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Risk Management Workshop for the Pan-European Executive MBA students of CITY College for a 7th year!

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‘Risk Management: A way to avoid Crisis Management and Management of Losses’ was the title of  the workshop conducted with 2 teams of MBA students on 09th and 10th of April 2024. The workshop was conducted for a 7th year in a row and was addressed to 79 Pan-European Executive MBA 2nd year students of CITY College from 13 countries (Bulgaria, Romania, Serbia, Armenia, Georgia, Azerbaijan, Greece, Kosovo, North Macedonia, Iran, China, Ukraine and Albania). The Pan-European Executive MBA is a unique dual degree MBA programme jointly offered by CITY College, University of York Europe Campus and the Faculty of Economics and Management of the prestigious University of Strasbourg.

The current business climate is increasingly uncertain and companies need their employees to be competent, efficient and knowledgeable when it comes to managing Opportunities and Threats. Every employee need to ensure he or she is up-to-date on international standards and best practice required effectively mitigating threats and capitalizing on opportunities to save company’s time and money.

During our workshop, participants were familiarized with all the processes of Risk Management during a Project through a detailed and realistic scenario.

First, we read and analyzed our Project Charter and then participants were separated into teams and started to identify the Stakeholders of the Project.

Next step was the composition of our Risk Management Plan which was followed by the Identification of Opportunities and Threats of the Project. The workshop teams have used the appropriate Risk templates and fill them in after arguments regarding the nature of each Risk:

Afterwards, we discussed about the Analysis of the Identified Risks through Qualitative methods so as to prioritize Opportunities and Threats:

Our last actions were the Identification of Risk Responses and how we will monitor our Risks during the execution of the project:

The smiling faces at the end of the workshop are the evidence that objective was accomplished and knowledge was gained!

Special thanks to Mr. George (Harry) Efstathiadis & Mr. Leslie Szamosi for their trust all these years but also to Mrs. Malliadou Eleni, Mr. Mayridis Dimitris and Mr. Konstantinos Gourmos for their support!

Until next year!!!

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PM² Methodology Workshop for the MSc students of CITY College, University of York Europe Campus!

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Project Management Methodology (PM²) of European Union was introduced for the first time as a full semester module and was addressed to 11 MSc students of CITY College from 5 countries (Kosovo, Serbia, Armenia, Greece and North Macedonia). The aim of the PM² workshop is not only knowledge but all MSc Students to be certified with the PM² Advanced certification through the test center of PM² Alliance.

Every Workshop starts with a Training Kick booster Lego game, so as to understand the importance of communication, team coordination and using a methodology!

During our workshop, participants were familiarized with all the processes of PM² during a Project through a detailed and realistic scenario. First, we read and analyzed our Project Charter and then participants were separated into teams and started to identify the Stakeholders of the Project.

Next step was the composition of our Product Breakdown Structure (PBS) which was followed by creation of the Work Breakdown structure (WBS) as well as the whole Prtoject triangule (Schedule & Budget). The workshop teams have used the appropriate PM² templates & tools so as to fill them in after arguments regarding the nature of each requirement/task of the client!

Afterwards, we discussed about the Project Plans and how to properly tailor them to our project.

Our last actions were the Identification of Risks, the Risk Analysis, Risk responses and how we will monitor our Risks during the execution of the project.

The smiling faces at the end of the workshop and the filled PM² templates are a evidence that objective was accomplished and knowledge was gained in a joinfull way!

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Risk Management Workshop for 26 Security professionals in Hellenic MPSOTC!

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On 13th & 14th of February 2024, one more Risk Management Workshop took place for the participants of “Security Management in Situational Prevention Course” at Hellenic MPSO Training Center in Kilkis. (ETOC: CTM-CT-35525, ΝΑΤΟ Listed).

It was the 301st time that Risk Management Workshop takes place in the installations of MPSO Training Center and this time it took place in an hybrid way!

In close coordination with the staff of MPSOTC, the Workshop was conducted with a combination of e-learning and live streaming!

During the 14 hours workshop, 26 participants out of 4 different Countries (Germany, Portugal, Zambia and Greece) gained knowledge concerning the principles and the procedures of Risk Management for Security projects. Participants were active members of Armed Forces, Police Forces, Fire Brigade, Coast Guards, Air-force, Customs Authorities and Civilians working in Security Sector. Participants were introduced in the theory of Risk Management and how it can applied in Security Projects via e-learning.

Moreover, during the workshop participants examined a full scenario of a Security project where they executed all the processes of Risk Management such as Identify Risks, Risk Analysis, Risk Responses, Control Risks and Stakeholders Management in an interactive way with the facilitator via Live-streaming!

Moreover, multiple case studies were discussed as well as a number of best practices from around the world so as the participants to take back home a useful toolkit.

Thank you for the honor and see you again during June 2024 with a similar Risk Workshop about Border Management!

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