Recognize, Mobilize, Prioritize: The 10 Risk Families


Gordon Graham


You have a crystal ball when it comes to mitigating risk—all you need to know is where your risks originate. Gordon Graham has analyzed thousands of risks facing public safety agencies and local government organizations and categorized them into 10 families. Applying the structure of the 10 families to the risks facing your organization can help you identify, prioritize and mobilize to mitigate potential problems. This session will help risk management professionals think more strategically and proactively about risk management and how to reduce exposure.

Core Competency #1: PRMS - Public Risk Management Skills

Crisis Management

Core Competency #2 PA/GBS – Public Administration/General Business Skills:

Business Law

Core Competency #3: CTIS – Critical Thinking & Interpersonal Skills:

Strategic Planning/ Management

Course Level


Learning Objectives

Objective 1: Identify and understand the 10 families of risk.
Objective 2: Recognize risks facing your organization and prioritize them effectively.
Objective 3 Reduce exposure to risk through a decision-making framework.


Basic Risk Management Administration