Managing Financial Risk in an Economic Downturn

An Intensive 3-day Training Course

Managing Financial Risk
in an Economic Downturn

Managing Financial Risk in an Economic Downturn

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Why Choose this Training Course?

The level of exposure to financial risk is a very important indicator of the financial health of a business. Organisations having higher levels of financial risk are particularly vulnerable when there is a downturn in economic activity. During an economic downturn the real-life practical problems and risks faced by us all on a daily basis take on an increased significance. The financial problems faced in an economic downturn may have a critically adverse impact on individual and organisational performance and so it is crucially important to be able to use the appropriate management tools to resolve them and avoid their repetition.

This training course takes a very user-friendly approach to enable participants to identify various forms of financial risk and business risk, use root cause analysis to determine the source of resultant business problems, and then use the tools and techniques of the problem-solving process and identify appropriate actions. The Instructor’s own commercial and industrial experience plus many other real-world business scenarios are shared throughout this seminar to reinforce the use of such tools and techniques.

This training course will highlight:

  • The various types of financial risk, and business risk
  • Root cause analysis of business problems
  • Problem-solving tools and techniques
  • Practical solutions to resolve business problems

What are the Goals?

By the end of this training course, participants will have learned how to:

  • Develop the essential skills needed to understand risk
  • Analyse the choice of options available to deal financial risk
  • Identify the keys factors to determine the real root causes of business problems
  • Resolve business problems using the problem-solving process
  • Develop a methodology to eliminate the repetition of business problems

Who is this Training Course for?

The business problems faced during an economic downturn have a significant impact on the financial performance of the whole organisation. Business professionals in every role and at every management level in the organisation have a responsibility to ensure that their business skills toolbox includes the ability to identify such problems and to use the appropriate management tools that ensure that they are effectively resolved and are not repeated.

This training course  enables participants to identify financial problems, particularly those faced during an economic downturn,and it is suitable for a wide range of participants from companies, corporations and government organisations, and will greatly benefit business professionals and managers working in:

  • sales and marketing
  • finance and accounting
  • planning and budgeting
  • estimating and costing
  • operations
  • facilities management
  • engineering
  • procurement
  • logistics
  • project management
  • exploration management
  • asset management
  • quality management
  • human resources

and senior managers and other managers interested in managing financial risk and business risk, root cause analysis and the problem-solving process.

How will this Training Course be Presented?

Training methodology includes its presentation in a very user-friendly way to suit individuals with varying levels of financial knowledge and business experience.

The training course will be conducted along workshop principles to ensure the development of transferable skills and knowledge using formal presentations, numerous worked examples, and real-world scenarios. Discussion of current issues, policies and procedures, together with interactive team case studies and exercises, and videos reinforce the application of each of the learning points and topics covered.

Our aim is to make this course an enjoyable learning experience.

Daily Agenda

Day One: Business Risk and Financial Risk
  • What is risk?
  • Identification of the different types of business risk and financial risk
  • The risk-reward decision model
  • The choices presented in response to every risk
  • Risk models
  • Assurance versus insurance
Day Two: Identifying Problems And their Causes, And Problem-Solving
  • Fundamental elements of the root causes of problems
  • General principles of root cause analysis (RCA)
  • Implementing RCA-based corrective action technique
  • The Deming plan/do/check/act (PDCA) model
  • Using the problem-solving worksheet
  • Using the tools and techniques of the problem-solving process
Day Three: Actions to Resolve Business Problems
  • Using the problem-solving process to resolve business problems
  • The practical analysis of business risk
  • The practical analysis of financial risk
  • Applying the tools and techniques of root cause analysis
  • Developing a usable problem-solving approach to generate practical solutions to real-life business problems


  • On successful completion of this Training Course / Online Training Course, a PetroKnowledge Certificate / E-Certificate will be awarded to the delegates.

In Association With

GLOMACS Training

Our collaboration with GLOMACS aims to provide the best training services and benefits for our valued clients

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Frequently Asked Questions

  • To register online through our website, please click “Enroll Now” on the course page, complete and submit the form. A confirmation e-mail and instructions will be sent to the participant’s e-mail.
  • You may also get in touch with our Registration Team on
    +971 50 981 7386 | +971 2 557 7389 or send an email to

  • Payments can be made in USD or UAE local currency AED (Arab Emirates Dirhams) either by Bank Transfer or by Credit Card. Our Bank Account details will be provided on the invoice.
  • Course fees are payable upon booking unless a valid, authorized Purchase Order is provided and accepted.
  • Invoices will be sent via email/courier to the ID/name and address provided.
  • The course fee shall be settled prior to course start date. Corporate payments with existing payment policy shall be relayed to us in advance.

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