The Association recognizes the on-going need for specific and targeted training and education for credit union staff and volunteers in the many diverse disciplines.
Staff must not only continually update and fine tune its particular skills, but must also remain knowledgeable regarding industry trends, regulatory compliance, the marketplace, and competition. The Association's Networks are an important part of a credit union’s solution to this dilemma.
Each Network is structured to suit the needs of the individual disciplines within each credit union. The Networks are coordinated by the Association staff expert in that particular discipline. The purpose of the Networks can be summed up as follows:
- To provide forums for discussion.
- To provide and share information relevant to credit union staff positions.
- To offer opportunities for education.
- To allow members to share best practices, make new contacts, and keep pace with the changing framework of their business.
- To build relationships with others that face the same workday, operational, and strategic challenges.
For more information about Network events contact:
Compliance Network - Charlotte Whatley, VP, Compliance Services
Finance Network - Bonnie Doolin, SVP, Planning & Development
Financial Education Network - Bill Nagle, SVP, Professional Development
HR Network - Bill Nagle, SVP, Professional Development
Lending Network - Dean Martino, Director, Business Development
Marketing & Business Development Network - Walter Laskos, SVP, Strategic Communications
Small Credit Union Network - Dean Martino, Director, Business Development
Training Network - Bill Nagle, SVP, Professional Development
Volunteer Network - Paul Gentile, President & CEO
Young Professionals Network - Katherine Butler, VP, Advocacy
Association Network meetings are an excellent opportunity for functional experts within a credit union to meet with other professionals specifically on their area of responsibility. Network events are open to all Association affiliated credit union employees.
Beginning with a speaker presentation on a timely and relevant topic, the rest of the meeting is dedicated to "networking" - a chance to discuss regulatory and examination concerns, to examine policy or procedural issues, to share experiences on vendors and service providers, and to ask questions about topics that others in the room may have already addressed in their own shop.
Often resources and tools can be made available to attendees as a follow-up.