Enterprise risk management in World Vision

ERM training, March 2015

World Vision International (WVI) is refreshing its approach to enterprise risk management (ERM), building on solid foundations in many parts of its business.

An ERM workshop was organised for 3-5 March 2015 in Bangkok. This involved the East Asia region and the South Asia and Pacific region, with participation from National Offices in Bangladesh, Cambodia, China, India, Indonesia, Laos, Mongolia, Myanmar, Nepal, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Sri Lanka, Thailand and Vietnam, as well as the two regional offices and WVI. Of the participants, 18 had a primary interest in ERM at regional or national level, 8 were internal auditors and four were senior global and regional officers.

The first two days of the workshop were occupied by intensive ERM training, delivered by Dr Dale Cooper, Director of Broadleaf. The third day focussed on how best to implement ERM in World Vision.

The ERM training was tailored for the participants and WVI. As well as the basics of the risk management process, it dealt with organisational aspects of ERM and its implementation, including integration with other management processes like internal audit and strategic planning. Workshop exercises were based on case studies that represented situations that might arise in a National Office. There was lively discussion about the practical aspects of implementing ERM in World Vision, how to transition to an enhanced ERM approach, and the importance of the risk management and internal audit functions working together with a common approach.

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