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Rational Risk and Crisis Management Course


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This course is suitable for anyone who is involved in process hazards, risk quantification and preparation of 360 degrees, holistic, ISO 31000 compliant Risk Assessment for business, operations, projects.

The methodologies introduced in this course will greatly benefit money lenders, insurers in addition to corporate managers, upper management.

You should attend if you:
Want to do your best to ensure your business survival by proactively managing risks and crises.
Want to ensure healthy coverage (as an insurance, as an insured) and money lending (as a debtor, as a lender).
Want to be able to understand how the situation around and inside your company evolve and want to make sure you take advantage of the opportunities that arise.
Care about your workers, people, society and understand that it is important to leave a legacy that is better than the one you received.

Capitalize on the expert knowledge to gain maximum value on these vital issues:

IDENTIFY the risks that really matter and have the potential to disrupt your business
CONVINCE money lenders that your business will be sustainable in a world of shrinking credits
DISCOVER the issues that could lead to crises possibly hampering your growth
PINPOINT the threat that is lurking in any commercial contract, ready to bite you
EXAMINE what can you do if your insurance denies your next coverage
ANALYZE how can you best support the next critical decision in a transparent, rational way
EVALUATE what you can do by yourself and what should be done by a risk consultant; as well as REALIZE what you can ask from a risk consultant and what he should deliver
GENERATE value and proactively defend your business by understanding your business risk and crisis landscape.

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Rational Risk and Crisis Management Course

