2007 - Making it Real

Wednesday, 28 Nov 2007, 09:00


Conference Sponsors:

PKF 2010  Thomas Miller 2007

Media Sponsor:

Charity Times 2007

Are the risks faced by your charity fully understood throughout the organisation?  Are risks always explored when a new activity is considered?  Is risk management fully embedded in your Charity?  The desire to embed risk must have the full backing of the trustees and be driven by the Chief Executive.   The conference will look at embedding risk in the Charity, the roles of the Trustees and Finance Director in Risk Management and the role and format of a best practice audit and risk committee.

The conference also looks at risk at both the strategic and operational level.  Why is strategy important?  What are the new risks facing charities? How is risk managed during a period of major change in the Charity?  These are all key issues for the Finance Director at a strategic level; however, there are other tools that need to be used well.  The conference will also look at areas such as reserves policy, contracts, insurance and the current topical issue of charities and terrorism

The CFDG Risk Conference brings together experts and practitioners to look at the theory and practicalities of risk management in 2007. Where is the charity sector now? Do charities still miss the bigger picture? What practical tips and examples can you pick up from colleagues?
Join us for a day to look at practical and strategic elements of risk management and turn it into an opportunity for information, discussion and learning.
The Conference aims to

- focus charities on the positive impact risk management can have
- share good practice, new developments and perspectives in risk management
- encourage increased dialogue in the sector about risk

Encouraging Discussion
In addition to the opportunity to discuss risk issues during sessions, it will also be possible to continue conversations with peers and experts during breaks, or to browse through a few selected exhibition stands at the event. At the close of the day, delegates are also invited to attend a reception. Take the opportunity to continue discussions in an informal setting and discuss with colleagues what you can take away for your day-to-day work from the event.

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There will be an exhibition alongside the conference programme. Exhibitors working in a range of service areas will be available for delegates to meet, ask questions and share information.

The informal setting is an excellent opportunity to find products and service suppliers who can assist in tackling your charities' problems and who can help to make the management of your charity more efficient.

The conference timetable allows delegates plenty of opportunity to browse the exhibition and network during breaks.

The following companies are exhibiting at the Risk Conference 2007:

Horwath Clark Whitehill LLP - www.horwathcw.com
PKF (UK) LLP - www.pkf.co.uk

Insurance Brokers
Giles Insurance Brokers - www.thebroker.co.uk
Stuart Alexander - www.stuartalexander.co.uk

Risk Management and Insurance
Thomas Miller Risk Consulting - www.thomasmiller.com


Presentations are available to download at the bottom of the programme 5.75hrs CPD

Risk Conference 2007

pdf icon Presentations PDF:

Plenary John Shaw - Managing Risk - What should the FD be doing?

1A Paul Breckell - Understanding Risk at Board Level, or what questions should the Board be asking?

1B Gillian Lees - CIMA Enterprise Governance

2A Peter Heap - Financing the true Cost of Risk

2B Lynne Gregory - ChildLine…to merge or not to merge?

3A Charles Nall - Dealing with Risks in Reserves Policies

3B Betty McBride - Crisis Management

Plenary Neil Bennett - no presentation available 

4A Jo Coleman - Dealing with Risk in Contracts

4B Sarah Campbell & Ian Mathieson & Richard Weighell -  What are the New Risks facing Charities? and Compliance Risks  

5A Uday Thakar & David Taylor & John Lavers - Best Practice Audit & Risk Committee

5B John Lewis - Embedding Risk – Making it Real

Plenary Rev Mike Shaw & Mary Bishop - Managing Change

Venue Details


CBI Conference Centre, 103 New Oxford Street, London, WC1A 1DU

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Bookings & Prices


Terms and Conditions:

Written notice of cancellations up to 21 days before an event will incur a 25% administration fee. After this time period, a 100% cancellation charge will apply. Substitutions (i.e. name changes) for the course booked can be made free of charge.

CFG reserves the right to cancel any event two weeks prior to the event date. You will be entitled to a full refund or given the opportunity to transfer to an alternative date. However we regret that we cannot refund any travel or accommodation costs incurred by delegates. CFG accepts no liability if an event is cancelled or postponed for reasons beyond our reasonable control resulting from an act of God, governmental regulation, fire, war, terrorist activity or civil commotion.

It may be necessary for reasons beyond our control to change the date, time or the venue at any time prior to the event date. If this occurs you will be informed of changes and given the opportunity to cancel or transfer to an alternative date.

CFG reserves the right to amend the content of the programme or the speakers where necessary without consulting booked delegates.

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