APRP Prep School of Study

Sunday, July 21

RISK FOR ALL PAYMENT TYPES

APRP Prep School of Study | AAP Prep School of Study 
1:45 PM-3:45 PM | Lullwater III-V

This course introduces students to foundational risk management principles in the payments industry. The instructor discusses risk management across ACH, check, wire transfer, and card payment channels, as well as disaster recovery and contingency planning. Students learn core components of enterprise risk, such as risk management life cycles, key terms, and risk mitigation business drivers.

Jessica Perkins, AAP
Third Party Risk Manager, Central Payments Division, Central Bank of Kansas City

COMPARATIVE PAYMENT SYSTEMS

General Payments School of Study | AAP Prep School of Study | APRP Prep School of Study
1:45 PM-3:45 PM | Oak Amphitheater

There is no need to get lost among the different payment systems. Faculty guide you through these systems in an interactive discussion that provides a greater understanding of the comparative benefits and uses of these payment methods. Students also gain a working knowledge of the governing rules, laws and regulation, and much more.​

Sandy Ortins, AAP, APRP, NCP
Vice President, Education, NEACH

WIRES: FUNCTIONALITY & RISK STUDY

APRP Prep School of Study | General Payments School of Study
4:00 PM-5:30 PM | Oak Amphitheater

This course introduces students to the primary wire transfer systems in the U.S. – the Federal Reserve Bank’s Fedwire Funds Transfer System and the Clearing House Interbank Payment System (CHIPS). Topics discussed include the role wire systems play in high-value, urgent payments and how these systems interplay with other Real-Time Gross Settlement (RTGS) systems and the SWIFT international financial messaging network. Students gain an understanding of the key attributes, capabilities, uses and developments in wire transfers, including the possible impact of faster payment mechanisms to this legacy system. Risk mitigation and detection methods are also reviewed. 

Steve Wojciechowicz
Director, Head of Product Governance and Risk, Americas, Deutsche Bank Trust Company Americas

Monday, July 22

ENTERPRISE RISK MANAGEMENT

Payments Risk & Compliance School of Study | APRP Prep School of Study
10:00 AM-11:30 AM | Oak Amphitheater

The ability to understand, control and articulate risk levels in pursuit of business strategies and accountability for risks taken resonates with stakeholders when it comes to expressing confidence in an organization. This introductory level course exposes students to the basics of enterprise risk management (ERM) from a financial institution perspective. ERM topics covered include identifying, reporting and controlling risks, and the progress being made in the financial world when it comes to ERM.

Elizabeth A. Cronenweth, AAP, CTP
SVP, ACH Segment Manger, Huntington National Bank

Stephen Wojciechowicz, AAP,CTP
Director, Head of Product Governance and Risk, Americas, Deutsche Bank Trust Company Americas

WHO WANTS TO BE ACCREDITED? - MONDAY

AAP Prep School of Study | APRP Prep School of Study
11:45 AM-12:15 PM | The Drawing Room

Hungry to be an accredited? If so, be sure to grab your lunch and join your fellow aspiring AAPs and APRPs for this interactive event. Board of Regents members focus on exam preparation tips and provide a forum for AAP and APRP candidates to ask questions about subject matter covered in the courses they attended each day. Students who have registered for or are considering sitting for the AAP or APRP exam are encouraged to attend. These daily classes vary in content, so you don’t want to miss either one. Seating is limited to the first 45 students.

TPI Board of Regents Members

PUTTING FFIEC GUIDANCE INTO PRACTICE

APRP Prep School of Study | Payments Risk & Compliance School of Study
12:45 PM-2:45 PM | Lullwater III-V

In addition to ensuring compliance with the various Federal Financial Institution Examination Council (FFIEC) guidance, including the most recent Cybersecurity Assessment, financial institutions are required to conduct IT/IS audits, ACH risk assessments, GLBA audits, in addition to other obligations. Instructors in this course will help students understand the purpose and scope of the guidance and required assessments, and help you determine if there are efficiencies to be gained rather than repeat testing.

Jessica Perkins, AAP
Third Party Risk Manager, Central Payments Division Central Bank of Kansas City

COMPLIANCE LINES OF DEFENSE

Payments Risk & Compliance School of Study | APRP Prep School of Study
3:15 PM-4:45PM | Lullwater III-V

Internal monitoring and compliance testing represent two lines of defense for financial institutions and Originators. Students in this course learn how to effectively manage these lines and comply with ever-changing compliance requirements while gaining a deeper understanding of what exactly it is compliance departments are responsible for handling.

