TPI Home School Master’s Program

Monday, July 27

10:30 AM-11:20 AM

New! The Story of Payments - Part I

The U.S. payments system is a critical piece of this nation’s infrastructure. Its reliability and resilience are fundamental to rapid recovery from natural disasters, direct attacks on the system and internal disruptions. In many respects, the payments system is the engine of commerce for our society and a critical pipeline of the economy. Few can explain the term “payments system” and even fewer appreciate its importance. In this two-part course students learn from the men who – literally - wrote the book on payments as they explore how the industrialization of trust created the modern payments system. As a reference, students enrolled in the Master’s Program receive a complimentary copy of the upcoming publication “The Story of Payments: How the Industrialization of Trust Created the Modern Payments System.”

Richard R. Oliver, Independent Consultant

George H. Warfel, Jr., General Manager, FinTech & Payments Strategy, Haddon Hill Group, Inc.


11:30 AM-12:20 PM

New! The Story of Payments - Part II

The U.S. payments system is a critical piece of this nation’s infrastructure. Its reliability and resilience are fundamental to rapid recovery from natural disasters, direct attacks on the system and internal disruptions. In many respects, the payments system is the engine of commerce for our society and a critical pipeline of the economy. Few can explain the term “payments system” and even fewer appreciate its importance. In this two-part course students learn from the men who – literally - wrote the book on payments as they explore how the industrialization of trust created the modern payments system. As a reference, students enrolled in the Master’s Program receive a complimentary copy of the upcoming publication “The Story of Payments: How the Industrialization of Trust Created the Modern Payments System.”

Richard R. Oliver, Independent Consultant

George H. Warfel, Jr., General Manager, FinTech & Payments Strategy, Haddon Hill Group, Inc.


12:20 PM–1:00 PM - Lunch Break

Noontime Knowledge

Can't stop learning? Grab your lunch and join us for these lively chats scheduled 12:35 PM-12:55 PM.

Lunch with Nacha’s Leadership

Grab your lunch and join in an intimate conversation with Nacha’s President & CEO, Jane Larimer. Jane will answer your questions about the organization, the strength of the ACH Network, and how Nacha has responded and reacted to the COVID-19 pandemic. Other topics include Nacha’s volunteer groups and opportunities, the future of the Network, and Nacha’s role in the payments industry. You won’t want to miss this outstanding opportunity to engage with Jane, so bring your grilled cheese and meet Nacha’s own Big Cheese!

The Lunch JAM: Q&A with Rules Experts

Grab your lunch and join faculty members Jen Kirk, Amy Morris, and Michele Barlow as they answer your most-pressing questions about the Nacha Operating Rules. Representing many years of experience in the ACH Network, these experts are on the front lines of education, development and enforcement of the Rules. Bring your favorite type of peanut butter to accompany the JAM session!


1:00 PM-1:50 PM

 

New! Master's Class Meet Up

This networking and education opportunity allows students to mingle and interact with fellow students to discuss situations they have encountered, vendors they have used, Rules they may not fully understand (or think should be changed). Students are encouraged to send in suggested topics in advance of TPI. Both Payments Risk Management Master’s and Master’s Program students will participate in this interactive setting.

Jennifer D. West, AAP, Director, Payments Innovation Alliance, Education & Accreditation, Nacha


2:00 PM-2:50 PM

New! Payment Systems Law

Understanding the fundamentals of laws and regulations related to payments is crucial, but so is having a clear understanding of how these interact with one another, particularly when there may be overlap. With so many agencies overseeing the industry, students will gain knowledge of which has jurisdiction over not just payments in general but also on individual transactions. The rules and regulations for each payments rail may or may not be the same, and the authority over the transaction could also differ. This course delves into these issues and more.

Richard M. Fraher


3:00 PM-3:50 PM

New! Rolling out a Marketing Campaign

The decision to offer new products does not begin with the product itself, but with an understanding of how to market and promote while building brand awareness. However, campaigns should not only be rolled out for new products and services, but  recognizing when trusted products are in need of attention is also key. This course walks students through the steps necessary to roll out a marketing campaign to build or rebuild brand awareness. Following a brief presentation, students work in teams to build a campaign plan.

John L. Biloz, AAP, Vice President, ACH Product Manager, J.P. Morgan

Victoria Day, Chief Communications Officer, Nacha


4:00 PM–4:50 PM

Happy Hour

School’s dismissed, but don’t log off yet! Join your classmates for a fun and interactive Happy Hour. Activity details coming soon.

