MADISON, Wis. (7/16/12)--The Credit Union National Association (CUNA), in collaboration with The Rochdale Group Inc., has announced a new program, the CUNA Enterprise Risk Management (ERM) Certification Institute, which will take place Dec. 3-6 in New Orleans.
The institute aims to provide credit union executives with knowledge and tools to incorporate ERM into their culture. Drawing on the ERM expertise of The Rochdale Group, Inc., attendees will leave the institute with an understanding of their risk appetite and how risk management can drive decision making at their credit union.
"The current economic environment has increased credit union awareness of risk management," said Bill Cheney, CUNA president/CEO. "CUNA is committed to providing credit unions with the tools and resources they need to make informed strategic decisions," he added, noting that the educational alliance with The Rochdale Group Inc. will do just that.
"With the increasing importance of enhanced organizational risk management for credit unions, we believe that leveraging the strengths of our organizations will allow us to better assist credit unions with their ERM needs and decision making," said Tony Ferris, partner at The Rochdale Group Inc.
Attendees at the institute can earn their Credit Union Enterprise Risk Management Expert (CU-ERME) designation, certifying them as a credit union expert in ERM.