remember... Do NOT trust my email accounts. If
you can not reach me on my 608-712-7880 cell
number, go through your Credit Union Risk
Manager, your local CUNA Mutual Representative,
your Credit Union League, your CU trade
association, or the World Council of
Credit Unions (WOCCU).
Rich Woldt CEO
The Risk Management Learning Center
Update...December 2008! The third edition
of our "International Credit Union Risk
Management Performance Standards" will be
released during the first quarter of 2009. I'm
preparing a tutorial for our RMLC faculty and
cadre of CMG International Credit Union Risk
Managers. Our 2009 mission statement and SAP
includes Credit Union Chapter Risk Management
"Fireside Chats" and US Veteran District - Post
level "Basic Training" in Risk Management
Principles and Practices, Incident Command and
Control, EOC/Staging Area Management, and
"CIRT/VIPER Best Practices" training for the
Update...November 2008! I'm in debt.
No not to the mortgage companies but to the
thousands of Credit Union Risk Managers and my
fellow veterans around the world who've shared
their RM Best Practices, RM failures, as well as
RM incident report, responded to RMLC RM
surveys, and linked our their RM research files
to ours over the past seven plus years (I
launched the RMLC July 4, 2001). Your
professional courtesy and kindness will not be
"Private Sector" Incident Command
Training Center and Staging Area will be closed
from December 7 (Pearl Harbor Day) until
Memorial Day 2009.
October 2008! We
accomplished much in 2008 to include
updating our "International Risk Management
Performance" standards and building an addition
to our RMLC training center. We now have a
operational prototype "Private Sector" Emergency
Operation Center (EOC) and "Private Sector"
Staging Area from which we conduct Risk Management,
Incident Command, and Homeland Security
well as field test of our "Private Sector" Homeland
Security and Emergency Response procedures and protocols.
In early 2009... we'll
focus on mobilizing the world credit union
movement and US military veterans during any
crisis who's scope overwhelms or who's duration
exhausts the public sectors ability to perform.
As commander of VFW Post 8337,
I'll be establishing mutual aid agreements first
between VFW posts in District 8 and Wisconsin
and than with VFW posts across the country as
well as with credit unions throughout CUNA Mutual's
international markets. Our network of
International Credit Union Risk Managers will
coordinate our global RM training initiatives.
Goals for 2010: Our mission statement for 2010
includes staging regional private sector assets
that potentially could be deployed through the
world credit union movement supported by
veteran' posts and international veteran
I know our RMLC goals are high...
but so are the stakes if we don't act
aggressively to meet the terrorist' and natural
disaster' risks that have already threatened our
I urge all International
Credit Union Risk Managers... as well as
Credit Union Leagues, and
credit union trade associations to
raise the bar on their Homeland Security RM
training and contingency planning programs and projects.
current state of our global economy...
is going to drive up our fidelity bond
losses. All Credit Union Risk Managers should
immediately review all credit union' internal
and audit controls, conduct cash flow analyses
on all cash operations, evaluate all burglary
and access controls, test all surveillance
systems, and conduct bomb threat and robbery
Memorial Day 2008! Our
Homeland Security Salute to Veterans reached our troops
in Iraq through links at
www.DoorCountyVeterans.com. Thank you WDOR.
Credit Union Risk Managers: I've sent out the
"Basic Homeland Security" training updates to our US
Veteran/Credit Union Risk Management Advisory Council.
Those attending CUNA Management schools will share them
with their class. Those attending fall VFW District
Meetings will conduct "Incident Command and Control" as
well as Internal Control and Fraud Auditing recommending
by Credit Union Risk Managers during every community
Credit Union Risk Mangers: Don't miss Dave
McGuinn's article on Katrina' SD Boxes. Read it in our
RM White Papers files.
Credit Union Risk Managers and
Veterans: Watch for our 2009 Basic Training
and Chapter Circuit RM programs on forming effective and
efficient Homeland Security
Partnerships in your community. We'll be launching a
fall series of "Fire-Side-Chats" on homeland security
focused on what credit unions chapters need to do before
terrorist attack, man-made or natural disaster,
pandemic, or large scale community crisis requiring mass
evacuations or mass housing-in-place. Watch for our
"When you're first at the scene!" chapter series later
this year. I'll also plan to publish an update to our International Risk Management
Performance Standards for Credit Unions later this year.
