Managing Strategic Risk

This In-house course will share with you how STRATrisk has introduced a new way of thinking about strategic risks.

Course Overview

This unique In-house course will share with you how STRATrisk has introduced a new way of thinking about strategic risks. Strategic risks are the non-intended emergence from a complex adaptive system NOT the event based paradigm of frequency x impact.

The modern operating environment is highly complex. Challenges and opportunities come and go in the blink of an eye. Such a fast moving environment means that organisations are constantly reacting and reshaping themselves to try and find the best way through it all. This course will help you understand the best way to do this.

Objectives Our approach helps delegates to;
  • Form a common understanding of why strategic risks are different from other types of risk
  • Why it is important to understand and manage risks through the creation of robust scenarios
  • Understand the application of advanced modelling techniques.
Who should attend? Those in the organisation involved in risk and risk management including;
  • Senior executives
  • Senior managers
  • Facility managers
  • Human rescources

Sample Programme

Module 1 – What is strategic risk?

The modern operating environment is highly complex. Challenges and opportunities come and go in the blink of an eye. Such a fast moving environment means that organisations are constantly reacting and reshaping themselves to try and find the best way through it all. Our approach helps you to;

  • Form a common understanding of why strategic risks are different from other types of risk
  • Why it is important to understand and manage them through the creation of robust scenarios
  • The application of advanced modelling techniques

Module 2 – How do you identify strategic risks?

Complex, interdependent risks are no longer single events at a point in time. This module will help you understand;

  • Risks are the result of situations that have been brewing, unnoticed, over time involving a building chain of events.
  • Learn new techniques to analyse complex environments
  • How these techniques can help to tease out the structure of these seemingly impenetrable risk processes
  • We demonstrate how these techniques have been used in real (insurance) companies to provide insights and reduced capital exposure

Module 3 – How to you assess strategic risks?
There has been a rapid development of risk management tools in financial services to support the analysis of financial risks.

  • Understand Stochastic and other models
  • How the different models have made it possible to explore the behaviours of complicated financial benefits and investment structures
  • We show you where similar developments are beginning to appear for both insurance risks and operational risks
  • Results of needing to evaluate economic capital requirements and strategic risks
  • We demonstrate the tools and techniques that might be used to assess the elusive risk category more quantitatively

Recommended Trainer

Neil Allan, Senior Lecturer in Strategy at the Bath School of Management, University of Bath. Neil has over 25 years experience in industry working in an international context, including 8 years in Bermuda. He leads the MBA strategy programmes at Bath and has recently led a Dti funded initiative into Strategic Risk and published an innovative Guide for Senior Executives. Neil sits on the ICE risk advisory part of RAMP and other risk initiatives.