Enterprise Risk Management Track Overview

Who’s afraid of risk?

Offered as part of the CU Learning TRAXX program, these six 60- to 90-minute sessions are designed to help your credit union not only weather storms but come out stronger, and to take risks to deliver maximum member value.

This track offers need-to-know programming for CEOs, risk and compliance officers, legal professionals, and professionals across the credit union industry who need to stay up-to-date on all things risk management. Sessions will focus on strategies for navigating uncertain times, protecting data and intellectual property, fraud management and reduction, and more, including just-in-time content to ensure you’re staying ahead of the curve!

During live sessions, attendees will have the opportunity to network with their credit union peers and industry experts on the cutting-edge CU Learning TRAXX digital platform. All registration options include access to live sessions and on-demand access to post-session recordings, so you can learn at your own pace and at a time that’s convenient for you!

While the sessions in this track are designed with a specific audience in mind, credit union professionals of every level and discipline will find them valuable.

Sessions and Details

Consisting of six 60- to 90-minute sessions, the Enterprise Risk Management: It’s More than Just Compliance! Taking Risk to Create Member Value sessions designed to help your credit union not only weather storms, but also take risks to deliver maximum member value.

1. Preparing for Pandemics, Cyberattacks, Black Swans – Business Continuity Planning
Speakers: Scott Alldridge, Tony Sager
Ever-evolving potential threats continually impact credit unions’ business continuity planning. Learn more about the emerging risks that credit unions will need be ready for, including new fraud trends, more employees working remotely, new cyber-attacks, and even civil unrest. This session will leave credit unions ready to monitor and respond to whatever may come.

Register Now On-Demand Recording Available Now**

2. Protecting the Credit Union’s Brand and Other Intellectual Property
Speakers: Melanie RubockiFaisal Shah
A brand is who you, as a credit union, are. What happens when someone takes a free ride on the public awareness that your credit union has built by using a similar name or logo? How do you respond when members or others attack your credit union’s brand? And how do you identify the problem? Find out from industry and legal experts what steps your credit union needs to take to protect your brand.

Register Now On-Demand Recording Available Now**

3. Strategies for Contracting in Uncertain Times
Speaker: Kalin Bornemann 
Contracts are necessary and key to nailing down the who, what, when, and how much. In this session, learn how to renegotiate existing contracts and consider which factors must be in place before you renegotiate, entering into new ones. Explore how the world of business can respond to ongoing uncertainty in today’s economy and what that means for your existing contracts.

Register Now On-Demand Recording Available Now**

4. Outsmarting the Fraudsters
Speaker: Ken Otsuka
Fraud is an insidious threat to credit unions and their members. The losses from fraud are staggering, with worldwide losses due to cybercrime projected to top $2 trillion. Fraud prevention technology is improving, but the fraudsters always are trying to outsmart these technologies. Learn more about fraud trends and what your credit union can to do manage the risks and reduce fraud losses.

Register Now On-Demand Recording Available Now**

5. Fire, Flood, and Drought in the Northwest: The Risks of Climate Change to Financial Services***
Speaker: Hans Helbekkmo
The ominous warnings around climate change are everywhere. We hear it in daily news reports and scientists release frequent findings on what our global society faces if changes aren’t made now. In this session, credit unions will learn firsthand about the potential risks of climate change to financial services from Hans HelbekkmoHelbekkmo has worked extensively in the field of enterprise risk management and is a partner in the San Fransisco office of McKinsey & Co. 

Register Now ***We are offering one CPE Credit for this session.

6. Developing your Credit Union’s Risk Appetite to Maximize Impact***
Mitigating and taking risk is central to successful credit union operations. In times of crisis, how do you realign operations to identify and mitigate emerging risks, while, at the same time, take risks such as employing the credit union’s capital to meet the needs of struggling members and communities? Learn how enterprise risk management can preserve and protect the credit union’s value AND help members at the same time. 

Register Now ***We are offering one CPE Credit for this session.

** Access to On-Demand Recordings is reliant on the Pass or Track that your Credit Union has purchased. If you would like access to CU Learning TRAXX On-Demand Recordings please view pricing and registration or reach out to a member of the team.

Upcoming Session Dates & Times

Mark your calendar – dates, times, and information is now available for all sessions in the Enterprise Risk Management Track! If you would like to add a session or sessions to your personal calendar, click here.

CU Learning TRAXX — Tuesday, November 2
9:30 - 10:30 a.m. PSTEnterprise Risk Management Session 5: Fire, Flood and Drought in the Northwest: The Risks of Climate Change to Financial Services
CU Learning TRAXX — Monday, December 9
1:00 - 2:30 p.m. PSTEnterprise Risk Management Session 6: Developing Your Credit Union's Risk Appetite to Maximize Impact

Have a scheduling conflict? No worries! You can access recorded sessions anytime.