- Reminder #1:
You can still download handouts from our 2006, 2007, and
2008 workshops. Credit Union Risk Managers should go
through their CUNA Mutual Representative and/or
League Director of Education to access our RM R&D
- Reminder #2:
If you're a US veteran, join our RM VIPER Squad at
www.DoorCountyVeterans.com. If your a biker,
join our biker Critical Incident Response
Team (CIRT) program and come ride with us. Watch for
rides posted at
www.VFWPost8337.com. Downloading our VFW tool
bar will allow you to hear our radio HLS updates
from anywhere in the world.
- Reminder #3:
Don't trust reaching me via email! Contact either
your CUNA Mutual Representative or call my cell
OK! My book on
International Risk Management Performance Standards is
still on my desk, in files on the floor, and buried in
conference handouts I've been collecting over the past
40 years. Rest assured it'll soon be on your shelf of
things you don't have time to read or uploaded to your
laptop' file marked "I'll get around to it someday."
I've posted drafts
www.DoorCountyVeterans.com. Excerpts will be used to
support our "Veteran's Basic Risk Management Training"
and "Credit Union Risk Management Fireside Chat" tours.
will continue to support our RMLC R&D projects to
include our U.S. Veteran & Credit Union Risk
Management Volunteer' Basic Training
and Advanced Individual Training (AIT) programs. Both
community outreach site and
business development sites
will continue to be used for field testing our private
sector Homeland Security - Risk Management projects and
I've been reelected Commander of VFW Post 8337, so our
will continue to be used to deploy regional Critical
Incident Response Teams (CIRTs) and VIPER (Visual
Intelligence of Persons and the Environment Recon)
squads under the joint command of VFW Post Commanders
and Credit Union Chapter Presidents.
Confused? Me too!
I'll eventually merge all sites into
www.GuardianVets.com.which is currently under
construction. That will unite US
veterans and our global network of Credit Union Risk
Managers in a Homeland Security project focused on
protecting and defending any local or regional economy.
credit unions and veterans will mobilize under a
"unified" command structure and I'll have time to
publish my book, "The Best and Worst Risk Managers I've
Worked with Since Graduating from the University of
Wisconsin with a Degree in Risk Management in 1968!" Maybe that
title's too long?
Since officially retiring on June 29, 2001 I've been
richly bless and will continue to travel the world
teaching Risk Management to anyone who'll listen. God
willing; that will never change! What's exciting now
is I have the time to drive my tractor and talk on my
cell phone, time to read my credit union security and
risk management magazines, and
time to learn about the latest and greatest RM method
saving lives around the world. Since I've retired, I've
had time to expand my Risk Management Learning Center so
now we're spreading credit union wisdom around the globe
through the international credit union movement.
PS: To those who think my web sites suck?
You're right! The best RM sites are managed by
financial institution' regulators such as
credit union trade associations such as the World
Council of Credit Unions, inc. at
. The first Credit Union Insurance and Risk Management
site you should us is
CUNA Mutual was formed in 1935 by and for the credit
union movement. CMG has been financing CU Risk Management programs
Click here to learn more!
International Credit Union Risk Managers!
US Federal Financial Institution Examination Council has issued
a revised booklet containing Business Impact
Analysis and Pandemic Planning guidelines.
To learn more: Go to http://www.ffiec.gov/
An update on the RMLC
International Credit Union Risk Management Homeland Security R&D
As most of you know, we created a number web sites
to support our Homeland Security R&D projects started on the
first anniversary of the 9-11-01 terrorist attacks. As of 1-1-08
we merged these sites and will soon launch "Basic Training (BT)"
and "Advanced Individual Training (AIT)" Risk Management
programs for veterans through
and "Special Operations" training for credit unions and the
private sector through
Credit Union Risk Managers are encouraged to use all of our RMLC
web sites when teaching at the chapter, national, and
international levels. In the US, credit unions are
encouraged to go through their league, CUNA Inc., and CUNA
Mutual Group to ensure they are complying with the latest USA
HLS rules and regulations for financial cooperatives.
