We believe we can create mutually beneficial business partnerships by working together in achieving the business goals. We constantly strive to create win-win scenarios for our clients, and our consultants.
We aim to match client culture with business ambition - the ultimate requirement for long-term relationship.
GWC group provides training and consultancy in the following areas of risk:
- Business risk, Credit risk, Market risk, Insurance risk, and Operational risk
- Financial soundness risk
- Enterprise Wide Risk Management (EWRM) Language
- Modern Operational Risk Framework
- Operational Risk Exposure Evaluation (OREE)
- Risk Reporting and external data filtering
- Risk Control and mitigation descriptions
- Identification of Credit, Operational and Boundary losses
- Risk Governance
- Scenario Analysis workshop
- Risk and Capital Assurance
Over the years we have developed the view that all training should be approached at a sensible gradient, both for the trainer and the trainee. We consider that it is far more effective to build upon the solid foundation of a student’s or staff personal experience than attempt to impose a strange discipline on a base of uncertainty in unfamiliar territory. The most powerful form of learning is to discover something for oneself. Therefore the most effective education occurs in an environment of self-discovery. We believe that it is in our interest and that of our clients to share our knowledge and experience and to compare it with theirs. In the process we expect both parties to assimilate information, increase their understanding and form new ideas.
Business Continuity and Availability Management
A holistic management process that identifies potential impacts that threaten an organisation and provides a framework for building resilience with the capability for an effective response that safeguards the interests of its key stakeholders, reputation, brand and value-creating activities.
Under Business Continuity Management (BCM) pillars in theory and practice, we cover the following subjects:
- Initiation and Management
- Risk Evaluation and Control
- Business Impact Analysis
- Developing Continuity Strategies
- Emergency Response and Operations
- Developing and Implementing Business Continuity (BC) Plans
- Awareness and Training Programmes
- Maintaining and Exercising BC Plans
- Public Relations and Crisis Communications
- Co-ordinating with Public Authorities
- Applying theory to practice – Roles and Responsibilities
- An Invocation
The special skills of Business Continuity fall into two distinct categories. There are the pre-planning and preparation skills that are required to develop the plans and strategies that we might call the Pro-Active skill set. These skills are acquired or transferred through an education process. The other set of skills are those very practical ‘heat of the moment’ skills that are needed to implement or apply the plans and strategies. This second group can be called the Reactive skill set. Reactive skills need to be developed through experiential training.
Sarbanes Oxley Implementation and Testing
The legislation introduced major changes to the regulation of financial practice and corporate governance. Named after Senator Paul Sarbanes and Representative Michael Oxley, who were its main architects, it also set a number of deadlines for compliance.
run workshops and manage Sarbanes-Oxley Projects to enable companies meet the regulatory requirement provide documentation of processes, sub-processes, inherent risk and controls for key business operations provide governance and business development including testing and review of existing arrangements to correct deficiencies help organisations review their IT and Information Security to identify and provide solutions in areas where security breaches and control lapses could lead to material or significant losses implement new and test systems to ensure best practice, compliance with organisational requirements and international standard.
Other Key Areas of Consulting
Staff Recruitment, Selection and Placement Change Management Project Management from inception to implementation and post implementation review
IRIS Risk Management Software
IRIS is consistently hailed by organisations and individuals alike as the most intuitive and user friendly risk management software package available.
“It embodies the best practice risk management processes that we recommend to our clients, covering both qualitative and quantitative aspects of risk management. Secondly, the system has huge flexibility and can be used as a single user desktop edition right through to an enterprise wide solution with several hundred users sharing risk data with each other. Finally, the system includes so many useful time saving features such as the instant export of reports to PowerPoint or Excel. We are confident our customers will quickly realize benefits to their bottom line through implementing the IRIS software.”
Compliance and Governance
We provide advice, training and monitoring support to organisation and businesses to help ensure that they operate in accordance with applicable services law and regulation. Our training, advice and support cover the following:
- Advisory Compliance
- Regulatory Competence & Change
- Regulatory Risk Management
- Control Room
- Fraud & Financial Crime
- Customer Treatment
- Conflict check procedure
- Wall crossing procedure
- Maintenance of watch list and restricted list
- Monitoring & Analysis
Note: Reducing complaints is a key way to building consumers’ trust. Right across every business, meeting customers’ needs should be at the heart of everything and we work with organisations to ensure this is realised.
In addition to the above, we provide expertise advise and training in the further areas of compliance including the following:
STANDARDS OF PERSONAL BEHAVIOUR
STANDARDS OF GENERAL CONDUCT
STANDARDS OF MARKET CONDUCT
FINANCIAL CRIME PREVENTION
Master the essentials of project management; get everything you need to start managing your own successful projects.
