The Higher Stakes of Post-COVID Risk Governance

Date: Wednesday, May 05, 2021
Time: 02:00 AM ET / 01:00 AM CT / 12:00 AM MT / 11:00 PM PT [Prevailing Time]
Presenter(s): Bill Bojan, Director, Business Risk Services, CliftonLarsonAllen LLP
Moderator(s): Bill Erlenbush, CPA, NSAC Director of Education
Objective: 1. Consider the necessity of “Next Gen Governance for a Next Gen World”, and learn leading practices for navigating your organization to ensure healthy and ethical direction: Clear Mission, Aligned Strategy, Managed Risk, and Strong Controls.
2. Understand the concept of Enterprise (Strategic) Risk Management and its strategic value and necessity to ensure healthy direction and achievement of organization goals by helping to connect and align board governance, strategy governance, risk governance, and ethics/compliance.
3. Better understand the board’s oversight role as independent directors/trustees and champions for integrity and ethics, and recognizing how proactively enhancing your risk governance capabilities and outcomes propels your current and future health, reputation, and success as an organization for a substantial competitive advantage.
Field of Study: Management Services
Program Level: Basic
CPE Credit: 1 Credit Hour
Delivery Method: Group Internet-based

No advanced preparation or prerequisites are required for this course.
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Course Description
This session will discuss the importance of strong risk governance in successfully and safely navigating today’s Cooperative organizations. This requires good alignment and transparency between the board/trustees, management, and the monitoring disciplines of the organization. Sufficient connection and alignment must be maintained across governance, strategy, risk management, operations, ethical culture, and performance to address today’s complexities and realities:

• A speed of doing business that demands a new level of responsiveness;
• A pace of change that demands a new level of agility;
• Industry disruption that demands a new level of innovative thinking;
• New and more challenging risks that demand a new level of proactivity; and
• Higher levels of stress on organizations that demand strong, ethical cultures of integrity.

Presenter and Moderator Bios
Bill Bojan, Director, Business Risk Services, CliftonLarsonAllen LLP
Bill Bojan is a Director with CliftonLarsonAllen’s Governance Advisory & Business Risk Services group and has 30 years of experience serving primarily the health care, financial institutions, and non-profit industries, both in the private sector and in an advisory capacity.

In the private sector, Bill has served as a Chief Risk Officer, Chief Ethics Officer, and General Auditor for a Fortune 30 health care company, and as a board member, board chair, and governance committee chair for several large nonprofit organizations.

Bill’s advisory experience extends to all aspects of an organization’s corporate governance, including: board operations and effectiveness, enterprise risk management (ERM), ethics, and strategy. Bill has assisted the board and executive team of various organizations in staying healthy, as well as successfully getting back on track after an organizational crisis or ethical breakdown.

Bill Erlenbush, CPA, NSAC Director of Education
Bill spent his entire career working in cooperative accounting at GROWMARK. His work experience includes all aspects of order control and billing, accounts receivable/payable, financial accounting, and tax. As a compliance officer, he had responsibility for the administration of the compliance and ethics program at GROWMARK and its subsidiaries and retail divisions. In addition, he was been involved in negotiating major acquisitions for GROWMARK. His educational background includes a Bachelor of Science degree in Accountancy from the University of Illinois and an MBA from Illinois State University. He is a Certified Public Accountant. Bill is an active member in many industry, professional, and community organizations. He is past president of the Mclean County United Way Board of Directors as well as the past president of the Heartland Community College Foundation Board of Directors.

Free for NSAC Members / $56.00 for Non-Members

Delivery System

  • All programs are delivered using the Zoom platform.
  • Confirmations will include log-in instructions.
  • Participants are able to participate using any device with an Internet connect (if the device does not have speakers, the participant can also dial-in) or they can participate with audio only by dialing in.
  • All registrants will receive a link to the CLN’s recording by email within 48 business hours of event’s conclusion.
  • There will be assistance available to help with technical and connectivity issues up to 10 minutes prior to the start of the presentation.


All registration is done on-line and each guest must provide their name and email address to participate. All NSAC members may register for free. Non-members may register for a nominal fee.

Refund Policy

NSAC will not issue refunds for CLNs. If a registrant is unable to participate in the CLN and provides notification to 48 hours prior to the session, a credit will be provided for a future CLN. Alert the NSAC staff member monitoring the CLN if technical difficulties are encountered and technical support will be provided to eliminate problems with future CLNs.

Additional Information

Live participation is required for CPE credit and polling questions must be answered to document your active participation. All registrants will receive an email following the session with links to the slides and/or handouts, and a link to the CLN recording (unless otherwise stated). If you are unable to participate in the live session, you can still watch the recorded session, but you will not be eligible for CPE credits. Those eligible for credits will receive their certificate by email with 7 business days.

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