2010 - Beyond the Tick-Box

Wednesday, 17 Nov 2010, 09:00

Overview

Conference Sponsors:

PKF 2010  Ecclesiastical 2010

Are the risks faced by your charity fully understood throughout the organisation? Is risk management fully embedded in your charity? This conference aims to focus charities on the positive impact risk can have and look at new developments and perspectives in risk management.

We are delighted to welcome Professor John Seddon, Vanguard as the opening plenary speaker; John will propose that thinking ‘what could go wrong?’ is counter-productive - instead, he argues we should ask ‘what does go wrong?’ When we ask that question it opens up the risks associated with the current trends: Total Place, economy of scale, shared services, cost management and, of course, risk management.

We will explore the topical issues of 2010 including Leadership and Risk, Fresh ways to approach Risk Management, Implementing a Global Risk Management Strategy, Serious incident reporting and White Collar Crime.

Bringing together experts and practitioners, the aim of this conference is to explore the theories and practicalities of Risk and turn the day into an opportunity for information, discussion and learning.

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The Reception

Reception

Delegates are also invited to attend the wine and canape reception at the close of the day; the reception provides an excellent opportunity for informal discussion with colleagues and the day’s speakers on key messages from the day that can be taken away and used in your day-to-day work.

The Exhibition

There will be an exhibition alongside the conference programme. Exhibitors working in a range of service areas will be available for delegates to meet, ask questions and share information.

The informal setting is an excellent opportunity to find products and service suppliers who can assist in tackling your charities' problems and who can help to make the management of your charity more efficient.

The conference timetable allows delegates plenty of opportunity to browse the exhibition and network during breaks.

The following companies are exhibiting at the Risk Conference 2010:

Bluefin - www.bluefingroup.co.uk
CaSE Insurance - www.caseinsurance.co.uk
CCLA - www.ccla.co.uk
CFDG - www.cfdg.org.uk
Crowe Clark Whitehill - www.croweclarkwhitehill.co.uk
Ecclesiastical - www.ecclesiastical.com/ingoodhands
PKF - www.pkf.co.uk
Rathbones - www.rathbones.com
Thomas Miller - www.thomasmiller.com

Programmes/Presentations

Presentations available below.  Click session titles to download PDFs

 5.75hrs CPD

09.00-09.30    REGISTRATION/EXHIBITION OPEN

09.30-09.45    CHAIR'S WELCOME
 
09.45-10.30    OPENING PLENARY

RISK IS A RISKY BUSINESS

We may have done our risk assessments, organised our controls, created and promulgated our specifications and delivered our communications and directives, but we have no idea what is going to happen. Professor John Seddon maintains asking ‘what could go wrong?’ is counter-productive; instead, he argues we should ask ‘what does go wrong?’  When we ask that question it opens the risks associated with the current fads: Total Place, economy of scale, shared services, cost management and, of course, risk management.
John Seddon, Vanguard

10.30-11.10    SESSION 1

1A: FIT FOR PURPOSE; RESTRUCTURE AND RISK MITIGATION pdf icon

In this session, Vicky will talk to delegates about the approach taken by RNID to restructuring the organisation to enable it to meet future challenges. She will include their approach to mitigation of risk and give an overview of the process.
Vicky Hemming, RNID

1B: LEADERSHIP AND RISK pdf icon

In this session Ian will encourage Trustees to take their leadership role seriously by tackling difficult strategic questions about their charity, what it stands for and whether it has a right to continue as a stand alone organisation in the current environment. He will discuss some of the reasons why, in his view, Trustees seek to avoid this responsibility, but will assert that, in the current environment, Trustees need to ensure that the interests of their beneficiaries are not inadvertently put at risk as a result of inaction.
Ian Oakley-Smith, PricewaterhouseCoopers

11.10-11.30    TEA/COFFEE BREAK & TIME TO EXPLORE THE EXHIBITION

11.30-12.15    SESSION 2

2A: FRESH WAYS TO APPROACH RISK MANAGEMENT pdf icon

Would you like to learn about better ways to get to the strategic risks, focus on risk-taking and actively managing the risks you want to take? Move on from time-consuming and dull exercises in listing and assessing risks, which do not engage people and rarely get to the root of the real risks you should be spending time on. These new ways build risk management into the planning activities and managing performance – rather than being an isolated activity.
Kate Sayer, Sayer Vincent & Charity FD

2B: INTERNAL CONTROL CC8 pdf icon

CARE International is an NGO working across 72 countries to help the poorest people – as a confederation it brings unique challenges. Mark will talk about issues around the code of governance, risk and internal control within a confederate structure.
Mark Salway, Care International

