Reserve funds play an important role in the sustainability of social security systems, but 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 Academy Diploma training courses run in partnership with the ITC-ILO training institution, offered in an innovative e-learning format from 2020. See how it works (videos and presentation).
This specialized course enables you to join a virtual global network of social security practitioners flexibly and without the need to travel.
Training course: ISSA Guidelines on Investment of Social Security Funds
Training institution: International Training Centre of the International Labour Organization (ITC-ILO)
Training venue: E-Campus of the ITC-ILO
Training period: 1 June to 10 July 2020
Region: Open to ISSA member organizations in all regions
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 from ISSA member institutions. In particular, participants should hold positions directly related to the management of social security services.
Course learning materials and tuition will be offered online in English. The following requirements are therefore essential to participate in this course:
- the ability to use and access a computer with internet
- working knowledge of written English
How to apply for the training course:
Please contact the ITC-ILO training institution to apply for this training course
Mr Charles Crevier
Tel: +39 011 6936 524
Applicants should complete the online form no later than 20 May 2020, supported by a letter from their sponsoring institution, indicating to assume the costs of the participant.
Cost of participation
The cost of participating in this course is Euro 900. This is payable in advance by the participant’s sponsoring organization and covers tuition fees, support services and online training and training materials.
The diploma training programme
The ISSA Academy diploma programme offers high-level E-Learning on the ISSA Guidelines for social security professionals.
The course consists of a number of online modules offered through the E-Campus online platform to be completed over a period of six weeks from 1 June to 10 July 2020, 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 engaging video presentations by highly experienced trainers, blended with individual and collaborative group exercises, peer-to-peer assessment and online technical forums 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 Certificate of Achievement.