New: online courses on cash management
With the onset of the pandemic, our activities at the Centre for International Central Bank Dialogue underwent abrupt change. Face-to-face events were no longer an option. In cash management, the events and bilateral measures already in the pipeline were switched to telephone and virtual meetings as far as possible, thus trialling first steps in online formats.
With the coronavirus situation still unpredictable, we began to gradually shift our offering to online courses over the summer months. We are delighted that demand has remained high and hope that our online courses provide an alternative to the face-to-face events originally planned.
October now brings the launch of an 18-part series of courses on cash management, which will cover both basic subjects and topical aspects,” enthuses Thomas Langer, senior adviser for cash management at the CIC. There will be a wide array of topics on offer, ranging from the increased automation of cash processing to the digitalisation of the cash cycle. Traditional themes will be covered, such as requirement planning, issuance of banknotes and coins and counterfeit prevention. The very latest topics such as pandemic preparedness, clean note policy, cash centres and other challenges for central banks will also be in the spotlight.
We are scheduling the online courses on a mostly weekly basis, at a time that will allow for participation across a number of different time zones. Each module will last approximately 60 to 120 minutes. We are going to have capacity for up to between 20 and 30 central bank employees to participate. It is important to us that even in this virtual environment there will be the opportunity for discussion and as much interaction as possible.
No later than three weeks before each course date, we will be posting all relevant information on our website, which is where you will also find the link to register.
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You can quickly find more information about the current state of planning in advance by taking a look at our overview.
Do you think there is a topic missing or are you interested in actively helping to shape a course?
Please do not hesitate to get in touch with us. Thomas Langer, our senior adviser responsible for the project, looks forward to hearing your ideas and suggestions and hopes to welcome you soon to one of the many courses on offer.
Text: Thomas Langer
Photo: Peter Spicka