Risk Appetite, Management and Mitigation (Masterclass)

Risk now forms the cornerstone of strategic planning and operational activity for housing associations.

Deregulatory measures, combined with the uncertain operating environment and the RSH’s keen focus on stress testing, add to the heightened need to have a firm grip on both sector risks and those peculiar to your own organisation. The regulator has very clear expectations, in particular on the role of Boards in ensuring risks are understood, quantified, managed and mitigated effectively. Organisations should also understand their risk appetite in relation to a range of different risks, and be able to articulate this clearly and use it as part of effective decision making.

This one-day masterclass seeks to address all of the key issues in modern risk management from the perspective of smaller housing associations.


To provide delegates with an understanding of risk within the operating and regulatory environment, the importance of managing and mitigating risk, risk appetite and the roles of the Board and Executive:

  • Regulatory context and recent background
  • Definitions of risk
  • Sector risks
  • Key risks to the business
  • Case studies
  • Risk appetite and how to assess this
  • Techniques to manage and control risks
  • Risk management strategy – key components explored
  • Board and Executive roles in risk management

Who should attend

Board members, Chief Executives and other senior staff.

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