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Defining the Board Versus Supervisory Committee Responsibilities Webinar
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When: Archive only
2:00 - 3:30 p.m.
Where: In Your Credit Union
Contact: Kristina Kirchmer

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Every volunteer wants to ensure their credit union is successful.  The Board and Supervisory Committee must work together to ensure a well-maintained and high-performing credit union.  Natural, healthy conflict is the norm between the Supervisory Committee and Board of Directors, but what happens if the two cannot work cooperatively?  The member suffers and the credit union is at risk.

The Board is the unquestioned authority within credit union governance.  The Supervisory Committee is the members’ watch dog and has specific responsibilities for confirming that the credit union is safeguarding member assets and resolving member complaints.  Often, serving on the Supervisory Committee is a routine affair.  But what if your annual audit or personal observations uncover a significant issue within the credit union?  What happens if the board does not agree?  Do you know the next step?  How far can you go?

Examiners are taking an increasingly hard look at the role of the Supervisory Committee in credit union governance.  Don't be caught ill-prepared.  From compliance failures to conflicts of interest, you need to be ready for the unexpected!


  • Understanding Supervisory Committee rights and responsibilities
  • Roles and boundaries
  • Defining and maintaining committee relevance
  • Maximizing Supervisory Committee and Board relations
  • Board and Supervisory Committee interaction best practices
  • Lessons learned from recent regulatory interventions
    • Division of responsibility chart
    • Key regulatory guidance
    • Employee training log
    • Quiz you can administer to measure staff learning and a separate answer key

This informative session is designed for all volunteers and executives, including Board members, Supervisory Committee members, internal auditors, compliance staff, and others involved in credit union governance.

ABOUT THE PRESENTER – David A. Reed, JD, Reed and Jolly, PLLC
Attorney, author, consultant, and nationally-recognized speaker, David Reed is a partner in the law firm of Reed and Jolly, PLLC.  He provides guidance to financial institutions on establishment and revision of policies and procedures, organizational compliance, collections, security, contractual agreements, regulatory matters, and corporate governance.  His engaging speaking style has made him a nationwide lecturer on regulatory compliance, consumer lending, bankruptcy, and collections. 

A former trial attorney and vice president and general counsel of a large credit union, David is particularly known as an expert in the areas of operations, bankruptcy, and collections.  He has trained state and federal examination staff on numerous issues, including BSA, ID theft red flags, SAFE Act, third-party contract management, and bankruptcy.  He also serves as editor of several industry manuals.


Educational Investment:

Asset Size Archive Only
Over $75 million


$25 - $75 million


Under $25 million


Education Scholarship

Scholarships are available for all KCUA education events. Scholarships pay 100% of registration fee for credit unions under $25M, 50% for credit unions between $25-$75M and 25% for credit unions over $75M.



Upon registration, you will receive an email confirmation that you can print for your records.