Each of the short courses listed below is delivered by CFPM over a five day period. The cost per person is Ksh. 45,000.00. The course calendar is available at CFPM. We also organize in-house training for these courses and any other course that the client may want us to deliver particularly in the areas of Project Management and Finance. The cost of such in-house training is usually negotiated with the client.

- Trends in the Micro Finance sector
- Remedying the difficulties face by MFIs
- Structures and processes required to establish sound financial management and regularoty framework
- Product development in Microfinance
- Marketing Microfinance products
- Sources of capital and advice for the MFIs
- Proposal writing
- Appraising potential borrowers
- Risk Management in Micro Finance Institutions

- Developing effective governance models for pension schemes & Evaluation of governance models or pension schemes
- Selection of penstion scheme advisers and managers
- Aligning the interests of the sponsor with the rights of members and beneficiaries
- The impact of industry regulations on performance of pension schemes

- Developing the pension fund management policy
- Understanding the goals of the pension plan
- Selecting assets to include in the investment portfolio of a pension fund
- Managing the pension fund portfolio
- Performance evaluation of a pension fund portfolio
- Pension fund risk management approaches
- Ethical considerations in managing pension funds

- Monitoring & evaluation cost, quality and time
- Monitoring risk occurence and stakeholder participation
- Research methodology
- Impact evaluation and earned value analysis
- Documenting lessons learned, best practices and comparative advantages / disadvantages
- Monitorin and evaluation project closure & handover
- Completing and M&E report

- Facilitation skills
- Holding effective meetings
- Team leadership and management skills
- Conducting training needs assessment
- Effective communication & conflict resolution
- Understanding and appreciating cultural diversity

- Understanding the organization's mission & vision
- Understanding the organization's financial policy
- Using practical tools to measure and assess financial perfomance
- Budgeting skills and participation
- Evaluating potential projects for financial viability
- Reading & interpreting financial statements

- Identifying & analyzing vulnerable areas in SACCOs
- Identifying & analyzing potential risks
- Completing a risk management plan
- Monitoring risk occurence & using variance reports
- Internal controls & forensic audit to unveil fraud

- Provisions of the SACCO regularoty bill
- Investment opportunities for SACCOs
- Interest and dividend decisions
- Creating an optimal portfolio of SACCO investments
- Strategies for managing SACCO investments
- Matching the sources of finance with investments
- Asset/liability management
- Measuring the financial performance of SACCOs

- Scheduling project time using PMS
- Scheduling project cost using PMS
- Scheduling project scope using PMS
- Resource leveling using PMS
- Tracking the project progress using PMS
- Producing project reports using PMS

- Introduction to project management
- Projects, portfolios and programmes
- Project and programme cycle management
- Project management body of knowledge
- Translating corporate strategy to project strategy
- Project planning
- Project implementation and control
- Project monitoring & evaluation
- Project closure and handover

- Developing the procurement baseline
- Identifying the aspects to monitor
- Setting the procurement performance indicators
- Techniques for monitoring & evaluation procurement
- Performance & compliance
- Risk mitigation: corruption and malpractice
- Monitoring performance of procurement staff and contractors
- Monitoring & evaluation procurement contract closure

- The law of contract
- Works tendering procedures
- Works bid evaluation
- Works contract management
- Variations & contractual claims
- Dispute resolution

- Identifying vulnerable areas of the procurement cycle and supply chain
- Symptoms and indicators of fraud & corruption in procurement
- Fraud and corruption mitigation strategies
- Procurement & management techniques to prevent corruption
- Procurement forensic audit

- Introduction to strategic management
- Levels of organizational strategy
- Internal analysis
- External analysis
- Strategy formulation
- Developing the strategy's M7E plan
- Obtaining the stakeholder buy-in
- Compiling the strategic plan for an organization

- The project life cycle management approach
- The logical framework approach: application and limitations
- Stakeholder analysis & management
- Risk analysis and management
- Project budgeting & accounting
- Project proposal writing & feasibility reports

- The management consultancy cycle
- Proposal presentation skills
- Enterprises building successful relationship with clients
- Effective delivery of a change proposal
- Marketing of consultancy services
- Pricing of consultancy services
- Ethics and professional considerations in management
- Consultancy

- Key attributes of high performing teams
- Leadership / management models for development creation and management of effective teams
- Principles and techniques of performance management and target achievement
- Team skills development and motivation techniques
- Building & utilizing quality improvement teams (QITs) within the organization

- Risk identification & analysis in financial institutions
- Risk evaluation
- Defining & implementing a risk management strategy
- Devising & implementing risk defective and preventive
- Controls
- Implications of basel II
- Risk monitoring & validation

- Basic principles of lending
- Choosing lending projects: purposes of lending
- Personal and consumer lending
- Lending to corporates and multinationals
- Lending to joint ventures & startups
- Analysis of willingness and ability to repay
- Analysis of various securities in lending
- Risk management strategies in lending
- Techniques of monitoring a lending portfolio
- Managing closure of a lending relationship