RMLC faculty have
formed a "Special Operations" unit and will soon be posting a
new series of Homeland Security presentations. Our RMLC mission
is to promote internationally recognized credit union RM
performance standards, reduce and simplify emergency response
and recovery protocols, focus on promoting Incident Command
System training in the private sector, and with the help of the
world credit union movement, advocate the formation of cost
effective public-to-private homeland security partnerships
focused on terrorist threats, natural and man-made disasters,
pandemics and other large scale community crises.
Note to US
Veterans: During 2008 we'll
implement mutual aid agreements between US veteran posts and join forces with the
Veterans of Foreign Wars
promote Public-to-Private HLS partnerships through
our R&D site at www.COPs007.com
and our international business development site
"Private Sector" emergency response and recovery protocols
will be taught by our "Special Operations" faculty at
www.RMLearningCenter.com. All RM and operational protocols
will be field tested through WOCCU and the
International Credit Union Movement.
Attention International Risk Managers!
Please read the US
Federal Financial Institution Councils statement on Pandemic
Planning posted below on 2-6-08. Also, read our
posted white papers and use our R&D
library to focus your credit union and credit union chapter on similar financial institution letters issued
in your country. As soon as possible, go to
http://pandemicflu.gov/plan/ and review what we discussed
during our last RM benchmarking exercise in the UK and
Terrorist' Risks 2008:
continue to recruit credit union employees who have access to
confidential member' information, knowledge of
security systems, access to security policies and procedures,
and the ability to compromise physical, alarm, and computer
access controls. Al Qaida has franchised operations to
gangs and extremist organizations well positioned to infiltrate at
all levels of both public and private sectors of societies
around the world. We know terrorist' target objectives include a high body count from the
initial attack followed by vulnerable secondary targets, the ability to
disrupt communication links and attract mass-media attention,
and the ability to have a maximum negative impact on housing-in-place or
mass evacuation protocols. Their goal is to overwhelm public
sector response and recovery assets and thereby traumatize the
local population enough to weaken and disrupt first the local
than the regional and national economy. In summary, the
terrorist' resolve is to destroy the economic infrastructure
credit unions are resolved to support and defend.
To manage Homeland
Security risks and defend against
terrorist' threats, the world credit union movement needs to
adopt the Incident Command System (ICS) as their crisis
management system of choice and the National Incident
Management System (NIMS) as their crisis management vocabulary.
Once the world movement is on the same page and speaking the
same language, credit unions need to make RM training,
contingency planning, and crisis management a regular topic at
credit union, chapter, league, national and international
formation of the World Council of Credit Unions (WOCCU) in 1971
have been positioned better than any other movement, anywhere in
the world, any time in history to protect and defend the economy
on which members, communities, and countries depend. Since the
first credit union was chartered in Germany in 1835, credit unions
have stood mission-ready to respond
to any any crisis; no matter what the incident type, scope, or
potential for scope creep. Because credit unions network though local chapters,
leagues, national and international associations, they'll be
among the first at the scene and the last to leave. Because of
their global reach, credit unions can more quickly identify and
measure critical incidents, mobilize a first response, and affectively
manage the liquidity needs of victims and the recovery process.
International Credit Union Risk Managers
involved in our 2008 "Risk Management Fireside Chats" should
study the following:
Click here or on
to read our white papers on credit union history and Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs
- Review the
case studies, tutorials, and handouts linked throughout this
website (page down).
- WOCCU is the
world representative of the credit union movement!
Click on their logo to enter their web site...
is the credit union movement's insurance and bonding company.
CUNA Mutual was founded by CUNA Inc. and US Credit
Union Leagues in 1935, to provide Loan Protection
and Life Savings Insurance so, as the motto of the
world credit union movement declared; "The Debt
Shall Die with The Debtor." CUNA Mutual chartered
the CUMIS Insurance Society in 1960 to provide the
world credit union movement with country specific
fidelity bond coverage. Click on their logo to visit
their web site and take advantage of their Risk
- Use the links
at the top of this page to visit our R&D library.
Credit Union Risk Managers...
need to tighten their security protocols, revisit their
internal, audit, and access control procedures, and expand their
security perimeter to include at least if not a tri-chapter
Attention US Veterans!
