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Back to Boulder: Strategic Response to Risk in Microfinance Markets

November 28, 2016 - December 2, 2016

boulderIFC-WBG-vertical-CMYKThe field of financial inclusion currently faces a contradiction true for many markets – many clients remain unbanked while many of the market pockets have become oversaturated and highly challenging. Our new Back to Boulder: Strategic Response to Risk in Microfinance Markets program brings leaders from within and outside of the microfinance community, as well as international experts in leadership and change management to provide participants with practical tools, cases, and experiences in the areas of:

  • Risk Governance: How to identify macro-level risks in competitive markets, appropriate strategic responses, and the constructive and proactive role boards play in protecting the resiliency of their institutions.
  • Enhanced Competitiveness: Skills needed to enhance impact and competitiveness by attracting, keeping and deepening relationships with clients through a renewed value proposition and successful business models.
  • Managing for Shareholder Value: Computer simulation of the activities of a mid-sized commercial bank.

Furthermore, morning and afternoon plenaries are designed to provide insights into the complex nature of change leadership and how to remain pertinent in times of exponential challenges generated by disruptive technologies and market forces. Participants will then be split up according to the concentration of their preference (Risk Governance, Enhanced Competitiveness, Managing for Shareholder Value). Attendance in a particular concentration will result in a certificate in the area of specialty.

Strategic Response to Risk in Microfinance Markets is designed to be highly interactive and is one in our new series of 5-day Back to Boulder programs. It will be offered in English. The program features 20 experts from within and outside of the microfinance community throughout its 35 academic hours.

This event will take place in Washington, DC, and is hosted by the International Finance Corporation (IFC), a World Bank group member. For more information regarding the program schedule, venue, and application process please contact us:


November 28, 2016
December 2, 2016


2121 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
Washington, DC United States
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