Enjoyable Morning at The ViClarity Christmas Training Event
On Thursday December 1st ViClarity held our Christmas Training Event for our credit union clients at the Maldron Hotel Newlands Cross Dublin.
The opening address from Ogie Sheehy CEO of ViClarity set the tone for the day as he welcomed all the credit union officials who had travelled on the cold December morning. Ogie outlined the agenda for the day which included expert risk and compliance training from David Montgomery of EisnerAmper, ViClarity updates, festive games and plenty of prizes to be given away.
David Montgomery, Head of the Risk & Regulatory team at EisnerAmper was the keynote speaker on the day and provided guests with excellent insights and tips around risk & compliance for credit unions. David worked at The Central Bank for 12 years and was involved on panels that introduced the PRISM regulations for credit unions. He was able to provide first hand experience and tips for ensuring credit unions can successfully manage risk & compliance. Following Davids training Dean Roche and Brain Hillary advisors at EisnerAmper joined him to hold an expert Q&A session with the audience. It was a very interactive session which provided excellent information for the credit union officials and staff.
Following Davids expert risk & compliance training Grainne Campion of Clogherhead Credit Union was the next speaker. Grainne provided a thorough and informative account of the journey credit unions go through when taking the first step on the road to managing risk & compliance. After taking up the role of Risk Officer at Clogherhead Credit Union she faced the burden of gathering and reporting all the risk & compliance data in the credit union. Grainne spoke honestly about the difficulty of the task at the beginning but once she came into contact with ViClarity she found that the ViClarity solution was the perfect fit for her credit union. Grainne found that ViClarity made the gathering of compliance data much easier, managing and mitigating risks became much more manageable as the solution provided live dashboards and reporting features that made key risks easier to identify.
Next on the agenda was The ViClarity Christmas Song Competition where guests had to guess the song and the band who sang it from snippets of famous christmas songs. Tom Ryan of Aughrim Credit Union proved to be the musical expert on the day with an impressive 10 out of 14 correct and he was awarded a spot prize for his knowledge.
Ogie Sheehy then provided an update on new features in the ViClarity solution. Ogie outlined the best and most efficient ways of pulling reports from the ViClarity system and using them to put together a comprehensive pack to be given to board members. Ogie answered some excellent questions from the audience and was happy to provide them with tips and solutions for their queries.
After all the talks were over the group then went upstairs for Christmas dinner and more games were played and prizes given away. Congratulations to the main prize winner on the day Rose Gilmont from Stillorgan Credit Union who took away the hamper.
ViClarity would like to thank all speakers on the day including Dave, Dean, Brian and Grainne and congratulate everyone who won a prize on the day. A special thanks to all that attended on the day and last but not least we would like to wish everyone a Happy Christmas from ViClarity.