Programme in preparation

Risk Management: Operational Risk

In cooperation with the House of Training Quality Circle in Risk Management and ALRiM


The objective of this course is to provide participants with a good understanding of operational risk and how to measure and manage it. Specifically, the course will help participants understand:

  • Key concepts of operational risk
  • How to analyse the causes of operational risk
  • Operational risk in the Basel Accord
  • Operational risk management cycle
  • Loss data collection and processing
  • Organisational aspects of operational risk


Target group

Financial services professionals from banks (commercial and central), financial institutions or supervisory authorities, who already have a good knowledge of risk management fundamentals and who wish to acquire a practical understanding of operational risk.


Duration and location:

in HoT-ATTF partner countries: 3 - 4 days, depending if sequential translation is needed or not.

Detailed programme Explode


  • What is operational risk?
  • Why has operational risk become so important?

Key Concepts of Operational Risk 

  • Causes of operational risk
  • Event types
  • Types of impact from operational risk

Analysing the causes of Operational Risk

  • Processes
  • People
  • Systems
  • External Events

Operational Risk in the Basel Accord

Operational Risk Management Cycle

  • Identify
  • Assess
  • Mitigate
  • Monitor and report

Loss data collection/processing

  • Incident database
  • Key risk indicators
  • Risk mapping
  • Risk & control self assessment

Case Studies

Organisational aspects

  • Governance
  • Three lines of defence
  • Organising operational risk management

Future Trends






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