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Risk Management in the Public Sector

lang_en 21. September 2015 - 22. September 2015, Courtyard by Marriott Berlin Mitte

There is no such Thing as a Risk-Free Area of Activity

Whether internal or external, strategic, financial, operational or reputational risks – these can significantly hinder the work of your authority. In the current economic and financial context the lack of an adequate approach to risk management is an enormous and real threat to the work of any public administration, since nowadays work efficiency and effectiveness in the public sector are more important than ever before. For that reason, it is of extreme importance that public authorities do not rely solely on their intuition in dealing with risks, but use professional formalised risk management as an integral and ongoing part of their general management process. 

Risk Management is not a Choice

Professionalised risk management enables organisations to deal with risks in the open and enhances communication with all involved stakeholders. The use of risk management tools and correctly balancing risk and control enables public authorities to make better decisions based on calculated risks and increases the focus on accountability. It supports the execution of the institution’s responsibilities and the achievement of its strategic objectives and thus leads to a more effective and efficient control and audit function without an unnecessary and disproportional increase of bureaucracy. It creates a real added value for the quality, efficiency and effectiveness of the work of public institutions.

Who is This Seminar for?


  • Risk managers, project managers, members of audit committees or other risk practitioners dealing with risk management, supervisory, control and audit in public administration at all levels: 

European, national, regional and local Auditors:

  • National and regional audit authorities
  • Internal auditors working in public administration
  • External auditors working for the public administration

What Will you Learn at this Seminar?

  • What is risk and what kind of risks do you have to take into account?
  • Why is risk management a key factor for the management process in your organisation and what benefits will it give to you?
  • How does risk management relate to or is useful for internal control and internal audit?
  • How can you set up successful risk management policies, strategies and processes that meet the needs of your institution?
  • What kind of problems or pitfalls can you encounter?
  • What are the risk identification techniques and how to use them in practice?
  • Can risk management contribute to dealing with risks arising from IT-developments such as social media and cloud computing?
  • How can you assess risks according to risk criteria?
  • How should you respond to risks effectively?
  • How can you monitor and report risks and how can you set up an efficient communication procedure?
  • How can you manage risks in public procurements?

Your Benefits

  • Save money by learning how to modernise your management strategy through initiating or upgrading a successful risk management policy and strategy
  • Become more efficient and effective in your audit work by successfully balancing risk and control
  • Learn how to enhance the added value of your service delivery by implementing simple but effective risk management
  • Benefit from practical experiences of experts from other regions and countries who are already successfully using risk management in their public authorities
  • Practice identifying, assessing, treating, monitoring and reporting risks
  • Consult your individual questions and problems with our experts from both, the auditor and the auditee side
  • Network and exchange experience  with European colleagues dealing with risk management, supervision, control and audit in public administration

Language: English

Meeting hotel

» Courtyard by Marriott Berlin Mitte

Event Price

1.389,- excl. German VAT