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Institution Assessment Training for Independent Assessors (Luxembourg, September 2018)

September 26, 2018 @ 9:00 am - September 28, 2018 @ 5:00 pm CEST

- $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 efficiency, and eliminates the need to create a comprehensive risk management assessment methodology, enhancing an assessor’s competitive advantage in the bidding process.

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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 2019 individual membership ($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.

Participant Feedback

“…the Graduation Model is a veritable tool for risk management assessment in any microfinance organization type providing risk management gaps at current business level…assisting in preparing organizations to manage future risk as they grow.”

“It is an excellent course, especially because a realistic case is used to get to know this tool and to use it in a simulated practical situation. Also the interaction between the participants is very helpful to discuss the way the scoring is done.”

“The greatest value is…a process of setting up an integrated risk management framework working with an institution. I loved the way its a facilitation than a consultant’s assignment to develop RM in the MFI.”

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 25 – 29 for 115€ per night / room – breakfast, taxes and service included. This rate is in effect for bookings made prior to August 31, 2018.

Participants need to book via email contact@chatelet.lu (and not through an online reservation system) before August 31, 2018 mentioning “ADA/Chatelet group booking for September”.


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 26, 2018 @ 9:00 am
September 28, 2018 @ 5:00 pm
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RIM – Training Manager