CUNA’s 1st 2016 ERM school includes recertification

December 28, 2015

MADISON, Wis. (12/28/15)--CUNA, in collaboration with The Rochdale Group, will hold CUNA Enterprise Risk Management Certification School April 4-6 in New Orleans, alongside the new CUNA Enterprise Risk Management Update set for April 6-7.

The biannual program, following on the heels of this month’s capacity event in Las Vegas, offers credit union-specific training of enterprise risk management (ERM), a business discipline that enables organizations to identify, assess and respond to risk while identifying new opportunities for growth.

“Our staff has stopped seeing risk as a bad thing,” said Stewart Ramsey, president/CEO, Pen Air FCU, Pensacola, Fla., and CUERME designee. “They see it as a reality, and they accept that they’re in the risk business. I’m still amazed at how much peace of mind that realization has given us.”

Across three days of sessions, school attendees will receive a complete overview of ERM from core concepts to specific application strategies. Those who complete the school and pass the onsite exam will become one of more than 500 credit union professionals who’ve earned the designation of Credit Union Enterprise Risk Management Expert (CUERME).

Existing CUERME designees can attend CUNA Enterprise Risk Management Update to learn about advanced topics in ERM, discover the latest developments in risk and recertify their designation. Topics will include global policy changes and trends, advancing risk appetite and tolerance, psychology of risk management and additional advanced concepts for fully utilizing ERM.

“Enterprise risk management is a constantly evolving discipline, and it’s important for designees to refresh their knowledge routinely,” said Tony Ferris, managing partner of The Rochdale Group and an instructor at the school and update program. “Continuing to mature an ERM program is vital as businesses seek to garner and deliver more organizational intelligence.”

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