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Risk Management, Assurance and Internal Control Systems

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Effective management of risk and control is recognised as a critical element of good governance arrangements in all organisations. It has implications for strategic and business planning, audit and assurance arrangements and the management and control of activities.

There are a wide range of good practice reports and authoritative standards both nationally and internationally which emphasise the role that risk management can play in helping organisations address the many challenges they face. Risk management should be a regular senior management team agenda item as well as a frequently discussed issue for Audit committees, boards and governing bodies


  • Governance, control and assurance systems
  • Control environment and control arrangements
  • Risk management principles and framework
  • Risk management process including identification, analysis, evaluation
  • Risk registers and documentation
  • Monitoring and reporting arrangements
  • Audit and accountability issues within organisations

This participative course will explain and review the growing significance of governance, risk management and internal control in the conduct of organisational activity, the benefits of integrating risk management into the planning and implementation of business activities, and consider approaches to embedding these processes in organisations

Finance Team

This course will be delivered by one of our experienced Finance Team: Aidan Horan and Noreen Fahy, Finance Specialists.

Dates, Venue and Fee

Date*: 1 March 2017 | 28 June 2017 (One Day)
Venue: Institute of Public Administration
Fee: The cost of this one-day course is €405 for Corporate Members of the Institute, €450 for others. Fee includes course material, lunch and refreshments.

*Dates may be subject to change.

Tailored Programme

This course can be tailored for in-house delivery. Please email if you would like further information about customised training.


All IPA courses are subject to minimum participant numbers and bookings will typically close one week prior to the course start date.

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Institute of Public Administration | 57-61 Lansdowne Road, Dublin 4 | D04 TC62
Tel: (01) 240 3666 | Fax: (01) 668 9135 | Email:

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57-61 Lansdowne Road, Ballsbridge, Dublin 4 | Tel: +353 1 240 3600 | Fax: +353 1 668 9135 | Registration no: 21087