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Service Basket: Risk Management Services for Development Organizations

The offer is valid till 1st December 2016 only!

 

Risk Society is introducing a new service line: Service Basket! It is aimed at development, charity, and humanitarian organizations in the Netherlands who are willing to strengthen their risk management and need to secure high-level professional support on irregular basis. You can contact Risk Society and receive technical assistance within the next 24 hours!

 

Do you have questions about how to manage your organizational risks or how to identify and analyze your programmic risks? Do you want to learn how to explore opportunities throughout your interventions or while designing your strategies? Are you interested in how to shape Risk Management Policy of your organization to improve your portfolio performance? Do you want to know how to build the capacities of your staff and partners to address uncertainties? What are the specifics of risk communication? How to strengthen risk culture within the organization? How to ensure resilience within your organization and your programming? Or do you want to know more about ISO 31000:2009 and its application in your organization?

 

By purchasing one of these packages you can contact us throughout the next 6-month period (from the date of purchase). We’re on stand-by regime to address your questions within 24 hours. Communication with Risk Society could be organized via Skype, by phone, per email, or in-person (additional transportation costs may apply).

 

Service Basket:

Package 1:

4-hour consultation for 500Euro + VAT

 

Package 2:

10-hour consultation for 850Euro + VAT

 

Package 3:

20-hourconsultation for 1500Euro + VAT

 

Package 4:

10-hour consultation + 4-hour ‘Building Organizational and Programmatic Resilience’ workshop for 2850Euro + VAT

Risks, Uncertainties, and Resilience Building

March 25, 2016, The Hague,

This is a one-day workshop during which participants:

 

  • will become familiar with the concepts of risk, uncertainty, and resilience and the application of these concepts in development aid practice, in particular
  • will be introduced to the basics of risk management in development aid
  • will become familiar with the best practices in risk management and resilience building as applied by leading international organizations, including OECD, USAID, UN, EU, DFID, etc.
  • will learn how to coordinate multi-stakeholder strategic planning for resilience building

Date: 25th March 2016

Deadline for applications: 10th March 2016

Location: The Hague, The Netherlands

Price: 495 Euro +VAT (including coffee breaks)

For inquiries and registration please contact

Magda Stepanyan

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Workshop 3: Integrated Risk Management (IRM) Framework

Date: 28 august 2015

 

12:30 - 13:00 Registration

 

13:00 – 17:00 IRM Framework

During this session participants will discuss how risk management supports decision-making within the organization and thereby, increases effectiveness, efficiency and relevance of organizational performance. They will discuss a blueprint model for integrated risk management (IRM) – a framework specifically designed to enable a wide range of civil society organizations to identify and assess risks and thereby inform strategic and operational decision-making at the project/programme/portfolio levels.

 

15:00 – 15:15 Coffee break

 

17:00 – 17:15 Evaluation

 

For inquiries and registration please contact

Magda Stepanyan
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Risk Management for Development Organizations: Realizing Strategic Priorities

9-10 September, 2015, Washington DC

 

This training course is organized in partnership by the Risk Society organization (the Netherlands) and The Risk Doctor Partnership (UK) and is hosted by USAID.

The course is designed to support development practitioners with the necessary theoretical knowledge and practical skills to be able to manage risks in their own organization. It aims to build the capacities of development partners to enable them to embrace uncertainty, identify and assess the uncertainties that matter (i.e. risks), and define the optimum response measures. Special emphasis is placed on developing a mature risk management culture in development organizations and multi-stakeholder environments. The course consists of a series of highly interactive sessions, offering a blend of theoretical concepts and practical solutions essential for effective risk management in development organizations. On 11 September an optional consultation round will be available to enable you to design an integrated risk management (IRM) framework, unique to your own organization.

 

Course Facilitators

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Magda Stepanyan, MA, MSc, CIRM

She holds an MA in Sociology (Yerevan State University, Armenia), MSc in Public Administration (Leiden University, the Netherlands), and The International Certificate in Risk Management from The Institute of Risk Management (UK). She is the Founder & CEO of the Risk Society consultancy (www.risk-society.com).

Her main areas of expertise include integrated risk management, disaster and climate risk governance, capacity development, civil protection, recovery planning, and M&E. She has more than 15 years management and consultancy experience, working with organizations such as the EC, UN, WB, Red Cross, and many others. She authored a UNDP Technical Paper on Risk Management for Capacity Development Facilities (2012).

 

Dr David Hillson FRSA FIRM HonFAPM PMI-Fellow CMgr FCMI

Known globally as The Risk Doctor, David Hillson is an award-winning thought-leader and expert practitioner who consults and writes widely on risk management, with ten major books on the topic. David leads The Risk Doctor Partnership (www.risk-doctor.com), a global consultancy offering specialist risk services across the world.

His ground-breaking work in risk management has been recognized with many professional awards, including being named “Risk Personality of the Year” by the Institute of Risk Management (IRM) in 2010-11. In recent years David has specialized in strategic risk management, with a focus on risk culture, risk appetite and risk attitudes.

 

 

 

Venue

USAID Washington Learning Centre (WLC)

2231 Crystal Drive, Arlington Virginia

Room: Cape Town

See details: http://pdf.usaid.gov/pdf_docs/pnaea323.pdf

 

Price

$1200

A range of discounts is available: participants from developing countries are entitled to $300 discount per person; a 10% early bird registration discount applies for bookings made before 1 July, and there is a 20% colleague discount for each additional participant from the same organization. Individual consultations: $250 per session

 

Places

There are only 23 places so early registration is recommended!Participants will receive a certificate of attendance.

