As the financial services landscape shifts and unforeseen competitors enter the marketplace, it is a pivotal time for credit unions to plan for and leverage the associations that exist to serve the credit union movement.
Your people – your coworkers, staff and leadership team – are the backbone and face of your organization. Are you and your people set up for success? Professional development can help all employees stay passionate in their roles and spur motivation to grow their careers.
When there are many options for training and professional development, look to industry-specific resources that have direct application to your challenges. According to the Directory of National Trade and Professional Associations of the U.S., over 85% of businesses that fail are not members of a trade association. Primary benefits of association membership include:
Make learning a part of your strategic plan to create an engaging workplace. When learning opportunities that lead to accreditations or certifications are offered, you can build a staff with proven knowledge.
CUNA offers accreditation and certification programs created for credit union professionals. These certifications are earned through a variety of face-to-face and online designation training programs designed to maximize learning potential. Even though more than 80% of associations provide professional development and training programs to their members, only about one-third of associations offer accreditation or certification programs.
Give your staff the knowledge and tools to excel in their roles, boost engagement and alleviate the burden of succession planning. CUNA offers a range of schools & conferences, webinars & eSchools and courses for all business areas of a credit union built to keep your staff up to date and confident in their roles. See a list of upcoming CUNA learning events.
When you attend CUNA events, you’ll connect and build relationships with credit union professionals from across the country. By creating a nationwide network, you’ll have access to even more ideas and support. CUNA’s national events also allow you to learn, interact and strategize with industry trendsetters.
No one understands your challenges better than other credit union professionals in your role. That’s why CUNA works to connect you with credit union professional and subject matter experts from across the industry. Experience the synergy of networking and relationship building through:
We’re better together. Complement the shared knowledge of your credit union peer network with annual reports designed to guide credit union leadership through strategic planning.
CUNA performs research and collects credit union-specific data to compose annual reports that provide strategic guidance for credit unions of all sizes. CUNA research and reports cover everything from business and consumer trends affecting credit unions to insights on how to structure employee benefits packages. See a list of CUNA research and reports.
As an advocacy-based organization, our 360-degree advocacy makes sure policymakers and regulators know why credit unions are the best financial services provider for Americans. Advocacy complemented with professional development and strategic planning tools bring a full-spectrum of resources to help America’s credit unions succeed. CUNA member benefits include:
Take advantage of the wide range of benefits open to CUNA members to support your goals and help you and your staff adapt to changing industry trends.
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