Dave Grace is the Executive Director of ICURN, and consultant to the World Bank, Asian Development Bank and the International Monetary Fund. A former central banker, as well as a senior vice president in charge of policy/advocacy with the World Council of Credit Unions, Mr. Grace excels at helping governments, donors and financial institutions develop policy frameworks. He holds an M.A. in International Affairs and Finance from Washington University in St. Louis and graduated honors from St. Louis University with a B.S. in Economics and International Business. Mr. Grace has worked in over 80+ countries and has trained central bank supervisors in dozens of countries and has recently conducted a virtual training program for supervisors on behalf of the IMF.    

Elaine Byrne is Chair of ICURN since 2017. She has  participated in the work of ICURN  for a number of years including a review of the ICURN Guiding Principles and Peer Reviews.  Elaine is Deputy Registrar of Credit Unions, in the Registry of Credit Unions at the Central Bank of Ireland. In this leadership role, she has  functional responsibility for Policy Development and Intervention & Restructuring of credit unions leading the respective teams and supporting delivery of the strategic priorities. Elaine is a Chartered Accountant, having qualified  in KPMG and holds an honours Bachelor of Commerce degree and Diploma in Professional Accounting from University College Dublin.

September 20-24, 2021

Virtual Training for Credit Union Supervisors

Based on a popular in-person training course, ICURN has developed a new virtual training program for financial cooperative supervisors. This intensive, case-study based training has been specifically developed for the needs of supervisors as of 2021 and will focus on issues that  came to the forefront during the pandemic, such as cyber-security, stress-testing and problem resolution of credit unions. 

At the end of the one-week session a written examination will be administered to help reinforce the training materials. 



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Quality Assurance & Recognition

The training materials have been produced by international institutions.  The training format will include interactive presentations, group exercises and case studies using data from financial cooperatives. Together these components will aim to make the training highly relevant and practical for the current challenges facing financial cooperative supervisors. Upon successful completion of all three training sessions each participant will receive an ICURN certificate of completion.

Registration and Location

The cost to attend the one-week training is US$495 which is inclusive of live training, electronic copies of materials and certification of completion.  Online registration is open now or contact Lili Tangwall for questions.






Content for the week (5 days)

  • Cybersecurity
  • Stress-Testing Across Tiers of Credit Unions
  • Loan Rescheduling and Collections
  • Risk-Weighted Capital
  • Enforcement Actions & Problem Resolution



Who Should Attend

Financial cooperative supervisors that are familiar with the basics of supervision and are looking to improve the oversight of increasingly

complex financial cooperatives.



The International Credit Union Regulators' Network (ICURN) is an independent and not-for-profit association of financial cooperative supervisors from around the world.  It provides supervisor training and is governed by a board of director comprised of its member supervisors.  Its secretariat office is based in the USA.

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