General Payments School of Study Courses

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Sunday, July 16

Principles of Global Payments
1:45-3:45 p.m. | Intermediate | Lullwater III-V
General Payments System
This course introduces students to key concepts, principles and terms related to wholesale and retail global payments. Students gain a fundamental understanding of the global payments landscape. Topics include payment schemes, channels, instruments, relevant entities and foreign exchange. Students  receive a solid understanding of how global payments are facilitated in support of international commerce and trade.

Samantha Carrier
Senior Director, Payments Innovation Alliance & International Payments, NACHA - The Electronic Payments Association

Essentials of the ACH Network - Part I
1:45-3:45 p.m. | Fundamental | Emory Amphitheater
AAP Prep/General Payments System
This course introduces students to the ACH Network and ACH payments. The instructor reviews functionality to support payments and information, key attributes, and funds flow for debit and credit entries. Students learn how Standard Entry Class (SEC) Codes are used for Direct Deposit and Direct Payment via ACH, consumer and corporate payments, and nonpayment entries. Participant roles and responsibilities are explored as well.

Pamela T. Rodriguez, AAP, CIA, CISA
President & CEO, ePayAdvisors

Introduction to Wire Transfers
4-5:30 p.m. | Fundamental | Lullwater III-V
General Payments Systems

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.

Stephen Wojciechowicz, AAP, CTP
Deutsche Bank Trust Company Americas​

Monday, July 17

Strategies for Marketing & Implementing Products
1:15-2:45 p.m. | Intermediate | Lullwater III-V
General Payments Systems/End-User
Making the decision to offer a new product or service is merely the first step on a long road. Determining the features and benefits of the product is essential, but selling the product is the key to its success. Students learn to examine the steps for product and service implementation while examining key attributes of marketing strategy and how to take advantage of tools available to assist in delivering this product to the organization. This interactive course provides examples of products ready for implementation, and students will have the opportunity to work together to build a rollout plan.

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

Tuesday, July 18

Anatomy of an Image: Corporate & Mobile Angles
10-11:30 a.m. | Fundamental | Lullwater III-V​
AAP Prep/General Payments Systems
Although the use of electronic payments is ascending, check imaging has proven its viability. 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. Images are discussed in the context of financial institution and corporate roles, legal and rule frameworks, risk management and fraud.

Angie Smith, AAP, NCP
SVP, Professional Development Events, Western Payments Alliance​

2017 NACHA Operating Rules: What's New?

3-4:30 p.m. | Intermediate | Lullwater III-V​
AAP Prep/General Payments System
Students in this course hear a comprehensive overview of newly implemented and upcoming NACHA Operating Rules amendments. Do you know the prominent points of Third-Party Sender Registration? Are you well-informed on evolving ODFI monitoring requirements? Are you prepared to receive Same Day ACH debits? Do you have a clear picture of when these changes go into effect so you can apply sound business practices for compliance? Students come away with a clear understanding of how the latest changes may affect their business.

Jen Wasmund, AAP, NCP
VP, Education & Compliance, Upper Midwest ACH Association

Concepts of Treasury Management
3-4:30 p.m. | Intermediate | Oak Amphitheater
General Payments System/End-User

Treasury and cash management are central to corporate payments. Understanding the principles and tools of both is critical. Students delve into the reality of using treasury management services in today's environment, and learn about current trends and developments. Global treasury issues and considerations, fraud prevention, and the risks associated with some services are also addressed, as are the benefits of having a Certified Treasury Professional (CTP) on staff.

Uma Wilson, AAP, CTP
Executive Vice President, Director of Product Management, UMB Bank, N.A.​​

Wednesday, July 19

Survey of Card Products & Clearing
10-11:30 a.m. | Fundamental | Oak Amphitheater
General Payments System

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 regards to emerging risks and fraud, technology and regulatory forces. Faculty discusses how these impact business lines, relationships, decision making and behavior.

Amy K. Morris
Senior Director, ACH Network Rules, NACHA - The Electronic Payments Association

Preparing for Same Day ACH Debits
10-11:30 a.m. | Intermediate
AAP Prep/General Payments System
Now that the Phase 1 of Same Day ACH is up and running, what can we expect from Phase 2? In this course, faculty discusses potential use cases for Same Day ACH debits as well as other topics, such as same day transaction dollar limits and areas that should be addressed to ensure compliance when Same Day ACH debits are implemented in September. From Settlement Date and authorizations to posting, this class ensures you understand and are ready to handle Same Day ACH debits from both the origination and receipt points of view.

Sandy Ortins, AAP
Vice President, Education, NEACH

Jen Wasmund, AAP, NCP
VP, Education & Compliance, Upper Midwest ACH Association​ ​

ACH File Formatting
12:45-2:15 p.m. | Intermediate
AAP Prep/General Payments System
ACH Origination begins with a properly formatted file. This course focuses on the intricacies of ACH Record Formats. Faculty takes students on a comprehensive and detailed tour of the 94 characters that comprise an ACH entry. Students also review Addenda Records and proper formatting, and examine field purposes, specific field values, and commonly experienced problems. The instructor provides tips for optimizing ACH Network participation with a command of the bits and bytes of ACH.

Michele Barlow, AAP, NCP
Vice President, WACHA - The Premier Payments Resource