Strategic Planning and Project Management: Delivering Change and Meeting Objectives 2022

Strategic Planning and Project Management: Delivering Change and Meeting Objectives 2022

Strategic Planning and Project Management: Delivering Change and Meeting Objectives

November 28 – December 1

Live Content sessions held: 8am–12pm (EST) | 1pm–5pm (GMT) | 9pm–1am (SGT) 

Chair: Janet Cosier, former advisor on strategic planning and risk management, Bank of Canada

  • How has the Covid-19 pandemic changed the way central banks work?
  • How can central banks, as policymakers, and as institutions, systematically incorporate and prioritise climate risk?
  • How can a central bank integrate diversity questions into their strategic plans?

It is a shifting world that strategic planners find themselves in. These are the dynamics that will shape central banks and central banking over the next decade. Understanding implications, identifying synergies and taking a long-term view will be essential. Yet, in a world of constrained resources, strategic planning cannot please everyone. Prioritisation and sequencing have to be balanced with awareness and agility.

This course is designed to equip central bankers to meet these challenges. Each day will feature three hours of expert-led Live Content to maximise the opportunity to share and learn. The chair will ensure participants have opportunities to network throughout the course, with time set aside for a workshop on implementing key learnings.

View chair letter.

Agenda

Two weeks prior to your training course you will be emailed access to our content hub with course materials, including a trial to Central Banking if you are not already subscribed. There will be a combination of articles, reports and presentations that will contribute to two hours of preparation time for the live content. Presentations for the sessions will also be held here subject to the speaker approval.

New demands facing central banks

13:0013:30

Strategic Planning and Project Management Course Introduction
Course introduction session led by the chair

13:00 - 13:30

  • Introductions and welcome from the chairperson
  • Overview of the training course
  • Discussion of the delegate expectations
Janet Cosier

Former advisor on strategic planning and risk management

Former Bank of Canada

Janet Cosier is the former Chief Risk Officer and Adviser on Strategic Planning at the Bank of Canada. She continues in her capacity as the Chair of the Board of Directors of the Canadian Payments Association. She has served in a variety of functions including comptroller and chief accountant, as well as chief internal auditor, before being appointed adviser to the governor. She has provided technical assistance to various central banks in the areas of strategic planning, risk management, governance and financial reporting. Before joining the Bank of Canada, she worked with the Office of the Auditor General of Canada and with the Department of Industry, Trade and Commerce. Mrs Cosier holds degrees from York University and the University of Windsor in mathematics, computer science, accounting and financial management.

13:3014:30

What challenges and risks do central banks face?

12:15 - 13:15

  • External pressures facing central banks from policy, operational, governance and financial perspectives
  • Steps to improve institutional management
  • Obstacles encountered and setting key objectives
  • Discussion: risks facing attendees’ home jurisdictions
Janet Cosier

Former advisor on strategic planning and risk management

Former Bank of Canada

Janet Cosier is the former Chief Risk Officer and Adviser on Strategic Planning at the Bank of Canada. She continues in her capacity as the Chair of the Board of Directors of the Canadian Payments Association. She has served in a variety of functions including comptroller and chief accountant, as well as chief internal auditor, before being appointed adviser to the governor. She has provided technical assistance to various central banks in the areas of strategic planning, risk management, governance and financial reporting. Before joining the Bank of Canada, she worked with the Office of the Auditor General of Canada and with the Department of Industry, Trade and Commerce. Mrs Cosier holds degrees from York University and the University of Windsor in mathematics, computer science, accounting and financial management.

14:3014:45

Break

12:45 - 13:00

14:4515:45

Operating in a multi-mandate environment: a governor’s perspective

03:00 - 04:00

  • Overview of central banks evolving mandate in 2022
  • Implication for external responsibilities and internal functioning
  • Impacts of the evolving mandates and what this means for the central bank
  • Discussion: experiences from participants’ home jurisdictions
Marko Škreb