2007 was a
great year at our Risk Management Learning Center. Through our
network of International Credit Union Risk Managers we taught
Credit Union Risk Management at every level of the international
credit union movement. Through our veteran' outreach and
Homeland Security sites at
www.DoorCountyVeterans.com/vfw8337, and our emergency
response and recovery site
www.VFWWebcom.org/wi/vfw8337, we promoted emergency response
protocols, and taught contingency planning, event planning, and
Risk Management methods throughout the private sector. On September 11 we completed
our five year study of
public-to-private partnerships formed during and after the terrorist
attacks on 9-11-01, Hurricane Katrina, the tsunami, and earthquakes,
floods, tornadoes, and wildfires in the US.
our seventh anniversary
this summer and launch a three year strategic plan that will
promote internationally recognized RM performance standards at
the chapter level in the credit union movement, District level
of the VFW, and regional level
of the private sector of society. FYI, I will turn 63 this spring and
have resolved to spend less time in hotel rooms and more time on
my Harley. So it's full speed ahead for the RMLC and the credit
union movement. Please remember
to use my cell phone to contact me as far too many emails either
get blocked or buried in the Viagra ads and scams we all receive
Attention Credit Union Risk Managers:
The Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council
has issued the attached "Interagency Statement on
Pandemic Planning" (Statement) identifying actions
that financial institutions should take to minimize the
potential adverse effects of a pandemic. An
institution's business continuity plan should address
pandemics and provide a preventive program, a documented
strategy scaled to the stages of a pandemic outbreak, a
comprehensive framework to ensure the continuance of
critical operations, a testing program, and an oversight
program to ensure that the plan is reviewed and updated.
Click here for more information!
I thank all the Emergency Governments, Law Enforcement and
Homeland Security agencies (The Public Sector) and all the
credit unions, credit union associations, the business
community, and trade associations (The Private Sector) for your
RM R&D support over the past 5 years. Our five year Terrorist'
Risk Management R&D project officially ended on 9-11-07. The
"Best & Worst Practices" surveys completed in the US, Europe,
Asia, and the Caribbean helped make this RMLC project an
"International" success. I send a special thank you to my
InfraGard, ASIS International, and Certified Fraud Examiner
Oh yes, one last thank you to our US
Medal of Honor recipients.
Keep an eye on this site and our sister
www.COPs007.com to see the fruits of our labor.
Click here for Financial
Institution Letter on
Guidance to Help Financial Institutions and to Facilitate
Recovery in Additional Storm- and Flood-Affected Areas of Ohio
Life has not changed, SPAM blockers continue to block important
emails. Please don't assume what you've emailed me made it to my
desk top. That being said, know that I'm going T.D.Y. with
US Military Veterans until the end of the year. If your credit
union needs RM support go direct to our R&D library and contact
your League Director of Education. Most have direct access to
our deep-throat files and survey summaries. All are very
familiar with the Credit Union Incident Command System as it
relates to contingency planning and responding to credit unions
during a large scale community crisis.
Thank you for all your damage assessment and best practices
feedback you've sent through our damage and best/worst
practices surveys. Your input will help us better support credit
union that find themselves in harms way in the future.
click here and continue to share your experiences!
To all credit unions effected by 2007 Hurricanes, don't forget
to file a "Best & Worst" RM practices report ASAP! We always
learn from our experience, good and bad!
The fraudsters and scam artists
after the hurricane passes. Please don't forget to file VIPER
and damage reports of suspicious activity anytime and as many
times as you can. You never know when what you've seen might be
the "tip of the iceberg!"
Click here.. To file "Best & Worst"
Click here.. To file VIPER reports!
The reported category 5 Hurricane DEAN is over Jamaica. Credit
Union Risk Management VIPER Squads are asked to submit scope,
scope creep, and damage reports ASAP. US and Caribbean Critical
Incident Response Teams are ready to respond.
Hurricanes ERIN, DEAN, etc. - Scope, Scope Creep, VIPER, and Suspicious
Credit union suffering damage from the hurricanes or any of the
recent earthquakes can
to report their status, damage assessment,
or information on incident scope creep.
Note, this information will be shared with Unified incident
commands throughout the credit union movement.
