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CRS Certified Risk Specialist

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Course Overview

This IABFM-certified course provides participants with in-depth knowledge and up-to-date advice on best practices in risk measurement and management activities in business organizations. In addition to its focus on the most crucial risk terminologies and practicalities such as ERM, risk maps and risk-based decisions, the course covers the main types of risk faced nowadays by most business organizations such as operational risk, credit risk, liquidity risk and market risk. Using interactive tasks and real life case studies, the course also enables participants to apply the knowledge they will learn about risk measurement and management in designing effective ERM frameworks, devising comprehensive risk maps and making successful risk-based decisions which coincide with their company’s risk culture, appetite and tolerance. Moreover, participants will have the opportunity to work in teams to analyze comprehensive cases, solve practical problems and apply the concepts learnt to real world scenarios in a comprehensive risk management context.



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5 Key Takeaways


Enterprise Risk Management, Risk Maps, and GRC Governance, Risk & Compliance approach.

Work within International Risk Management regulations, Risk culture; Comprehend Risk appetite and Risk tolerance.



Measure and model Operational Risk.

Understand the coordination between Credit Risk and Liquidity Risk; Develop their models.



Understand and assess Market Risk.



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Course Outline


Overview of Enterprise Risk Management (ERM)

Session 1

  • Definitions, Benefits and Components of ERM

  • Corporate Governance: codes of conduct, best practices and interactions between corporate governance and ERM

  • International Regulations: Basel Accords I, II & III and Solvency II

Session 2

  • Risk Mapping: risk definitions, classifications and drivers

  • Governance, Risk and Compliance (GRC) Systems

  • Data and Technology Management: data management, early warning systems, interface building, middleware, distributed architectures

Session 3

  • Stakeholder Management: employees, customers, regulators, rating agencies, shareholder service providers, business partners

  • Alternative Risk Transfer (ART) Techniques: definitions, benefits and problems of ART

  • Risk-based Decision Making: risk-based audits, ERM decisions and actions, ERM and value creation, problems with risk-based decision making

Session 4

  • Group and Plenary Discussions: what are the future challenges and potentials of ERM?

  • Interactive Tasks: design an effective ERM Framework

  • Comprehensive Case Studies: how to build risk maps, select ART techniques and make risk-based decisions


Operational Risk

Session 1

  • Overview and Definition of Operational Risk: overview and foundations of the operational risk framework

  • Regulations of Operational Risk: Basel Accords I, II & III » Impact of the Financial Crisis

  • Risk Culture, Risk Appetite and Risk Tolerance: implementing and monitoring operational risk appetite

  • Operational Risk Governance: roles of operational risk officers and risk committees, interactions and collaborations between the operational risk and internal audit functions

Session 2

  • Internal Operational Risk Data: event Categories, business Lines, minimum loss data thresholds

  • External Operational Risk Data: sources and challenges of external loss data » Risk and Control Self-assessments (RCSA): approaches, scoring methods and best practices

  • Key Risk Indicators (KRIs): selection, thresholds, standards and challenges

Session 3

  • Operational Risk Regulatory and Economic Capitals: OpVaR, risk-weighted assets (RWAs), Extreme Value Theory and tail events

  • Operational Risk Measurement Approaches: Basic Indicator Approach, Standardized Approach and Advanced Measurement Approach

  • Operational Risk Insurance

  • Operational Risk Disclosures: Basel II, Pillar 3 requirements

  • Operational Risk Reporting: loss data reporting, action tracking reporting and dashboards

Session 4

  • Group and Plenary Discussions: what are the future challenges of identifying and quantifying operational risk exposures? How to address these challenges?

  • Interactive Tasks: quantify the operational risk exposure

  • Comprehensive Case Studies: how to measure, report and disclose on operational risk exposures



IABFM - International Academy of Business and Financial Management

The International Academy of Business and Financial Management™ is one of the world’s fastest growing professional associations with more than 200,000 members, associates and affiliates in 145 countries. IABFM™ hosts and organizes certification training worldwide and offers exclusive board designations to candidates who meet the highest professional standards and assessment criteria. The IABFM is credited by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) the International Standards setting authority.



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Who Should Attend?

This highly practical and interactive course has been specifically designed for:

  • Corporate treasury Managers in banks & corporations

  • Risk Managers/Analysts

  • Finance Directors

  • Financial Controllers

  • Finance Managers

  • Accountants

  • Dealers

  • Operational Risk Staff

  • Market Risk Staff

  • Brokers

  • Internal Auditors

  • External Auditors






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Most of our public courses are delivered in English language. You need to be proficient in English to be able to fully participate in the workshop and network with other delegates. For in-house courses we have the capability to train in Arabic, Dutch, German and Portuguese.

LEORON Institute partners with 20+ international bodies and associations.
We also award continuing professional development credits (CPE/PDUs) for:
1. NASBA (National Association of State Boards of Accountancy)
2. Project Management Institute PDUs
3. CISI credits
4. GARP credits
5. HRCI recertification credits
6. SHRM recertification credits

The deadline to register for a public course is 14 days before the course starts. Kindly note that occasionally we do accept late registrations as well, but this needs to be confirmed with the project manager of the training program or with our registration desk that can be reached at +971 4 447 5711 or [email protected].

The course fee covers a premium training experience in a 5-star hotel, learning materials, lunches & refreshments, and for some courses, the certification fee and membership with the accrediting bodies.

Yes, we can provide discounts for group bookings. If you would like to discuss a discount on a corporate level, we will be happy to talk to you.

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