The Small Countries Financial Management
18 June - 29 June 2017
This programme is unique. From the outset, it recognised that
there was a lack of directly relevant and appropriate training
specifically aimed at addressing the problems faced by small
developing countries. It, therefore, was been designed to deliver
benefits that are not generally available from other programmes. It
employs a number of teaching methods aimed at enabling participants
to reframe existing problems and challenges in ways that allow new
insights and, in the process, possible new solutions to these
challenges. Participants are asked to bring with them a
current significant problem on which they are working and, using
insights from the programme, develop some new and more effective
ways of tackling it. In that sense it goes beyond the customary
'technical' training approaches employed by many programmes.
The programme is being provided by the Small Countries Financial
Management Centre and is designed by faculty from Oxford
University's Saïd Business School with extensive input from several
regulatory and standard setting bodies. The first part of the
programme is held in the Isle of Man, with the second week taking
place in Oxford.
The programme is delivered by leading academics in relevant
disciplines from around the world. The Faculty, which is overseen
by two experienced programme directors from the Saïd Business
School, includes professors from Oxford University and other major
universities and business schools. In addition, sessions are
led by experienced practitioners and experts from regulatory and
other financial institutions and from other small countries which
have best practice to share.
The two week programme starts on the Sunday with participants
flying in to the Isle of Man.
On the following Sunday
the participants fly to the UK and travel to Oxford. On Monday
participants work further on reframing challenges and also
experience a session on leadership in influencing skills. Then,
from Tuesday through Thursday afternoon, a customised version of
the Oxford Programme on Negotiation is taught. The Oxford
sessions are conducted at Harris Manchester College. During
this portion of the programme, there are dinners at the Oxford
Union and at Harris Manchester. Participants receive their
certificates signifying successful completion of the course at the
final dinner on the Thursday evening.
Up to 24 participants are selected from senior
officials of ministries of finance, financial regulatory bodies,
and the central banks of small countries. Attendance is free, and
all travel and accommodation costs are covered by the
Find out which small countries have previously participated in the SCFMC programme.