Please assume all information you submit will be posted on our
web sites. Attention Incident Commanders! Call me for a link to
our report files. Rich Woldt
I'm on my way to Trinidad and Tobago. Considering the tropical
storms such as Erin and anticipated hurricanes such as DEAN, I
think it wise for Credit Union Leagues along the gulf and all
CMG - International Credit Union Risk Managers to conduct RM
briefings on the following:
- Designing, defending and
deploying incident specific Emergency Operation Centers
(EOC) in Kingston, Jamaica and off-shore in Port of Spain,
Trinidad and Texas.
FYI: The Texas
League is a sister league to JCUL, and we're in the process
of establishing a sister relationship between The Lambeau CU
in Tobago and the Pioneer CU in Green Bay, Wisconsin; home
of the world champion Green Bay Packers.
- Deploying CMG - Credit Union
Risk Manager' VIPER Squads along the entire anticipated path
of Hurricane DEAN!
- Conduct joint operational
briefing with CMG International Department personnel, CUNA
Caribbean personnel, JCUL Risk Managers, Trinidad & Tobago
League personnel, CUNA Caribbean Advisory Council - POR
personnel, CU Regulators throughout Latin America, CUNA &
Affiliates, and WOCCU Risk Managers. Your welcome to use the
following as an outline for your briefing sessions.
Remember, to follow standard RM protocols when dealing with
to review EOC briefing logs.
to review Critical Incident Response Team (CIRT) briefing
to review VIPER Squad briefing logs.
to review Staging Area Operational briefing logs.
to review Chief of Operations, Chief of Planning, Chief of
Logistics, and Chief of Finance briefing logs.
going to be a problem for Jamaica, those in their track through
the Caribbean, Texas and Southern USA, etc.
Click here to track this
and other hurricanes. We also have a number of potential
Click here to monitor them.
For credit unions in Jamaica, Texas,
etc. who might be in harms way please
Click here for RM
evacuation instructions and a copy of the Unified command we
used during Hurricane Ivan. To all my CUNA Management School,
Coastal and Western States, 2005, 2006, and 2007 RM students,
refer to your on-line handouts and power point presentations.
Attention... Credit Unions in Trinidad and Tobago! Please
complete a short Risk Management survey. Your response will help
us focus future RM programs in the Caribbean. Rich Woldt
Note: I've been having
trouble with this survey link. If it doesn't work for you, wait
a day or two and try again. Collecting this information is
important. The trouble is on our end, not on yours.
Click Here to complete the survey... Thank You
Based on credit union VIPER (Visual Intelligence - Persons and
the Environment Recon) team' reports we've launched a CMG
"Unified Command" in the Caribbean to include Jamaica's sister
League, the Texas Credit Union League.
Click here for ICS
CU Risk Managers who took part in our Contingency Planning
and/or Incident Command and Control benchmarking this summer can
now upload their table top test scores and summary RM faculty
reports. FYI, I'll leave them available on-line until I
return from our sessions in Trinidad.
According to national weather service it's going to be an active
hurricane season. Based on these predictions,
we've launched a Single
(ICS) Command to monitor weather
related risks in the Caribbean.
to access our IC briefing log.
Click here for a link to
hurricane trackers, and click here for link to our Incident
Command System (ICS) briefings.
Note: Per ICS protocol,
all briefing notices will be posted with a green background.
to track hurricanes and
Click here to monitor earthquakes.
my links don't always work, nor are they specific to your
community. You should have links on your desktop to your local
emergency government web site, local TV station web site, local
fire department and local police departments' web sites.
Credit unions who've attended our RM sessions this summer should
upload their handouts and power point presentations before
August 15. If you forgot your password, contact your league
Director of Education.
Credit union involved in our Veteran
Special Operations and VIPER units should pass on VIPER alerts
Click here for the VIPER Alerts
For alerts past 60 days contact your local Post Commander.
Posted 6-11-07: To all
RM credit unions and RM students at CUNA Mgmt Schools: I'm
not sure what's the problem but much email sent to
is not getting through. Effective immediately, call my
608-712-7880 number when you email me something
important. Emails to
Rich@RMLearningCenter.com or my personal account are
coming through. To all students at upcoming conferences
in June, July, August and this fall, contact your
conference organizer for my pre-conference handouts. For
those credit unions involved in our CUNA Mutual Risk
Management or Incident Command Operations contact your
local CUNA Mutual Risk Managers if you have any
questions or concerns downloading your RM workbooks.
