Enterprise Wide Risk Management
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Covid-19, climate change & the 4th industrial revolution clearly highlight a world in transition with severe impacts on our businesses models and the need to be prepared. Move your organisation from crisis management to “Enterprise-wide risk management” today and be prepared for tomorrow's challenges.


The course and the learning outcome

Enterprise risk management (ERM) in business includes the methods and processes used by organisations to manage external and internal risks and seize opportunities related to the achievement of their objectives.

ERM provides a framework for risk management assessing them in terms of likelihood and magnitude of impact, determining a response strategy, and monitoring progress.

By identifying and proactively addressing risks and opportunities, business enterprises protect and create value for their stakeholders, including owners, employees, customers, regulators, and society overall. 

This 2 day intensive and highly practical program will give you a thorough grounding in the methodologies behind enterprise-wide risk management. We learn:

  • The ERM framework of risk management and developing an appropriate structure
  • Understanding enterprise risk as an opportunity or threat
  • Overview of risk and types of risk
  • How to get started with ERM and how far do you want to go?
  • Learn the technique of risk identification techniques and scoring
  • Getting buy-in from the very top of the organisation
  • The techniques of risk assessment and risk monitoring tools
  • What do we mean by financial risk and the different types of risk?
  • Managing operational and infrastructure risk
  • The risk of strategy and the market place
  • Managing your reputation and hazard risk
  • How to initiate the project, the financing, and monitoring


How organisations respond today, using informed ERM mechanisms and scenario planning, can make a significant impact on continued viability, and can position your company favorably for the economic upturn.

Recommended background

Everyone in management and specific in the finance world needs a firm understanding of risk. This risk management course is developed with the needs of the practitioners in mind and has been designed to cover fully and explain clearly the theory and practice of risk management.

Course format (Residential and Online)

  • Besides the course materials provided on the day, all course resources are available online, including audio and video material from industry experts.  A discussion forum is available allowing delegates to exchange ideas, reflect on learned issues, or raise questions in between training dates.
  • Practice-based learning and critical engagement is a key theme through all our courses allowing delegates to acquire the needed skills and techniques to be applied as soon as they are learned and developed.


Day 1:


Risk and the nature of risk

  • What is risk management
  • How to quantify risk
  • Expected versus unexpected loss
  • Risk transfer
  • External and internal risk drivers


The ERM framework for managing risk

  • The risk framework
  • Planning and designing
  • Implementing and benchmarking
  • Measuring and monitoring
  • Learning and reporting


The risk tools

  • The risk identification techniques
  • The risk assessment tools
  • The risk monitoring tools


Day 2:


Infrastructure risk

  • Analysing and defining external and internal risks in detail
  • External: Communications, Transport Links, Supply chain, Terrorism, Natural disasters, Pandemic
  • Internal: Recruitment, People skills, Health and safety, Historical Liabilities, Premises, IT Systems


Financial risk

  • Analysing and defining external and internal financial risks
  • External: Accounting Standards, Interest Rates Foreign Exchange, Funds and Credit
  • Internal: Internal Control, Fraud, Historical Liabilities, Investments, CAPEX Decisions, Liquidity and Cash Flow


Market place risk

  • Analysing and defining external and internal market risks
  • External: Economic, Technological Developments, Competition, Customer Demand, Regulatory Requirements
  • Internal: M&A Activity, R&D Activities, Intellectual Property


Reputational risk

  • Analysing and defining external and internal market risks
  • External: Product Recall, CSR, Public Perception, Competitor Behavior
  • Internal: Brand Extensions, Board Composition, Control environment


Tools to monitor the active risk

  • Setting up Databases
  • Risk Reporting




Participant feedback

  • It was excellent to have a lecturer with profound knowledge on the topic so that the level of discussion could go further than the simple basics of valuation.
  • Perfect for me. Exactly what I was looking for.
  • Thank you for the training, which was very clear and met my needs.
  • The course absolutely answered my expectations and needs.
  • The training format and takeaways corresponds to what I expected. Thanks for the good preparation


Learn the way that suits you most!

Course Lecturers

Kris Blommaert, MBA

Kris Blommaert has over 20 years of international experience in both finance and general management for local and European based organisations and businesses. He has been an associate lecturer at a triple accredited global business school for 10 years at MBA level. He has lectured "Managing Performance and Change" and "Management Perspectives and Practice" in Belgium, Switzerland and France.  

Dr. Johannes Hofinger, MBA, FRM

Dr. Johannes Hofinger is specialized in Risk Management, Basel III, IFRS and regulatory reporting. His professional skills are reinforced by strong academic roots. He lectures for global business schools in corporate finance, managerial accounting and financial reporting. The main roles undertaken are lecturing, consulting and project management.  

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Books we studied for you

ERM - Enterprise Risk Management: Issues and Cases - Jean-Paul Louisot, Christopher Ketcham
ERM - Enterprise Risk Management: Issues and Cases - Jean-Paul Louisot, Christopher Ketcham

ERM - Enterprise Risk Management: Issues and Cases provides practical answers to these questions. This book contains interviews with senior risk management professionals from organizations that are in various stages of ERM implementation. It also includes case studies that provide the reader with insight on how to begin, maintain, and evaluate the effectiveness of an ERM programme. In addition to these case studies and interviews, the contributing authors provide suggested solutions to some of the problems that have vexed enterprise risk managers, including ethics, group dynamics, identifying and managing strategy, disturbances and business continuity, adequate and relevant data, risk to reputation, communication, and governance and compliance.  