DID YOU MISS A SESSION? ON-DEMAND RECORDINGS AVAILABLE NOW!

Enterprise Risk Management — Sessions Now Available On-Demand
Recorded From the August 5 Session
Preparing for Pandemics, Cyberattacks, Black Swans – Business Continuity PlanningIn this session, learn more about the emerging risks that credit unions will need be ready for, including new fraud trends, more employees working remotely, new cyber-attacks, and even civil unrest.View Now**
Recorded From the August 26 Session
Protecting the Credit Union’s Brand and Other Intellectual PropertyIn this session, find out from industry and legal experts what steps your credit union needs to take to protect your brand.Access Now**
Recorded From the September 23 Session
Strategies for Contracting in Uncertain TimesIn this session, learn how to renegotiate existing contracts and consider which factors must be in place before you renegotiate, entering into new ones.Access Now**
Recorded From the October 13 Session
Outsmarting the FraudstersIn this session learn about Fraud and it's insidious threat to credit unions and their members. The impact is staggering, with worldwide losses due to cybercrime projected to top $2 trillion.Access Now**
** Access to On-Demand Recordings is reliant on the Pass or Track that your Credit Union has purchased. If you would like access to CU Learning TRAXX On-Demand Recordings please view pricing and registration or reach out to a member of the team.

Speakers

Scott AlldridgeScott Alldridge 
Chief Executive Officer, IP Services  

IP Services Chief Executive Officer, Scott Alldridge, has a rich background in building business and provides IP Services with the strategic leadership needed to recruit and deploy a team of highly skilled experts, to maximize company profitability, and deliver specialized Cybersecurity and Managed Services both regionally and nationally. He brings a wealth of knowledge with over 30 years of experience in the Information Technology Business arena and is a founding member and President of the IT Process Institute, an organization that provides IT Standards Research, Prescriptive Guidance, and Benchmarking. 

Recently, Alldridge work was cited by the Center for Internet Security CEO in March of 2019 in a testimony to the US Senate on how organizations can implement effective cyber defenses. He is also among a select group that is highly certified on the ITIL (IT Infrastructure Library) processes and standards. Alldridge has been a featured speaker on Cybersecurity and IT Best Practices for many national organizations including SANS (System Admin Network Security), HIMSS (Health Information Management Systems Society), and many other FINTECH organizations and conferences. He received his Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Management from Kensington University. 

Kalin Bornemann
Associate, Miller Nash Graham & Dunn 

Kalin Bornemann is an attorney in the Seattle office and member of our financial institutions team. He advises banks, credit unions, and other financial institutions of all sizes throughout the western United States. Bornemann also assists our clients on federal and state banking matters, including regulatory compliance, operations, vendor contracts, corporate matters, and mergers and acquisitions.

In addition to his financial services practice, Bornemann has a strong relationship with our business team. He regularly advises businesses on operations and significant transactions, including negotiating and drafting complex documents that accompany those matters. 

Hans Helbekkmo
Partner, McKinsey & Co.

Hans Helbekkmo is a Partner with McKinsey & Co. based in San Francisco. Hans leads McKinsey’s work in enterprise risk management in North America, and has extensive experience advising financial institutions on risk management challenges, including risk arising from credit, market, insurance, climate and operational sources. Hans received a degree in M.Eng., chemical engineering from Cambridge and an MBA from INSEAD. He is fluent in seven languages and a frequent author and speaker on risk topics.

Ken Otsuka
Senior Consultant for Risk & Compliance Solutions, CUNA Mutual Group

Ken Otsuka is a Senior Consultant in the Risk & Compliance Solutions Department at CUNA Mutual Group. In this role, Otsuka assists credit unions in identifying areas of risk associated with various payment services offered to members and recommends appropriate loss controls to mitigate risk.

Otsuka is also responsible for researching and analyzing emerging risks for product development along with developing resource and other training material for credit unions. Otsuka is frequently asked to speak by various organizations on a variety of fraud and compliance topics. 

Based in Chicago, Illinois, Otsuka joined Risk Management in 1990 after spending eight years as an auditor at another insurance company.

A graduate of Northern Illinois University, Otsuka earned a Bachelor’s Degree in accounting. He received a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) designation in 1982. 

