What are the Critical Disciplines?

GRC isn't about a single discipline, profession or role. It requires collaboration between the "Critical Disciplines". After decades of research, our members have defined the best ways to help people like you work together.

GRC is an interdisciplinary endeavor that requires a diverse set of skills in your organization or on your team.

Critical Disciplines

Each discipline has areas where it excels and areas where it can learn from other disciplines.

When disciplines are fragmented and separate, we see problems. When they are integrated, they work together to achieve Principled Performance.

As professionals, we must collaborate and help our organizations achieve Principled Performance. And, in the process, we actually upgrade our own skills as well!

Governance & Oversight Discipline

The governance and oversight discipline addresses the way we constrain and conscribe activities of the organization or some part of it:

Strategy & Performance Discipline

The strategy and performance discipline addresses the way we set objectives and key results; and how we map strategies and tactics to address opportunities, obstacles, and obligations:

Risk & Decision Support Discipline

The risk and decision support discipline addresses the way we approach uncertainty and make sound decisions:

Compliance & Ethics Discipline

The compliance and ethics discipline includes the way we address obligations and the risks associated with both mandatory and voluntary boundaries:

Security & Continuity Discipline

The security and continuity discipline addresses the way we approach significant risks and crises, especially those areas of the organization prone to attack or existential consequences:

Audit & Assurance Discipline

The audit and assurance discipline addresses the way we enhance internal and external stakeholders’ confidence that the organization is designed and operating effectively to reliably achieve objectives, address uncertainty, and act with integrity: