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Conducting Bow Ties for Risk Assessments and Control 19 June 2018
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The Bow Ties for Risk Assessment and Control Self Assessment training provides detailed and practical guidance for conducting risk assessments and control reviews using the Bow Tie technique / tool. The course contains a mix of theoretical and practical components to ensure development and practice of skills.

When: Tuesday, 19 June 2018
8:00 AM
Where: IRMSA Training Centre
144 Katherine Street, Grayston Ridge Office Park
Block A, First Floor, IRMSA, Sandton
Johannesburg, Gauteng  2196
South Africa
Presenter: Vanessa Thurwell
Contact: Nazlee Kok
011 555 1800

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Course Duration



Non - Member

Vanessa Thurwell

1 Day

R 3 959.00 ex VAT

R 4 280.00 ex VAT

Who should attend

Risk practitioners and risk champions. As well as any personnel responsible for the planning and facilitation of risk assessments and
control reviews through Bow Ties.


Course outline

Introduction to risk management and risk assessments
• Introduction to Control Self Assessments
• What is Bow Tie and why is it used
• How and when to use Bow Tie
• Who should use Bow Tie
• Bow Tie leading to Control Self Assessment
• Actions arising from Bow Ties
The Bow Ties for Risk Assessment training will enable learners to:
• Understand the detailed processes and various approaches involved in conducting Bow Tie risk assessments.
• Understand techniques for facilitating such sessions to obtain the greatest value.
• Feel more confident in fac
ilitating / conducting Bow Ties in their workplace.


Who should attend

This course will benefit CRO, Risk Practitioners, Risk & Audit Committee members, Internal Auditors (other risk assurance providers), executive and senior management.


About the Presenter


Vanessa Thurlwell (BA Hons) has 11 years of experience in Risk Management, primarily Enterprise Risk Management and Business Continuity Management graduated in 2000 with a BA in Geography and Psychology and Honours in Environmental Management from UKZN. Vanessa has held positions in Health, Safety and Environmental Management for BHP Billiton, Strategic Risk Consulting for Alexander Forbes and headed ERM and ORM at IQ Business.


Vanessa has worked in many industries including mining, manufacturing, construction, retail, banking and insurance in various Southern African countries, Mauritius and Australia. Vanessa’s specialist skills include advisory and implementation at all phases of the risk management cycle, from analysing risk management maturity and conducting gap analyses against risk frameworks and regulations including King III, ISO 31000, developing risk appetite and risk management frameworks, facilitating risk management activities including risk assessments, reporting, control assessments and conducting training at all levels in an organisation.

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