Course Description:

The variety and complexity of risks facing today's organisations is increasing, due in part to emerging technologies, globalisation, and increased compliance obligations. How can Business Leaders ensure that they have an adequate understanding of these growing risks? How can they ensure that these risks are carefully considered and that "somebody" in the organisation is looking at these risk areas? Moreover, how can Business Leaders ensure that the people charged with responsibility for these various risk areas are working together to avoid gaps in risk management or duplication of effort?

Through real-world case studies, this 2 day program will explore the many ways that strategies and organisations can fail, and how to recognise and avoid these risks. Participants will learn the elements for effective enterprise risk management and how to anticipate, prioritise, mitigate, and manage the threats to their organisation, ranging from possible failures in compliance and internal controls to risks emanating from strategy to risks caused by external, uncontrollable events.

Learning Objective:

  • The value proposition and benefits of ERM
  • Practical implementation of a robust ERM framework, including critical success factors
  • The importance of governance and culture within ERM implementation
  • How to structure and develop a successful risk management function
  • How to develop a risk appetite statement
  • The different types of risk, including financial, operational, strategic and regulatory
  • How to identify risks over different time horizons, including emerging risks
  • Key risk indicators and measures
  • Leveraging data to provide information for informed risk based decision making
  • Embedding ERM

Areas Covered:

  • The key concepts around ERM, likelihood, consequence, tolerance, and risk appetite
  • The typical vs. ideal risk professional
  • Best practices that optimize ERM, including Risk Frameworks and process
  • Risk and Strategy – focusing on uncertainty that matters
  • The time horizon of risk
  • Culture and Risk
  • Business Resilience – understanding black swan events
  • Risk technology
  • Techniques for the management of different types of risk, including control and transfer
  • General concepts for valuing risk
  • Risk Analytics
  • Optimizing Risk Management – 2 sides of the coin (Opportunity and Threat)
  • Practical ERM Case studies

Seminar Fee Includes:

AM-PM Tea/Coffee
Seminar Material
USB with seminar presentation
Hard copy of presentation
Attendance Certificate
$100 Gift Cert for next seminar

Who will Benefit:

  • CFOs / COOs / CEOs
  • Financial Reporting Staff
  • Accounting Staff
  • Compliance Managers
  • Department Heads
  • Management
  • Project Management
  • Business Continuity
  • Disaster Recovery
  • Emergency Management
  • Crisis Management
  • Internal Audit
  • Information Technology
  • Governance, Risk, Compliance (GRC) staff
  • CFO, Treasurers
  • Chief Risk Officers, Chief Legal Counsel, Chief Compliance Officer
  • VPs of Risk Management, VP of Finance, Controllers
  • Director, Operational Risk
  • Manager, Enterprise Risk Management
  • Risk analysts
  • Business heads, mid-level management
  • Board directors - for profits and non-profits
  • Chief Ethics & Compliance Officers and their staff
  • Risk Officers and their staff
  • Chief Audit Executives and Internal Auditors
  • Operational Risk Managers
  • CFOs, accounting & Finance personnel

  • Course Outline:

    Day 1 (8:30 AM – 4:30 PM) Day 2 (8:30 AM – 4:30 PM)
    • 8:30 – 9:00 AM: Registration
    • 9:00 AM: Session Start Time
    • Session 1: Enterprise Governance
    • Session 1 will explore the many ways that strategies and organisations can fail and what Business Leaders should be worried about. The concept of Enterprise Governance will be introduced and each element and how they interconnect and why the foundation for organisational success is embodied in effective Enterprise Governance will be explained.

      Understanding the 4 key elements of Enterprise Governance which are:

      • Corporate Governance i.e. conformance;
      • Business Governance i.e. performance;
      • Accountability i.e. assurance;
      • Value creation i.e. resource utilisation

      Expanding this discussion to address:

      • Integrated risk management and the role of internal audit.
      • Aligning Enterprise Governance with your operating environment; one size does not fit all.
      • Capabilities and competencies: who should be responsible and accountable.
    • Session 2: Managing Risk – Better practices in risk management
    • Session 2 will outline and discuss the latest better practices in risk management. Specifically, the following will be covered:

      • The value proposition for risk management.
      • The fundamentals and key principles for successful risk management.
      • A common language – definitions & terminology.
      • How Strategy, People, Process and Technology work together to manage risk and deliver organisational success.
      • Business Resilience - managing a crisis.
      • Risk governance (structure, policies, supervision).
      • Risk culture (philosophy, appetite, limits).
      • Risk management process (identification, assessment, monitoring, reporting).

      The understanding gained from this session will provide the basis for determining whether your organisation has an effective framework and program in place to manage its risks.

    • Session 3: Organisational behaviour and performance management
    • Session 3 will examine organisational behaviour and performance management in detail. Specifically, the following will be covered:

      • Culture (the psychology of behaviour) – understanding organisational culture and how people make decisions is an important dimension in managing and mitigating the risks that may impact on the success of an organisation.
      • Organisational change and the risk of uncertainty and the capacity of an organisation to successfully drive change.
      • Risk management benchmarking – a starting point.
      • Business analytics, including key risk indicators (KRIs) – how to ensure that the right measures are being used to drive organisational success.
      • Understanding the linkage between quantitative and qualitative dimensions of risk management.

    Meet Your Instructor

    Andrew Bissett
    Experienced Governance and Risk Executive

    ANDREW BISSETT is Commercially focused Risk professional with extensive experience in Enterprise Risk Management, Group Policy Frameworks and Corporate Governance.

    Highly skilled in internal audit, controls design and assessment, shared services, project management, procurement and contract management, finance and accounting, and information technology.

    Solid track record in successfully delivering change within multi national organisations. Known for possessing a strategic mindset, delivery focused while remaining adaptable in approach.

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