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Featured Partner

CUNA Mutual Group is a leading provider of financial services to credit unions, their members and valued customers worldwide. With more than 75 years of market commitment, CUNA Mutual Group’s vision is unwavering: to be a trusted business partner who delivers service excellence and customer-focused, best-in-class products and market-driven innovation.

CMFG Life Insurance Company is parent organization of all companies that make up CUNA Mutual Group:
  • CMFG Life Insurance Company (parent company) -- accident, health and life insurance
  • CUMIS Insurance Society, Inc., property and casualty affiliate
  • CUNA Brokerage Services, Inc. -- investments and mutual funds
  • CMG Mortgage Insurance Company -- private mortgage insurance
  • CUNA Mutual Insurance Agency -- insurance and annuity products
Subsidiary Companies:
  • MEMBERS Capital Advisors, Inc. -- registered investment advisor
  • CPI Qualified Plan Consultants -- retirement plan recordkeeping and administration
  • Producers Ag Insurance Group -- crop insurance
Direct to Consumer Business
In 2012, CUNA Mutual Group proudly introduced the TruStage™ brand, promoting a lineup of insurance products and investment programs to help credit union members do more with what they have. TruStage is backed by CMFG Life Insurance Company, which provides more than $66 billion in life insurance to credit union members. The effort is another step in our commitment to protecting the achievements and aspirations of credit union members and those who matter most in their lives.
In-Person Events
AVCU Meetings & Conferences
Each year, the Association holds several in-person meetings and events, including our Annual Meeting & Convention, IRA Training, and BSA Officer Training, as well as others. Click the link to be added to our contact list and receive announcements and registration information for all of our events via email.

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Distance Learning Events
Webinars & QuickBites
AVCU's education calendar of 90 minute Webinars and one / two hour QuickBites taking place in the coming months are listed below.  Click any link for details of a session's topics, the presenter's biography, or to register.  Click the "Subscribe" link to receive these notices via email.

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AVCU's Distance Learning calendar for March - May, 2015

AVCU's calendar looks forward three months to preview our education partners' upcoming topics. Detailed session outlines and speaker biographies are available via links added approximately four weeks in advance of each session's date. To register for an event, click on its link and and follow the instructions.

Registration options and pricing for Webinars and QuickBites are shown below the calendar. Scroll down also for AVCU's distance learning registration policies or to register in advance by email for sessions which have not yet been linked.