Melanie Rubocki
Managing Partner, Perkins Coie

Melanie Rubocki is the Managing Partner and Head of the Corporate group for the Boise Office. With a foundation in finance and entrepreneurial studies from the Wharton School of Business, Rubocki brings a business sensibility and reasonableness to her client relations and any negotiated transaction. She represents business clients through their entire life cycle, from startup formation to exit. Her approach to the client relationship is proactive, rather than reactionary – she endeavors to help clients avoid legal pitfalls and traps for the unwary.

Rubocki represents clients in many industries and regularly advises clients in relation to emerging growth company issues, entity and fund formation, and technology transfer transactions. And, she regularly advises directors and officers on corporate governance and fiduciary duty matters.

Rubocki has led clients in all forms and stages of equity and debt financings and has an active M&A practice, advising both buy and sell side clients on complex mergers, acquisitions and other strategic business joint venture and arrangements. She also handles certain commercial real estate transactions and general business contracts and transactions. Rubocki has also assisted clients considering EB-5 investment opportunities including designation as a USCIS regional center. 

Tony Sager 
Senior Vice President and Chief Evangelist, Center for Internet Security 

Sager is a Senior Vice President and Chief Evangelist for CIS® (The Center for Internet Security, Inc.). He leads the development of the CIS Controls™, a worldwide consensus project to find and support technical best practices in cybersecurity. Sager champions of use of CIS Controls and other solutions gleaned from previous cyber-attacks to improve global cyber defense. He also nurtures CIS’ independent worldwide community of volunteers, encouraging them to make their enterprise, and the connected world, a safer place. In November 2018, he added strategy development and outreach for CIS to his responsibilities. 

In addition to his duties for CIS, he is an active volunteer in numerous community service activities: the Board of Directors for the Cybercrime Support Network; and a member of the National Academy of Sciences Cyber Resilience Forum; Advisory Boards for several local schools and colleges; and service on numerous national-level study groups and advisory panels. 

Sager retired from the National Security Agency (NSA) after 34 years as an Information Assurance professional. He started his career there in the Communications Security (COMSEC) Intern Program, and worked as a mathematical cryptographer and a software vulnerability analyst. In 2001, Sager led the release of NSA security guidance to the public. He also expanded the NSA’s role in the development of open standards for security. Sager’s awards and commendations at NSA include the Presidential Rank Award at the Meritorious Level, twice, and the NSA Exceptional Civilian Service Award. The groups he led at NSA were also widely recognized for technical and mission excellence with awards from numerous industry sources, including the SANS Institute, SC Magazine, and Government Executive Magazine. 

Mr. Sager holds a B.A. in Mathematics from Western Maryland College and an M.S. in Computer Science from The Johns Hopkins University. 

Faisal Shah
Co-Founder and CEO, Appdetex 

Faisal Shah is a former partner in the Los Angeles office of the global law firm of Pillsbury Madison & Sutro LLP (now known as Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP) where he advised clients on commercial and business restructuring matters and disputes including obtaining security interests in intellectual property assets. Subsequent to that, he was Executive Vice President and General Counsel of Richardson Labs Inc. where he established programs for the identification, management and protection of the company’s intellectual property assets in all of its forms, including patents, trade secrets, trademarks and copyright. At Richardson Labs Inc, Mr. Shah handled the eventual acquisition of the company by Rexall Sundown, Inc, a publicly-traded company.

In 1999, Mr. Shah founded MarkMonitor, Inc, an international intellectual property brand protection company. In September 2012, Thomson Reuters acquired MarkMonitor. In 2006, Mr. Shah founded First to File, Inc, a patent document management company that provides comprehensive patent management solutions to companies and law firms worldwide.  In February 2013, CPA Global acquired First to File.  In 2012, Mr. Shah founded Focus IP, Inc (dba Appdetex), an online brand protection and enforcement company that is also an ICANN-accredited registrar. Appdetex products uncover, monitor and remove infringing mobile apps, counterfeit marketplace listings, unauthorized social media postings, phishing websites and cybersquatting domains, among other things, on behalf of the largest companies in the world.

Mr. Shah is a member of the International Trademark Association’s (INTA) Internet Committee. Mr. Shah holds a B.S. in Business Administration from the University of Colorado/Boulder Leeds School of Business and a J.D. from the University of San Francisco School of Law. 

CPE Credit Offering

NASBA CPERegistry logoNorthwest Credit Union Association is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors. State boards of accountancy have final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit. Complaints regarding registered sponsors may be submitted to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors through its website: www.NASBARegistry.org. 

For more information regarding our administrative  policies such  as a complaint and refund please contact our offices at 800.995.9064 x 220  

As our programming develops, and is approved by the National Registry, we will add sessions that qualify for CPE Credits.  

