Gear Up Now for Training

Regulatory changes continue in lending, compliance, and credit union oversight.

February 1, 2012

Regulatory changes continue in lending, compliance, and credit union oversight. Professionals and volunteers are heading back to the classroom, and these CUNA schools offer innovative approaches to handling new regulations.

Consumer & Residential Mortgage Lending School

Today’s credit union lenders can’t specialize in just one sector of the lending market. It takes extensive lending knowledge to address the wide-ranging concerns of members.

At the Consumer & Residential Mortgage Lending School, April 2-5 in Orlando, Fla., you’ll find the resources you need to become a well-rounded lending professional, as you:

  • Strengthen your core lending skills;
  • Learn the answers to pertinent lending questions; and
  • Explore areas outside your expertise.

With breakout sessions, workshops, and keynote presentations covering multiple topic areas, attendees will leave with the knowledge needed to face the challenges of credit union lending.


Regulatory Compliance School

CUNA’s Regulatory Compliance School offers attendees the information they need for a comprehensive understanding of the current regulatory environment. 

In 2012, two compliance sessions—April 22-27 in Orlando, Fla., and Sept. 16-21 in Anaheim, Calif.—will address the major regulations affecting credit unions.

Professionals of all backgrounds and skill levels will benefit from annual regulatory updates, general overviews, and advanced sessions.

Topics include:

  • General operational regulations;
  • Deposit account regulations;
  • NCUA requirements and guidance; and
  • Mortgage and consumer lending regulations.


CUNA Volunteer Institute

Serving as a credit union board member or volunteer is no small commitment. Today’s volunteers are the thought leaders of their credit unions, and they’re expected to perform effectively at a wide range of tasks.

New NCUA requirements and widespread economic uncertainty also demand greater accountability from top executives and greater responsibility from volunteers.

Spanning four productive days in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic, the CUNA Volunteer Institute, May 6-9, will provide the insights and skills board members and other volunteers need.

Hear from credit union experts on the following topics:

  • CEO oversight: What’s the right formula?
  • Secrets of an effective board chairman;
  • Motivating volunteers and bringing fun to the boardroom; and  Today’s economy and the risks for your credit union.

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Also Ahead in 2012


The CUNA Governmental Affairs Conference (GAC), March 18-22, is the key leadership conference to attend for political impact, credit union networking, and industry issues.

Keynote speakers include:

  • Condoleezza Rice (former U.S. secretary of state);
  • Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein (America’s most-famous journalistic duo); and
  • Charlie Cook (Washington’s trusted voice on political campaigns).

American Idol winner Taylor Hicks will launch the event at an opening concert Sunday night.

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National CU Youth Week

During National Credit Union Youth Week™, April 22-28, credit unions will help youth set goals to become super savers.

Resources to guide your planning:

  • Promotional products and educational materials;
  • National Youth Savings Challenge™ details; and
  • Free coloring pages and promotional art.

Save 10% with early bird purchases when you order by March 9.

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