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Risk Management Resources



This fully accessible and interactive Risk Management Handbook will introduce you to the fundamentals of managing risks in experiential education at the University of Tennessee. You can download the handbook here.

This one-page document lists the goals of risk management in the Experience Learning initiative, and introduces the Risk Management Cycle for Experience Learning.

The Risk Identification and Assessment Table can be used to help you organize the risks that have been identified in the experiential learning course or project you are leading. To learn how to identify risks in your experience learning project, please visit page 20 of the Experience Learning Risk Management Handbook. You can download a table for your own use here.


The Impact and Likelihood Tables are five-point scales that can be used to establish the impact and likelihood of each of the hazards that you previously identified and listed in the Risk Identification and Assessment Table. Once you have determined the impact and likelihood of each hazard, you can fill in the remaining sections of the Risk Identification and Assessment Table, and then move on to completing the Risk Map. To learn more about how to assess risks in your experiential learning project, please refer to page 24 of the Experience Learning Risk Management Handbook. The impact and likelihood scales are five-point scales that can be used to establish the impact and likelihood of each of the hazards that you previously identified and listed in the Risk Identification & Assessment Table. Once you have determined the impact and likelihood of each hazard, you can fill in the remaining sections of the Risk Identification and Assessment Table, and then move on to completing the Risk Map. To learn more about how to assess risks in your experiential learning project, please visit p. 24 of the Risk Management Handbook.

The Risk Map is a tool that allows you to visualize and prioritize the risks you have identified and assessed in your experiential learning project. It is important to prioritize risks because this focuses the facilitator’s time and energy on managing the most urgent or dangerous risks first. Please refer to page 32 of the Experience Learning Risk Management Handbook for more information on managing risks in experiential education. You may download a Risk Map for your own use here.

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