MADISON, Wis. (3/4/09)--Credit unions can learn about the changes in federal share insurance rules and how to explain these changes to members with a new training segment in the Credit Union National Association’s (CUNA) series of on-demand trainings for credit union staff and managers. Share Insurance Rules Training on Demand addresses the changes affecting federal share insurance rules and how these changes affect credit unions and their members. The course details the recent adjustments to coverage limits, how accounts can be maintained to maximize coverage, and how to calculate the share insurance coverage on the types of accounts available at credit unions. Each downloadable Training on Demand package consists of a 30-45 minute video-like training presentation, printable workbooks and five online exams for optional testing. The presentations can be saved to a computer, DVD, or USB drive and used an unlimited number of times. CUNA also plans to expand its library of Training on Demand for Volunteers with several new titles throughout the year. Additional volunteer offerings debuting this year include:
* Overseeing the Annual Audit by Outside Parties. It helps the supervisory committee select an auditor and receive the most benefit from the audit and auditor; * Effective Governance: An Overview. It explores effective governance practices including setting a course and mission for the credit union. It also offers tips for modern, progressive governance practices in terms of strategy, leadership, core values and communication; * Volunteer Self-Evaluations. It explains how to make the process of board self-evaluation manageable and beneficial; * Communications Strategies for High-Performing Volunteers. It offers ideas to engage in honest, candid, and spirited deliberation to help volunteers work effectively for the credit union. Volunteers also learn how to make their voices heard, gather and use information in an efficient manner, and know what to ask; * How to Think About Strategic Planning. It helps volunteers establish goals and the plans to set the culture of the credit union and the tone of the operation; * Business Continuity Planning for Volunteers. It details the role of volunteers in business continuity planning, so their credit unions are properly prepared to respond to critical disruptions of any kind; and * What the CU Volunteer Needs to Know About Harassment in the Workplace. It outlines information for volunteers to develop strong written sexual harassment policies and procedures. It also explains how to best-protect the organization and its interest, and how to set the correct tone.
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