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Enterprise Wide Risk Management (EWRM). Understanding, Developing and Implementing an Effective Framework

EWRM is rapidly becoming one of the most important business imperatives. At its most basic level it enables an organisation to develop and implement a consistent approach to managing risk across the entire organisation. At its most advanced level it enables organisations to consider their risks on a portfolio basis and to determine the most costeffective means of managing them.

Turning 'Theory' into 'Practice'?

This course sets out some of the key EWRM principles and will enable you to develop a toolkit which you can then take back to use within your own organisation. Above all this course is participative and practical with the use of a wide variety of real life case study examples.

Who should attend?

This course is aimed at senior auditors, risk managers, compliance officers, company secretaries and any others at senior level who are charged with some EWRM responsibility and have a need to understand EWRM and its implications for their organisations.

Key areas to be covered in the programme and documentation

Setting the context
• Understanding objectives and expectations
• An overview of the course

What we mean by risk management and why it is important for organisations
• Defining risk management
• The development of risk management from insurance to EWRM
• The key drivers for risk management – including corporate governance requirements

Risk Management Standards
• The Australian & New Zealand Standards and associated guidance
• The UK standard – AIRMIC/ALARM/IRM Risk Management Standard
• The COSO Enterprise Framework in brief

Overview of risk and types of risks
• Understanding the different types of risks that an organisation may face
• Risk categories including strategic, operational, financial, people, information and external risks
Case study looking at specific organisational risks, root causes and consequences

The key activities within the risk management cycle
• Risk identification and categorisation
• Risk assessment – both at gross and net risk level
• Risk mitigation
• Risk recording
• Risk monitoring
• Assurance provisionWorked examples of each aspect of the risk management cycle will be included.
Case study examples of real risk registers enabling delegates to understand what makes good and effective risk information.

The shift to enterprise wide risk management (EWRM)
• Understanding what is meant by EWRM
• How this approach differs from standard risk management
• Why is EWRM essential for sustainable business success?
• COSO EWRM – discussion of the framework

Developing an appropriate framework for EWRM
• Getting buy-in from the very top of the organisation
• Developing an appropriate business case for risk management
• Developing the risk management infrastructure
• Implementing and embedding risk management into the culture of the organisation
Case study to examine how organisations may best embed EWRM into their culture together with some practical examples of how this has been done well.

EWRM goals, objectives and oversight: laying the foundation
• Business objectives and strategies provide the context
• Risk strategy and policy in an EWRM organisation
• Organisational oversight structure

Getting started on EWRM
• How far do you want to go?
• Keys to navigating the journey
• How to get started
• Keeping the EWRM programme alive
• Engaging hearts and minds
A case study on assessing the effectiveness of risk management within the delegate’s own organisations

Developing an appropriate assurance framework for reporting on the effectiveness of EWRM
• Assurance roles and responsibilities
• Using control risk self assessment (CRSA) techniques
• Aligning and co-ordinating assurance within the organisation
A template of an assurance framework will be provided to the delegates as part of the course material

Benefits to you

• Examining the transition from insurance to EWRM
• Reviewing the current and potential future risk management standards
• Learning how to ‘pick and mix’ and implement the COSO EWRM framework into your own organisation
• Developing an appropriate framework for EWRM including real practical examples
• Assessing the risk maturity of your own organisation – free guide which will enable you to assess the level of risk maturity of your own organisation
• Moving to a higher level of risk maturity
• Gaining assurance on the appropriateness and effectiveness of risk management within your own organisation

Companies already benefiting include:

Duration of Course

2 Day Course

Course details

Please contact our office at +44 203 002 3057 for any additional information about the course

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