Managing risks for line managers – half-day course

This workshop covers everything you need to know about managing risks. 

Managing risks for line managers – half-day course

Managing risks for line managers This course has been especially developed for line managers wanting to understand:

  • The whole risk framework and internal controls requirements
  • How they are expected to manage risk in their roles
  • How to address the requirements of the risk framework as set out by the Board.

The session will cover:

  • What the Regulator of Social Housing (RSH)’s “Governance and financial viability” standard requires as a “risk management and internal controls framework”
  • What your risk approach should cover in practice
  • What this means for you as a line manager
  • How to:
    • map the risks your team raise
    • consider mitigations to those risks
    • provide assurance that risks are being managed effectively
  • What the auditors expect you to know about risk.

If delivered in-house the workshop can be tailored to an individual RP’s specific risk framework. Further hands on support can be provided to line managers and their teams to map and mitigate their risks and provide assurance to executives and boards if required.

Jo Ballman

Senior leadership Jo Ballman

Jo Ballman is a governance and risk expert and has been a consultant and trainer for more than seven years. She has advised and provided guidance to many boards on the RSH’s expectations and helped them on their regulation journey, including creating with the board frameworks, policies and papers, and where required, voluntary undertaking action plans to help the board move to a compliant judgement. She takes a very practical approach working closely with executives, governance leads and members to embed the approaches.

Prior to becoming a consultant Jo worked as a Director at two large housing groups where her roles held responsibility for governance and regulation, as well as risk, performance and data.  

She is a chartered surveyor, who started her career as a development surveyor progressing to development director at one RP, before switching to the world of regulation and all it entails.

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