Board Risk Oversight and Insight Program

Education Program for board members and senior stakeholders

As a senior leader in a financial institution, you face a range of operational challenges every day. As a board member, your role will also involve the identification and management of financial risks: risks that your organization currently faces, unseen risks that currently exist at a systemic or operational level, and new and emerging risks of which you are currently unaware.

We consider risk oversight as one of the key responsibilities of the board with critical linkage to strategy and organizational success.

Foundational Program

GRI’s Board Risk Oversight and Insight Program is a foundational program for board directors and senior executives with board reporting responsibilities.

This flagship professional development program is available exclusively for GRI members and has been redesigned for 2021. It explores key aspects of risk oversight in the financial services sector.

Offered online this year over two mornings in June, the program will bring together leading practitioners to provide actionable insight on the risk oversight responsibilities of boards and their corporate directors.

Master Class

GRI’s Board Risk Oversight and Insight Program Master Class Series are 90 minute interactive, themed, thought leadership discussions with industry experts on a variety of engaging topics

Climate Smart Board Series

Climate Smart Board series designed to support directors in our work to evolve corporate strategy in the era of climate change, and keep pace with the fast-evolving landscape of climate governance. The aim is to build strategic climate fluency on our boards that is aligned with investor expectations, changing regulation and client demand.

We created the Board Risk Oversight Program exclusively for board members and senior stakeholders in the financial sector including central bankers, policymakers and regulators. With an alumni over 100+ GRI members having completed this program since 2014, it is a respected course.


As a participant in this program I would highlight the dialogue and sharing of views with peer directors at other financial institutions as the biggest return.


Why GRI members should take the program

Open learning environment

This program is an opportunity for directors to interact with other financial institutions directors in an open learning environment. Participants will hear from academics, practitioners and other directors – share points of view on leading practices and lessons learned. We are providing attendees with novel research relevant to real-world problems and outstanding risk education. CEU educational credits are also provided upon completion of the program.


Participants in this program will benefit from the experience of world-class risk practitioners and educators:

  • We work collaboratively using case studies, presentations and group learning techniques to build their capacity to identify, manage and benefit from the risks their organizations face both now and in the future.
  • Those who attend this program will enhance their understanding of risk oversight as a board member at a financial institution, as well as being able to better anticipate future trends that could affect their organization.