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Advanced Public Financial Management Workshop in Bangkok, Thailand

PROGRAM INTRODUCTION

The countries improve public financial management systems as they are important for democratic governance, macroeconomic stability, effective use of resources available and poverty reduction. Public Financial Management is an essential part of the development process. Sound PFM supports aggregate control, prioritization, accountability, and efficiency in the management of public resources and delivery of services, which are critical to the achievement of public policy objectives. This program provides the necessary context to foster efficient and effective tax systems, results-driven budgeting, transparent and accountable public expenditure management, and robust macro-fiscal planning, optimizing public sector performance and contributing to broad-based, sustainable economic growth.

PROGRAM CONTENT

 

  • Introduction and Foundations of Public Finance
  • Government Funds & Role of profits
  • Capital Budgets & Operating Budgets
  • Time Value of Money & Its importance
  • Debt Vs Capital Financing
  • Asset Management
  • Detection of Budgetary Variances
  • Fiscal Control and its implementation
  • Local Government Financial Reporting
  • Types of Financial reports and their Analysis
  • Describing how government is different from other public organizations, financially
  • Financial analysis using the balance sheet, income, and other financial statements
  • Long-term funding Strategy for the organization
  • Nonprofit Annual Report
  • Different types of financial analysis (with public sector focused)
  • Financial evaluation techniques
  • Developing financial sustainability; effective resource development and management.
  • Improving financial risk management
  • Long term financial planning; developing a reserve fund
  • Dealing with an audit
  • Developing and implementing effective financial controls
  • How to interpret information in basic forms and reports
  • How to notice trends and negative indicators & the actions to counteract
PROGRAM OBJECTIVES

By the end of the program the participants will be able to:

 

  • Understand different types of financial analysis & financial evaluation methods used to support submissions for new initiatives
  • Implement a financial management plan for an organization or agency
  • Create a set of financial controls for accountability
  • Link the financial management structure to the strategic plan
  • Predict long term revenue and expense requirements
  • Evaluate the finances of organizations, teams, projects and specific initiatives
  • Conduct sophisticated financial analysis and evaluations that shall contribute to improved organizational decision making
REGISTRATION INFORMATION

Program Dates: 18-22 February 2019

Registration Closes on: 10 January 2019

 

Program Fee: $2650

Fee Covers:

 

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Financial Management & Disbursement for World Bank Projects Workshop in Dubai, UAE

Program Contents
  • World bank Project cycle and Project documentation
  • World bank project financial Management Guidelines and borrower responsibilities
  • Project Interim Financial Reporting and its Cycle
  • Internal control
  • Planning and budgeting
  • Project Accounting system
  • IFRS and its characteristics
  • Annual Financial reporting
  • Internal Audit control & Arrangements
  • Skills on project Financial Management system
  • Disbursement policies and procedures statement of Expenditure
  • IFRS- Based disbursement
  • Legal issues during loan duration
  • Inventory, depreciation, capitalized interest
  • Minority interests and consolidation
  • Exceptional and material items
  • A detailed review of the balance sheet including the explanation of all significant accounting terminology
  • Understanding the fixed assets note
  • Accounting goodwill – what is it?
  • Liabilities, pension fund accounting
  • Debt and other liabilities like debt
  • Deferred tax, contingent liabilities
  • Overview of the International Accounting Standards Board
  • The implications of the IAS Initiative
  • Review of new standards produced in the last five years
  • Present and future values
  • Perpetuities and annuities
  • Introduction to project analysis
  • Identifying the key risk areas
  • The essential aspects of the management task
  • The issue of spreadsheet risk
  • Overview of the forecasting process
  • The relationship between organization risk and financial risk
  • Identifying appropriate funding structures
  • Recognizing the drivers of funding strategies
REGISTRATION INFORMATION

Program Dates: 15-18 January 2019

Registration Deadline: 15 December 2018

 

Program Fee: $2650

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Cell/Viber/WhatsApp: +995555116622 

 

 

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PPP Project Finance & Infrastructure Program in Jakarta, Indonesia