12.15-13.00    SESSION 3

3A: IIMPLEMENTING A GLOBAL RISK STRATEGY pdf icon

In 2007 Plan International set about the implementation of an ambitious global risk management strategy.  Maria and Colette will outline how this goal was achieved, the key challenges and lessons learned along the way and how Plan is now benefiting from a more focused and structured approach to the management of risk.
Maria Corneford, Plan International & Colette Dark, Gallagher Bassett

3B: ANTI BRIBERY pdf icon

The Bribery Act 2010 comes into force in April 2011 and it will make the UK anti-bribery regimes one of the strictest in the world (including the creation of a new offence of ""failing to prevent"" bribery).  In her session Anne-Marie will help delegates understand the scope of the Act and explain how they will need to develop and/or review their policies relating to anti-corruption, gifts and hospitality.
Anne-Marie Piper, Farrer & Co

13.00-14.00    LUNCH & TIME TO EXPLORE THE EXHIBITION

14.00-14.45    PLENARY

RISK MANAGEMENT & GOVERNANCE pdf icon

In 2008 Simon Braid chaired the inquiry into the collapse of Ujima, a leading BME Housing Association. This session will consider the lessons learned and how better risk management can assist Board and Audit Committee members in handling challenging financial and management situations.
Simon Braid

14.45-15.30    SESSION 4

4A: TARGETS pdf icon

Organisations need plans, budgets and objectives to function effectively and efficiently. However, recent economic events and a change of government have increased the level of uncertainty for charities funded through the public purse. The Big Society holds great prospects but the short term cuts spell danger for many. This session will look at the risk of not adapting to this new environment and persisting with inappropriate targets.
Chris Harris, CIPFA

4B: SERIOUS INCIDENT REPORTING pdf icon

Every charity should be clear when it needs to report incidents to the Charity Commission, and how to assess an event's significance in deciding what to report.  This session will consider the latest guidance from the Charity Commission, and examine how the regime for reporting serious incidents has changed this year. It will also consider how auditors and examiners may get involved, and the dangers of tipping off.
Don Bawtree, BDO

15.30-15.50    TEA/COFFEE & TIME TO EXPLORE THE EXHIBITION

15.50-16.30    SESSION 5

5A: CURRENT RISKS FOR CHARITIES IN FUNDRAISING pdf icon

In this presentation Paul Bloxham, Underwriting Director from specialist charity insurer Ecclesiastical, will look at the risks involved in the diverse fundraising activities of today’s charities and give advice on how you can work with your insurer to best manage the risks to continue raising vital funds for your organisation.
Paul Bloxham, Ecclesiastical

5B: WHITE COLLAR CRIME pdf icon

According to the Fraud Advisory Panel "The impact of fraud on individual charities and the sector as a whole can be devastating...it can damage reputations, diminish financial reserves and limit charitable activities.  It can also have a detrimental effect on the morale of staff, volunteers and, in some cases, beneficiaries".  This presentation will cover the potential options open to charities faced with fraud including: practical tips for detecting fraud; steps to take in respect of employees who are implicated; how to make a financial recovery and issues for Charities involved in litigation; the overlap between civil and criminal proceedings, and reporting serious incidents to the Charity Commission.
Paul Kite, IBB Solicitors

16.30-17.10    PLENARY

MACRO ECONOMIC AND INVESTMENT RISK pdf icon

The after-effects of the credit crisis are still fresh in the memory, and the global economy still looks vulnerable to further macro-economic shocks. Deflation is a more worrying threat in the near term than inflation, but excessive government borrowing and money creation could trigger inflation in the medium term. This session will look at why is important for charities to adopt investment strategies which are likely to withstand these shocks better than many did in 2008.
Gavyn Davies, Fulcrum Asset Management

17.10-17.15    CHAIR'S CLOSE

17.15-18.30    RECEPTION & NETWORKING 

Venue Details

Location

The Royal College of Surgeons of England, London, WC2A 3PE

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Terms and Conditions:

Written notice of cancellations up to 21 days before an event will incur a 25% administration fee. After this time period, a 100% cancellation charge will apply. Substitutions (i.e. name changes) for the course booked can be made free of charge.

CFG reserves the right to cancel any event two weeks prior to the event date. You will be entitled to a full refund or given the opportunity to transfer to an alternative date. However we regret that we cannot refund any travel or accommodation costs incurred by delegates. CFG accepts no liability if an event is cancelled or postponed for reasons beyond our reasonable control resulting from an act of God, governmental regulation, fire, war, terrorist activity or civil commotion.

It may be necessary for reasons beyond our control to change the date, time or the venue at any time prior to the event date. If this occurs you will be informed of changes and given the opportunity to cancel or transfer to an alternative date.

CFG reserves the right to amend the content of the programme or the speakers where necessary without consulting booked delegates.

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