Enterprise Risk Management Institute (formerly the Risk Management Institute)


Enterprise Risk Management Institute (formerly the Risk Management Institute)

Sep 30 - Oct 3, 2024 | In-Person Institute

Enterprise Risk Management (ERM) is a critical function for banks, aimed at identifying, assessing, and managing multiple types of risk faced by the institution. ICBA’s Enterprise Risk Management Institute offers comprehensive instruction covering the fundamentals of ERM, risk categories, risk integration, and practical strategies for developing and implementing effective ERM programs.

This institute is designed for individuals experienced in banking but new to ERM, as well as for banks in the initial stages of developing an ERM program.

This training provides a comprehensive and practical approach, equipping you with valuable knowledge, skills, and strategies to enhance your organization's risk management practices and ensure compliance with regulatory expectations. Join us to gain the necessary tools and insights to effectively navigate the complex world of enterprise risk management in the community banking sector.

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand the fundamentals of Enterprise Risk Management (ERM), including its purpose, significance, and regulatory pressures driving its adoption.

  • Identify the key components of ERM, such as risk categories, frameworks, and integration within the three lines of defense.

  • Recognize and assess enterprise-level risks faced by financial institutions.

  • Apply best practices to manage and mitigate enterprise-level risks.

  • Develop a Risk Appetite Statement (RAS) aligned with risk culture, strategic plans, and policies.

  • Construct key performance indicators (KPIs), key risk indicators (KRIs), and a risk dashboard.

  • Understand the reporting and management aspects of an ERM program.

  • Implement best practices for running a successful ERM program.

Information (Central Time unless otherwise noted)
Monday, September 30

8:00 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.


8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Enterprise Risk Management (ERM) Concepts – What, Why, Who?

This session provides an introduction to ERM, discussing its background, importance, and the regulatory pressures driving its adoption. Participants will gain an understanding of the fundamentals of ERM, its role in culture and risk integration, and where to start in implementing ERM within their organization. We will also discuss ERM from the perspective of the 1st, 2nd, 3rd lines of defense as well as for the Board.

ERM Categories

This session delves into the definition of the different risk categories relevant to ERM in the banking industry. Participants will explore the scope of compliance/legal, credit, interest rate/market, liquidity, operational, reputational, and strategic risks.


12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Tuesday, October 1

8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Day 2 focuses on specific risks faced by banks at an enterprise level. Participants will examine credit, operational (including HR and IT), interest rate/market, liquidity, compliance/legal, reputational, and strategic risks. Best practices and case studies will be shared to enhance participants' understanding of managing these risks.

  • Operational Risk (including HR and IT)
  • Credit Risk
  • Compliance & Legal Risk
  • Interest Rate, Market & Liquidity Risk
  • Reputational & Strategic
  • Breakout Exercise


12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Wednesday, October 2

8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Developing Your Risk Appetite Statement

This session explores the development of a Risk Appetite Statement (RAS) and how to construct it while considering management input and board buy-in/approval. The session will emphasize the linkage between RAS, risk culture, strategic plans, and policies. Examples will be provided to guide participants in developing their own RAS.

Building Your Risk Dashboard

This session focuses on identifying key performance indicators (KPIs), key risk indicators (KRIs), and other relevant indicators that tie to the Risk Appetite Statement. Participants will learn how to educate and collaborate with executives and business line owners to effectively measure and monitor risks. Practical examples will be shared to assist participants in building their risk dashboards.

Reporting and Running Your ERM Program

This session covers the reporting and management aspects of an ERM program. Participants will gain insights into ERM committee structures, board reporting, and triggers to update the program. Best practices for running an ERM program will be explored.


12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Thursday, October 3

8:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

  • Hot Topics – Enforcement Actions, Industry News
  • Enterprise Risk Management (ERM) Overview and Recap
  • Questions, Clarification, or Conversation with Instructors

Monday, October 7
Certification Exam

10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

The certification exam will be held via ICBA’s online portal.


ICBA Members: $1,699

Non-Members: $2,199

Certification Testing Fee: $500

Printable Registration Form

*Attendance may be subject to ICBA approval.

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.

This event is not recorded. For more information, call 800-422-7285.

Embassy Suites Grapevine

2401 Bass Pro Drive

Grapevine, TX 76051

ICBA's room block expires September 7, 2024. Please book your room in advance of this date to ensure accommodations.

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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: 27

Erica Crain
Erica Crain

Managing Principal Value & Risk Services


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Katie Neuman Lindstrom

Regulatory Compliance Director


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Erica Carlson

Assurance Principal


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 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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