Course Description:

Since the Global Financial Crisis (GFC) the topic of risk management has never had a higher profile. While initially seen to be the focus of the financial industry, the advent of the ASX Corporate Governance Principle 7 and ASIC Regulatory Guide 247 has required all listed entities to address their management and reporting on risk. And the stream of events such as wealth management scandals across banking and life insurance, the collapsed dam in Brazil's Bento Rodrigues, the BP Gulf of Mexico oil disaster, and the Cootes petrol tanker crash and its impact on McAleese IPO have demonstrated the destructive impact failure in enterprise risk management has on reputation, economic value and the ability of organisations across all sectors to operate effectively. Risk is now the business of all management and directors.

This masterclass will provide attendees with advanced knowledge and the opportunity to share experiences to strengthen their ability to shoulder the ever increasing responsibilities imposed on them by a growing range of stakeholders.

Learning Objectives:

  • Enterprise risk in context - risk management principles & relevance of ISO 31000
  • Risk appetite & alignment with conduct codes and objectives
  • A focus on culture: why it's more than process
  • Strategic vs operational management of risk
  • Risk analysis & reporting - meeting internal & external requirements
  • Effective linkage of risk and compliance management
  • Effective frameworks for dealing with risk events and external interventions
  • Looking over the horizon: emerging risk issues
  • Implementing ERM & winning support - run it like a business

Seminar Fee Includes:

AM-PM Tea/Coffee
Seminar Material
Attendance Certificate
$100 Gift Cert for next seminar

Who Will Benefit:

This session will be of interest to managers, executives and directors with direct and indirect risk management responsibilities.

  • Managers and executives with financial and operational responsibilities
  • Risk management officers and managers
  • Compliance managers
  • Members of management and board risk committees
  • People with governance and corporate secretarial management responsibilities
  • Project managers

Course Outline:

DAY ONE (8:30 AM – 4:30 PM) DAY TWO (8:30 AM – 4:30 PM)