Program Overview
  • The origins of project finance and the subsequent development of the PPP framework
  • The benefits of using PPP structures vs traditional public procurement
  • How Government ensures Value for Money for taxpayers
  • How successful has the PPP program been in developed and emerging markets?
  • What are the typical structures?
  • What are the main sources of debt, equity and other hybrid means of funding projects
  • How to determine whether a project should be funded in the domestic or offshore market
  • How do lenders assess the risks of a project and what measures do they take to mitigate these?
  • What to look for in project and financing documentation
  • How the approach to structuring varies by sector
  • The importance of cash and how to analyze the cash flow statements for a potential project
  • Why projects fail and how various stakeholders should respond
Program Methodology

The methodology used is designed to encourage maximum participation by all delegates. The presenter will suggest ideas and theories to the delegates and then encourage them to test out the ideas by the use of discussion, small group work, exercises and feedback. Each day of the seminar will end by delegates completing their own record of what has been learned on the day and considering how the ideas might be transferred back to the workplace.

Target Audience

All professionals involved in infrastructure finance from across government and government agencies, project sponsors, contractors, financial institutions including multilaterals and export credit agencies, as well as consulting and advisory firms.

  • Head of Project Finance
  • Head of Corporate Finance
  • Head of Structured Finance
  • Treasurer
  • Project Manager
  • Accountant
  • Analyst
  • Sales Manager
Program Agenda
  • Origins of Project Finance and the development of PPP/PFI
  • Key differences between project finance and corporate balance sheet financing
  • Key differences between public and private infrastructure funding
  • What are the key benefits of a limited recourse project finance structure?
  • Key Stakeholders in an infrastructure project finance transaction
  • Main terminology & acronyms used (PPP, IFI, IPP, etc.)
  • What is the state of the infrastructure project finance/ PPP market post-crisis?
  • What is the impact of Basel III on infrastructure project finance & PPP?
Funding Structures
  • Funding structures
  • Gearing
  • Viability Gap Funding
  • Availability vs Market Risk
  • Cross sector comparisons
  • Refinancing/Mini Perms
  • Syndications
Introduction to Infrastructure & PPPs
  • What is a PPP?
  • Value for Money
  • Balance sheet treatment
  • Advantages / disadvantages of PPPs in infrastructure
  • The tender process
  • Regional comparison of PPP programs – lessons to be learned
  • Common problems arising in PPP projects
Risk Identification, Analysis & Mitigation
  • What are the key risks in infrastructure projects?
  • Identification of risk types
  • Social & Environmental risk
  • Assessment of the impact of risk
  • Creation of a risk matrix
  • Risk mitigation
  • Role of the capital market derivatives in risk mitigation
  • Role of insurance to mitigate risk: commercial, financial, political

Sources of Debt & Equity
  • Equity funds
  • Developers & Investors
  • Private equity
  • Institutional Sources
  • Key issues for Investors
  • Commercial Bank Debt: availability, terms, conditions & key issues for lenders
  • Multilaterals
  • Export Credit Agencies
  • Grant Funding
  • Local market financing
  • Monoline Insurance
  • Project Bond market
  • Islamic funding
Project Appraisal
  • Cashflow models
  • Issues to look out for
  • DCF, NPV & IRRs
  • Criteria & Ratios used by lenders & investors to measure performance
  • Project documents: information memoranda, etc.
  • Role of financial advisor & other consultants
  • Due diligence
  • Cashflow & Term Sheet Exercises
  • Course participants will be invited to discuss a project cash flow and term sheet to identify key issues
Theme 1: Typical Documentation
Project Documents
  • EPC / construction contracts
  • Operations & maintenance contracts
  • Supply contracts
  • Sales/Offtake contracts
  • Shareholders’ agreements
  • PPP concession agreements
Finance Documents
  • Loan agreements: typical covenants
  • Direct (or Tripartite) Agreements
  • Security Agreements
Theme 2: Case Studies

Case Studies from a variety of developed and emerging markets and sectors. Why have some projects succeeded, whereas others have failed? Lessons from each will be identified and noted

  • Port Project, Hong Kong
  • Toll Road Project, Singapore
  • Port Project, Vietnam
  • Toll Road Project, Indonesia
  • Toll Road Project, Australia
  • Various Projects, Korea

Participants will conduct a Credit Committee exercise in teams, whereby each team will present a case for a project currently in the market to be judged by the other teams.

