B2B: Strategic Response to RiskB2B: Strategic Response to Risk

Boulder Institute of Microfinance, in partnership with the International Finance Corporation (IFC), recently completed our 2nd edition of 

Back to Boulder: Strategic Response to Risk
in Microfinance Markets

Back to Boulder was held November 27 – December 1, 2017 in Washington, D.C.

A one-week program for senior financial inclusion professionals

To register for the 2018 editionclick here


Boulder Institute, in partnership with the International Finance Corporation, successfully launched the inaugural Back to Boulder:  Strategic Response to Risk in Microfinance Markets in 2016. It is with extreme pleasure that we announce the completion of the 2nd edition of this program designed for C-Suite level executives and board members of financial service providers. Dates for the 2018 edition will be posted shortly. 

The field of financial inclusion currently faces a contradiction in many markets: clients remain unbanked while certain market pockets have become oversaturated and highly challenging. Our new Back to Boulder: Strategic Response to Risk in Microfinance Markets program brings together 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: Developing strategic responses to risk and crisis in order to protect the resiliency of your institution.
  • Enhanced Competitiveness: In these times of increased competition for clients’ wallets that comes from new delivery channels and disruptive innovators, we explore how to attract, keep and deepen relationships with clients.
  • Digital Financial Services:  What questions do directors need to ask as their teams develop and embark on digital strategies? Guided by innovators and specialists, explore both successful and failed cases while learning how to identify key factors.

Through 32 academic hours, participants learn from over 15 renowned experts from within and outside of the microfinance community. Morning and afternoon plenary sessions provide insights into the complex nature of change leadership and explore how to remain pertinent given current market forces. 

Strategic Response to Risk in Microfinance Markets is designed to be highly interactive in order to maximize opportunities for the peer-to-peer learning and leverage participants’ own exceptional experiences. It is offered in English and registrations are accepted based on eligibility criteria.

This event takes place in Washington, D.C. and is hosted by the International Finance Corporation (IFC), a World Bank group member. For more information regarding the  2018 program’s schedule, venue and application process please contact us: info@bouldermicrofinance.org.

Boulder Institute of Microfinance

120 E Washington Street Suite 325
Syracuse, New York 13202, USA
+1 (315) 760-3091


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