ERM for Community Banks: Keep it Simple!
A successful enterprise risk management (ERM) program can help financial institutions identify risk and opportunity, provide assurance for stakeholders and enhance its capabilities to build value.

It does not have to be complex and difficult to implement. This webinar provides an understanding of ERM and how it can be effectively implemented in community banks. 

Many smaller financial institutions struggle with how to apply ERM principles consistently and effectively. Financial institutions are accustomed to regulators giving them comprehensive guidance on how to achieve compliance in a particular area. Because ERM is somewhat nebulous and doesn’t have detailed regulations, community banks are a bit overwhelmed by what needs to be done.  This webinar will provide a discussion of the key elements of an effective ERM framework, provide input on regulatory expectations and provide examples of how ERM can help your organization achieve your strategy. 

Detailed examples will be provided for attendees to apply the concepts presented.


  • Overview of ERM
  • Regulatory expectations for effective ERM programs in community banks
  • Example framework for ERM
  • Best practices in ERM implementation
  • Guidance for oversight by the Board of Directors

Why Participate?

Bankers should view CRA ratings as a game. You need to learn how to play the game well. The challenge is made more difficult as the agencies continuously change the rules. This program contains core knowledge needed by all lenders to implement the basic requirements as well as the new CRA rules.  Also:

  • The detailed manual is a great desktop reference; and
  • The presenters have decades of experience with this topic.


Bank professionals seeking knowledge of ERM, including chief risk officers, compliance officers, internal auditors, accountants, executive management and directors desiring a better understanding of managing and mitigating risks in community banks.


Jennifer Burke CPA, CFS, CRP, CFF, is a partner in Crowe’s Financial Services Risk practice and has more than 27 years of experience serving financial services clients, including 19 years with Crowe. Jennifer leads projects at strategic multi-billion dollar financial institutions, providing internal audit, compliance, credit review and ERM services. She also leads the financial services ERM practice for Crowe. Jennifer is a nationally and internationally recognized speaker and author on banking issues, internal auditing and ERM. Prior to joining Crowe, she served as SVP and Chief Audit Executive for a multi-billion 10-bank holding and trust company.

Credit Information

Institute of Certified Bankers: Visit http://www.icbmembers.org/login.aspx for instructions regarding self-reporting. Estimated credits: 2 hours/session


Live Webinar:

Member price: $275.00 | Non member price $550.00

On-Demand Webinar

Member price: $295.00 | Non member price $590.00


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