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Committees Published Info

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7 Habits of Highly Effective Supervisory Committees

Ancin Cooley, CIA, CISA March 04, 2014

Credit union supervisory committee effectiveness is based on how well committee members use their capabilities to achieve desired risk management results for the institution. To get those results, committee members should hone seven key habits that help them perform their duties with ease and confidence.

Member Contact With the Supervisory Committee

Lisa Hochgraf April 02, 2013

How do credit unions separate member concerns from regular credit union correspondence to reach the supervisory committee?

Good Check$ Make Good Balance$

Mark S. Brantley, Esq. December 07, 2012

The credit union system of checks and balances will not guarantee institutional “nirvana,” but it will provide a solid framework for CUs to conduct socially responsible business in the tradition of “people helping people.”

Advisory Councils Serve as the Board's Eyes and Ears

Charlene Komar Storey June 08, 2012

Local Government Federal Credit Union’s 28 advisory councils help the board stay current with membership needs and marketplace changes, plus provide preparatory ground for future directors.

How the Board and Supervisory Committee Work Together

Bryan W. Morgensen, CPA February 17, 2012

Both directors and supervisory committee members must continue to educate themselves about credit union financial management, as well as the changing marketplace in which they must operate.

Fraud Considerations for Today’s Supervisory Committees

Todd A. Sprang, CPA, and Bryan W. Mogensen, CPA September 26, 2011

Credit union boards, supervisory committees and executives are faced with a host of significant risks in today’s complex business and regulatory environment, not the least of which is the potential for fraud. What’s more, directors can be held accountable for fraud and other misdeeds about which they had no prior knowledge.

The National Association of Corporate Directors identified risk-and-crisis oversight as one of the top three priorities for corporate boards in its 2010 annual survey. The survey also found that 45 percent of companies consider risk oversight to be the responsibility of the board of directors.

ERM II: Initiating the Process

John Bugalla and Janice Hackett September 23, 2011

This is the second in a two-part series exploring the subject of enterprise risk management and its relevance to credit unions. This article discusses some of the strategic and tactical decisions behind ERM.

Supervisory Committee Processes at Andrews FCU

Sam Han, Director/Internal Audit May 24, 2011

Key points from board policy on the roles and responsibilities of credit union supervisory committee members, including audits, training, governance, relationships, and meetings

Choosing and Implementing a Governance Model

Dick Ardisson April 29, 2011

Fort Knox FCU Board Secretary Dick Ardisson describes the path his board took in selecting and putting in place its governance policy.

Ratios and Trend Analysis: Learning to Follow the Action

Ron Parker January 26, 2011

To be effective, supervisory committee members need a working knowledge of ratios and trend analysis. This article provides an overview of both.

Typical ALCO Meeting Agenda

Bill Goedken, CPA January 26, 2011

This typical agenda for an asset/liability committee suggests spending the vast majority of meeting time on projections, strategies and decisions.

Valuation: Squeezing Meaning from the Numbers

Ron Parker January 26, 2011

In order to protect members’ assets, the supervisory committee and board must understand which estimates and alternatives management has chosen in reporting financial results.

The Work of the Governance Committee

Berit M. Lakey, Ph.D. January 26, 2011

A governance committee’s charge is to ensure the board continuously strives to be as effective as it can be—both by proactively monitoring the board’s composition and by focusing on board development, education, and assessment for individual directors and the board as a whole.

CoastHills FCU President/CEO Evaluation Process

Hugh Rafferty November 02, 2010

A step-by-step look at one CU’s CEO appraisal format and assessment forms.

Managing Board Dynamics at Retreats & Committee Meetings

Barbara Wirtz October 19, 2010

Managing group dynamics for productive retreats and committee meetings can require up to three proactive steps: (1) develop a shared commitment to applying the underlying principles of good group dynamics, (2) create a well-designed structure that supports good group dynamics for every retreat and committee meeting, and (3) bring in a skilled facilitator or ensure the group leader is skilled in group facilitation.

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