Former governor

Croatian National Bank

Marko Škreb is a former governor of the Croatian National Bank. Currently he is Central banking lead on a Financial sector reform project (FINRA) in Bosnia and Herzegovina, financed by USAID. Before that he was resident project manager for Canada-IMF Capacity building project at the National Bank of Ukraine. He moved to Kyiv from his position as advisor at the International Monetary Fund’s Regional Technical Assistance centre in Accra, Ghana.  Before that, he was chief economist and strategist at the second largest commercial bank in Croatia. Mr. Skreb started his professional career teaching at the University of Zagreb. Following academic vocation he joined the Croatian central bank, first as research and statistics director and later on as governor (from 1996 to 2000). In 1997 he was awarded the Central European Annual Awards for Excellence - Best Central Bank Governor by the Banker. Since 2000 he worked as a consultant for the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank in numerous countries, mostly in South-East Europe. He also worked at the Independent Evaluation Office of the IMF in Washington DC in the period 2004-2005. Mr Škreb published a number of articles and edited books, focusing on transition questions and financial issues.

15:4516:00

Networking break

15:30 - 16:00

16:0017:00

Towards sustainability: strategic perspectives on greening central banking

13:30 - 14:30

  • Understanding the connection between central banking and climate-related risks
  • A framework for thinking about climate-related risks and their impact
  • Implications for policymaking, operations and governance
  • What this means for strategic planning: short, medium and long term
Antonieta Campa Rojas

Risk strategy and project manager

Bank of Mexico

Antonieta Campa heads the Projects and Risk Analysis Division at the Central Bank of Mexico, where she works on enhancing risk management for the Central Bank's operations in both the national and international markets, its insurance schemes for current operations and new projects, and develops risk management models and methodologies for the institution's internal activities. Ms. Campa joined the Central Bank of Mexico in 2004. Prior to her current position, she served as Financial Risk Manager, in charge of valuation, risk management and compliance activities for the foreign currency reserves. She holds a BSc. in Mathematics from UNAM in Mexico City and a MSc. in Mathematical Finance from Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona.

Dealing with disruption

13:0014:00

Building organisational resilience: the role of strategic planning

12:00 - 13:00

  • Key features of organisational resilience as a strategic goal
  • Impact of factors such as corporate culture, risk appetite and risk tolerance
  • Examples of tools and frameworks for strategic monitoring and continuous assessment
  • Role of interdepartmental cooperation and coordination
Amirthalingam Kanagalingam

Deputy director, business technology

Bank Negara Malaysia

Kanagalingam is currently a Deputy Director in the Business Technology Department of Bank Negara Malaysia. He is responsible for strategy and governance matters, with a focus on planning, performance and change management. Before this he was responsible for the Central Bank’s organisational strategy and business planning function. He joined the Bank in 1990 and over the 30 years has served in several capacities, including bank supervision, crisis management, international capacity building and organizational development. He holds an MBA from London Business School.

14:0014:15

Break

12:45 - 13:00

14:1515:15

Strategic planning: how to be agile in an evolving world

13:30 - 14:30

  • Overview of the ways in which the pandemic has changed the way central banks work
  • Developing a more agile strategic plan
  • Challenges and opportunities for central banks going forward
  • How to measure progress and make an impact
Coralia Bulhoes

Chief financial officer

Bank of Canada

Coralia Bulhoes was appointed Chief Financial Officer (CFO) and Managing Director (MD) of Financial Services, effective March 2020. In this capacity, she is responsible for the Bank’s financial framework: from implementing the corporate planning cycle to delivering all accounting and financial reporting services. She provides business support to the Executive Leadership team and is a member of the Management Council.
Ms. Bulhoes brings to the Bank more than 18 years of leadership experience in corporate services and business management. She was previously Chief Operating Officer (COO) at the Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM), a role she had held since 2006. Prior to assuming the COO role, she was FCM’s Director of Finance.
Ms. Bulhoes is a Chartered Professional Accountant and has a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting from the Université du Québec en Outaouais.

