OCM’s Risk Management Training – Government of Nepal

Pat McCallum, Bob McDonald and Cathy Blunt have just completed delivery of risk management training to 12 delegates from the Financial Comptroller General Office (FCGO) from the Government of Nepal.  The FCGO’s role is similar to Treasury Departments here in Australia and includes establishing governance and financial management policy.

The outcome of this fellowship program was to provide tools to establish and develop a positive risk culture and an ethos of accountability in Nepal, and to support the development of risk management practices, policy and tools to improve organisation performance with an embedded risk management culture in the public sector.

The course, which was delivered over 5 weeks in Australia incorporated training in risk management, change management and leadership; guest presentations from risk management professionals; site visits with leading Australian Government agencies and preparation of teaching materials for the delegates to lead training on their return to Nepal.

The risk management training introduced the delegates to risk management concepts, standards and practices before providing them with practical tools and techniques for developing risk management policies, procedures and templates and identifying, analysing and assessing risks in their Office.

A number of guests spoke to the delegation on how facets of risk management are addressed in their organisations.  Included in the guest speakers were Robbie Sinclair from Australian Catholic University; Gary Gaskell from Infosec and Andrew Murray from Surf Lifesaving Qld.

The Risk Management Institute of Australasia again generously offered their support with Maureen Hassell and Rebecca Gurney from the RMIA Qld Chapter Council speaking to the delegates about their risk management journey and experiences.

A number of our client organisations agreed to host site visits with the delegation in Brisbane, Canberra and Sydney.  Our thanks go out to:

In Brisbane – Dept of Premier & Cabinet, Queensland Treasury, Queensland Audit Office, Dept of Transport and Main Roads, Dept of Housing and Public Works, Dept of Agriculture and Fisheries and

Ipswich City Council

In Canberra – Dept of Agriculture and Water Resources, Dept of Finance, ComCover and Yass Valley Council

In Sydney – Dept of Education, Institute of Internal Auditors, NSW Treasury, Department of Finance (NSW Procurement) and Wollongong City Council.