ISSA Academy customized training on strategic planning and risk management

25 – 26 June 2018 Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago

Join a two-day training on strategic planning and risk management (25–26 June 2018)

Strategic planning and risk management are two sides of the same coin. Risk management is important because it affects the extent to which an organization is able to achieve the goals and targets set forth in its strategic plan. By identifying risks and determining the amount of risk to tolerate, an organization may take precautionary measures to reduce the likelihood of their occurrence; and should a risk occur, the organization is ready to manage its impact on performance. Join this two-day training on good governance, strategic planning and risk management and tap into the expertise of the ISSA and its member organizations.

The customized training will be followed by an ISSA Academy workshop on good governance, strategic planning and risk management (27–29 June 2018)

If you would like to join the workshop there is a separate online registration and information on the ISSA website:

Guidelines: ISSA Guidelines on Good Governance.

Region: Open primarily to social security professionals from ISSA member organizations in the Caribbean region.

Language: English.

What are the goals of the training?
The two-day training provides an essential background for professionals of social security administrations related to good governance, strategic planning and risk management.

Using the ISSA Guidelines on Good Governance as reference and under the supervision of an accredited expert, the training aims to offer insights on the key elements of risk management and how these are – or should be – inextricably linked in the implementation of an organization’s strategic plan. Using a stylized governance framework of a social security organization, select topics on risk management will be discussed, including risk identification and analysis, risk assessment and measurement, and institutional risk appetite and decision-making.

How can you participate?
By registering online.

A member organization may send no more than two participants to the ISSA Academy customized training.


There is no registration fee. Costs for travel, accommodation and meals are to be covered by your institution.

ISSA Guidelines on Good Governance

The first part of the ISSA Guidelines on Good Governance outlines the five principles of good governance for the board and management. The second part offers practical guidance on the nine core areas of common concern to social security institutions: strategic planning; operational risk management; internal audit of operations; actuarial soundness; enforcing the prudent principle in investment management; prevention and control of corruption and fraud; service standards; human resources; and information and communication technology (ICT) infrastructure.

This workshop will bring to bear the five principles of governance on the critical area of risk management.

The ISSA Academy

The ISSA Academy offers the member institutions capacity building and development opportunities for their professionals based on the ISSA Guidelines. The ISSA Guidelines are professional standards for social security administrations on 12 core areas in social security administration.

The ISSA Academy aims to improve and innovate the performance of the member institutions by using the ISSA Guidelines as references to benchmark their systems, methods and practices.  

The ISSA Academy consists of workshops, diploma training courses and tailor-made courses, all based on the ISSA Guidelines.

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