I've now been sworn in as Commander of VFW Post 8337 which
positions me better to launch the coast-to-coast crisis response
network we're building between credit union chapters and veteran
posts. Our goal is to create a nationwide CIRT using Credit
Union Risk Managers and Veteran' Post Commanders at the local
level, Chapter Presidents and District' Commanders at the
regional level, and State/National Guard Commanders at the
We've have RMLC
faculty on advisory boards and Homeland Security Committees
throughout the Great Lakes and are forming a network of
InfraGard members across the US. For example, I'm a member of
the Southeast Wisconsin Homeland Security Partnership's
committee formulating plans to evacuate 200,000 residents from
In an effort to be
more retired than I've been since retiring from CUNA Mutual six
years ago, I'll be channeling many of your RM questions and
requests to other RMLC faculty and your local CUNA Mutual RM
Representatives. I've been richly blessed so I can well afford
to speak to your chapter for whatever is in your budget so don't
hesitate calling if I can help. However, at 62 it will be in to
town the day before, to bed before 3 a.m. and home on the first
flight out of town the next day.
I encourage you to invite your local
CUNA Mutual Representative to all your chapter meetings...for
an update on what they are doing to ward-off the terrorists who
have vowed to recruit your disgruntled employees and members,
target banks and credit unions in your chapter, and do all they
can to disrupt our national economy. RM workshops going forward
should include intense regional risk assessments and Q&A
sessions on risks of interest within your chapter.
Posted 6-1-07: To all
RM educators using our library...
Do to increase hits on our library from suspected terrorists,
I've created a series of access controls to include multi
level "authentication" steps needed to reach
Contact your CUNA Mutual Risk Management representative or
your League Director of Education to reach these secured
wings of our R&D library. Law enforcement and InfraGuard
members need to call me direct to obtain or change their
access codes. Veterans and community leaders should go
through either our veteran support site at
www.DoorCountyVeterans.com or community outreach
www.COPs007.com for industry specific RM downloads.
Posted 5-21-07: Attention Credit Union Risk Managers:
We've been storming and performing to keep credit unions one
step ahead of international terrorists, the new generation of
scam artists and embezzlers, robbers, kidnappers and
extortionists, child predators, and the inevitable pandemic.
And, thanks to the on-going support from CUNA Mutual, credit
union leagues, and a growing number of public and private sector
clients, we've been able to invest in a new generation of RM
tools and technologies we'll be deploying in fall.
due to the terrorist
threats against U.S. financial institutions and the same need
credit union have to baton-down-the-hatches, we too have had to
limit access to our research files, white papers, RM survey
results, and some sections of our RM library.
our more sensitive training materials will only be available
through your CUNA Mutual, League, or Credit Union Risk Managers.
For those who've attended our RMLC sessions at CUNA Management
Schools or our RM workshops sponsored by your League, Chapter or
CUNA Mutual, you will need to contact your CUNA Mutual or League
RM Representative if you've lost or forgotten you passwords to
download handouts or access our RM survey results.
This is just a sign of the times. We will continue to post
session benefits and summary highlights after each major RM
Rich@RichWoldt.com between January 1 and May 4, 2007 was
lost do to spam blockers and miss-directed links. SO, if you
emailed me and I didn't respond the odds are I never received
your email. Please always call me on 608-712-7880 if you don't
hear back within 48 hours!
Posted Reminder to Credit Union Risk Managers and CUNA
Management School Students:
We've been through much since last summer,
wildfires, tornados, bomb threats, extortions, mass evacuations,
to mention just a few. For the most part lives were saved and
property losses were held to a minimum. The chapters and leagues
that deployed pre-trained CIRTs who followed the lead of their
CU - Incident Command and Control System (ICS) responded faster,
more efficiently, and recovered faster than those who chose to
go-it-alone. The "branch banking" work being done at the
chapter, league and national levels deserves much credit for the
success they've had stabilizing the economy in the US, Europe,
and Caribbean. In case our paths
don't cross this summer, I've posted a number of white papers
and handouts you can share with others at the credit union and
Click here for an update on CIRT
Posted ALERT from the CEO:
Be advised that analog cellular systems will be going digital
around February 2008.
Click here to learn what you can do to
protect your alarm reporting lines and links....