  1. 1. Rational Risk and Crisis Management for Industries, moneylenders and insurersUNI training courses are thoroughly researched and carefully structured to provide practical and exclusivetraining applicable to your organisation.Benefits include:• Thorough and customised programmes to address current market concerns• Illustrations of real life case studies• Comprehensive course documentation• Strictly limited numbersCapitalise on the expert knowledge to gain maximum valueon these vital issues:IDENTIFY the risks that really matter and have the potential to disrupt yourbusinessCONVINCE money lenders that your business will be sustainable in a world ofshrinking creditsDISCOVER the issues that could lead to crises possibly hampering your growthPINPOINT the threat that is lurking in any commercial contract, ready to bite youEXAMINE what can you do if your insurance denies your next coverageANALYZE how can you best support the next critical decision in a transparent,rational wayEVALUATE what you can do by yourself and what should be done by a risk consultant;as well as REALIZE what you can ask from a risk consultant and what he shoulddeliverGENERATE value and proactively defend your business by understanding yourbusiness risk and crisis landscapeTestimonials from Franco’s current and past clients:“In the process of evaluating acquisitions, a risk assessment was deemed necessary and desirable.Senior management wanted a broad, exhaustive and rigorous analysis of business risks. Riskassessment tools in use for ERM evaluation (such as FMEA) are experience and consensus driven andconsidered inadequate. After significant research only Riskope presented the academic knowledge,professional certification, specific experience, and quantitative risk assessment tools to assist us in thistask. ORE as performed by Franco, Cesar and the Riskope staff more than met our needs, performedto international standards, brought expert global knowledge of the target business sector (an addedbonus), responded to our needs in reporting, and generated searchable, in depth results open to drilldown to understand the underlying factors and drivers”“This was one of the most interesting and stimulating seminar’s that I have ever attended, truly animpressive presentation by a most engaging presenter. I am honored to have made your acquaintanceand if ever I am stuck on any part of the risk management process I will know who to call. Thanks fora very enjoyable three days”“Franco is a world expert in Risk. I have hired Franco to work on risk identification, risk mitigationand to run courses for staff on risk management. His understanding of risk and his ability to put it intoterms for the lay-manager is excellent”“Franco is the best seminar leaders I know. His presentation style is clear, focused and mind friendly.In short, Franco is world class!”Proudly Organised by:Course Facilitator:Franco OboniPresidentOboni Riskope Associates Inc34 years overall experience, with twenty yearsexclusively devoted to risk & crisis managementfor industries and projects world-wideAuthor of “ImprovingSustainability throughReasonable Risk andCrisis Management: Aguide to Making BetterDecisions”• Civ. Eng. EPFL/SIA (Geotech)• Ph.D. in probabilities applied to engineering• Assessor for the Australian ResearchCouncil (ARC)• Recipient of the Italian-Canadian Chamberof Commerce 2010 Innovation AwardFranco OOObbbo iniKuala Lumpur, Malaysia • 4th - 6th September 2013Modern Use ofQuantitative/Qualitative Risk andCrisis Management**Delegates from Singaporecompanies can now enjoy thebenefits under the Productivityand Innovation Credit (PIC)Scheme plus cash bonus underPIC Bonus!!** Please refer toterms and conditions below.Productivity and Innovation Credit (PIC)Scheme• All business in Singapore can enjoy up to 400%tax deduction for external training* provided byUNI Strategic Pte Ltd for up to $ 400,000 for yearof assessment 2013. You can enjoy up to 68%of tax savings from attending our trainings whichmeans you only need to pay 1/3 of the coursefees• Alternatively, businesses can opt for a non-taxable cash payout option of 60% of up to$100,000 for year of assessment 2013 meaningup to a maximum of $60,000* This includes both trainings in Singapore andoverseas* Both local and foreign employees are eligible* Course fees onlyPIC Bonus (as announced in Budget 2013)On top of the existing 400% tax deductions/allowances and/or 60% cash payout (“PIC cashpayout”) under the PIC scheme, the PIC Bonus givesbusinesses a dollar-for-dollar matching cash bonusfor YAs 2013 to 2015, subject to an overall cap of$15,000 for all 3 YAs combined. Businesses mustincur at least $5,000 in PIC-qualifying expenditureduring the basis period for the YA in which a PICBonus is claimed. The PIC Bonus is taxable.Please refer to for more infoFree TakeawayParticipants will receive:• On request one hour private coaching(strictly by rendez-vous; via Skype,blackout dates exist) free of charge todiscuss their particular issues.• Template to estimate probabilities ofevents• White Paper entitled: “Investing in ormanaging a Corporation: how muchdoes the point of view influence theERM decision Making process?”• (Optional) Discounted price of60Euros+shipping the book“Improving Sustainability throughReasonable Risk and CrisisManagement: A guide to MakingBetter Decisions”, 2007, By F. Oboni,C. Oboni
  2. 2. SESSION 5: CHARACTERIZING HAZARDS ANDTHEIR CONSEQUENCES, ALONG WITH THE RISKS INQUALITATIVE AND QUANTITATIVE MANNERSQualitative probabilities/likelihoodsQuantitative probabilities/likelihoodsQualitative consequencesQuantitative consequencesSESSION 6: EVALUATING REAL LIFE CASE STUDIES ANDEXERCISES ON QUANTITATIVE RISK ASSESSMENTRisk Assessment of this courseUrban Development ProjectRegional/Provincial Development PlanLarge Oil and Gas or Mining OperationsSESSION 7: ILLUSTRATING ACCEPTANCE, CRISES,APPETITE AND OTHER PARAMETERSAssessment of CrisesRisk Tolerability and Acceptability (Acceptance) thresholdsALARA; ALARP; BACT and ORE priorization (ranking)“Risk appetite”ResiliencySESSION 8: REVIEWING REAL LIFE CASE STUDIES ANDEXERCISES ON QUANTITATIVE RISK ASSESSMENTHumanitarian Demining ProjectCounter Terrorism PlanningCyber DefenseManufacturerWorkshop OverviewThis Course will bring much needed methodological and practical answers to anyone involved in evaluating risks in projects (includingpre-feasibility level), operations, decision-making in any industry, insurances and money lenders, rational risk & crisis management thatwill brings value to your enterprise (operations/ projects) by optimizing risk exposures, giving you a leading competitive edge.Attendees will gain an understanding of do’s and don’ts in Risk Management and Crisis Management, how risk can be integrated in thedecision making process.Numerous examples (world and local events) drawn from Dr. Oboni day to day practice, respecting, of course, the bounds of client’sconfidentiality, will create a solid link between the