DILIMAN, Quezon City—Over 30 staff from the Agricultural Training Institute’s (ATI) network of divisions, training centers, and units took part in a training on risk management conducted as part of agency's certification under the ISO 9001:2015.
The training enabled the participants to understand the process of risk assessment and effective root cause analysis in line with the standards of ISO 31000.
Risk management expert Eric Santos from TUV SUD PSB Philippines was the resource person for the activity. He discussed the components of risk management which include identifying risks, assessing and analyzing risks, and planning for mitigation and monitoring.
“Risk identification can start at the base or the surface level. From there, two things need to be dealt with—the source and problem,” he said.
A workshop on root cause analysis was held, focusing on selected processes and programs of the Institute. The resource person also guided the participants in analyzing strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats to the agency, as well as developing a risk assessment plan.
The participants of the training were assistant division chiefs, assistant center directors, section chiefs, unit heads, and lead auditors across the ATI network. The activity was held last June 7 to 10 at the ATI compound in this city.