Chief Risk Officers Programme

As organisations seek to create value, they are faced with significant risks. These risks can adversely impact effective service delivery, continued profitability, and corporate sustainability. This course is strategic and focuses executive level risk management - how incumbents can establish an effective enterprise risk management function that acts as a strategic enabler for the achievement of overall corporate strategy business objectives. Participants be exposed to what new tools and applications, such as predictive analytics, market intelligence, IT risk, reputation/social media risk management and environmental risk management. This course is designed to help participants understand the best-practice essentials of undertaking modern and strategic, executive-level risk management (i.e. Chief Risk Officer duties) and how risk management should be defined and structured—both conceptually and functionally—so that a CRO can offer the best support to his or her business colleagues, CEO and board.

The Company Secretary/Legal Adviser Masterclass

With the increasing focus on entrenching sound corporate governance practices, the role of the company secretary has evolved and transcends the administrative role. The role occupant is expected to provide professional guidance to shareholders, boards, individual directors, management, and other stakeholders, on the governance aspects of strategic decisions. The company secretary is one of the key governance professionals, and a critical link between the board and the organisation. The board looks to the company secretary for professional advise on not only matters of compliance, but also issues relating to establishing a culture of good governance practices. Thus, company secretaries need to have the requisite skills, experience and emotional intelligence in managing relationships, boardroom dynamics and the range of governance and compliance issues to be addressed, in a manner that ensures these practices are implemented, effectively. Therefore, company secretaries must continually enhance their competencies to meet the changing dynamics, what corporate governance practices are needed and why, as well as develop the emotional, cognitive and behavioural experiences to succeed in that role as a means to ensuring good business sustainability.

Conceptualising and Executing Organisational Strategy

Successful organizations actualize their visions, missions, objectives and goals, through a proactive and holistic implementation of strategies. Such plans are periodically reviewed in the light of current business realities, to identify progresses made, bridge identied gaps, and explore innovative ideas and action plans necessary for renewed organizational growth and sustainability. In the current economic realities, proactive organizations no longer plan the future as an extension of yesterday, but rather design new strategies and execute them more frequently than ever before within a framework which guide them through the implementation journey for the overall success of the organization.

Building and Leading Effective Teams

A major challenge facing the 21st century business organisations is developing managers who can build and lead effective teams. High performing teams do not evolve by accident, it takes knowledge and skills to build cohesive and goal oriented teams. This workshop has been designed to develop managers to build and lead effective teams.

Underwriting (Life and General) for Insurance

Insurance companies cover full or part financial impact that derives from the occurrence of certain unexpected insured events affecting the insured. Operators offer this benefit in exchange for payment of a predetermined amount of money called premium. Underwriting is the very heart of insurance and it is the first step insurance companies take to generate premiums. Underwriters develop a profile for each application thereby enabling the determination of which risk to accept or decline. This protects the company and at the same time provides an equitable policy which can be profitable sold. Underwriting also entails the responsibility to provide best advice with respect to risk protection and designing insurance programs for the individuals and companies looking for protection. This course is designed to ensure an effective and efficient risk assessment process that will reduce the financial risks and exposures of Insurers.

Loan Documentation

Regardless of the specific type of loan or credit facility, almost every debt financing instrument will contain specific terms and conditions or rules relating to how the borrower uses the funds and conduct its business until the debt is repaid. These are contained in the credit agreement and other ancillary documents. This course provides commercial lending and credit professionals with the skills to ensure legal compliance in the lending arrangement. It is also intended to help participants protect their organizations from unnecessary losses caused by incomplete documentation. Participants will be exposed to all aspects of loan documentation process so as to enable them become active participants with their legal counsel.

Corporate Finance

There are two major decisions that the corporate finance executives must make. These are investment and financing decisions. The quality of these decisions, is critical to the success or failure of the business. Therefore, this course has been packaged to equip participants with the requisite skills and tools for making optimal corporate finance decisions.

Risk Based Approach to AML/CFT

Anti-Money Laundering/Combating Financing of Terrorism (AML/CFT) programmes are gradually gaining more attention in financial institutions, both nationally and internationally. This quest to protect the global financial system and sanitise the immediate environment, has brought about the need to consider a risk-based approach to Anti-Money Laundering/Combating Financing of Terrorism (AML/CFT). In pursuit of this, it is essential to identify, assess and comprehend the money laundering/financing of terrorism risks a jurisdiction and financial services providers can be exposed to, and to take commensurable measures to effective mitigate these risks.