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Risk Officers are expected to stay on top of all of the credit union's risk exposures. However, IT risks are often segmented under the IT department, and thus may represent a blind spot for the risk officer. Learn how to maintain visibility of your credit union's IT risks, providing better assurance of meeting your overall objectives.
Business Continuity is too often ignored in ERM, or is addressed only in the most basic manner. This session will place BCP in an ERM context. Attendees will also learn how to better integrate BCP into a holistic ERM program.
How do the regulators view GRC? What are their expectations? In this session, a regulator will answer those questions and provide valuable insight on the regulatory perspective.
Internal Audit and the Supervisory Committee play a key role in GRC. What are industry best practices on how to involve and integrate them? In this session, a credit union risk officer will explore the role of these key constituents.
Credit unions are increasingly expected to conduct numerous risk assessments, including cybersecurity, BSA, Fair Lending and others. This often results in duplicated effort as those risks are assessed in a credit union's ERM program. Learn how to integrate those risk assessments into your ERM and GRC efforts to provide maximum assurance in the most efficient manner.
The Committee of Supervising Organizations and ISO 31000 provide important frameworks for ERM. Both organizations have recently updated those frameworks. In this session, attendees will learn the latest thinking on building an effective ERM program.
"Big Data" and Artifical Intelligence are increasingly important for all businesses. This session will explore the role of data analytics in a robust ERM/GRC program. Attendees will learn what data is available and how it can be used to mitigate risk and increase assurance of meeting your credit union's objectives.
From ATM skimming to plastic card fraud to account takeovers and beyond, financial fraud is on the rise. This session will address current trends in fraudulent activity, and what you can do to fight it. Emerging fraud types and regional trends will also be explored.
Credit unions have always been responsible for assessing and managing their own risks. Increasingly, they're expected to address risks arising from third and fourth parties, including those who may have access to the credit union's data. In this session, attendees will learn how to effectively provide assurance regarding the risks associated with those external entities.
An increasing number of credit unions are recognizing the importance of risk management by creating this key role. This session will explore the attributes of an effective CRO. Attendees will learn what development steps need to take place to advance to the CRO role, and what pitfalls to avoid.
In the event of a cyber attack, credit unions will have to involve the appropriate authorities. This session will examine which law enforcement entities are most appropriate to involve in various cyber crimes. Attendees will learn key differences between local law enforcement, the FBI and the Secret Service. Who to contact and how to contact them will be addressed.
You've implemented your credit union's ERM program. Now what? ERM information must be communicated to key constituents including the RMCO, executive management, and the Board. Learn what goes into an effective ERM report: what the components are and how to build the report. Attendees will also learn where to find the analytic information that goes into reporting.
This session will explore current trends in regulatory compliance. Emerging trends will also be discussed. Attendees will learn how to face the ever-changing compliance landscape.
Developing effective policies isn't exciting, but policies are critical to ensuring that your personnel's actions remain within the credit union's risk appetite. This session will explore how to develop effective policies. The trade-off between too much and not enough structure through policy will also be addressed. Attendees will learn when and why policies need to be updated.
As a credit union's ERM program matures, it faces the risk of becoming stagnant. How can you take it to the next level to ensure that your ERM program remains vital and relevant? Learn three simple but important ways to advance your ERM program to provide the most meaningful information, and hear from your peers what they're doing to keep their ERM programs from becoming just another checklist item.
Too often, board involvement in risk management is limited to reviewing high-level ERM reports. In this session, attendees will learn the appropriate role of the board in their credit union's risk management efforts. How to avoid micro-management but still ensure appropriate governance and oversight will also be explored.
A credit union's risk appetite provides the parameters within which senior management and the board desire to operate to provide assurance of meeting the credit union's objectives. Strategic planning involves assessing the current state, casting a vision and setting those objectives. In this session, attendees will learn how to incorporate risk and risk appetite into the strategic planning process to provide greater assurance of success.
This session will begin by outlining how to assess your credit union's appetite for risk, and how to develop risk appetite statements. However, too often the process ends there. Attendees will learn how to ensure that risk appetite statements don't languish on a shelf gathering dust. Best practices for putting risk appetite into action will be explored.
From assessing vendor risk to addressing potential litigation, legal counsel plays a key role in avoiding the land mines that can impair a credit union's ability to meet its objectives. In this session, a credit union legal professional will discuss counsel's role in risk management. When to involve counsel and what to expect will also be explored.
Credit union risk managers run the risk of being perceived as a "department of no," or a cop looking over the shoulder of each business unit. This session will address how to engender the trust and respect that makes the risk management function a valued partner, rather than an adversary. Learn from a credit union risk management professional how to build that trust and respect, while providing the necessary risk oversight and assurance.
This session will explore the key next steps after implementing an ERM program. Learn from two credit union professionals how they are building an effective ERM program post-implementation. Attendees will also learn some of the challenges and pitfalls faced along the way.
What does it take to build an effective GRC program? Does your credit union have what it takes? This session will explore the necessary attributes of a sound GRC program and how to assess your credit union's capabilities in developing one.
How do credit union CEOs perceive the value proposition of risk management and ERM? In this session, a panel of credit union CEOs will discuss their perspectives on risk management and ERM. Learn what CEOs think about ERM, and what their expectations (and frustrations) are.
Is ERM a component of GRC, or are they parallel efforts? This session will explore the differences between ERM and GRC. Attendees will learn what each function is, and how they fit together.
Blockchain: it's everywhere in the headlines, but there is considerable confusion about what it is. In this session, attendees will be able to learn about blockchain and clear the confusion. More importantly, we'll explore how blockchain is likely to affect credit unions - both positively and negatively.
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