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Welcome!

My name is Adam Witmer and I want to personally welcome you to this site.  We have created the Compliance Cohort as a resource for compliance professionals in banks, credit unions, and any of the other trenches where compliance folks dwell.  Having taught hundreds of live seminars to thousands of bankers throughout the US, I personally recognize the importance of easy to understand compliance resources.  Not to mention, being able to easily access the information you need, when you need it.

In creating this site, we have done a number of things I hope will make your life easier as a compliance professional.  First, we have chosen to take a "virtual classroom" approach to our training where each video we publish includes both a visual of the instructor as well as slides that help lead you through the topic we are discussing.  The idea is to bring the feel of a live seminar to your office.

In addition to our virtual classroom videos, we teach in a method I call the 3E approach: to educate, to empower, and to entertain.  Over the years, I have found that this strategic combination helps others to learn better while making it more enjoyable for the instructor.  To accomplish this, you will find that I try to focus on the most relevant and important topics, talk about how a topic actually applies to you, and try to have a bit of fun while doing this.  

Finally, we have worked to ensure that a number of our resources are available for free to compliance professionals like you.  Having been in your shoes, I completely understand limited resources/support and how valuable good free resources are.  While our blog contains several articles and a few videos, we have a much better free resource for you: our Basic Membership is absolutely free.  While our Premium Membership (coming soon!!!) provides even better resources, our Basic Membership provides many free training videos and articles that will benefit any compliance professional and other employees in your financial institution.

Thanks for stopping by the Compliance Cohort and I look forward to seeing you in our Basic Membership.

-Adam Witmer- Founder of Compliance Cohort

 
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About the Cohort

Compliance cohort is an online education site designed to assist compliance professionals in the world of regulatory compliance.  Using our "virtual classroom" approach, we deliver quality compliance training videos in an on-demand format.  While our site contains many public videos, articles, regulatory updates and a few other tools, compliance professionals get an even greater value when they become a Cohort Member.

Basic Membership (Free)

There is no cost for basic membership and Cohort Members receive a number of great benefits:

  • Weekly email updates
  • Member-only videos
  • Member-only articles
  • Member-only offers
  • Special e-mail alerts

Weekly Email Updates

First, members will be automatically enrolled to receive regular email summaries.  Provided once a week, these updates will ensure members are up-to-date on the happenings going on at the Compliance Cohort.  Our goal is to help keep members in the know of our recent postings as well as any compliance changes that take place.

Compliance Clips (Member-Only Videos)

Our "Compliance Clips" have proven to be the best benefit of Basic Membership.  These short, on-demand training videos provide an amazing value to members as they are presented in a "virtual classroom" approach that provides bite-sized learning.  Members find this approach significantly helps with comprehension of the material being taught.  Typically lasting 3 to 5 minutes, we present applicable topics as we see fit, but generally include existing regulations as well as a "heads up" on upcoming changes.  While a few Compliance Clips are available to non-members, Basic Membership provides access to many more videos than what are available to the public.  Access to our Compliance Clips is often cited as the main reason for becoming a new member. 

Member-Only Articles

The third benefit of our Basic Membership is a number of member-only articles.  These articles are presented in a "layman's terms" approach where we do our best explain complex rules in a way that anyone could understand.  While some articles are available to the public through our blog, members enjoy a number of articles available only through membership.

Topic Catalog

When logged into their dashboard, members have access to a "topic catalog" where articles and videos are organized by topic.  This is beneficial for members who may only be responsible for a specific area of compliance such as lending compliance, deposit compliance, or BSA.  

Member-Only Offers

Another benefit of our free Basic Membership is that members get a variety of  discounts and member-only offers.  For example, our monthly Master Class (which is included with Premium Membership) normally sells for $349 each but is available to Basic Members at a discounted rate of $299 per class.

Special Alerts

Finally, Basic members benefit from receiving certain special compliance alerts.  These occasional alerts vary in volume based on the need, and may include things like new regulations or a reminder of needed compliance action.

 
 
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Regulatory Change Management

As a compliance professional, one of the most challenging tasks you have is managing all of the regulatory changes for your organization.  This means a number of things.  First, you have to know when a change is coming up.  Then you have to understand the change and be able to explain it to others so that you can help the organization properly implement it.  Finally, you have then test the change to make sure it was properly implemented.  

Our videos and articles often focus on upcoming regulatory changes so that you get the information you need, when you need it, and in a format that helps you understand it.  While we will cover many of the simple changes in an article, we have training video options available for the more complex changes.

A few examples of some recent articles and/or videos on regulatory change are listed here below.  You can find even more articles and videos in our blog or by becoming a member.

 
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Regulatory Compliance. Together.

We know how difficult compliance rules can be. Whether it is understanding a new regulation, or determining how best to manage a process, our goal is to realize how a topic applies to you and to make things as simple as possible.  It is our hope that the Compliance Cohort becomes a valuable tool in your compliance journey.

 
 

Compliance is a way of life.  Not necessarily the most exciting of ways, but none-the-less, a way.

— Adam Witmer

 
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Join the Cohort

Get an even greater value from this site by becoming a member of the Cohort.  Free and premium memberships are available and provide access to more articles, videos and other resources.

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View Our Blog

You can find several short training videos and articles on many topics of regulatory compliance in our blog.  Get even more free videos, articles and other resources by becoming a Cohort Member.

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About Us

This site is designed to provide easy to understand resources to compliance professionals in banks, credit unions, mortgage companies and the other places where compliance folk dwell.  

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Feeling Overwhelmed?

You have come to the right place.  Our goal is to empower compliance professionals by making their job easier.  Check out out our simple compliance explanations on our blog or become a free member for even more compliance resources.