 

For inquiries and registration please contact:

Ms. Magda Stepanyan

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Programme

Day 1: Risk Management for Sustainable Development

(09:00 – 09:15) Introduction Round

 

(09:15 – 10:15) Session 1: Concept of Risk

During this session participants will be introduced to the concept of risk and its application for sustainable development. Participants will learn about risk classification and discuss the dual nature of risk management: threat and opportunity management. They will explore some of the important characteristics of risk in complex versus complicated systems:

-       its social and subjective nature;

-       the limited knowledge about many of the risks, and so, our capacity to calculate them accurately in terms of probability, consequences, compensation and accountability;

-       the disruption of cause-and-effect relationships in risk consideration (e.g. across generations, geographic areas, sectors, institutions, etc.).

 

(10:15 – 10:30) Coffee break

 

(10:30 – 12:00) Group discussion: Business-as-usual or another perspective

During this session participants will discuss the emerging practices of risk consideration in development programming: national risk assessment supported by the EU, OECD, WB, and how it is linked to sustainable development. They will be introduced to the concept of the ‘risk landscape’ and discuss how development interventions can bring about changes in the risk landscape of beneficiaries. They will also discuss how acceptable is the tolerance to failure in development interventions.

 

(12:00 – 13:00) Lunch

 

(13:00 – 14:30) Session 3: Fundamentals of Effective Risk Management

This session will introduce the concept of risk management based on the ISO 31000 guidance standard. Participants will learn the principles, framework, and processes of risk management. They will discuss how risk management supports decision-making within the organization and thereby, increases effectiveness, efficiency and relevance of organizational performance.

 

(14:30 – 14:45) Coffee-break

 

(14:45 – 15:15) Exercise: Top 3 risks (risk register)

 

(15:15 – 17:00) Session 3: Integrated Risk Management (IRM) Framework

A blueprint model for integrated risk management (IRM) – a framework specifically designed to enable development organizations to identify and assess risks - will be presented and discussed.

 

(17:00 – 17:15) Evaluation of day one

 

 Day 2: Risk-Informed Decisions and Risk Culture

(09:00 – 09:15) Recap of day one

 

(09:15 – 10:30) Session 1: Risk-informed decision-making

During this session participants will discuss the implications of using the IRM Framework. Specifically, they will consider the importance of anticipative awareness and prospective learning in development interventionsand the instrumental role of M&E in providing feedback on the progress made (retrospective view) and the emerging risks (forward-looking perspective).

 

(10:30 – 10:45) Coffee-break

 

(10:45 – 12:00) Group discussion: Risk Management for Development: Dilemmas

Participants will discuss several dilemmas:

-       collective vs. individual risks

-       accountability vs. flexibility of development interventions

-       short-term benefit vs. long-term responsibility

 

(12:00 – 13:00) Lunch

 

(13:00 – 14:30) Session 2: Understanding Risk Culture

This session explores the nature of culture in general, and risk culture in particular. The ABC Model is presented as a framework for understanding the drivers of risk culture. The central role of risk attitude in driving culture will be explained, and a framework presented for intentionally changing risk attitude where necessary. Finally, participants will undertake a short exercise to discover their own preferred personal risk attitude, followed by a guided discussion of the implications for risk-taking behavior.

 

(14:30 – 14:45) Coffee-break

 

(14:45 – 17:00) Session 3: Diagnosing and Changing Risk Culture

Using the Risk Culture Aspects Model from the Institute of Risk Management (IRM), participants will be encouraged to explore the strengths and weaknesses of the current risk culture in their organization. Ten “challenge questions” will provide a framework to understand where improvements might be made.

Culture can be understood using two metaphors: self-expression and growth. Participants will consider what the current risk culture in their organization says about organizational values (what are we expressing?), and about the direction of growth (what are we reproducing?).

In a final exercise, participants will reflect on how their organizational risk culture is driving decision-making, risk-taking and behavior, and they will identify specific ways in which they can act to change the culture to address perceived weaknesses.

 

(17:00 – 17:15) Evaluation of day two

 

 Day 3: (optional) Designing an Integrated Risk Management (IRM) Framework

On day 3 there will be an opportunity for individual sessions with the expert(s) on designing the Integrated Risk Management (IRM) framework, tailoring it to the specific needs of your organization or interventions.

There are only three slots available:

Slot 1: 09:00 – 11:00

Slot 2: 12:00 – 14:00

Slot 3: 15:00 – 17:00

Workshop 2: Risk Landscape and Setting Strategic Priorities

Date:  26 august 2015

 

12:30 - 13:00 Registration

 

13:00 – 15:00 Concept of Risk Landscape

Participants will be introduced to the concepts of risk landscape. Participants will discuss how to define the ‘initial’ risk landscape of the target beneficiaries prior to any development intervention and to set the priority objectives for the intervention as a ‘desired’ risk landscape of primary beneficiaries. Links will be made with several techniques broadly used to design the intervention logic such as LogFrame and ToC.

 

15:00 – 15:15 Coffee break

 

15:15 – 17:00 Setting Strategic Priorities

During this session participants will discuss several dilemmas for development partners:

  • the ripple effect which will result from any development intervention vs. focus of accountability;

  • accountability vs. flexibility of development interventions;

  • collective vs. individual risks.

 

17:00 – 17:15 Evaluation

 

For inquiries and registration please contact

Magda Stepanyan
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Tel: +31 (0) 616499150

or fill in our contact form.