theoretical aspects and day to day real life events.The Course uses plain language (whenever necessary technical glossary is defined), and no mathematical knowledge is needed tounderstand the concepts.DAY 1 | 4th September 2013 DAY 2 | 5th September 2013SESSION 1: LAYING THE FOUNDATIONS BY EXAMININGTHE OVERVIEW AND GLOSSARY OF RISK & CRISISMANAGEMENTManagement Approaches and UncertaintiesSome common mistakes and misunderstandingsHazards vs. risks examplesNeed for a unified glossarySESSION 2: IDENTIFYING THE COMMONMISUNDERSTANDING AND MISTAKES IN QUANTITATIVERISK ASSESSMENTDistinguishing safety from riskDistinguishing Risk Assessment from AuditsDistinguishing Risk Assessment from HAZOPExamples of risks degenerating in crisesSESSION 3: DISCOVERING WHAT RISK ASSESSMENT ISALL ABOUT IN ADDITION TO AN IN-DEPTH LOOK INTOTHE COMPARISON AND DIFFERENCE OF QUALITATIVE VSQUANTITATIVE RISK ASSESSMENTAssessing and Presenting RisksHistoric Methods and Approaches examplesLet’s prepare a Hazard Identification for a simple facilityLet’s prepare a qualitative/quantitative risk assessment for asimple facilitySESSION 4: GAIN INSIGHTS ON THE GENERAL CODESAND RESOURCES, AS WELL AS COMMON PRACTICES INQUALITATIVE AND QUANTITATIVE RISK ASSESSMENTSISO 31000 and 31010Failure Tree Analysis and other tools (audience proposesexamples)PIGs (Probability Impact Graphs, FMEA)Risk ranking/Risk prioritizationIn-House TrainingCost effective In-house courses, tailored specifically to yourorganisation’s needs, can be arranged at your preferred location andtime. If you would like to discuss further, please contact our In-housedivision at QUESTIONNAIRETo ensure that you gain maximum value from this course, a detailedquestionnaire will be forwarded to you upon registration to establishyour exact training needs and issues of concern. Your completedquestionnaire will be analysed by the course trainer prior to the eventand addressed during the event. You will receive a comprehensiveset of course documentation to enable you to digest the subjectmatter in your own time.
  3. 3. Program Schedule(Day 1 - Day 3)08:30 Registration09:00 Morning Session Begins10:40 - 11:00 Refreshments & Networking Break12:45 Luncheon14:00 Afternoon Session begins15:30 - 15:50 Refreshments & Networking Break17:00 Course EndsDAY 3 | 6th September 2013 WHY YOU SHOULD ATTENDYou should attend if you:Want to do your best to ensure your business survival byproactively managing risks and crises.Want to ensure healthy coverage (as an insurance, as aninsured) and money lending (as a debtor, as a lender).Want to be able to understand how the situation around andinside your company evolve and want to make sure you takeadvantage of the opportunities that arise.Care about your workers, people, society and understandthat it is important to leave a legacy that is better than the oneyou received.WHO SHOULD ATTENDThe course is suitable for anyone who is involved in processhazards, risk quantification and preparation of Risk Assessmentand ERM (Enterprise Risk Management).It is aimed at:HSE ManagersSafety EngineersSafety and Process EngineersMaintenance EngineersPlant EngineersProject ManagersOperation ManagersMechanical EngineersPlanning EngineersCSO (Chief Security Officers)Insurers and Money lendersSESSION 9: EXPLORING THE MODERN USE OF RISK &CRISIS ASSESSMENTS FROM VARIOUS PERSPECTIVESStrategy vs Tactics vs. operationalManageable vs. unmanageable, examples of risk treatmentsComparing and Evaluating Alternatives; cost-benefit analysesComparative Decision Analysis (includes a discussion of thepitfalls of Net Present Value (NPV) and how to bypass them)SESSION 10: RECOGNIZING THE ROLE OF RATIONAL RISKASSESSMENT IN SPECIAL EMERGING SCENARIOSClimate ChangeForce Majeure ClausesInsurance denialB2B solutionsSESSION 11: ANALYZING REAL LIFE EXAMPLES ANDEXERCISES ON WORLD CASE STUDIESBP Gulf disasterFukushimaDust cloud from VolcanoEpidemicSESSION 12: WITNESSING THE SIGNIFICANT IMPACTMERGERS AND ACQUISITIONS BRINGS IN PROJECTSRISK ASSESSMENTSIn addition to Due Diligence? Why?In addition to all the studies? Why?When is soon, soon enough?When is late, too late?Discussions and Conclusions
  4. 4. About your course facilitatorFranco heads Riskope, an international practice on Risk and Crisis Management based in Vancouver, B.C., Canada, and Lausanne,Switzerland. He is a consultant, coach, author of over fifty papers and co-authoring of the 2007 book entitled: “Improving Sustainabilitythrough Reasonable Risk and Crisis Management”. Franco regularly gives seminars and workshops worldwide. Clients include theUNDP, Fortune 500, World Bank, Teck and several international mining companies, Canadian National, Union Pacific, Codelco, thePort of Oakland, Cartier, Ferrero Chocolate, a European Army and numerous communities, regional and provincial governments.Franco has managed a broad range of risk and crisis mitigation projects, risk and security audits and geo-environ-mental hazardmitigation studies, including cyber risks, critical infrastructure and even aerospace. Consulting and teaching have brought Francoto work in four continents. Projects have included definition of needs, training for corporate clients, negotiations with communityleaders, as well as the preparation of monitoring programs, Risk Assessments and Optimum Risk Estimates (ORE, the flagshipproduct of Riskope).Franco has been involved in risk and hazard analyses for a number of large facilities and organizations, including communities,mining, mine-clearance, military, food and non-food industries, large linear facilities (railroads, highways, pipelines, tunnels, powerlines) and large hydropower projects (dams, reservoirs and pen-stocks) allowing his courses to convey a wide array of concreteexamples, to deliver on-site emergency consultation, develop forensic and expert witness reports and troubleshooting.He taught regularly at the University of British Columbia on “Design of Risk Management Systems” (Continuing Education) and onEdumine for the last 10 years. Now he delivers his customized seminars directly to interested industrial corporations (among hisclients are BC Hydro, Mitsubishi Motor Company, Japan Metal Mining Association, to name but a few), and workshops worldwide.Franco was co-recipients of the Italian Canadian Chamber of Commerce (Canada West) 2010 Innovation Award.Organizations that have benefited from Franco’s expertise include:GEPetrol Development OmanHolcim, Leclanché (Switzerland)United Nations (Laos, Cambodia)Mitsubishi (Japan)World Bank (Algeria)Olympics 2006 Turin, ItalyBC HydroBC gasTeck (Mining)Ferrero Chocolate (Italy)CartierCodelco (Chile)Canadian NationalCanadian PacificSwiss ArmyItalian HighwaysSelwyn MineCanadian InstituteSwiss Federal RailwaysHomestake Resource CorpPlacer Dome IncGeneva International Centre for Humanitarian Demining(GICHD)Sitaf (Fréjus tunnel)Valle d’Aosta & Mountaineering Guides Association Aosta(Italy)Port of Oakland (California)Mackenzie River Board (Canada)