Dates announced for CUNA leadership, reg. compliance events

June 2, 2016

Organizational and regulatory compliance leadership are the focus of two recently announced educational events from CUNA that are now open for registration.

CUNA Leadership Institute, set for Dec. 5-8 in Las Vegas, uses interactive scenario planning and leadership self-assessment. Attendees will explore best practices for leading based on work style, credit union-specific leadership philosophies and the cooperative principles that drive the credit union movement.

“Focusing on the unique skills required of a credit union leader, CUNA Leadership Institute helps attendees discover their own values-based leadership style,” said Marlo Foltz, CUNA vice president of blended learning. “The entrepreneurial-focused curriculum provides attendees with the knowledge and tools to guide their credit union towards sustained growth.”

Added Julie Binversie, vice president of member relations, Premier Financial CU, New Holstein, Wis.: “The Extreme Leadership Workshop was exceptional. I left with a refreshed outlook on credit union leadership. In our credit union we are using what I have learned every day.”

On the horizon for compliance professionals is the spring 2017 CUNA Regulatory Compliance School.

Registration for the April 23-28 event in San Antonio is now open, and is still available for this year’s fall event, Sept. 25-30, in Tempe, Ariz. The fall session will be Sept. 17-22 in Nashville.

“Ultimately, CUNA Regulatory Compliance School is about helping compliance professionals take their careers to the next level,” said Melisa Kallestad, CUNA instructional design manager. “This program is carefully designed to provide students with a broad understanding of fundamental and advanced-level compliance issues, as well as techniques to implement what they’ve learned to improve their credit unions’ compliance frameworks.”

CUNA Regulatory Compliance School is composed of two schools, Introduction and Update. The Introduction School offers a fundamental education in credit union compliance, based on five core regulatory categories outlined in CUNA RegTraC. By completing the Introduction School, students can test for the Credit Union Compliance Expert (CUCE) designation. The Update School allows experienced compliance professionals the opportunity to dive into current compliance issues and expert-level topics while providing existing CUCEs with the chance to recertify their designation.

At the spring 2016 school, 112 students earned the CUCE designation in the Introduction School, and 95 students recertified their designation in the Update School.