CUNA Enterprise Risk Management Certification Institute Announced

Mark Wolff – CUNA Communications
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Amy Nigrelli – CUNA Marketing
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Madison, WI (July 16, 2012) – CUNA, in collaboration with The Rochdale Group, Inc., has announced a new program, CUNA Enterprise Risk Management (ERM) Certification Institute, which will take place December 3-6, 2012 in New Orleans, Louisiana. For more information and to register, visit

This institute will provide credit union executives with knowledge and tools to incorporate enterprise risk management (ERM) into their culture. Drawing upon 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. CUNA is committed to providing credit unions with the tools and resources they need to make informed strategic decisions,” said Bill Cheney, President and CEO at CUNA. “We are pleased to form this educational alliance with The Rochdale Group, Inc., to do just that.”

“CUNA and The Rochdale Group, Inc. are focused on delivering truly best-in-class ERM solutions to credit unions,” stated Tony Ferris, Partner at The Rochdale Group, Inc. “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.”

CUNA Enterprise Risk Management Certification Institute attendees will have the opportunity to earn their Credit Union Enterprise Risk Management Expert (CU-ERME) designation, certifying them as a credit union ERM expert.

For more information about the CUNA Enterprise Risk Management Certification Institute and to register, visit

About CUNA:
With its network of affiliated state credit union leagues, Credit Union National Association (CUNA) serves 90 percent of America’s 7,400 state and federally chartered credit unions, which are owned by nearly 93 million consumer members. Credit unions are not-for-profit cooperatives providing affordable financial services to people from all walks of life.  For more information about CUNA, visit or the CUNAverse blog and follow @CUNAverse on Twitter.  For more information about credit unions, visit and follow @asmarterchoice on Twitter.

About The Rochdale Group, Inc.:
Rochdale was founded in January, 2006, and takes its name from the early origins of cooperatives. With the same people/member driven philosophy, Rochdale serves to fill an important niche in the credit union movement by delivering solutions to real credit union problems. Rochdale is a credit union consulting firm focused on risk management, capital market strategies, lending, regulatory response,  and strategic organization performance. For more information, visit

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