Posted Notes from the
"2007 took off with a series of bangs, unfortunately they were
terrorist attacks and bomb threats. Fortunately all targets made
it to their defendable zones or executed a safe evacuation out
of harms way." Rich Woldt
Posted Notes from the CEO:
We continue to form Public-to-Private Partnerships at the
chapter and regional levels throughout the international credit
union movement and train Critical Incident Response Teams
(CIRTs) in the same Incident Command and Control System (ICS)
taught to law enforcement, fire fighter, emergency governments,
and homeland security professionals!
Posted Notes from the
"CUNA Mutual Risk Management personnel continue to lead the way
to safe havens.
to read articles by Ann "my favorite plastic card cop" Davidson,
Tom Southern, Jeff Davis, Ken Otsuka, and other Risk Management
professionals. Way to go CUNA Mutual! If you're wondering where
to go for frontline RM support, contact any one of my ole
team mates out there somewhere in credit union land. Rich Woldt
The Credit Union Incident Command and
Control System - 2007 - Refer to
www.DoorCountyVeterans.com for veteran' marching orders or
civilian marching orders.
United We Stand - Divided We Fall!
Posted Notes from the CEO:
Click here for an introduction to Crisis
Management and Public-to-Private Partnerships!
WOLDT - Biography
Note: If links on my web site don't work
it either means I've failed to set them
correctly or your trying to access a
secured documents. An increasing number
of our documents are being password
protected with some secured behind
several levels of authentication.
Mission Statement 2008...
International Credit Union Risk Managers: Make sure
you're including the following in your
workshops and RM updates:
Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs
rest of 07 and through 08 we'll
be training veterans embedded at
every level of the credit union
movement. They will receive
basic training in Crisis
Management, Event Planning,
Incident Command and Control,
Search and Rescue, Bomb Threat
Assessment, SWAT, MAT, and SEAL
protocols, as well as
establishing "unified" and
"joint" commands, managing
Staging Areas and Emergency
Operation Centers, and advanced
military operations during a
terrorist attack, natural
disaster, pandemic or anytime a
community finds itself in harms
will house tutorials and
training files, actual
operations will be deployed
through our veterans support
and community outreach site at:
Rich Woldt - Commander
Liberty Grover VFW Post 8337
When disasters strike, there's
little time to debate who's in charge or what
to do first. Throughout 2007, credit unions, CU
chapters, leagues and associations should continue
teaching the "Incident Command System (ICS)," at
of the international credit union movement. Following
"Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs", chapters should establish branch banking networks
at a tri-chapter level to meet the
liquidity needs of evacuees, those forced to house-in-place,
and those entering the recovery and reconstruction phase
after a community crisis. Veteran' posts and the
faith-based community should train Critical
Incident Response Teams (CIRTs) so they're mission-ready to
respond to victim needs as they unfold.
Our ability to protect and
defend our homeland will depend heavily on our
ability to create public-to-private partnerships at the
local or "community" level. Credit unions
continue to involve local local law enforcement, fire
fighters, and emergency government professionals at
chapter meetings and Risk Management -
Homeland Security forums.
All Credit Union Risk Managers
(CURMs) should have a working knowledge of Homeland
Security and Emergency Government web sites, take an
active roll in neighborhood watches, and join local
security associations such as ASIS International and
InfraGard. Credit unions and CU chapter
officials should play an active roll in all
emergency government tests of warning systems and
emergency response protocols.
During 2007 our we will
continue to develop our ICS templates and train "Critical Incident Response
Teams (CIRTs) through veteran organizations at
www.DoorCountyVeterans.com and faith-based
www.COPs007.com. We'll also continue to expand our
community outreach "Homeland-Security" chapter programs
to encourage more effective public-to-private
partnerships in the war against terrorism. Our RM
R&D department will continue to monitor natural
disasters, terrorist' threats, and pandemic risks based
on zip/postal codes and deploy RMLC resources
Our stated goal for 2007 is to
foster public-to-private partnerships so communities
will be mission-ready to support and, if needed, reinforce professional first responders. Our primary mission in
'07 is to promote the age-old RM principle - "United we Stand -
Divided we Fall!"
Rich Woldt - CEO The Risk
Management Learning Center
In addition to our
partnership with InfraGard at
we are also partnering with "Just Stolen" at