• Business Continuity and Risk Management

    Disasters and crisis affect people and the economy around the world and they appear to happen more frequently today than ever before. However, the fact is it is not just the frequency that has the greatest impact on any organizations or country. It is the way in which the technology of today enables disasters to be shown live as they happen. The demands for high profile organization or country to prepare, respond and recover from disasters is now an expectation. No excuses. Traditional hazards, risks and threats to the business sectors are now very much engulfed by unconventional threats such as terrorism and cyber security. A disaster to the financial intuitions in Asia would have a magnitude of consequences not only to their reputation, but to their valued customers, the commercial sector and the country’s economy. This workshop will discuss the current hazards, threats and risks to the financial institutions in Asia and using identified, best practice methodologies, enable attendees to help build and maintain resilient organizations through people development, risk, business continuity and disaster management principles, cyber security and managing the media in a crisis.

  • Project Portfolio Management

    As organizations reach higher levels of maturity in managing projects individually, they shift their focus to manage them collectively as project portfolios using project portfolio management (PPM) process. This transition seems to occur when the organization realizes that projects are investments – not expenditures; -requiring justification that they are aligned with organizational goals and will create value for the owners and other stakeholders of the organization. Managing project investments collectively brings coherence to implementing the strategic as well as operational initiatives and helps the organization create sustainable value in the long run. This course provides you with the tools, techniques, and best practices for managing project portfolios. It offers a “how to” methodology to design, build, and manage a portfolio.

  • Making business decisions with Excel

    This class assumes an operational perspective to teach students how to approach a broad range of complex business problems where the manager has to prioritize between different, and likely, conflicting goals.