Find below a list of training tools and resources to help you with risk identification and assessment.

When you engage these tools, you help the institution shine a light into corners of the organization to identify and assess risk across Middlebury.

ERM Checklist

The ERM Checklist helps to give you an overview of our resources and how they can help.


Risk Registry Tool

The Risk Registry Tool will help you develop an inventory of your risks so that you can then prioritize your approach, track your progress, and effectively manage risks in your area. By submitting your completed risk registry to the ERM office, the institution will have a better understanding of departmental risks that could have an impact across the institution.

Risk Bowtie Tutorial

Work through the Risk Bowtie Tutorial to help identify, assess, and mitigate risks in your area. Consider a risk you want to effectively manage and apply it in this online tutorial. Please print a copy of the risk worksheet before you begin. This tutorial will help you understand the foundation of risk management and consider your “top event,” which is the event that occurs right before the actual risk takes place. Learn why the “top event” is so important to identify and mitigate.

Print a copy of the Risk Worksheet to use in conjunction with the risk bowtie tutorial.

Risk Assessment Decision Tree

The Risk Assessment Decision Tree questionnaire has been developed to help identify potential risks arising from a program that may have an impact on participants and the institution. End users should complete this questionnaire before moving forward with a new program or event. The end result of the questionnaire will assist you in developing an engaging and innovative program, and provide a summary with a list of potential risks and guidance on how to address them.

Risk Assessment Tool

This Assessment Tool is another way of assessing and looking at your potential risk. The end result of this assessment tool will provide you with a graphic output to help demonstrate the actual likelihood and impact of your input. The output will help you make informed decisions and prioritize your efforts.