Training opportunities

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Back to Boulder: Strategic Response to Risk in Microfinance Markets

Monday, November 28, 2016 to Friday, December 2, 2016

The field of financial inclusion currently faces a contradiction true for many markets – many clients remain unbanked while many of the market pockets have become oversaturated and highly challenging. Boulder new Back to Boulder: Strategic Response to Risk in Microfinance Markets program brings leaders from within and outside of the microfinance community, as well as international experts in leadership and change management to provide participants with practical tools, cases, and experiences in the areas of:

  • Risk Governance: Develop strategic responses to risk and crisis that protect the resiliency of your institution.
  • Enhanced Competitiveness: Attract, keep and deepen relationships with clients through a renewed value proposition and successful business models.
  • Financial Exposure: Compete with peers to produce optimal financial outcomes for commercial banks through a computer simulation.

Furthermore, morning and afternoon plenaries are designed to provide insights into the complex nature of change leadership and how to remain pertinent in times of exponential challenges generated by disruptive technologies and market forces. Participants will then be split up according to the concentration of their preference (Risk Governance, Enhanced Competitiveness, Financial Exposure). Attendance in a particular concentration will result in a certificate in the area of specialty.

Strategic Response to Risk in Microfinance Markets is designed to be highly interactive and is one in our new series of 5-day Back to Boulder programs. It will be offered in English. The program features 20 experts from within and outside of the microfinance community throughout its 35 academic hours.

This event will take place in Washington, DC, November 28 – December, 2 2016 and is hosted by the International Finance Corporation (IFC), a World Bank group member. For more information regarding the program schedule, venue, and application process please contact us: