B2B: Strategic Response to RiskB2B: Strategic Response to Risk

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The 2nd annual Back to Boulder: Strategic Response to Risk in Microfinance Markets will provide participants the opportunity to customize their learning experiences by selecting from three concentrations:

  • Risk Governance
  • Enhanced Competitiveness
  • Digital Financial Services

The program will be offered in English only.

Classes will run from 9:00am to 5:30pm Monday through Thursday, with two coffee breaks and lunch in between, and from 9:00am to 2:00pm on Friday. A formal cocktail will be scheduled for early on in the week. 

Sunday’s schedule - November 26th: 

We strongly encourage you to arrive in Washington, D.C. on Saturday, November 25th in order to take part in registration and orientation activities on Sunday. You’ll be able to meet your peers, join us for a tour of Washington, D.C. and settle in before the official start of the program. (Additional details/tour pricing to come.)

Friday’s schedule – December 1st:

9:00am-10:30am : Risk Governance at a Board Level (Holtmann)
10:30am-11:00am : Coffee break
11:00am-12:30pm : Leadership for Change Management (Saal)
12:30pm-2:00pm : Closing remarks and Graduation
2:00pm-5:00pm : Closing reception at Pinstripes in Georgetown

Please consider staying an additional night after the program ends as the closing reception is scheduled for the early evening of Friday, December 1st, 2017. Directly following the closing ceremony, join us for good food, bowling and bocce at Pinstripes Bistro in beautiful Georgetown. 

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  MONDAY TUESDAY WEDNESDAY THURSDAY FRIDAY Concentration
PLENARY
SESSION
9:00 - 10:00
Welcome and Introduction to Strategic Risk Response with an Overview of Recent Crises
(Momina Aijazuddin, Robert Christen)
Customer Centricity as a Business Model and Diagnostic
(Gerhard Coetzee)
Longitudinal Study on Business Case for Agent Model
(Gisela Paola Davico, Christian Rodriguez)
Innovative Client Centric Marketing
(Carlos Fonseca)
Risk Management at a Board Level
(Martin Holtmann)
ALL
PARTICIPANTS
  BREAK OUT SESSIONS
MORNING SESSION
10:00 am - 1:00 pm
with COFFEE BREAK
Strategic Response to Risk in Microfinance Markets
(Natasa Goronja, Robert Christen, Daniel Rozas)
Customer Centricity as Business Model to Enhance Competitiveness
(Gerhard Coetzee)
Integrating an Improved Value Proposition
(Nino Mesarina)
Human Centered Design in Financial Services/Client Journey
(Pamela Chan, Rebecca Rouse)
Leadership for Change Management / Closing Remarks and Graduation
(Matthew Saal, Robert Christen)
ENHANCED COMPETITIVENESS
Strategic Response to Risk in Microfinance Markets
(Natasa Goronja, Robert Christen, Daniel Rozas)
Risk and Governance in Microfinance Institutions
(Robert Christen, Natasa Goronja)
Risk and Governance in Microfinance Institutions
(Robert Christen, Natasa Goronja)
Risk and Governance in Microfinance Institutions
(Robert Christen, Natasa Goronja)
Leadership for Change Management / Closing Remarks and Graduation
(Matthew Saal, Robert Christen)
RISK GOVERNANCE
Strategic Response to Risk in Microfinance Markets
(Natasa Goronja, Robert Christen, Daniel Rozas)
Digital Credit and Scoring
(Gregory Chen)
Business Case for DFS
(Susie Lonie)
What does a Microfinance CEO Need to Know When Considering Partnerships in DFS?
(Aiaze Mitha)
Leadership for Change Management / Closing Remarks and Graduation
(Matthew Saal, Robert Christen)
DIGITAL FINANCIAL SERVICES
  LUNCH: 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
AFTERNOON SESSION
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Strategic Response to Risk in Microfinance Markets
(Natasa Goronja, Robert Christen, Daniel Rozas)
Segmentation
(Gayatri Murthy)
Integrating an Improved Value Proposition
(Nino Mesarina)
Human Centered Design in Financial Services/Client Journey
(Pamela Chan, Rebecca Rouse)
ENHANCED COMPETITIVENESS
Strategic Response to Risk in Microfinance Markets
(Natasa Goronja, Robert Christen, Daniel Rozas)
Risk and Governance in Microfinance Institutions
(Robert Christen, Natasa Goronja)
Risk and Governance in Microfinance Institutions
(Robert Christen, Natasa Goronja)
Risk and Governance in Microfinance Institutions
(Robert Christen, Natasa Goronja)
RISK GOVERNANCE
Strategic Response to Risk in Microfinance Markets
(Natasa Goronja, Robert Christen, Daniel Rozas)
Banking Beyond Digital Credit
(Xavier Faz)
Business Case for DFS
(Susie Lonie)
What does a Microfinance CEO Need to Know When Considering Partnerships in DFS?
(Aiaze Mitha)
DIGITAL FINANCIAL SERVICES
  COFFEE BREAK: 4:00 pm - 4:30 pm
PLENARY
SESSION
4:30 - 5:30
Risk & Strategic Response
(Momina Aijazuddin, Natasa Goronja, Robert Christen)
Plenary Panel DFS for Agriculture
(Emilio Hernández)
IFC Client Panel
(Momina Aijazuddin)
ALL
PARTICIPANTS

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Syracuse, New York 13202, USA
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