MADISON, Wis. (8/10/10)--The Credit Union National Association’s (CUNA) Volunteer Institute, Oct. 10-13 in Las Vegas, will provide credit union volunteers with an advanced understanding of the issues affecting their credit unions, including governance and fiduciary duties, CUNA said. The program focuses on content providing insight and understanding of the current industry needs and expectations, such as the changes the National Credit Union Administration (NCUA) recently proposed to sections 701, 708a, and 708b of its rules. By successfully completing identified sessions and exams, attendees can earn credits for the CUNA Volunteer Certification Program toward their Certified Credit Union Volunteer designation. Key sessions include:
* “Compliance Update,” with Robert Rutkowski, head of the Credit Union Department and the Corporate & Financial Services practice group for Weltman, Weinberg & Reis Co., L.P.A. His session will help volunteers stay on top of the ever-changing regulatory environment, for the safety and soundness of credit unions. * “High Board Involvement = Great Results: The Board's Role in Strategic Planning,” with John Redding, founder and president, Institute for Strategic Learning, LLC. He will discuss high-performing credit unions whose boards played critical roles in sparking and guiding their organizations to achieve high-performer status. Attendees will discover a best-practice model for board involvement in strategic planning, identify specific steps to strengthen their board's contribution to obtain superior results, and learn how boards applied this best-practice model to produce better-than-expected results in an unprecedented economic crisis. * “E-governance: Using Online Tools to Build Your Board's Effectiveness,” with Dottie Schindlinger, E-governance at BoardEffect. E-governance, the strategic use of online tools such as board portals to enhance the effectiveness of boards, is the latest governance trend. Board portals provide a secure online space where board members can share resources easily, communicate efficiently, conduct committee and board work between face-to-face meetings, share calendars and develop a knowledge base. * “Implementing E-governance Successfully,” with Dottie Schindlinger. Building on the keynote presentation on e-governance, this session will provide a list of steps attendees can take to implement a board software solution. * “Analyzing the Risk in Your Loan Portfolio,” with Dan Johnson, managing member, and Steve Miller, director/senior analyst, both of Twenty Twenty Analytics. Attendees will hear from industry experts about how to maximize effectiveness while ensuring the efficiency that is required to meet deadlines.
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