Getting behind the people-helping-people philosophy of the credit union movement may be easy, but backing that enthusiasm with deep financial, legal and regulatory expertise so you can be a reliable financial steward can be challenging. Making tough calls on a range of issues – from advocacy to governance – requires continuing professional development to keep your decisions relevant and timely. How can you be certain that you possess the skills to help your organization fulfill its mission?
A Certified Credit Union Board Member (CCUB) designation demonstrates preparedness to make sound judgements that promote long-term growth for your credit union. To earn this designation, credit union board members complete a thorough credit-union specific training designed specifically to strengthen their strategic leadership. Here are three reasons to earn your CCUB designation:
Context is everything. Going beyond the information contained in a board packet to explore what’s happening in the industry and what that truly means will help you focus on the right issues. You’ll also gather insights from industry experts that will deepen your board room discussions with relevant knowledge to solve the issues facing your credit union.
“Do it - it is worth it. If you are a well-functioning board, it will strengthen you. If you are a struggling board, it will give you direction as to your real objectives.” - Dr. Kathleen Lang, board member, First Imperial CU
CCUB training includes the most up-to-date information on all of your areas of responsibilities for sound decision-making. You’ll get a comprehensive education in:
“Well balanced and focused on the significant areas surrounding credit unions. Because this training covers all areas, it is certainly beneficial and pertinent to the duties and fiduciary responsibilities of Board members in particular.” – Theodore Kilby Jr., director, Transportation FCU
“The CCUB designation is an incredible educational opportunity for Board and Audit Committee members. The five class days are intense and loaded with valuable information on our roles as Board and Audit Committee members, including but not limited to our critical role in strategic planning and succession planning (both Board and CEO.” - Thom Luce, board chair, Ohio University CU
Earning your CCUB provides an indispensable opportunity to build your support network and discuss topics with industry experts and peers that matter to you.
“I found the program to be very worthwhile. It not only provided me with new information, it also gave me the opportunity to ask questions of some very qualified resource people, and to enter into discussions about the answers.” – Richard Egli, TLC Community CU
Once you have CCUB on your signature, you’ll be joining over 300 peers who you can lean on throughout your board experience.
You can earn your designation at your pace by taking the CUNA Certified Credit Union Board Member eSchool (recorded).