On-Site Banking Supervision

Sep 20 – 22, 2022 CEF, Ljubljana and online No Fee
Aug 31, 2022 Central Banking

About this learning event

At this event, we will approach on-site supervision from organizational and practical supervisory viewpoints. The aim is to provide a workshop, where participants will be working on supervisory skills and will hear and discuss latest supervisory practices. The workshop is focusing on the job-specific knowledge and skills that supervisors need to acquire and use in their job. For this reason, the workshop will provide a mix of topical presentations complemented with practical exercises for supervisors to work on their skills.

We will approach this through the work with experts and incorporate some of our CEF learning methodology that is followed at our training of trainers activities, adapted to suit the nature of work of the supervisors. Participants will acquire techniques and skills for planning, organizing and conducting their on-site missions as well as presenting their findings. We will focus on the aspects of on-site inspections framework, planning and developing the scope of on-site inspections, and practical organization, while also including examples of in-depth investigations of various risks and on-site methodology. We will work on strengthening the planning and performance of on-site inspections through case studies and group work.

Some of the topics to be discussed at the event:

  • Supervisory techniques
  • ECB supervisory guidelines
  • SSM supervisory approach
  • Supervisory Review and Evaluation Process SREP
  • Risk-based approach
  • National supervisory practices in the region 
  • Skills: presentation of findings and argumentation
  • Listening and interviewing skills for supervisors

At the workshop, we will try to accommodate to participants needs and will devote time to discuss challenges and other topics connected to the on-site banking supervision.


The workshop will be organized face-to-face. We might however offer some of the topical presentations for our online audience. However, the majority of the curriculum and especially practical exercises will only be done in the classroom. For those interested in the online part, we will open the registration subsequently when the agenda is published on the webpage.


  • Arnaud Lauwers, Head of Mission on-site banking inspection, National Bank of Belgium

Within the Single Supervisory Mechanism (SSM), Arnaud was nominated by the ECB to conduct banking inspections of significant € zone banks in Belgium, the Netherlands including the bank’s London branch and France. He was member of various ECB drafting teams like ICAAP or Governance and is currently an active member of the drafting team on Climate Risk.

Before joining the NBB, Arnaud gained a large banking experience in various positions (strategic reengineering, operational risk, audit, portfolio management, cyber protection, business development...) within the BNP Paribas group having operated at European level including Turkey.

Arnaud is also a lecturer of ''Operational Risk Management'' at the Belgian Banking Federation, of ''Audit, Governance and Risk Management'' at NCOI Training and co-animated a workshop on ''risk based on site banking inspections'' in recent years at the Central Banks of Macedonia and Montenegro.

Arnaud is based in Brussels, travelling often across Europe for business missions, hiking in the world mountains and deserts and surfing the ocean waves by passion of sport & nature.

  • Other experts TBD

Target audience

Officials of banking regulation and supervision departments of central banks and financial supervisory authorities; supervisors of non-bank financial institutions


This learning initiative is supported by:

Bank of Slovenia National Bank of Belgium

Submit your application today to secure your spot at our course. Deadline for applying to this course is August 31, 2022.