AORM | L3: A Modern Representation of RCSAs

AORM | L3: A Modern Representation of RCSAs
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Presented By: Dr. Ariane Chapelle
Delivery: Virtual Training
Date: Tuesday, May 7, 2019
Total Lesson Length: 60 minutes + optional reading and assignments

Lesson 3: A Modern Representation of Risk & Control Self Assessments (RCSA)
Risk registers and RCSA have been around in the industry since the beginning of operational risk. Simple in appearance, the tool requires strict methodology and guidance to be applied consistently and to deliver useful information; this Lesson explains how. Additionally, the Lesson reviews essentials of control design and control testing.

Lesson 3.1: Modern RCSA
• Principles of risk and control assessment
• Probability / Impact Matrix
• Types of impacts and scales 
• Findings of RCSAs
• Modern representation of RCSAs
• Typical likelihood scales 
• Risk assessment hints

Lesson 3.2: Control Design and Testing
• Type of risk responses
• Control typology
• Control testing program
• Beware of poor control design
• Prevention by design (James Reason)

Who Should Attend

Heads of Operational Risk, Enterprise Risk Managers, Operational Risk Managers, Internal Auditors, Compliance officers, Consultants, Regulators, Team members who have taken one of our ORM courses and/or passed the ORM exam and are looking for advanced level training. 

How It Works 

Our Virtual Courses are launched weekly using pre-recorded lectures in right-sized segments. Access lessons any time during the course to view the lecture and participate in learning activities, discussion forums, recommended readings, or submit questions to our instructor. Access to the instructor will conclude one week following the lesson, but you can access the course for one full year to further support your learning.

Topics in The Full Series

Lesson 1, April 23 Framework and Taxonomy for Operational Risk
Lesson 2, April 30
Risk Appetite Statements and Tolerance Limits
Lesson 3, May 7
A Modern Representation of Risk & Control Self Assessments (RCSA)
Lesson 4, May 14 Scenario Analysis: Simple Method for Quantifying Rare Events
Lesson 5, May 21 Six Steps to Define and Design Preventive KRIs
Lesson 6, May 28 Operational Risk Management for Projects
Lesson 7, June 4 Information Security Assessment and Essentials of Cyber Protection
Lesson 8, June 11 Conduct and Culture: Measurement and Management

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About Our Expert

ARIANE CHAPELLE, PhD, is Associate Professor (Honorary Reader) at University College London for the course 'Operational Risk Measurement for Financial Institutions’ and is a Fellow of the Institute of Operational Risk and a trainer for the Professional Risk Managers' International Association (PRMIA), for whom she designed the Certificate of Learning and Practice in Advanced Operational Risk Management.  She is a former holder of the Chair of International Finance at the University of Brussels. She has been active in operational risk management since 2000 and is a former head of operational risk management at ING Group and Lloyds Banking Group. Dr. Chapelle runs her own training and consulting practice in risk management. Her clients include Tier 1 financial organisations and international financial institutions. Her new textbook “Operational Risk Management: best practices in the financial services industry”, published by Wiley in December 2018 is already a best seller, ranking up to #3 on Amazon UK and up to # 1 in new releases of financial risk management books.

Continuing Risk Learning Credits: 1
PRMIA Continuing Risk Learning (CRL) programs provide you with the opportunity to formally recognize your professional development, documenting your evolution as a risk professional. Employers can see that you are not static, making you a highly valued, dynamic, and desirable employee. The CRL program is open to all Contributing, Sustaining, and Risk Leader members, providing a convenient and easily accessible way to submit, manage, track and document your activities online through the PRMIA CRL Center. To request CRL credits, please email


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