Tuesday, July 28

9:00 AM - 9:45 AM

The Breakfast Club

No, it’s not the super, amazing John Hughes movie from the 1980s – but it will be just as great, if not better! It’s not all day detention and you won’t need to raid Barry Manilow’s closet in order to attend. It’s going to be a busy day, so grab a cup of joe (or a soda from the vending machine) and ease into it. Screws fall out all the time, the world is an imperfect place but you can get your day started right while meeting your classmates and raising a ruckus, "Can you describe the ruckus, sir?" Enjoy some relaxing conversation with fellow early risers. Introduce yourself to new classmates and enjoy the fact that you don’t have to spend 8 hours and 54 minutes writing an essay!


10:30 AM-11:20 AM

 

Payments Risk Management Systems & Controls

Risk management controls impact numerous systems and functions within any organization, regardless of the payment type. Vendor management, business continuity, identity authentication, and capital adequacy are some examples of policies your organization may have in place. How should they work together to create a risk management profile? Students should come prepared to discuss the key elements of risk management systems and controls and review how their organization's overall risk strategy may be impacted.

Jen Wasmund, AAP, CTP, NCP, Senior Manager, Enterprise Payments Risk Management, Capital One


11:30 AM-12:20 PM

New! FedNow®: Working it in to your Faster Payments Strategy

FedNow may still be a few years away from going live, but you should be thinking about and planning for its potential impact on your operations now.  Instructors present students with current available information about FedNow, then lead an interactive discussion with students about what areas of their operations should be looked at between now and 2023. Students will have the opportunity to pose questions both to the instructors and each other on approaches that can be taken when considering how their organization should proceed from a planning perspective.

Daniel M. Baum, Senior Vice President, Product Strategy, Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta

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


12:20 PM–1:00 PM - Lunch Break

Noontime Knowledge

Can't stop learning? Grab your lunch and join us for these lively chats scheduled 12:35 PM-12:55 PM.

The Lunch JAR: Understanding the Rule Making Process

Feed your appetite for learning how the rule-making process works and get a taste of what’s happening with Nacha’s Rules & Operations Committee. Join faculty members and Rules Ops Committee participants Jen Wasmund, Amy Leslie, and Ruth Harpool as they share their experiences (but not their dessert) with the Committee and learn how their input helps to develop new rule ideas and shape the future of the ACH Network.

Who Wants to Be Accredited?

Are you hungry to become accredited? If so, grab your lunch and join your fellow aspiring AAPs and APRPs. Board of Regents members will lead an interactive discussion focused on exam preparation tips and field questions about subject matter covered in the courses you’ve attended. If you’re planning to take the AAP or APRP exam, you can’t afford to miss this Noontime Knowledge breakout. Becoming accredited is the icing on the cake for your payments career!


1:00 PM-1:50 PM

The Impact of Fintech on the Traditional Payments Participant

You may not have yet encountered the effects of a major fintech innovation in your everyday life at your financial institution – or have you? Fintechs are constantly at work trying to change or introduce new methodologies relative to how FIs function and do business. It is important to know what is going on in the fintech space and understand exactly how you and your organization may be impacted now and in the future.

Peter Tapling, APRP, Managing Director, PTap Advisory, LLC


2:00 PM-2:50 PM

How to Present Ideas to Your Board

Now that you are a payments expert, how do you work within your organization to introduce ideas and instill change? How can you use the information gained this week to more effectively manage risks and costs, improve business processes, and derive greater benefit? What is the most effective way to engage your Board in these decisions? In this course, students gain insight on how to share what they  have learned with decision-makers in your company and participate in mock board presentations.

Brian Dao, AAP, Assistant Vice President Electronic Payments, Commerce Bank


3:00 PM-3:50 PM

New! Cybersecurity Assessment Tools for the Non-IT Professional

Students in this course discuss how risk, compliance and operational staff – the non-IT professionals – can assist with the enhancement of their organization’s cybersecurity. While under the purview of IT groups everywhere, we all have a role to play in cybersecurity. The NIST Cybersecurity Framework and the FFIEC Cybersecurity Tool will be dissected to show how risk, compliance, and operations groups can support these important initiatives. Topics explored in the framework and tool include phishing, key logger, and malware, and instructors will provide suggested strategies and mitigation measures. Instructors in this course help students fully understand how to discuss the tool with Executive Management and/or their Board, what they need to know as non-IT professionals, how to assist with the implementation of the framework and how to use the Cybersecurity Tool to enhance Cybersecurity at their organization.

