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CUNA Trainer's Portal Adds 46 Elements

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MADISON, Wis. (8/29/13)--Forty-six new member-service and human resource/training items have been added to CUNA Trainer's Portal in both print and interactive formats, announced the Credit Union National Association today.
The full list of available training program elements and CUNA Trainer's Portal subscription details are available at
CUNA Trainer's Portal elements, created by the same team responsible for CUNA CPDOnline, are designed for credit unions' use in developing effective, practical, creative, customized courses. Trainers can mix and match elements to build courses or presentations that align with their vision of what a learning experience should look like, said CUNA.
"Creating custom training that reflects a credit union's methods and goals is now readily attainable by users of CUNA Trainer's Portal," said Brad Covey, CUNA manager of web course development. "The recent addition of nearly 50 new elements to the portal will allow credit unions to easily integrate diversity awareness, creating an inclusive workplace, and budgets and accounting into any training program."
CUNA Trainer's Portal Member Service elements provide training professionals with credit union-specific building blocks for custom frontline training to raise organizational service standards. The newly introduced member service items include:
  • Double-entry accounting;
  • Financial ratios;
  • Asset-Liability Committee worksheet;
  • Financial statement scavenger hunt; and
  • Five new quizzes on accounting, budgeting and financial statements.
 CUNA Trainer's Portal human resource/training items cover diversity, human resources and training best practices. The newly introduced human resource/training items include:
  • Steps for creating an inclusive workplace;
  • Steps for establishing a diversity and inclusion program;
  • Ideas for inclusive communications in meetings;
  • Nine new HR/Training worksheets; and
  • Thirteen new HR/Training quizzes.
CUNA Trainer's Portal presents 312 elements across 11 categories. It provides interactive quizzes and activities, audio, video and printable worksheets and tools in Word or PDF format.

2014 Development Education Registration Open

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MADISON, Wis. (8/29/13)--Registration is open for all three 2014 Credit Union Development Education (DE) training classes, the National Credit Union Foundation said Wednesday.
For first time, three DE training sessions will be held in one year, with the first program taking place January in Chapel Hill, N.C., followed by others in April and September in Madison, Wis.
Attendees of the NCUF six-day total immersion experience will learn about credit unions' social responsibility and domestic and international development through interactive education and professional networking.
"There is such a demand right now for DE training that we've decided to hold an additional training next year in North Carolina," said Lois Kitsch, NCUF's national program director. "The past few programs have been filling up months ahead of time and we also realize the positive impact that even more DE training alumni can have on the credit union movement."
The first DE training of 2014 will take place Jan. 22-29 at the Rizzo Conference Center, near the University of North Carolina campus in Chapel Hill. The next two trainings will be held April 23-30 and Sept. 10-17 at The Lowell Center, which is part of the University of Wisconsin campus in Madison.
This also is the first time that registration for all the year's DE trainings are open at the same time. The registration fee includes seven nights of single-room lodging and all training materials and meals.
DE training is open to everyone from new employees who need a credit union orientation to seasoned executives who need to recharge. DE graduates:
  • Acquire skills in credit union outreach initiatives, problem solving, technical assistance, team building and public presentations.
  • Earn certification as Credit Union Development Educators (CUDEs).  They join a networking group of more than 1,000 graduates in America and more than 30 other countries.
  • Realize that local issues are indeed global--and that global issues are local.
  • Understand that credit unions grow stronger by working cooperatively.
  • Return to their jobs with new understanding of how to promote cooperative principles and credit union values as advantages in today's competitive financial services marketplace.
To register, use the link.