Currently we are offering CPE Credits for the following:
  • Fire, Flood, and Drought in the Northwest: The Risks of Climate Change to Financial Services
    November 2, 2020
    The ominous warnings around climate change are everywhere. We hear it in daily news reports and scientists release frequent findings on what our global society faces if changes aren’t made now. In this session, credit unions will learn firsthand about the potential risks of climate change to financial services from Hans HelbekkmoHelbekkmo has worked extensively in the field of enterprise risk management and is a partner in the San Francisco office of McKinsey & Co. 

In this session participants will: 

    • Learn about how climate change is creating risks in the banking industry, as well as opportunities to invest in climate mitigation and adaptation
    • Hear how banks are assessing the impact of climate change in their portfolios, driven both by regulatory pressure and business needs
    • More broadly, learn how banks are setting themselves up to manage climate risks within a comprehensive risk management framework including risk processes (identification, measurement, monitoring and management), organization, governance and enablers like data and technology 

CPE Credit Offered: One 
Field of Study – Management Services – Technical
Delivery Method – Group Live – Online Delivery 
Previous work experience and background knowledge is recommended. 

Participants must attend the event on the session day, stay for the duration of the session, and engage in event surveys and event polls to qualify. 

  • Developing Your Credit Union’s Appetite to Maximize Risk
    December 9, 2020
    Mitigating and taking risk are central to successful credit union operations. In times of crisis, how do you realign operations to identify and mitigate emerging risks, while, at the same time, take risks such as employing the credit union’s capital to meet the needs of struggling members and communities? Learn how enterprise risk management can preserve and protect the credit union’s value AND help members at the same time. 

 In this session participants will: 

    •  Learn about the role of risk appetite in managing risk and creating member value 
    • Identify the value of net worth not only as a cushion against losses, but also as a driver of member value 
    • Hear from credit union experts on real world implementation of risk appetite as a strategic tool 

CPE Credit Offered: One
Field of Study – Management Services – Technical
Delivery Method – Group Live – Online Delivery
Previous work experience and background knowledge is recommended. 

Participants must attend the event on the session day, stay for the duration of the session, and engage in event surveys and event polls to qualify. 

Pricing & Registration

CU Learning TRAXX are offered with a variety of registration options. While each track is designed with a specific audience in mind, credit union professionals of every level and discipline will find them valuable.

Register now for the full Enterprise Risk Management: It’s More than Just Compliance! Taking Risk to Create Member Value track for access to all six sessions in this track. All registration options include access to the sessions and on-demand access to post-session recordings, so you can learn at your own pace and at a time that’s convenient for you! During live sessions you’ll also have the opportunity to network with credit union peers and interact with industry experts.

Information about additional registration options can be found here, including all access passes, session bundle options, and track bundle options.

Full Enterprise Risk Management Track
Access to all six live sessions in the Inform the Future track, along with on-demand access to the post-session recordings!
Regular Price: $1,099

Small* Credit Union Price: $989
Register Now
Session 1: Preparing for Pandemics, Cyber Attacks, Black Swans- Part One Individual SessionRegular Price: $249Register Now
Session 2: Protecting the Credit Union's Brand & Other Intellectual Property Individual SessionRegular Price: $249Register Now
Session 3: Strategies for Contracting in Uncertain Times Individual SessionRegular Price: $249Register Now
Session 4: Outsmarting the Fraudsters Individual SessionRegular Price: $249Register Now
Session 5: Fire, Flood and Drought in the Northwest: The Risks of Climate Change to Financial Services Individual SessionRegular Price: $249Register Now
Session 6: Developing your Credit Union's Risk Appetite to Maximize Impact Individual SessionRegular Price: $249Register Now
*Small Credit Union = $100 million or less in assets

Scholarship Opportunities

Continued education and training of credit union employees helps keep the Credit Union Movement vibrant and competitive.

The Northwest Credit Union Foundation is providing professional development scholarships for credit union professionals interested in attending CU Learning TRAXX sessions. If credit unions need financial support to purchase an All Access Pass or Session Bundles, CEOs can apply for their entire 2020 scholarship award to go toward CU Learning TRAXX. Please reach out to Maija Noll for any questions on scholarship eligibility.

Cancellation Policy

Registrations may be canceled and refunded up to 30 days in advance of a session. Alternately, registrations may be transferred to another user up to one day in advance of the meeting. Please reach out to [email protected] for assistance with canceling or adjusting your registration.

Questions?

For assistance with registration, please email [email protected]. A member of our team will be in touch shortly.

For questions about the programming offered in the Enterprise Risk Management track, please contact Will Hall, Director, Legal Advocacy.