Effective Supervision Program (CFS Level 2)

Certified Financial Supervisor (CFS) Level 2: Effective Supervision Program

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Online, Zoom
Apr 08th - Apr 12th, 2024
06:00AM - 11:00AM

(Timezone: EDT)

Eastern Daylight Time UTC - 4

Demet Çanakçı

Senior Program Director

  • Karen Badgerow

    Program Leader, Toronto Centre

  • Clive Briault

    Chair, Banking Advisory Board, Toronto Centre

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Program Description

More intense and effective supervision remains a core element on the supervisory and regulatory agenda. It allows supervisory authorities to promote best practices, and identify and address risks before they become serious problems at financial institutions. Keeping financial institutions safe and sound hinges on good supervision. The bank failures of March 2023 showed that there was room for improvement in supervisory practices in many areas.

This cross-sectoral program examines risk monitoring, stress testing, and business model analysis. It also focuses on supervisory approaches, techniques, tools, and (use of) corrective and sanctioning powers, and the need to address unclear mandates, inadequate powers, and lack of independence and resources. The work ahead on more effective supervision will focus on drivers of supervisory empowerment and the measurement of supervisory effectiveness.

For any questions, please feel free to send an email to Neha Sharma, the Program Coordinator: nsharma@torontocentre.org

Program Agenda

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Read the program leader biographies here.

This course will be taught by Toronto Centre program directors and program leaders who have a wealth of highly relevant experience to share with participants in order to help them carry out their work in line with international best practices and to address challenges that they may encounter in their supervisory and regulatory work. 

More details on the presenters will be provided at a later date. Please access more information about the CFS designation here.


The early bird fee is USD 925 for participants from ODA countries who register for this program before February 29, 2024. The fee for non-ODA country individuals is USD 1,500.


Participants are expected to join an icebreaker session on Thursday, April 4, 2024. This will be a good opportunity for participants to virtually meet and network with their international peers.


Pre-reading will be required. Materials will be sent out to registered participants at least two weeks before the program starts.


Registration for this program is closed.



Who Should Attend

The program is designed for mid- to senior-level staff and managers with responsibilities in supervision of the banking, securities, insurance or pensions sectors, or for managing financial stability and financial surveillance.

This program is Level 2 mandatory module for participants pursuing our Certified Financial Supervisor (CFS) certification and successfully completed the Level 1 core modules. It is also open to participants who are not pursuing the CFS certification. An examination will be administered during the program for all participants.

Participants should have at least three years of working experience in supervision, analysis or policy, and be proficient in English.

Topics Covered
  • Mandates/Resources/Independence/Ability to Act        
  • Key lessons learned from the financial crisis     
  • Increased understanding of business models   
  • Stress testing 
  • National and cross border cooperation
  • Development and governance of supervisory process   
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