Invest in Your Education This Year

CUNA helps CU professionals develop the skills and strategies they need for 2013.

February 1, 2013

CUNA offers a wide range of conferences, schools and institutes for credit union professionals to develop the skills and strategies they need for 2013. 

Increase your lending potential

Today’s credit union lenders can’t afford to specialize in only one sector of the lending market.They must have comprehensive knowledge of the entire lending world to address their members’ wide-ranging lending needs and concerns.

At CUNA Consumer & Residential Mortgage Lending School, held April 8-11 in San Diego, you’ll find all the resources you need to become a well-rounded lending professional.

Attendees will:

  • Strengthentheir core lending skills;
  • Get answers to their most pertinent lending questions; and
  • Explore areas outside of their expertise.

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Prioritize risk management

The role of the board of directors in enterprise-wide risk oversight is increasingly challenging, with expectations for board engagement at an all-time high.

At CUNA Enterprise Risk Management Institute for Directors, you’ll learn the methodology behind enterprise risk management (ERM) and how to better apply it at your credit union.

Topics at this institute, held April 17-19 in Las Vegas, include:

  • Board liability;
  • Strategic planning and risk roles; and
  • ERM governance.

Establish a risk management culture at your credit union. Visit

Tackle compliance issues

Stay on top of compliance issues by attending CUNA Regulatory Compliance School. Your options include New Orleans, April 21-26 or Tempe, Ariz., Sept. 15-20.

Gain a solid understanding of the current regulatory environment, and learn how current regulations will affect your credit union.

Topics include:

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

Attendees also will have an opportunity to earn the nationally recognized CUNA Credit Union Compliance Expert (CUCE) designation.

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Celebrate CU Youth Week in April

Credit unions around the world focus on young people and their finances during National Credit Union Youth Week™ , April 21-27.

Through this annual celebration, credit unions develop lasting relationships with new young members, while they also foster existing relationships.

This year’s theme, selected by a national poll, is “Savings Sleuth: Solve the Mystery.”

With mystery and mustaches, the theme promotes the concept of saving in a fun, engaging way to help youth start their financial lives on the right foot.

The CUNA program rewards young members who complete “Collect the Clues” activity sheets with fun prizes.

Other awards are available through the National Youth Saving Challenge™—a free contest, now in its tenth year, tracking the amount of youth deposits. Young members, randomly selected  at 10 participating credit unions that track youth deposits during April, will receive $100 each.

Investigate National Credit Union Youth Week, including ways to celebrate at