Risk Management

This online two-part workshop will guide participants on successful risk management for their projects. On day one, the course will cover topics such as learning to identify and distinguish project risks from technical risks, determining how to incorporate risk strategies to project risk, and using strategies to maximize probability of project success. Day two content will build upon day one assigned homework, and further clarify how to respond to risks, develop trigger mechanisms to alert you when risks become bigger issues, and discuss techniques for planning for the unknown. The workshop, led by certified project management professional, David Vincenti, will be highly interactive, providing ample opportunities for participation that will strengthen participant’s risk management skills for future project plans.

Session dates

Please check back for future opportunities.

Time commitment

  • Two, one-hour sessions on Zoom
  • Registrants must commit to attending both sessions, completing a homework assignment, and actively participating in the class. Please do not register if you are unable to meet the necessary time commitment.


Participants familiar with project management, but with no formal training who are interested in improving their skills or learning the principles of project management.

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PhD, MD, postdocs, junior faculty, and medical students interested in various c/t research career tracks.


Free for Harvard-affiliated schools and institutions.

Accreditation Statement

The Harvard Catalyst Education Program is accredited by the Massachusetts Medical Society to provide continuing medical education for physicians.


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