15:1515:45

Networking break

15:30 - 16:00

15:4516:45

Strategic planning and risk management: the mutual enablers

14:30 - 15:30

  • Synergies and overlaps between the risk management and strategic planning function
  • Emerging opportunities and unavoidable trade-offs
  • Examples of methods and tools for systemic coordination and cooperation between the two functions
  • Tips for engagement in the planning process: options and choices to address key areas of risk
Janet Cosier

Former advisor on strategic planning and risk management

Former Bank of Canada

Janet Cosier is the former Chief Risk Officer and Adviser on Strategic Planning at the Bank of Canada. She continues in her capacity as the Chair of the Board of Directors of the Canadian Payments Association. She has served in a variety of functions including comptroller and chief accountant, as well as chief internal auditor, before being appointed adviser to the governor. She has provided technical assistance to various central banks in the areas of strategic planning, risk management, governance and financial reporting. Before joining the Bank of Canada, she worked with the Office of the Auditor General of Canada and with the Department of Industry, Trade and Commerce. Mrs Cosier holds degrees from York University and the University of Windsor in mathematics, computer science, accounting and financial management.

Enabling new tools and key policy functions

13:0014:00

Making the most of big data and advanced analytics

12:00 - 13:00

  • State of the art of big data and advanced analytics
  • Examples of applications in central banking and supervision
  • Overview of opportunities for strategic planning and management
  • Implications for resourcing and institutional organisation
Sahar Nezami

Senior Director, Analytics & Insights

Bank of Canada

Sahar Nezami is a senior director at the Bank of Canada where she heads the Analytics & Insights practice. She has more than 15 years of experience building, growing, and leading data and analytics teams in various lines of business and different industries, from professional services, to retail banking, and now with central banking.

Sahar is an advocate of self-serve analytics and augmented decision support and believes in the value of data as a product and analytics as a service. She is a mentor and a volunteer and works on providing opportunities and support networks for women and newcomers, in particular.

Analytics strategy, talent development, and automating insights are some of the topics Sahar is interested in and speaks about.

Sahar is a software engineer with an M.Sc. in Economic Systems and an MBA. She lives in Toronto, Canada, and you can connect with her on LinkedIn.

14:0014:15

Break

12:45 - 13:00

14:1515:15

Designing the strategic plan: key building blocks, focus areas and performance indicators

15:00 - 16:00

  • The evolution of strategy planning and management as an internal function
  • Key features of the building blocks of strategy design
  • Examples of innovative approaches to strategic planning and management
  • Indicators and matrixes for continuous assessment of strategic objectives
Andrea Clarke

Chief strategy officer

Bank of Jamaica

Mrs. Andrea Clarke, Chief Strategy Officer, Bank of Jamaica is equipped with a wealth of experience in the fields of Strategic Planning, Project Management, Strategic Human Resource Management, Organization Development, Pension Administration and Accounting, spanning over thirty  (30) years working in both private and public sectors.

Andrea has been employed to Bank of Jamaica since 2004 where she commenced her Central Banking journey in the Human Resource Administration Department (now Human Resources Division) as Assistant Director, and was later promoted to Senior Director with portfolio responsibility for Human Resources, Training and Pensions.  She has played a critical role in the establishment of the Organisation Development and Human Resource Planning functions and coordinating the strategic planning process and has achieved many successes.  She held the position of Senior Director, Organisation Development and HR Planning  and then embarked on another milestone in her career on June 01 2019, when she was appointed to the position of Chief Strategy Officer tasked with principal responsibility for leading the Bank’s strategic planning and project management functions.  Since her tenure, she has been successful in formally developing the operations of the Strategic Planning and Project Management Centre and formalizing project management standards across the Bank.

She is the holder of a Master of Business Administration Degree from the University of New Orleans, USA, a Bachelor of Science Degree in Management Studies & Accounting from the University of the West Indies, Mona Campus, Jamaica and also holds the Senior Certified Professional in Human Resources designation from the Society of Human Resource Management (SHRM), USA. 

Dedicated, driven, focused, and goal-oriented, are just a few of the adjectives that are used to describe Andrea who is committed to achieving excellence. 

15:1515:45

Networking break

15:30 - 16:00

15:4516:45

Interdepartmental coordination: communication in focus

13:15 - 14:15

  • Key features of effective internal communication
  • Trends and dynamics of internal department coordination
  • The roles and responsibilities of communication and coordination facilitators
  • Examples of innovative methods and frameworks for communication and coordination
Pamela Riquelme

Co-ordinator of Internal Communication

Central Bank of Chile

Pamela is a journalist with a Bachelor´s Degree in Social Communications and graduated from Master Degree Program of Strategical Communications.  She has 20 years of professional experience in different public institutions of Chile. She has worked in PR and internal communications fields for the Communications Secretary of the Government of Chile, as well as the Ministry of Health and the Ministry of Finance. Pamela is currently is Coordinator of Internal Communications of the Central Bank of Chile.

