Training and engagement

The World Gold Council reserve asset management staff offer a range of bespoke in-house training and intensive campus-based training programmes for public institutions’ professionals. 

The Executive Programme in Gold Reserve Management

This one-week intensive programme is held in conjunction with leading global business schools around the world. The course covers a range of essential learning modules, including: fundamentals of gold demand and supply and the outlook for gold; the role of gold as a reserve asset; case studies on gold reserve management in practice; mining and exploration, the global gold market infrastructure, including the loco-London market; gold market operations; upgrading and refining gold and accounting for gold. 

The programme also acts as a global forum for central bankers and ministry of finance officials around the world to exchange views and share best practices in gold reserve management. 

Past programmes include:

The Executive Programme in Gold Reserve Management, University of Cambridge Judge Business School

Training and engagement - The Executive Programme in Gold Reserve Management, University of Cambridge Judge Business School

Contributions from Professor Michael Kitson, Dame Kate Barker, experts from the World Gold Council, the London Bullion Market Association, leading gold industry insiders, mining companies and various central banks. 

The Executive Programme in Gold Reserve Management, Haas School of Business, University of California, Berkeley

Training and engagement - The Executive Programme in Gold Reserve Management, Haas School of Business, University of California, Berkeley

Contributions from UC Berkeley Professors Maurice Obstfeld and Professor Barry Eichengreen, leading gold industry experts, Newgold, the London Bullion Market Association, the International Monetary Fund and various central bankers. 

The Gold and Sustainability seminar, from the United National Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR) and the World Gold Council: Gold and sustainability

Training and engagement - The Gold and Sustainability seminar, from the United National Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR) and the World Gold Council: Gold and sustainability

This two-day seminar examined gold’s role in promoting the stability of reserve portfolios and in socio-economic development. Learning objectives included: the unique qualities of gold from its multiple sources of supply and demand, the importance of gold as a reserve asset, the relevance of the Central Bank Gold Agreement to gold producing countries and the socio-economic impact that gold mining can contribute to developing countries. 

Bespoke training

Training and engagement - Bespoke training

Bespoke research and training can be requested free of charge by emailing [email protected]. Please note that this facility is only open to public servants in ministries of finance and central banks. Please provide the following details with your request: your organisation, title and area of responsibility, the specific areas of training required, your preferred date and location. All requests submitted will be treated in the strictest confidence.