Registration Information

Program Dates: 24-28 February 2019

Registration Closes on: 05 January 2019

 

Program Fee: $2750

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Project Designing, Proposal Writing and Fundraising – Workshop in Paris, France

Program Introduction

The training is expected to help participants understand the need for projects in development, appreciate the phases in project management, develop a practical project idea and write comprehensive project proposal. It will also equip participants to come up with possible project funding sources, liaise with stakeholders in project idea initiation and develop fundraising initiatives.

Program Objectives

Upon completion of the programme, participants should be able to:

  • Understand the need for projects in development
  • Appreciate the phases in project management
  • Development a practical project idea and comprehensive project proposal
  • Come up with possible project funding sources
  • Liaise with stakeholders in project idea initiation and fundraising initiatives
Program Attendees 

The training is targeted to: Officers involved in development work, Community leaders, Policy makers, Project Managers and Donors and project sponsors among other development actors.

Program Contents
Day 1:
  • Management principles and practices
  • Project Definition
  • The role of projects in development
  • Detailed description of project structure and activities.
  • Basics of project management phases
  • Project design
  • Project time line
Day 2:
  • Project evaluation
  • Relevance of project phases in proposal writing and formulation
  • The sections of a standard project/grant proposal:
  • Assessing institutional capabilities
  • Model for proposal development
  • Techniques for writing winning proposals
  • Problem/need assessment
Day 3:
  • Gathering background information
  • Defining the approach
  • Why proposals get rejected
  • Writing the statement of need
  • Writing procedures
  • Preparing the budget
  • Submission
Day 4:
  • Setting fundraising goals
  • Developing a fundraising plan
  • Developing fundraising plan calendar
  • Connecting organization/programs to funder interests
  • Developing fundraising strategies
  • Mobilizing non profit boards to fundraise
  • Evaluating funding prospects
Day 5:
  • Choosing funding partners
  • Approaching individual donors and institutional funders
  • Fostering strong working relationships with grant makers
  • New trends in grant making
  • Grant-maker decision-making process
  • Staff roles in fundraising efforts
  • Action planning
Registration Information

Program Dates: 27-31 January 2019

Registration Closes on: 2 December 2018

 

Program Fee: $4850

Fee Covers:

 

 

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Call/Viber/WhatsApp: +995 555 11 66 22

 

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Financial Management for Project Development in Istanbul, Turkey

Program Description

This course will provide participants with a systematic understanding of financial approaches to project development and the role of finance and financial institutions. Participants will be able to evaluate the merits of the various mechanisms of financing development and to understand the foundations for financial policy. During the course participants will develop the skills required for the analysis of project development, and understand and develop expertise on planning and budgeting, project management fundamentals, annual reports writing and related economic matters. Additionally, students will have the opportunity to study a range of topics covering project and programme management, monitoring, auditing and internal control and development policy.

Program Objectives
  • Developing forecasts and monitor and control costs on projects
  • Appreciating cash-flow and profit and how they are managed
  • Differentiating between types of costs and costing methods
  • Stating the principles of Value Management and Through Life Costing
  • Assessing the economic viability and commercial profitability of projects through investment appraisal
  • Assessing financial stability, profitability by preparing and analyzing profit and loss accounts and balance sheets
Who Should Attend?
  • Financial and Accountants officers
  • Auditors
  • Managers
  • Anyone interested in financial management in project development
Program Schedule
Day 1
  • Project Management Basics
  • Project cycle
  • Project activities
  • Planning and Budgeting
Day 2
  • Annual reports
  • Auditing and Internal Control
  • Legal framework
Day 3
  • Fundamental accounting principles
  • The balance sheet
  • profit and loss account
Day 4
  • Costs and types of costing
  • Through life costing
  • The monitoring
Day 5
  • The cost control
  • Value management
  • Key financial ratios
  • Investment appraisal
Registration Information