This Session is perfect for seeing big and immediate improvements in your work and experiencing a whole project from beginning to end You will learn to:
- Master fundamental project management skills, concepts and techniques
- Link project goals and objectives to clear, compelling stakeholder needs
- Develop work breakdown structures
- Set realistic, measurable objectives and ensure positive results
- Estimate project costs and schedules using simple, proven techniques
- Establish a dependable project control and monitoring system
Managing Projects is an essential foundation course and a great starting point for your development. Gain the skills, knowledge and tools you need to start running each stage of the project life-cycle. You will learn to work within organisational and cost constraints and set goals tied directly to stakeholder needs. Get the most from your team and learn to utilise project management tools to get work done on time and within budget. Learn a comprehensive and thorough approach to project management - from the early stages of defining project requirements - to developing work breakdown structures, project change control and closeout.
What is covered:
- Introduction to Project Management
- What are "projects"?
- Why project management?
- The project life cycle
- Influences on a project
- Key stakeholders
- Project management process groups
- Project manager responsibilities
- Project Initiation
- Understanding the role of senior management
- Needs Assessment
- Project selection - benefit/cost ratio
- Present value and net present value
- Building SMART objectives
- Developing Requirements
- Project charters
- Project Requirements Document
- Project Planning
- Scope planning
- The work breakdown structure
- Schedule Planning
- Network Diagrams - CPM
- Speeding up the Schedule
- Project Management Planning Software
- Cost Planning
- Responsibility Matrix
- Resource Loading and Levelling
- Risk Planning
- Procurement Planning
- Communication and quality planning
- Project Implementation
- Developing the project team
- Organisations and team structures
- Managing change
- Managing Risk
- Performance reporting
- Assessing and monitoring project performance
- Earned value
- Sunk costs
- Project Closeout
- Scope verification and customer acceptance
- Administrative & contractual closure
- Transferring lessons learned to future project
ICT and E-Business
ICT and E-Business is all pervasive and can be the difference between running a successful company, or the company running you Participants will learn to:
- Understand the potential benefits and impact expected from ICT investment
- Have a knowledge of the attributes that will influence decision making on ICT & E-Business investment.
- Understand the relationship between ICT investment and Business Growth
- Be able to make sound investment decisions.
- ICT and E-Business for Business Growth
- ICT and E-Business Business Case
- ICT and E-Business Implementation
What is covered:
- A framework for making ICT and E-Business investment decisions.
- ICT can unlock new commercial potential – but is a means to that end, so stay crystal clear about business benefits and ends
- Understand your business priorities – sales growth, cost reduction or both – the framework we have introduced may help you think through exactly how any planned ICT spend will deliver
- Having a logical commercial framework to think through all of the forecast benefits over a 3-5 year period, and how they will be realised, can help uncover foreseeable implications, in terms of both costs and organisational impacts
- Some easy tricks and tips to get your business in front of the widest possible audience
Recruitment, Selection and Job placement
- HR Solutions
- Staffing Solutions
- Executive Search Solutions
Recruitment, Selection and Job placement
Application for Funds and Assessment There are numerous funding streams available around the world that you can tap into. Without going into details of the specific funding streams, this session presents the various things you need to do, no matter what funding you are applying for You will learn to:
- Develop the records and company information you need to have to hand to be able to respond quickly to funding opportunities
- Demonstrate due diligence
- Ensure your funding application meets the needs of the funding body
- How to ensure value for money
- How to cover all your costs
- How to make you stand out from your competitiors
Even small or medium-sized companies can benefit from funding through grants (direct funding), structural funds or through financial instruments (indirect types of funding.) Funding through grants is mostly thematic with specific objectives; environment, education, training designed by various departments of the European Commission, World Bank, International Development Bank or executive agencies. Each policy area is linked with a site which provides all the necessary information about deadlines, the amounts available and requirements needed.
What is covered:
- Where to go to register interest for funding
- What sort of business is best suited to what sort of funding?
- How to read the specifications of the funding body and how to hone your response to meet the requirements
- Where funding meets procurement
- What is preferential procurement and how can you benefit?
- Example of a Project Plan
- Procurement Strategy Template
- Reference Check Forms
- Site Visit Check Forms
- Pre Qualification Questionnaires – how to maximise your visibility
- PQQ Guidance Notes – what to ask and what not to ask
- Invitation to Tender (ITT)
- ITT Low Value Purchases
- Instructions to Tenderers
- Technical Proposals
- Tender Marking & Justification Forms