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Certified Operational Risk Professional

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Course Overview

Much is written about the theory of managing and measuring Operational Risk. This course focuses on the practical aspects of delivering robust, sustainable and valueadding Operational Risk management processes into a business.
Participants will learn how Operational Risk Frameworks are constructed, how to identify, measure, monitor and manage Operational Risks. They will learn how to construct Operational Risk Appetite statements and support them with Key Risk Indicator frameworks and how to develop Scenarios for analysis and development of Operational Risk capital.
Finally, Participants will learn how to construct meaningful Operational Risk reports that will support better decisionmaking in their company.

Key Takeaways

Comprehend the fundamentals of Operational Risk Management
Explore all aspects and techniques of managing Operational Risks
Develop a Risk Appetite framework and manage Key Risk Indicators
Integrate Operational Risk Management within the decision-making process
Recognize how Operational Risk Management enhances business value
Promote the culture of Operational Risk Management within the institution

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Course Outline

Part 1
Fundamentals of Risk Management

•Definition and scope of Operational Risk
•Current industry drivers of increasing operational risk in Banks
•Relationship of Operational Risk to other risk types
•Key components of an Operational Risk Framework
•Motivations to manage operational risk

The regulatory treatment of Operational Risk

•Role of supervisors as part of the SREP
•Key regulatory influences on Operational Risk
•Evolving approaches to regulation and supervision
•Regulatory interest in specific Operational Risk categories
•Capital adequacy implications of Operational Risk management for Banks

Part 2
Management of Operational Risk

•Components of a risk governance framework and how they interact
•Roles and responsibilities of the Operational Risk management function
•Accountabilities, roles, and responsibilities in the management of Operational Risk
•Needs and expectations of external stakeholders about operational risk
•Operational risk as an integral part of the enterprise risk management framework

Governance and Culture

•Risk Taxonomies
•Roles and responsibilities of the board, senior management, and support functions
•Operational Risk Management Policy Framework
•Human Factors

Risk Management Frameworks

•Available Frameworks
•Fundamental nature of Bank regulatory capital required
•The Risk House
•Operational Risk under the Basel II accord
•Operational Risk under Basel IV (Calculation of Business Indicator, Business Indicator Component, Internal Loss Multiplier, and Capital Charge)
•Basel IV standardized Measurement Approach
•Basel Committee - Revisions to the principles for the sound management of operational risk - August 2020

Part 3
Risk Management Tools and Techniques

•Categorization of Operational Risks
•Risk & Control Self-Assessment
•Issues & Action Plan Management
•Incident & Loss Event Management

Operational Risk Appetite

•What is Risk Appetite
•Principles for an effective Operational Risk Appetite Framework
•Elements of an Operational Risk Appetite Statement
•The Differences between Capacity, Appetite, and Tolerance in relationship to Operational Risk Appetite
•The process for setting Operational Risk Appetite
•The role of Operational Risk Appetite in a Company’s Culture

Operational Risk Heat Map

•Causes of Operational Risks
•Consequences of Operational Risks
•Impact of Operational Risks

Part 4
Key Risk Indicators

•Role and purpose of different forms of Risk Indicators
•Nature and Use of Key Risk Indicators
•Types of KRI and relationship to risk levels
•Identification of the right KRI
•Challenges surrounding Key Risk Indicators
•KRI, KPI, and KCI
•Sustainable Key Risk Indicator Framework

Risk and Control Self-Assessment

•Modern RCSA
•Cultural aspects of the RCSA
•Techniques and resources to gather data, perform the RCSA, and monitor and report results
•Approaches for assessing and prioritizing Operational Risks
•Control Testing and Design

Part 5
Scenario Analysis

•Understand the nature of Scenarios
•Understand the benefits of Scenario Analysis
•Internal and external factors affecting the Scenario assessment process
•Approaches for assessing Scenarios
•Elements involved in constructing Scenarios
• on and forms of bias that may affect Scenario assessments
•Methods for validating Scenario outcomes
•Challenges in undertaking Scenario Analysis

Operational Risk Reporting

•Who needs an Operational Risk Report - understand your audience
•What and when to report
•Derive value from the Operational Risk Report

Operational RiskManagement for Projects

•ORM for Projects
•Essentials of Project Management

Who Should Attend?

This highly practical and interactive course has been specifically designed for
This program will be of benefit to all Risk Management Staff, Internal and External Auditors, and Internal Control Officers.

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What language will the course be taught in and what level of English do I need to take part in an LEORON training program?
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