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ABI Risk and Resilience Academy


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The ABI Risk and Resilience Academy, in partnership with KRisk, will enable delegates to develop
frameworks, practices and behaviours that instil operational resilience disciplines across the firm. Following
the release of the FCA/PRA/BoE Operational Resilience policy the academy explores the principles involved in managing risk and enabling a resilient culture while supporting management to integrate and embed operational resilience best practice to the new policy requirements. It makes effective use of organisational knowledge, encourages effective and empowered leaders and enables organisations to deliver on their commitments in the changing environment.

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At its core the academy is a comprehensive training course where senior managers follow a programme that includes 8 virtual 3 hour sessions supplemented by interactive online resources. Delegates will work in teams to build structures, frameworks, and processes that will help them to embed a more resilient approach when they return to their organisation. They will have access to dedicated forums to discuss their experiences and receive advice from experienced risk professionals led by real life case studies.

The Risk and Resilience Academy is available publicly and also in-house for a more tailored experience. For the public course, please click 'Register for this Event' at the top of this page to sign up. 

Also, find out more information on the Risk and Resilience Discovery course. 

Academy aims

Benefits to staff

  • Improved risk and resilience thinking to provide confidence when servicing customers
  • Better support your organisation in influencing and improving a resilient
  • Communicate and manage risk in an integrated positive way
  • Effectively use risk tools and techniques to improve resiliencecapability
  • Understand own risk behaviours and effectively influence others

Organisational benefits

  • Understand the disciplines that make up resilience
  • Reduced likelihood of threats impacting business
  • Assurance and compliance with risk and resilience regulation
  • Improved incident management
  • Better understanding of the UK’s operational resilience regulatory environment

Who should attend?

The recommended participants should be colleagues responsible for development of their organisation’s strategy for operational risk and resilience, these include:

  • Organisational influencers: CEO, CRO, Head of Audit, Head of Compliance, Head of Risk, NEDs
  • COO: according to the regulator, responsible for resilience under SM&CR
  • A risk or resilience manager within a business unit/function with responsibility for the first line of defence for risk and resilience
  • A member of the risk and compliance team with responsibility for risk and resilience strategy or governance who needs to better understand how to more effectively manage risk and resilience
  • A risk or resilience champion or coordinator who needs to influence others in supporting the risk and resilience strategy and objectives
  • Specific functions with responsibility for risk and resilience management: security, safety, cyber, environment

The learning experience

The Academy programme and content is designed to be agile, immersive and responsive, ensuring that we can understand the challenges faced by the cohort and tailor the programme accordingly.

The two-month programme will feature up-to-date case studies and the latest news issues. It will be grounded in the latest industry information and up-to-date regulatory direction as well as well-established models, to engage innovative thinking.

More pointedly, the faculty will use the cohort’s own experiences and challenges to make the programme as dynamic, practical and helpful, as possible.

Social learning

The cohort will be formed of a peer group who will learn from each other’s experiences and issues in a confidential and supportive environment under Chatham House rules. As experienced facilitators, the faculty will help the cohort explore individual concerns through frank conversation and ‘social learning’ where each participant is urged to share practical examples, best practice, concerns and successes from within their own organisation over the course of the programme.

This 360-degree approach will ensure that each attendee can reflect fully on what they have learned, tailor their approach, and test different working practices within their organisation. The aim of the Academy is to offer practical, rather than theoretical, solutions.

The group will also be able to communicate throughout the course and keep in touch with the network they create via a dedicated LinkedIn group. 

Learning by doing

The approach of the faculty will be to encourage ‘action learning’ or ‘learning by doing’. Over the course of the programme the cohort will be encouraged to apply, test and feedback on what they have learned through each aspect of the Academy, sharing their experiences and best practice with the group to benefit from feedback and diverse perspectives. This learning cycle should reinforce better working practices and help the cohort to develop behaviours which put customers and values at the heart of decision making.

Workshop dates

Participants will be invited to attend eight 3-hour workshops, over the course of five weeks between 7th and 31st of March.

Workshop One (7/3/23): Introductions & Regulator Expectations
Workshop Two (9/3/23): Risk & Resilience Landscape and Journey
Workshop Three (13/3/23): Risk & Resilience Culture
Workshop Four (15/3/23): A Focus on Operational Resilience
Workshop Five (22/3/23): The Risk Process
Workshop Six (24/3/23): Critical Incident Response & Management
Workshop Seven (30/3/23): The Supporting Structures
Workshop Eight (31/3/23): Action Planning & Conclusion

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