Elizabeth A. Cronenweth, AAP, CTP
SVP, ACH Segment Manager, Huntington National Bank

Tuesday, July 23

CHECKS: FUNCTIONALITY & RISK STUDY

APRP Prep School of Study | General Payments School of Study
9:45 AM-11:00 AM | Lullwater III-V

Although the use of electronic payments is ascending, the use of checks – whether paper or image – continues to exist. This course explores different types of negotiable instruments and the products and systems that support them, such as Remote Deposit Capture (RDC), other mobile options and corporate availability for those organizations to keep up with these advancements. Students gain an understanding of the key attributes, life cycles, capabilities, uses and developments in checks and images, including the possible impact of faster payment mechanisms to this legacy system. Risk mitigation and detection methods are also reviewed.

Sandy Ortins, AAP, APRP, NCP
Vice President, Education, NEACH

SURVEY OF CARD PRODUCTS & CLEARING

General Payments School of Study | APRP Prep School of Study
11:15 AM-12:30 PM | Emory Amphitheater

A thorough examination of card networks helps students gain a comprehensive understanding of card-based payments and build a foundation for subsequent card-based concepts. Basic definitions and terms are discussed, as are card-based payment statistics and their impact on the payments industry, examining how business models are changing with regard to emerging risks and fraud, technology and regulation. Faculty discusses how these impact business lines, relationships, decision making and behavior.

Jennifer Stadler, CPP
Senior Director, Education and Communication, PaymentsFirst, Inc.

WHO WANTS TO BE ACCREDITED? - TUESDAY

AAP Prep School of Study | APRP Prep School of Study
12:45 PM-1:15 PM | The Drawing Room

Still hungry to be an accredited? If so, be sure to grab your lunch and join your fellow aspiring AAPs and APRPs for this interactive event. Board of Regents members focus on exam preparation tips and provide a forum for AAP and APRP candidates to ask questions about subject matter covered in the courses they attended each day. Students who have registered for or are considering sitting for the AAP or APRP exam are encouraged to attend. These daily classes vary in content, so you don’t want to miss either one. Seating is limited to the first 45 students.

TPI Board of Regents Members

Business Continuity Planning: Are You Prepared?

APRP Prep School of Study | Payments Risk & Compliance School of Study
1:30 PM-3:00 PM | Lullwater III-V

Over the last several years the U.S. has seen hurricanes, flooding and blizzards that have all changed the payments landscape in the way financial institutions, corporations and government entities react to crises. What processes and contingencies have been implemented in the years since these events? Learn what you should and must do to ensure that you are not the weakest link. With your organization’s reputation and business vitality at risk, having a plan in place is critical to your organization properly reacting to natural disasters and other emergencies.

Nell Campbell-Drake, AAP
Vice President, Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta

Wednesday, July 25

WHO WANTS TO BE ACCREDITED? - WEDNESDAY

AAP Prep School of Study | APRP Prep School of Study
11:45 AM-12:15 PM | The Drawing Room

Hungry to be an accredited? If so, be sure to grab your lunch and join your fellow aspiring AAPs and APRPs for this interactive event.Board of Regents members focus on exam preparation tips and provide a forum for AAP and APRP candidates to ask questions about subject matter covered in the courses they attended each day. Students who have registered for or are considering sitting for the AAP or APRP exam are encouraged to attend. These daily classes vary in content, so you don’t want to miss either one. Seating is limited to the first 45 students.

TPI Board of Regents Members

STRATEGIES FOR SELECTING & ONBOARDING THIRD PARTIES

APRP Prep School of Study | Payments Risk & Compliance School of Study
12:15 PM-1:45 PM | Oak Amphitheater

Third party providers offer organizations many options to assist with day-to-day operations. Opting to use a third party and determining which of an organization's processes could be assumed by a vendor are considerations that must be taken into account. This course examines the steps to be taken to select a third party and how to ensure the partnership works for everyone. Students leave this course with a detailed checklist of items to consider when vetting a third party. Following this course students are encouraged to attend "Onboarding for Everyone!" to examine the process for other vendors and clients.

Jessica Perkins, AAP
Third Party Risk Manager, Central Payments Division Central Bank of Kansas City

ONBOARDING FOR EVERYONE!

APRP Prep School of Study | Payments Risk & Compliance School of Study
2:00 PM-3:15 PM | | Lullwater III-V

In 'Strategies for Selecting & Onboarding Third Parties' students learned how to select third parties. This course examines the steps that must be considered when selecting other business partners and clients. In today's climate, where KYC goes beyond knowing only your customer to KYCC (knowing your customer's customer), understanding the due diligence process required is critical. Increased scrutiny and evolving threats demand constant reevaluation of onboarding business partners. Students come away from this class with ways to help make informed decisions to benefit their organization.

Jessica Perkins, AAP
Third Party Risk Manager, Central Payments Division Central Bank of Kansas City