CUNA Tools April 2011

April 1, 2011

Manage Risk by Staying Informed

Responsibility for maintaining a safe and sound credit union falls to volunteers, management, and staff. Meet the needs of each group with these CUNA resources.

Certified CU Volunteer Program

By taking any of the following courses, directors can earn credits toward their Certified CU Volunteer designation—and protect their credit unions:

  • 10 Ratios Every Volunteer Should Know;
  • Due Diligence for Third-Party Vendors;
  • Directors Handbook for Credit Union Regulations;
  • CU Financial Management for Nonfinancial Executives; and
  • Asset-Liability Management for Executives.

CUNA’s Volunteer Institute, May 1-4, also offers breakout sessions carrying CCUV credits.

Learn more about the designation and course options by visiting

Self-Study Courses

When it comes to security, prevention is the most affordable option. Prepare your staff and managers with these courses:

  • Recognizing Emerging Fraudulent Practices (course #A1015). Learn to recognize fraud, such as identity theft, altered share drafts, embezzlement, phishing, and other less-known security breaches.
  • Plastic Card Fraud (course #FC111P). Discover common card-fraud schemes and learn useful tips and information to educate and protect your members.

Visit and type the course number in the course finder box.

CU Directors Newsletter

Help board members stay up-to-speed on everything they need to know for peak performance. Rely on Credit Union Directors Newsletter for insights and trends, including:

  • Tips on how to become more confident and effective leaders;
  • Coverage of compliance, governance, CEO compensation, board-staff relations, strategic planning, and other critical topics; and
  • Periodic online reports on emerging industry and governance issues.

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