be prouder of what we have done so far and look forward to the growing positive impact of getting more Qualified Risk Directors® worldwide."
Marykay Wells | United States | Chief Information Officer
"The Certificate in Risk Governance program was an excellent investment, and I highly recommend the course. It is well-organized and led by experts who have practical experience on boards. The case studies also included the real-world applications of the content covered in the course."
Susan Holliday | United States| Board Member | Qualified Risk Director®
“This is a very comprehensive program with excellent presenters. As I joined a guided study cohort with live discussions, I also benefitted from different perspectives that deepened my understanding and furthered my interest in collaborative work with other board members.”
Gerry Smith | United States | Board Member and Former Chief Executive | Qualified Risk Director®
"I would definitely recommend the DCRO Institute Certificate in Risk Governance program. The speakers have tremendous knowledge and shared many best practices from their extensive experiences. Completing the program will certainly enhance your ability to serve in a board or risk management executive position."
Amy Bunszel | United States | Board Member and Executive Vice President
"The course material was highly relevant to my role as both an executive and board member. I especially liked framing risk-governance as an opportunity. Risks exist everywhere and managing risk with a focus on opportunity and not just the downside can deliver great value."
Mikhail Federov | Russian Federation | Board Member, Risk and Internal Control Director | Qualified Risk Director®
"The Board Members' Course on Risk® is a great course. If you are a seasoned risk professional, the course can broaden your horizons by providing a concise understanding of trends and issues boards are facing in intelligent risk-taking at their organizations.”
Dr. Philip Moulton | United States | Director of Risk Management | Qualified Risk Director®
"The Board Members' Course on Risk® is an extremely well-designed program for those looking to build their knowledge and leadership skills in risk management. The program was also generous in 'leave behind' reading materials, presentation materials, and two useful books. The videos were on-point and well-edited. As a participant, I felt the program was time and money well spent."
Bartley J. Madden | United States | Board Member
"The Board Members' Course on Risk® is the go-to course for board members that realistically can upgrade their thinking, leading to better value-creation decisions."
Maria Paula Calvo | Latin America | Board Independent Director | Qualified Risk Director®
"Every board member should consider taking the Board Members' Course on Risk® to have available the knowledge and tools to handle risks properly in any organization, and especially, making risks a strong source of opportunities!"
Thomas A. Brandt | United States | Chief Risk Officer
“The Certificate in Risk Governance program was top-notch, with key insights from practitioners, experts, and leaders tying practice with theory and offering concrete examples that helped bring the learning together in a succinct and meaningful way.”
Andrea Bonime-Blanc, JD, Ph.D. | United States | Board Member | Qualified Risk Director®
"The Certificate in Risk Governance program is a cutting edge, deep and broad survey of strategic risk themes that are absolutely essential to navigating business today and to the oversight work of board members. I am delighted to work alongside the stellar cast of global risk faculty."
Peter M. Binetter B.D.S., MComm (Finance), GAICD | Australia | Chief Risk Officer and Board Member
"I highly recommend The Board Members' Course on Risk® for all directors and Chief Risk Officers. It does more than just teach directors and Chief Risk Offers about risk and governance. Rather it is a program that broadens the mind and plants informational seeds of growth about how we can view our uncertain world and manage and adapt to it for the benefit of our organisations, our stakeholders, ourselves, and our communities."
Sanchit Maini | Singapore | Chief Financial and Operational Risk Officer |
Qualified Risk Director®
"I found the DCRO Certificate in Risk Governance comprehensive and enjoyable. The course has brought to bear so many leading experts in the field of risk management and to be able to learn from them and gain insights from the experiences they share, was the most valuable part of the program. Thank you so much for taking the time and effort in curating this program!"
Domenica Lista | Italy | General Counsel and Board Member | Qualified Risk Director®
"Sharing different experiences and backgrounds and having the testimonial of such important experts in the governance, ESG, and risk fields around the world is a unique opportunity. Thank you to the DCRO Institute."
Ricardo Vera Cabanillas | Peru | Chief Risk Officer and Board Member
"The Certificate in Risk Governance program provides a broad vision for directors but also for senior managers interacting with the board, which is important to ensure that the organization is maximizing its long-term value through a deep understanding of the risks it faces and the opportunities that they provide.”