Strengthening institutional resilience

13:0014:00

Linking strategy to the talent pool

14:30 - 15:30

  • Macro perspective of how strategy links to talent
  • Talent demand and talent supply
  • Managing jobs and job fit
  • Strategic planning as a job
Amirthalingam Kanagalingam

Deputy director, business technology

Bank Negara Malaysia

Kanagalingam is currently a Deputy Director in the Business Technology Department of Bank Negara Malaysia. He is responsible for strategy and governance matters, with a focus on planning, performance and change management. Before this he was responsible for the Central Bank’s organisational strategy and business planning function. He joined the Bank in 1990 and over the 30 years has served in several capacities, including bank supervision, crisis management, international capacity building and organizational development. He holds an MBA from London Business School.

14:0014:15

Break

12:45 - 13:00

14:1515:30

What’s next for strategic planning?

14:15 - 15:15

  • Key expectations in relation to the strategic management functions for 2022 and beyond
  • Trends and dynamics of roadmaps and frameworks helping to adjust the medium and long term strategy
  • Challenges and opportunities for leaders
  • Building a strategic plan for 2022
Janet Cosier

Former advisor on strategic planning and risk management

Former Bank of Canada

Janet Cosier is the former Chief Risk Officer and Adviser on Strategic Planning at the Bank of Canada. She continues in her capacity as the Chair of the Board of Directors of the Canadian Payments Association. She has served in a variety of functions including comptroller and chief accountant, as well as chief internal auditor, before being appointed adviser to the governor. She has provided technical assistance to various central banks in the areas of strategic planning, risk management, governance and financial reporting. Before joining the Bank of Canada, she worked with the Office of the Auditor General of Canada and with the Department of Industry, Trade and Commerce. Mrs Cosier holds degrees from York University and the University of Windsor in mathematics, computer science, accounting and financial management.

15:3016:00

Closing remarks and delegate action plans
Concluding session led by the chair

13:00 - 13:30

  • Summary of the course
  • Discussion of the observed trends and case studies
  • Application of learning points in the delegates’ home organisations
  • Preparation of action points
Janet Cosier

Former advisor on strategic planning and risk management

Former Bank of Canada

Janet Cosier is the former Chief Risk Officer and Adviser on Strategic Planning at the Bank of Canada. She continues in her capacity as the Chair of the Board of Directors of the Canadian Payments Association. She has served in a variety of functions including comptroller and chief accountant, as well as chief internal auditor, before being appointed adviser to the governor. She has provided technical assistance to various central banks in the areas of strategic planning, risk management, governance and financial reporting. Before joining the Bank of Canada, she worked with the Office of the Auditor General of Canada and with the Department of Industry, Trade and Commerce. Mrs Cosier holds degrees from York University and the University of Windsor in mathematics, computer science, accounting and financial management.

At the conclusion of the training, participants will be able to:

  • Gain insight into new variables and dynamics shaping the work of strategic managers in 2023
  • Identify processes for onboarding new responsibilities and tasks
  • Understand how to coordinate risk management and strategic planning
  • Incorporate lessons from the Covid-19 pandemic
  • Develop roadmaps climate, CBDC and fintech

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Janet Cosier

Former Adviser on Strategic Planning and Risk Management

Bank of Canada

Janet Cosier is the former Chief Risk Officer and Adviser on Strategic Planning at the Bank of Canada. She continues in her capacity as the Chair of the Board of Directors of the Canadian Payments Association. She has served in a variety of functions including comptroller and chief accountant, as well as chief internal auditor, before being appointed adviser to the governor. She has provided technical assistance to various central banks in the areas of strategic planning, risk management, governance and financial reporting. Before joining the Bank of Canada, she worked with the Office of the Auditor General of Canada and with the Department of Industry, Trade and Commerce. Mrs Cosier holds degrees from York University and the University of Windsor in mathematics, computer science, accounting and financial management.