Registration Process: 8:30 AM – 9:00 AM

Session Start Time: 9:00 AM

  • 8:30-8:45 Meet & Greet
  • 8:45-9:30 Enterprise Risk in Context – Risk Management Principles & Relevance of ISO 31000
    • ISO 31000 – principles & guidelines
    • ASX Principle 7 & ASIC RG 247
    • Risk in the global context
    • Uncertainty – knowns, unknowns, known unknowns and unknown unknowns
  • 9:30-10:20 Risk Appetite & Alignment with Conduct Codes and Objectives
    • ISO 31000 & COSO
    • APRA views & guidance
    • Key concepts
    • Risk tolerances
    • Tensions with business objectives
  • 10:30-10:50 Morning tea
  • 10:50-11:15 Role of Risk Management in Protecting Reputation
    • Case studies of notable failures
    • Stakeholders & expectations
    • Identifying threats & minimizing likelihood
    • Case study of success
  • 11:15-12:00 Strategic Risk Management
    • Strategic vs operational management of risk
    • Strategic risk defined
    • Linkage to governance
    • Scenario analysis model
    • Practical application
    • Case study
  • 12:00-1:00 Lunch
  • 1:00-1:45 Risk Management Frameworks
    • ERM – the concept
    • 3 layers of defence model
    • Centralised vs decentralized
    • The GRC concept
    • The ‘triage’ model
    • Risk registers – tips and traps
  • 1:45-2:30 A Framework for Action, Important First Steps
    • Decisions, Lots of Decisions
    • Tracking and Disposing of Unresolved Issues
    • Documenting Decisions and Actions
    • Creating a Communications Plan
    • Bringing People into Contact
    • Developing the Budget
  • 2:30-2:50 Afternoon tea
  • 2:50-3:40 Risk Management & Compliance
    • Manage in concert or play out of tune
    • Convergence of risk & compliance
    • Integrated risk & compliance – a model
    • What’s needed for success
    • Benefits of a dynamic model
  • 3:40-4:30 Over the Horizon – Emerging Issues
    • What we’ve learning – interconnectivity
    • Impacts on large & small organisations – case study
    • Global studies of emerging risks
    • Importance of constant monitoring
  • 8:30-9:00 Meet & Greet
    • Adjustments and Trade-Offs, More Fine Tuning
    • When Your Project Won’t Fit
    • Challenging Assumptions
    • Revisiting Tasks and Times
  • 9:00-9:30 Managing Risk, Scanning the Hazy Horizon
    • What is Risk Management
    • Identifying and Prioritizing Project Risks
    • Taking Actions to Avoid or Minimize Risks
    • Developing Contingency Plans to Handle Potential Setbacks
  • 9:30-10:00 Project Adaptation, Dealing with What You Cannot Anticipate
    • Sources of Unanticipated Risk – and Their Consequences
    • The Adaptive Management Approach
  • 10:00-10:30 Getting Off on the Right Foot, Project Needs to Keep in Mind
    • Why Launch Meetings Matter
    • Creating Integrative Mechanisms
    • Establishing Norms of Behavior
  • 10:30-11:00 Keeping on Track, Maintaining Control
    • Monitoring and Controlling the Project
    • Dealing with People Issues
    • Maintaining Communication
    • Handling Problems
  • 11:00-11:30 The Closedown Phase, Wrapping It Up
    • Performance Evaluation
    • Documentation
    • Lessons Learned
    • Celebration
  • 11:30-12:00 Managing Varied HR Projects, Achieving Your Desired Results
    • Summary of Project Based Work
    • Outsourcing HR Activities
    • Winning Executive Support for your HR Project
  • 12:00-1:00 Lunch
  • 1:00-1:30 Supporting Critical High-Level Projects, HR’s Vital Role
    • Developing a Crisis Management and Recovery Plan
    • Assisting with mergers and Acquisitions
    • Managing a Downsizing Initiative
    • Facilitating Cultural Change in Your Organization
    • Realigning Your Company’s Performance Appraisal System
  • 1:30-4:30 Next Steps, Honing Your Project Management Skills
    • Exercise Based Activity (Planning for the implementation of an HRIS)
    • Revisiting Key Principles and Practices
    • Learning from Your HR Project Management Experience
    • Enhancing Your Project Management Abilities

Meet Your Instructor

Peter Whyntie BEc, Dip CM, FGIA, FCIS, ICCP Fellow, GAICD
Director & Principal Consultant, Peter Whyntie & Associates

Peter is a highly experienced governance, risk management and compliance specialist. He consults to government and private sector clients across a range of industry sectors.

Peter's guiding principle is "helping organisations achieve their goals safely".

His experience as a consultant, regulator, director and executive spans over 33 years. Following his retirement as a partner of KPMG he has been an independent consultant in governance, risk management and compliance.

He has also held senior positions in strategic planning, marketing and product development, giving him the advantage of being able to advise from a business perspective.

Peter was recently engaged by ASIC to provide an Expert's Report in respect to a high profile matter that contributed to a settlement being reached and the entering into of an Enforceable Undertaking along with a number of other agreed actions. That has given him a deep appreciation of what an organization needs to have in place for its enterprise risk and compliance framework to be considered as being effective.

Peter is actively involved in the Not for Profit sector in which he has a passionate interest.

Active in industry associations throughout his career, Peter has had a long involvement with the Governance Institute of Australia where he is a member of the Corporate & Legal Issues Committee. He is also Course Director of the Advanced Risk Management subject of the Institute's Graduate Diploma of Applied Risk Management and Corporate Governance.

Peter maintains a high profile as a regular presenter on compliance and risk management at industry seminars both in Australia and overseas. He has contributed a number of articles to industry journals. He has recently been published as author of a chapter "The Role of the Board of Directors in Risk Management" in the volume Enterprise Risk Management - A Common Framework for the Entire Organisation (Butterworth-Heinemann, 2015. ISBN:978-0-12-800633-7)

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