Jessica Perkins, Third Party Risk Manager, Central Payments, a division of Central Bank of Kansas City


3:50 PM–4:30 PM

4:00 PM–4:50 PM

Happy Hour

School’s dismissed, but don’t log off yet! Join your classmates for a fun and interactive Happy Hour. Activity details coming soon.

Wednesday, July 29

9:00 AM - 9:45 AM

The Breakfast Club

It’s the last day of school! You’ve made new contacts and have been telling your friends and family, “Everybody loves me so much at this school.” You’ve determined you aren’t the only payments geek out there as you’ve realized we’re all a little bizarre, some of us are just better at hiding it. But the learning isn’t over yet. Get your protein-filled breakfast, "Excuse me, Rich. Will milk be made available to us?" Put on your required uniform, "You wear tights? No, I wear the required uniform." And enjoy the company of your classmates before we hit the books and say goodbye until next year.


10:30 AM-11:20 AM

New! Mastering Payments Technology

Understanding changing technologies, including APIs, blockchain and standards, is a critical element of helping your organization manage change. This course examines APIs from both a consuming  and publishing perspective, as well as explores the capabilities and possibilities that exist in blockchain and cryptocurrency.

Peter Tapling, APRP, Managing Director, PTap Advisory, LLC


11:30 AM-12:20 PM

New! Maintaining Harmonious Policies & Procedures

Policies and procedures are key components of a risk strategy. However your policies cannot be effective unless your procedures back them up. Additionally, you cannot write appropriate policies without understanding your risk appetite. Instructors in this course examine how concepts for policies and procedures go hand-in-hand, including some real-life examples from an auditor. Tips on how to make your policies and procedures more effective will also be shared.

Jennifer Kirk, AAP, Vice President Education, EPCOR


12:20 PM–1:00 PM

Noontime Knowledge

Need a break from payments education? Grab your lunch and join us for this relaxing chat scheduled 12:35 PM-12:55 PM.

No ”Shop Talk” Allowed!

Your TPI Home School experience is almost complete. You’ve stuffed yourself full of payments education, now it’s time to loosen your belt and join fellow students for a potluck conversation on everything NOT related to payments! Join Board of Regents and other faculty members to discuss your favorite foods, binge-worthy shows, or what you’ve been doing to pass the time without sports – or whatever other topic your palette desires.


1:00 PM-1:50 PM

New! Communication Planning for Crisis Management

When a crisis strikes – be it operational, natural or risk-based – having a plan on how to communicate internally or externally is essential. It is critical not to spend time during a crisis on building the plan so that time can be spent on executing what needs to be communicated and to whom. This course provides students with the tools they need to have a foundational crisis management plan in place and to recognize what elements of the situation are most important to share.

John L. Biloz, AAP, Vice President, ACH Product Manager, J.P. Morgan

Victoria Day, Chief Communications Officer, Nacha


2:00 PM-2:50 PM

New! How to Escalate a Risk Event

Presenting ideas to your Board can be a daunting task, oftentimes one that may seem intimidating even to the most experienced professionals. Even more stressful is when you have to present on urgent issues such as the results of a cyberattack or other risk event. However, keeping executive staff informed is crucial to maintaining the soundness and reputation of your organization. The instructor in this course offers hypothetical examples of risk events and how to escalate them within an organization, and tips on ways to prepare for these situations.

Brian Dao, AAP, Assistant Vice President Electronic Payments, Commerce Bank


3:00 PM-3:50 PM

New! Master's Class Wrap Up

This networking and education opportunity allows students to virtually interact with their masters-class peers to reflect on their TPI Home School experience and review topics that require additional discussion or debate. This is also a chance to solidify newly-formed relationships and explore ways to engage beyond TPI.

Jennifer D. West, AAP, Director, Payments Innovation Alliance, Education & Accreditation, Nacha


4:00 PM-4:50 PM

New! Nacha: The Strategic Direction & Future Vision

Lecture Hall

For more than 45 years, the ACH Network, with Nacha as its steward, has served as the backbone of electronic payments and of the payments industry. Through education, advocacy and collaboration, Nacha and its members have worked together to propel payments forward and to ensure the Network grows and adapts to the changing environment. Working with financial institutions, end users, processors, innovators and regulators allows Nacha to serve as the voice of the industry. In this course, Jane Larimer, Nacha’s President and CEO, shares her vision for Nacha and how, along with the ACH Network, it will remain as vital to the payments world as it has always been.

Jane E. Larimer, President & CEO, Nacha