Keep track of the biggest risks to your company.
Political risk is of growing concern to organisations around the world. As the operating environment becomes more unstable, regulatory volatility increases, and security threats emerge from new vectors, assessing and preparing for politically-driven challenges have become crucial for both public and private sector decision-makers.
Few analysts in organisations are properly trained in the unique skillset required to deal with political risk. A sovereign risk analyst may be hired for their mathematical skills at tracking bond movements – and then be assigned to predict whether a country will have a coup. A security analyst is trained at sifting through counter-terror raw intel on a 24-hour cycle – and then is assigned to build scenarios out to 2040.
Drawing on academic literature, lessons from the intelligence community, business case studies, and Oxford Analytica’s nearly 50 years of experience, this course focuses on the crucial tasks of political risk, such as:
- How do I manage high levels of uncertainty in information sources?
- How do I make actionable recommendations to decision-makers when the true answer may be unknowable?
- What are the biggest and most uncertain challenges facing my organisation?
Our analytical training programme is fully customisable to your needs, by shortening or extending modules, or by selecting one or several of the modules for your bespoke training.
Our training curricula are built as a series of modules, which can be selected to fit each organisation’s needs and schedule. Each module contains a variety of group exercises to encourage attendees to use their own knowledge and work with their peers to overcome challenges. Modules include:
- Principles of analysis: The building blocks of the analytical process, crucial for anyone who deals with situations of high uncertainty.
- Political risk analysis in practice: Essential how-to’s for the essence of bringing political risk into a workflow
- Quantifying political risk: Converting qualitative information into hard numbers
- Communicating political risk: Presenting analysis efficiently and effectively to engage with relevant decision makers
- Managing subject-matter experts: Extracting knowledge without bias
- Building an analytical team: Blending specialists and generalists to make a whole greater than the sum of its parts
- Alternative forecasting: Innovative ways to see what’s coming
- Event monitoring: Creating a system to stay on top of volatile situations
Aimed at analysts, directors and executives, our analytical training course empowers corporate and government professionals to:
- Understand the nature of risk and the ways in which it is often misinterpreted
- Identify pitfalls analysts should know about in their quest to avoid analytical error
- Manage information, reduce error and cognitive bias and recognise analytical frameworks
- Use analysis in order to deliver a product or service that presents information within a framework that gives necessary context
- Communicate analysis efficiently and effectively
- Gain invaluable analytical insight from real-world examples of challenges and solutions discussed by our experienced analysts