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Keynoter at HRTD conference teaches success on own terms

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MADISON, Wis. (2/12/08)--Credit union professionals who are members of Generation X or Generation Y can find out how to succeed on their own terms in any industry during a keynote session at the 14th annual CUNA Human Resources, Training and Development (HR/TD) Council Summit in Boston April 20-23. Penelope Trunk, author and business advice columnist for the Boston Globe, will offer career advice during “The Brazen Careerist.” She will provide 45 tips for developing a take-charge attitude and creative ideas. Breakout sessions will be divided into three learning tracks: Human Resources Track, Training Track and Executive Series. HR Track will cover employment law, hiring, managing adults in mid life, supporting new managers, incentive compensation for HR professionals, and influencing increased performance. Training Track explores organizational change, sales and service, compliance training, new hire orientations, training programs, front-line manager roles and generation gaps. Executive Series topics include controlling employee benefits costs, super-performing CEOs, developing new leaders, CEO compensation and communication. There is no additional charge for Executive Series, but participation is limited to 40.

Products and Services briefs (02/11/2008)

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* SEATTLE (2/12/08)--Washington State Employees CU (WSECU) is using Google Gadgets to provide members with access to current rates, branch locations and financial calculators. WSECU manages the rate and calculator content through the Fuze Digital Solutions knowledge base. Fuze provides customer care solutions for financial institutions, including credit unions ... * DES MOINES (2/12/08)--TMG Financial Services has acquired credit card portfolios from St. Cloud FCU, St. Cloud, Minn.; MEMBERS 1st Community CU, Marshalltown, Iowa; and Wyo Central FCU, Casper, Wyo. The acquisition adds $6.3 million in account balances and 5,000 accounts to TMG. TMG is a credit card agent and credit union solutions provider ... * ARVADA, Colo. (2/12/08)--Credit Union Service Network (CUSN) has added Air Academy FCU, Colorado Springs, to its shared-branch network. Air Academy will open all 12 of its branches as credit union service centers. The service centers are located in Highlands Ranch, Parker, Elizabeth, Castle Rock, Monument, Fountain and Colorado Springs. Through shared branching, CUSN credit union members have access to more than 2,900 service centers nationwide and overseas ... * LATHAM, N.Y. (2/12/08)--Island FCU has signed with Covera Card Solutions to convert to its FlexDebit program, which will allow the credit union to process personal identification numbers and signature debit transactions. Island FCU is based in Hauppauge, N.Y. The partnership also includes access to the CO-OP Network. Covera provides credit unions in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut with card programs ... * RANCHO CUCAMONGA, Calif. (2/12/08)--CU Direct Corp. (CUDL), a credit union service organization that administers an indirect auto lending network, has partnered with Pennsylvania State Employees CU (PSECU) to improve member products and services. PSECU, based in Harrisburg, also will incorporate CUDL’s AutoSMART program, which offers members online vehicle research tools and access to dealers and their inventories. CUDL partners with more than 640 credit unions nationwide ... * FOSTER CITY, Calif. (2/12/08)--Web strategy consultant Extractable and Credit Union ONE, Detroit, have contracted to build the credit union’s website. The site will offer online account opening and funding, secure e-mail communication with staff, blogging, RSS feeds and online employment applications. The credit union “can’t build branches on every corner,” said Tom Schaeffler, Credit Union ONE executive vice president and chief operating officer. “However, by providing an excellent website, we can offer products and services to members any time. Right now, 90% of our members who visit the site use our home banking product”...