18 Negotiable Instruments / Endorsements Christy Crawford
Flood Insurance Compliance Review & Update Angela Lucas
19 HR Series: Performance Management: A Seasoned Supervisor’s Guide Diane Reed
24 Social Media Content Strategies for Visibility & Positioning of Your Credit Union Online Eric C. Cook
25 Lending Strategies for Growth, Profitability and Retention Celeste Cook
The TILA/RESPA Integrated Disclosure Line-by-Line Part 1: Loan Estimate Lisa Zigo
26 Director Series: Evaluating Your Board & CEO Tim Harrington
31 Vendor Due Diligence Brad Bergmooser
2 Opening Trust Accounts: Compliance, Documentation, Signing Authority & Deposit Insurance Issues Mary-Lou Heighes
7 ACH Rules Update 2015 Shelly Simpson
8 Problem Loan Workout in Today's Market David Osburn
  Advanced Issues in Dormant Accounts, Unclaimed Property & Escheatment Elizabeth Fast
9 Current Issues in Physical Security Risk: Regulatory Compliance & Best Practices Barry Thompson
14 A Primer on Recognizing and Handling Troubled Debt Restructuring Lisa Zigo
15 CFPB Real Estate Loan Collection Rules for Mortgage Servicers David A. Reed
20 Integrating Mobile into Your Loan Growth Strategy Ben Klepzig
21 HR Series: Monitoring Employee Work-Related & Personal Social Media: Should We? How? Is it Legal? Nancy Flynn
22 The TILA/RESPA Integrated Disclosure Line-by-Line Part 2: Closing Disclosure Lisa Zigo
23 RESPA / TILA Wallace Jones
  Current Trends in Cyber Crime & Payments Fraud Randy Romes
27 Important SAR Procedure Updates from the Revised BSA/AML Examination Manual: Ensuring Compliance & Avoiding Violations Angela Lucas
28 Trust Accounts Robert Rutkowski
  Required Compliance Series: Red Flags, Privacy & Ethical Considerations: Know Your Compliance Responsibilities Angela Lucas
29 EMV & Debit Cards: Preparing for the October 1, 2015 Liability Shift Lee Wetherington
30 BSA Compliance Series: Updating Your Credit Union’s BSA/AML/OFAC Risk Assessment Bill Elliott
5 Director Series: Strategic Planning Best Practices for the Board & Senior Management Celeste Cook
6 Revised Escrow Rules Effective August 1, 2015 Angela Lucas
7 Compliance Hot Topics Gaye DeCesare
12 ALM Best Practices ALM Group
  IRA Series: IRA Death Distributions: Beneficiary Options & Tax Consequences Linda Kleibrink
13 Duties of the Board Secretary: Fundamentals, Best Practices & E-Package Delivery Ann Brode-Harner
14 Trading Spaces Marketing Mark Arnold
  Home Equity, HELOC & Second Lien Risk Management, Including Maturing HELOC Guidance Tommy Troyer
19 Five Critical Steps to Mitigating Cyber Attacks Ron Harbin
  HR Series: You’re the New HR Officer, Now What? Kay Robinson
20 Advanced ACH Specialist Series: ACH Death Notification Entries (DNEs) & Reclamations: Your Credit Union's Liability Luann S. Kohlmann
21 Lifestyle Lending Pierre Cardenas
  Wire Transfer Compliance: Who is Liable? Elizabeth Fast
27 Credit Union Basics for New Employees Part 1: Financial System, Deposit Operations, Lending Ann Brode-Harner
28 Reg Z Kristen Tatlock
  The ALLL in Troubled Debt Restructuring: Identifying & Accounting for Impaired Loans Troy A. Sprang

CU Webinar Network90 minute live Webinar or Archive w/ CD (usual start 3 PM ET)
The $200 registration fee for these Internet-based presentations includes digital handouts, one Internet connection, and one telephone connection for any number of viewers / listeners.  Alternatively for the same $200 fee, the complete recorded presentation of the live session and handouts may be ordered via an archive link complete with all audio / visual components and handouts, which will remain available 24/7 for at least 6 months.  As an added bonus, this option includes a free CD containing all content which can serve as an "off the shelf" training program for your future training needs.  The registration fee for both the live webinar and the archive is $250.

Credit unions with less than $20 million in assets choosing the Archive option receive discounted pricing of $169.

Illinois Credit Union Leagueone and two hour QuickBites (usual start 11 AM ET)
The $125 or $175 registration fee for these telephone conference calls includes digital handouts, one telephone connection for any number of listeners, and unlimited 24/7 access for up to 60 days to an Internet archive recording of the live presentation.  Please note: After clicking on any calendar link above to view upcoming QuickBites, submit a registration via the session's "Register" link and enter promotional code partner to receive Vermont's special pricing shown above.

AVCU’s registration policy for distance learning events:
Registrations for live events should be submitted at least four hours before the event begins.  Click on the calendar listing above and follow the instructions to register. You may register in advance for events not yet linked by emailing John Cote. Please be sure to include the event title, cost, date, time, and contact person (if other than the email author) to ensure accuracy. Registrations by telephone are not accepted at any time.

Note: Please click on the event link and follow the normal registration process whenever possible as AVCU cannot guarantee registration for live events submitted by email within 24 hours of the event's start time.

Cancellations must be made by email no later than 2:00 p.m. on the Friday immediately preceding the live event, or before the connection instructions and other registration materials are emailed to the registrant by our education partners. Unlikely occurrences such as a speaker cancellation or technical difficulties on the part of a network partner will be handled on a case-by-case basis in accordance with AVCU’s partnership agreements. AVCU and our network partners stand behind and support the quality and value of our educational offerings.