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ERM Workshops

Dates & Locations

Houston, May 21

MemberSource CU
10100 Richmond Ave.
Houston, TX 77042

Oklahoma City, July 22

Early Bird Deadline: June 24
Regular Rate Deadline: July 20
Credit Union House of Oklahoma
631 E Hill St.
Oklahoma City, OK 73105


As a financial institution, exposure to risk is unavoidable, but you can reduce your risk significantly when you implement solid enterprise risk management (ERM) strategies. Learn the methods and processes that will enable you to identify and manage your credit union's risk tolerance and exposure, protect your operation, and capture opportunities that create value for your members. Gain a solid understanding of the ERM concept as it relates to these important facets of your credit union:

  • Governance
  • Strategy
  • Risk management
  • Areas of risk, such as lending and vendor management
  • Process assessment and other related topics 
  • Cybersecurity risk mitigation strategies

Topics covered include:

  • Understanding the enterprise risk management (ERM) concept
  • Identifying and managing risk
  • Basic risk categories
  • Appetite, tolerance, and other risk-speak concepts
  • Goals of ERM and risk management

Who Should Attend?

Risk and compliance officers/professionals, operations and related officers, and senior managers would all benefit from this workshop.


8:30 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. Registration & Continental Breakfast
9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Session
12:00 p.m. - 12:45 p.m. Networking Lunch
12:45 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. Session

Presenters - Steve Gibbs, CUCE, BSACS and Idrees Rafiq Jr., MBA

Steve GibbsSteve Gibbs manages Credit Union Resources’ Risk Management and Compliance Services. His career of over 35 years in the financial industry includes service with three regulatory agencies. Gibbs holds CUNA’s Credit Union Compliance Expert (CUCE) and Bank Secrecy Act Compliance Specialist (BSACS) certifications. Previously, he served the Texas Credit Union League as the director of the Southwest CUNA Management School, director of Information Central, and as a lobbyist/legislative analyst. Gibbs has presented and conducted training for financial industry, trade, and regulatory groups throughout the U.S. and in Puerto Rico. Additionally, he has written numerous articles on risk management and compliance for credit union industry publications.

Idrees Rafiq

Idrees Rafiq, Jr. is VP of IT consulting with Information Security, Compliance, and Consulting, Credit Union Resources. He specializes in leveraging IT and security-related issues with compliance, marketing, vendor management, business continuity, and other business operations specific to credit unions ranging from $2 million to $3 billion in assets. Rafiq serves on CUNA’s Cybersecurity Advisory Board and the executive leadership board of NCU-ISAO, and is a faculty member with Southwest CUNA Management School. In 2017, he was named a Credit Union Rock Star by Credit Union Magazine. He earned an MBA from Our Lady of the Lake University and graduated Delta Mu Delta with the International Business Honor Society. He also holds a Bachelor of Applied Arts and Sciences and a Bachelor of Business Management from Howard Payne University.

Educational Investment

Fee Per Person

League Member Early Bird - $300
League Member Regular Rate - $350

Limited number of registrations available. Register early to secure your seat. Your investment includes instruction, handout materials, continental breakfast and networking lunch.

Business casual dress is appropriate. Bring a jacket or sweater as room temperatures vary.

Please be advised that photographs may be taken at the event for use in Cornerstone Credit Union League marketing materials. By registering for and attending any event, you agree that your image may be used at any time, without further notification, for printed materials, web sites, social media and other marketing purposes.

Registrant Cancellation Policy

Substitutions are always welcome. Registration fee refunds (less a $50 processing fee per person) are granted for cancellations received in writing two weeks prior to the workshop.


If you have questions regarding this workshop, call 800-442-5762 ext. 6426 or 469-385-6426 or email

If you have physical, medical, or dietary needs requiring special attention, please contact us for proper arrangements to be made. For more information regarding administrative policies, such as complaint or refund, please contact us at 800-442-5762 ext. 6630.