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Institution Assessment Training for Independent Assessors (Luxembourg, September 2017)

September 20, 2017 - September 22, 2017

- $1000

Course Overview

RIM’s Institution Assessment Training for Independent Assessors is an in-depth, three-day training course designed for risk management experts, consultants, and consulting firms serving the microfinance industry. Through interactive lectures, facilitated discussions, and a case study, assessors learn to conduct a risk management gap analysis and facilitate the creation of a strategic risk management development plan using the Graduation Model and Institution Assessment framework. RIM’s cost-effective training course builds competencies, develops efficiencies, and eliminates the need to create a comprehensive risk management assessment methodology, enhancing an assessor’s competitive advantage in the bidding process.

Participants will:

  • Learn the components of RIM’s Graduation Model framework and its value proposition compared to traditional, single-bottom-line risk management frameworks;
  • Learn how to facilitate RIM’s Institution Assessment process, including critical factors within Graduation Model scoring;
  • Learn how to navigate RIM’s Graduation Model Encyclopedia (formerly known as RIM’s Knowledge Base);
  • Gain access and learn to use RIM’s Institution Assessment implementation tools and resources;
  • Be granted a complementary one-year individual membership – beginning January 2018 ($500 value);
  • Be given the opportunity to join RIM’s exclusive Institution Assessor Directory (formerly known as RMGM Assessor Database);


To ensure robust discussions and for the training to be most effective, participants should have had carried out, are in the process of carrying out, or plan on carrying out technical risk management projects with double-bottom-line financial institutions. Participants should be fluent in comprehensive risk management in financial inclusion and have basic skills in MS Excel.

Facilitator Bio

Course Facilitator

Sa-Eun Park

Sa-Eun Park, principal consultant and coach at MagpieVenture LLC, brings over a decade of experience in financial services working with commercial banks in the United States and microfinance and informal groups in various developing countries. As a financial inclusion consultant, she currently provides professional training, evaluation, and consulting services globally to build the internal capacity of microfinance institutions. She specializes in risk management and risk-based product development. Her recent assignments in microfinance risk management have taken her to the Middle East and sub-Saharan Africa to develop risk management frameworks, policies, and strategies in the regions. Previously, she managed complex economic development projects in Inclusive Financial Services at MEDA, where she designed and managed capacity-building projects and consultancies to better reach women, youth, rural, and under-banked populations across thirteen countries.

Sa-Eun has a master’s degree in development management with a concentration on microfinance and financial management from American University in Washington, DC, and an undergraduate degree in business administration from the University of California–Berkeley’s Haas School of Business. She speaks fluent Korean and English, with a working proficiency in French and basic Arabic.


Hotel Châtelet is the easiest (5 minutes walking distance). We have booked 15 single standard rooms from September 19 to 23 (4 nights) until the 1st of September: 115€ per night / room – breakfast, taxes and service included.

Participants need to book via email contact@chatelet.lu (and not through an online reservation system) before the 1st of September and specify they come for ADA in order to get this rate.


To/from ADA Offices (39 rue Glesener, L-1631 Luxembourg)

  • Luxembourg City Airport – 20 minutes by taxi (~35 €)
  • Luxembourg Train Station – 5 minutes walking

Payment options

Tickets can be purchased with a credit/debit card, or by bank transfer. To pay by bank transfer, select your tickets and choose “Pay by invoice” as the payment method. An invoice will be issued to you directly by the Risk Management Initiative in Microfinance (RIM). You can then remit payment via bank wire to secure your spot in the training.


September 20, 2017
September 22, 2017
Event Category:


RIM – Training Manager


ADA Head Office
39 rue Glesener, L-1631
Luxembourg, Luxembourg
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