Meet New Colleagues and Sharpen Your Skills in the New Year


As cooperatives, credit unions know the best ideas and solutions come from collaboration. A good example of that wisdom in action? During the past year, 750 credit union professionals attended and shared their best practices at your Association’s Council meetings.

Whether you’re a compliance professional, lender, trainer, or marketer, the Council program offers a way to leverage the expertise of other professionals in your discipline from across the region. In our Council meetings, you’ll not only hear presentations from experts in your field, but you’ll also have the opportunity to connect with colleagues to share ideas and discuss issues affecting credit unions throughout the Northwest.

“Councils are a great way to meet other professionals working on the same problems, and to find solutions and innovative best practices together,” said Carmen Vigil, NWCUA’s Community Manager.

Through the Council program, your Association hopes to facilitate opportunities for credit union professionals in similar disciplines to become valuable members of each other’s networks.

Association members have the opportunity to get involved in one or all of our six Councils in 2018, including:

  • Collectors’ Council
  • Compliance Council
  • Commercial Services Council
  • HR & Trainers’ Council
  • Lenders’ Council
  • Marketing/Business Development/Community Outreach Council

Click here for a list of 2018 Council sessions, dates, and locations.

Association members may purchase an individual seat to any Council meeting. We also offer the following membership options:

  1. Team Membership: With a Credit Union Membership, your credit union may send an unlimited number of staff members to attend all of the Council meetings within one discipline.
  2. Power User Membership: If you’d like to send your team to multiple disciplines, your credit union may purchase a Power User Membership, allowing attendance for as many team members as you would like to all 14 council meetings in 2018.

Find out more about Council Membership options and fees here.

Questions about the Council program? Contact Carmen Vigil, NWCUA’s Community Manager, at

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