Implementing Enterprise Risk Management: From Methods to Applications (Wiley Finance)
Implementing Enterprise Risk Management: From Methods to Applications (Wiley Finance)

Enterprise risk management (ERM) is a complex yet critical issue that all companies must deal with in the twenty-first century. Failure to properly manage risk continues to plague corporations around the world. ERM empowers risk professionals to balance risks with rewards and balance people with processes.  

Enterprise Risk Management Models - David L. Olson, Desheng Dash Wu
Enterprise Risk Management Models - David L. Olson, Desheng Dash Wu

This book offers a comprehensive guide to several aspects of risk, including information systems, disaster management, supply chain and disaster management perspectives. A major portion of the book is devoted to presenting a number of operations research models that have been (or could be) applied to enterprise supply risk management, especially from the supply chain perspective. Each chapter of this book can be used as a stand-alone module on a respective topic, with dedicated examples, definitions and discussion notes. This book comes at a time when the world is increasingly challenged by different forms of risk and how to manage them. Events of the 21st Century have made enterprise risk management even more critical. Risks such as suspicions surrounding top-management structures, financial and technology bubbles (especially since 2008), as well as the risk posed by terrorism, such as the 9/11 attacks in the U.S. as well as more recent events in France, Belgium, and other European countries, have a tremendous impact on many facets of business. Businesses, in fact, exist to cope with risk in their area of specialization.  

Companies who attended our courses


AG Insurance
Allianz Benelux
Argenta NV
AXA Belgium
Baloise Insurance
Banca Monte Paschi Belgio S.A.
Bank De Groof
Banking Association (Kosovo)
Belfius Investment Partners
BNP Paribas Fortis
Bpost Bank
Buy Way
CBC Bank
Celio Finance SPRL
Delen Private Bank
Delta Lloyd Life
Deutsche Bank AG
DKV Belgium
Ethias SA
Euler Hermes Services
Euroclear Bank SA/NV
Euroclear Investments
Europ Assistance
European Investment Bank - EIB (Luxembourg)
European Union - EDFIMC / ElectriFI
Flanders Investment & Trade
Gras Savoye Belgium
Incofin Investment Management
ING Bank België
KBC Bank
Ministry of European Integration (Kosovo)
National Bank of Belgium
NN Insurance Belgium
Record Bank
Société Générale Private Banking
The Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS)
Triodos Bank
VGD International -Audit & Tax
Wolters Kluwer Financial Services
Zurich Insurance plc, Belgium branch
Vanbreda International
Afton Chemical SPRL
Air Liquide
Allnex Belgium SA/NV
ANL Plastics
Arcelor Mittal ( Belgium & Luxembourg)
Axalta Coating Systems 
BASF Antwerpen
BASF Belgium Coordination Center
Beaulieu International Group
Borealis Polymers NV
Bridgestone Europe SA
CNH Industrial Belgium NV
Cofely Fabricom
Cytec Belgium
DOMO Chemicals (Germany)
Dow Corning
Electrolux Appliances AB - EMA- EMEA (SEE)
Engineered Pressure Systems International
European Owens Corning Fiberglas
Fost Plus
GDF Suez
Griffith Foods
Hamon & Cie
Heraeus Electro-Nite International NV
Jacobs Belgium
Milliken Europe
Niko Group
NXP Semiconductors - Prodis  (Netherlands)
SPX Cooling Technologies
Synventive Molding Solutions (Germany)
Vinçotte International
VPK Packaging Group NV
Yara Belgium NV
Antwerp World Diamond Centre
AVEVE Biochem NV
Carrefour Belgium
Delhaize Corporate Group
Abbott Logistics B.V. (Netherlands)
AbbVie (Canada)
Agfa HealthCare NV
AZ Sint-Blasius
Baxter International (Austria)
Catalent Pharma Solutions
CinnaGen (Tehran)
Datwyler Pharma Packaging International
Groep OZ ESV
Landelijke Christelijke mutualiteit (LCM)
Mutualités Libres: MLOZ
Novartis Pharma
SA Bristol- Myers Squibb Belgium NV
Stryker (Netherlands)
Terumo BCT Europe NV
Zorgbedrijf Antwerpen
AW Europe
Belgian Nuclear Research Centre (SCK-CEN)
Corelio Printing
De Persgroep Publishing nv
EDF Luminus
Elia System Operator
Engie Electrabel NV/SA
Eni Gas & power
Fluxys Belgium
Itineris NV
Agentschap Innoveren en Ondernemen
Europees Parlement
Ministry of European Integration
National Agency for Protection of Personal Data
Nationale Loterij
SD Diensten NV (SD Worx)
SESAR Joint Undertaking
Stad Antwerpen
Stadsbestuur Harelbeke
Syntra Brussel
UGent - FBW
Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB)
Acturus sprl
ARC Europe
BIA Africa
Bia Overseas
Brooser BE Operations 
Cipal Schaubroeck
Computer Task Group
Deloitte Accountancy
Egemin International
Enhesa International
FIS (former Clear2Pay)
Interel Group
K&L Gates
Matexi NV
Pricewaterhouse Coopers
PwC Tax Consultants
Vinçotte International sa
Alstom Belgium
ARC Europe 
Brussels Airport Company
De Lijn
D'Ieteren Auto
Gemeentelijk Havenbedrijf Antwerpen
Globachem nv
GSC Greensea Chartering 
HONDA Motor Logistics
Neovia Logistics
PSA Antwerp nv
Retail & Wholesale
Seatrade Reefer Chartering
Thalys International
Trimble T&L
Volkswagen Group Services
Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics Zeebrugge NV
Witzenmann Benelux nv

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