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IRM to certify managers at risk management training

By Ifeanyi Ugwuadu
The Institute of Risk  Management (IRM) in collaboration with the Risk and Insurance Managers Society of Nigeria will be certifying managers after a two-day intensive training scheduled for March in Lagos.

Key facilitators at the training include Nigeria’s Joachim Adenusi who is fellow and director of UK-based IRM and Lisa Young-Harry, another renowned risk management expert and trainer.

It is aimed at reducing the huge skills gap in risk management in Nigeria. The theme: Managing Risk in a Period of Recession and Beyond, is to equip managers for responding to risk management in times of financial crisis.

The course participants are going away with a certificate from the London institute which certifies them to practice as risk managers after the course starting from 24th and ending on 25th  March 2010 at Sheraton Hotels, Lagos.

The intensive course will provide a rare platform for several Nigerians saddled with risk management responsibilities in this tough period for professional upskilling aimed at improved performance in their various endeavours. The course will dwell on Risk Assessment, Analysis, Evaluation, Risk Perception & Communication, Risk Control Strategies, Business Continuity Planning, Health & Safety Crisis Management, Emergency Planning & Response, Risk Financing and Corporate Governance.

Through case studies and examples, the delivery will focus on practical applications to the Financial, Industrial, Public, Oil & Energy sectors of the economy. Participants will earn the IRM UK certificate, which is an important step towards the acquisition of internationally recognised qualification in Risk Management. Joachim Adenusi, a Fellow & Director of the Institute of Risk Management, London and winner of the UK Risk Manager of the Year 2009 will lead the trainers.

Participants shall include: those practicing but not formally qualified as Risk Managers, Banking & Finance professionals, Insurance Underwriting Managers, Brokers & Claims Consultants, Accountants &Auditors on Corporate Governance, Loss Adjusters, HSE Professionals, Engineers & Surveyors, Architects & Project Managers, Lawyers & Company Secretaries, Government Officials in Ministries & Parastatals.

Risk and Insurance Management Society of Nigeria (RIMSON) is an association of corporate bodies dedicated to the advancement of risk management awareness in Nigeria. Membership cuts across all sectors of the economy: Banking & Finance, Oil &Gas, Commerce & Industry, Insurance, risk management, engineering, consultancy, regulatory Agencies & Government Parastatals.

RIMSON is the only registered Nigerian member of the International Federation of Risk and Insurance Management Association (IFRIMA), with membership from over 20 countries. This places RIMSON at a vantage position of having access to international facilities in addition to existing local resources. Risk Management ensures that conscious, informed and most favorable decisions are taken in the face of uncertainties. Its ultimate aim is the successful achievement of set goals and elimination of adverse consequences.


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