Program Dates: 03 – 07 December 2018

Registration Closes on: 23 November 2018

 

Program Fee: $2850

Fee Covers:

 

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Effective Procurement & HR Management Workshop in Delhi, India

Program Introduction

PEOPLE are our greatest asset. Wide range of organizations are realizing that effective management of Human Resources (HR) is positively affecting the performance of and the competitive success in organizations, both large and small. As human resources have become viewed as more critical to organizational success, many organizations have realized that it is the people in an organization that can provide a competitive advantage.

Along with Human Resources, Procurement and acquisitions are also vital for any organization. Procurement professionals keep many things in mind, including contractual issues between their organizations and different services providers. These requirements are often fulfilled by Contracting Officers, Purchasing Managers, and Subcontractors.

 

With this training, the delegates will get an effective understanding of the concepts which will equip them with necessary skills for effective administration of human resources, working on policies and procedures including recruitment and selection, compensation and benefits, health and safety. Along with this, they will harness the ability to maintain effective formal and informal links with suppliers, service providers and other agencies to ensure that the organization is provided with the appropriate range and quality of services – both in terms of HR and Procurement Management.

 

Program Contents

The HR Part

 

  • Specifying Jobs and Roles in the organization
  • Recruitment strategies
  • Internal Vs external sources of recruitment
  • Process of Selection
  • HR Development and TNAs
  • Planning and Choosing a Development Approach
  • Benefits and Compensation
  • Identifying and Measuring Employee Performance
  • Methods for Appraising Performance
  • Retaining Employees
  • Personal Productivity
  • Employee Health and Wellness
  • Ethical Behavior in the Workplace
  • Managing Diversity in the Workforce
  • Having a Safe Working Environment

 

The Procurement Part

 

Through a critical linkage of leading-edge concepts and best practices, participants will acquire the knowledge & skills to effectively manage the procurement function. The topics covered will include:

 

  • The concept of strategic & operational procurement management
  • How to craft procurement strategies, plans and programs
  • How to develop the proper procurement organization, policies, systems and procedures
  • How to determine the required procurement manpower requirement — composition, competency & quantity
  • Managing purchasing operations
  • Managing project procurement
  • Managing vendor relations
  • Tender management
  • Contract management
  • Managing procurement information management system

 

Program Objectives
  • Illustrate why people are the most important asset of any organization
  • Understand how an organization should commit energy and effort to developing and deploying its people
  • Describe practical ways that organizations can maximize the return on their people investment

Discuss Best Practices in

  • Workforce Planning
  • Job Analysis
    • Recruitment and Selection
    • Training and Development
    • Reward systems
  • Prepare long-, medium- and short-term procurement strategic & operational plans
  • Develop procurement organization capable of implementing the procurement strategy
  • Lead and manage the implementation of the procurement strategies and plans

 

Program Methodology

The training methodology used is designed to encourage maximum participation by all delegates. The presenter will suggest ideas and theories to the delegates and then encourage them to test out the ideas by the use of discussion, small group work, exercises and feedback. Each day of the seminar will end by delegates completing their own record of what has been learned on the day and considering how the ideas might be transferred back to the workplace.

 

 

Registration Information

Program Dates: 01-07 December 2018

Registration Closes on: 18 November 2018

 

Program Fee: $2,950

Fee Covers: Participant Assessment, Airport Pickup, Accommodation, WiFi, Breakfast, Workshop Kit, Interactive workshop, Program Materials, Local Expert, Practical Activities, Lunch, Refreshments, City Map, Field Visit, Certificate & Entertaining Tour.

 

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Registration Assistance: trainings@risalatconsultants.com or risalatconsultants@gmail.com

 

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Call/Viber/WhatsApp: +995555116622 

 

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