Enterprise Risk Management Advanced Professional Development Program

November 13 – 17, 2017 • Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center • Washington, DC

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A partnership between the American Bankers Association and the University of Maryland Robert H. Smith School of Business


In today's dynamic environment, managing risk across the bank requires strong risk awareness and a risk governance framework to manage and control its risk-taking activities.

The ERM Program has been designed for senior risk compliance professionals to further build the critical knowledge and skills necessary to manage and monitor effective risk programs holistically, and take action with confidence.

Who Should Attend

  • Risk management professionals in the banking industry responsible for managing risk activities or functions involving credit risk, market risk, operational risk, legal or compliance risk, strategic and reputation risk within the institution’s three lines of defense
  • Federal and State Bank Examiners
  • Industry Risk Management Consultants
  • Internal and External Risk Management Auditors

Key Benefits

  • Discuss emerging risks and explore leading practices to strengthen controls.
  • Evaluate your bank’s risk appetite statement across each of the risk categories and explore how it impacts the various areas of the bank.
  • Define roles and responsibilities among the business, risk management and audit organizations in the context of the “three lines of defense” framework.
  • Understand impacts of strategic risk management and why it’s important to the organization, board and management team.
  • Collaborate, problem-solve and build relationships with industry peers.
  • Broaden and enhance your understanding of advanced risk management practices in an applied learning environment.
  • Earn a Certificate of Completion from ABA and the Smith School of Business.


Program Questions? Please contact Sheryl Brannon.


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