Risk Management Institute


Risk Management Institute

Jun 26 - Jun 28, 2023 | LIVE EVENT

In today’s community bank, the concept of risk and managing the bank’s exposure to risk is continually top-of-mind. Designed exclusively for community bankers, the ICBA Risk Management Institute offers participants an opportunity to enrich and affirm important knowledge of risk components influencing a community bank’s function and soundness.

Minimizing risk to maximize potential is a vital initiative for every community bank. This certification program focuses on strategies surrounding bank governance, credit risk, interest rate risk, liquidity risk, operational risk, compliance risk, and legal risk.   

The program also includes comprehensive dialogue bringing all the risk elements together to discuss the necessary elements for a successful enterprise risk management (ERM) framework. 

To earn the Certified Community Bank Risk Specialist (CCBRS) certification, you will be required to attend this program in its entirety, complete all assignments, and achieve a passing score on the certification exam(s). If you decide to enroll in the certification testing after you register for the class, please contact a Community Banker University representative at 800-422-7285.

This institute provides the pre-course assignment: Laying the Foundation of Risk Management 

All institute participants must complete this assignment prior to the live instruction days. This assignment will be delivered electronically to all registrants in advance of the program. Participants should bring their completed assignment to class. The assignment will include:

  • Introduction to Enterprise Risk Management 
  • Governance and Oversight 
  • Control Framework 
  • Risk Identification, Evaluation, Mitigation and Monitoring 
  • Risk Policies, Procedures, Limits, and Reporting

Information (Central Time unless otherwise noted)

Monday, June 26


9:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

  • Enterprise Risk Management (ERM) Concepts

  • Interest Rate Risk

  • Liquidity Risk

  • Credit Risk


12:30 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Open Session

5:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.

Questions, Clarification, or Conversation with Instructors

Tuesday, June 27


9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

  • Operational Risk

  • Technology Risk

  • HR / Employment Risk

  • Compliance Risk

  • Legal Risk


12:00 p.m. – 1:00p.m.

Open Session

4:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Questions, Clarification, or Conversation with Instructors

Wednesday, June 28


9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

  • Enterprise Risk Management (ERM) Overview and Recap

  • Application of Risk Categories to Community Banks

  • Practical Strategies for Risk Mitigation and Risk Management Success

Friday, June 30

Certification Exam

10:00 a.m. – 11:40 a.m.

Held via ICBA online portal for those enrolled in CCBRS certification program.

Note - If you do not pass exam(s), you will have the opportunity to retake the exam(s) at a future, quarterly re-take date. More information will be provided upon registration.


ICBA Members: $1,699

Non-Members: $2,199

Non-Bankers: $2,699

Certification Testing Fee: $500

Printable Registration Form

Attendance/Cancellation Policy:

  • Registration fee is valid only for the individual registered. Each attendee must register.
  • Full payment is required prior to event attendance.
  • If registration is cancelled more than 30 days prior to the event start date, you will receive a full refund.
  • If cancellation is within 30 days prior to the event start date, 20 percent of the registration fee paid will be deducted for costs.
  • A substitute registration will be accepted.
  • No refunds will be issued once the bank has received event materials or after the event start date.
  • All rights are reserved by ICBA. No recording or distribution of the content is permitted unless expressly agreed by ICBA.

For more information, call 800-422-7285.

Embassy Suites by Hilton St. Louis Airport

11237 Lone Eagle Dr.

St Louis, MO 63044

ICBA room rate is $149 through May 19, 2023.

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Who should attend: Community bank risk managers or closely-related functions. The responsibility of risk management may fall upon multiple functional areas of a community bank and therefore this program is recommended for all community bankers responsible for the management of overall bank risk. This may include senior management, risk analysts, risk specialists, auditors, compliance officers, general counsel, and more. Risk management experience preferred. 

Prerequisites: No previous experience or training required

Advanced Preparation: Recommended-Complete complimentary pre-recorded course sent upon registration

Program Level: Intermediate

Field of Study: Specialized Knowledge

Delivery Method: Group Live

CPE Credit Hours: 22.5

Certification Offered: Certified Community Bank Risk Specialist (CCBRS)

Erica Crain

Erica Crain


CliftonLarsonAllen St. Louis

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Mackenzie Rooney


CliftonLarsonAllen, Minneapolis

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Amy Koshiol



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David Fanson

Cybersecurity Controls Consultant Manager

CliftonLarsonAllen Madison

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Andrew Kinghorn


Jackson Lewis

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Morgan Knott


Jackson Lewis

Code of Conduct

Registration, attendance, or participation at this event constitutes an agreement to adhere to the ICBA code of conduct and complaint policy. ICBA LIVE aims to be welcoming, safe, and inclusive to all participants, with the most varied and diverse backgrounds possible.

As such, The Independent Community Bankers of America (“ICBA” or the “Association”) has adopted a zero-tolerance policy toward all forms of unlawful discrimination and harassment.

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Suitcasing Policy

Suitcasing is the act of soliciting business by non-exhibiting companies in the during the event or in other public spaces, including another company's booth, a convention center, or a hotel lobby. It is ICBA event management’s objective to do everything legally possible to protect its exhibitors and community banker attendees from suitcasing.