Returning to campus! After three years of e-learning during the COVID-19 pandemic, the ITC-ILO invites ISSA members back to on-campus Diploma training courses.
Reserve funds play an important role in the sustainability of social security systems and their contribution depends on effective investment processes. This course draws on international best-practice guidelines to explore how to implement well-organised and effective investment processes that can respond to economic, demographic, political and management pressures.
This is one of seven ISSA Diploma training courses run in partnership with the ITC-ILO, offered in an innovative face-to-face and interactive format.
Training course: ISSA Guidelines on Investment of Social Security Funds
Training institution: International Training Centre of the International Labour Organization (ITC-ILO)
Training venue: Campus of the ITC-ILO in Turin, Italy
Training period: 22–26 May 2023
Region: Open to all ISSA member institutions
Investing social security funds appropriately and responsibly requires a firm grasp of the underlying concepts and principles of investment. This course will allow participants to expand their knowledge and abilities by focusing on the ISSA Guidelines on Investment of Social Security Funds. It will cover: (1) Investment governance principles, (2) Investment governance structures, (3) Common processes and (4) Processes specific to internal and external investment management. Participants will learn best practices in investing social security funds, from implementation to monitoring of an investment policy.
Who can participate?
The training course is designed for social security professionals of ISSA member institutions. Participants should hold positions directly related to the investment of social security funds.
Course learning materials and tuition will be offered in English, onsite and online. The following requirements are therefore essential to participate in this course:
- the ability to use and access a computer with internet;
- a working knowledge of English.
How to apply for the training course
Please contact the ITC-ILO to apply for this training course
Applicants should complete the online form no later than 21 April 2023, supported by a letter from their sponsoring institution, indicating that the institution will cover the costs of the participant.
Cost of participation
The cost of participating in this course is 2 345 euro (1 710 euro for tuition fees and 635 euro for subsistence). This price covers tuition fees, the use of training facilities and support services, training materials, accommodation, and full board at the Centre’s campus. It does not include travel to and from the campus.
ISSA Diploma training
The ISSA Diploma training programme offers high-level learning on various ISSA Guidelines on Social Security Administration.
The course consists of several modules offered on-campus at the campus of the ITC-ILO in Turin, Italy and through the E-Campus online platform for an estimated total of 60 learning hours. The course is broken down into three phases:
- Pre-course learning: Flexible (asynchronous) self-guided online learning on E-Campus and an end of phase assessment.
- Real time learning: Live interactive sessions and presentations by highly experienced trainers, blended with individual and collaborative group exercises, peer-to-peer assessment and forums, at the campus in Turin and on E-Campus.
- End of course assignment: Individual assignment applying ISSA Guidelines to the participant’s organization. Participants who successfully complete all assessments and the final assignment will receive a Diploma from the ISSA and the ITC-ILO.