NWCUA Council Meetings Drive Learning with New Practices, Updates, and Information on Critical Issues


The Northwest Credit Union Association’s Council Program brings the latest information, critical learning, and networking opportunities for credit union professionals.

Your Association’s 2019 council memberships are available online to purchase. Sign up to ensure your credit union employees have the opportunity to connect, share experiences, and obtain the latest news.

Credit union professionals can purchase a Power User membership so that they may send an unlimited number of staff members to all council meetings within a discipline. Beginning in 2019, additional call-in options will be available, allowing Northwest credit unions from all geographic regions to participate. More information on the expanded options will be coming soon.

“Our council meetings present a cost-effective way for credit unions to keep their employees informed and trained on the latest credit union industry news and trends,” Carmen Vigil, NWCUA Director, Cooperative Momentum said. “Membership pricing combined with our video-conference option provides outstanding value with minimal impact to budgets and schedules for busy professionals.”

In November, three councils will meet to present the latest information and insights available to the Northwest credit union community.

Commercial Services Council  – Nov. 6, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. (PDT), 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. (MDT)

  • A presentation on pricing and portfolio management.
  • Discussion on how the new labor laws in Oregon are impacting exempt/non-exempt positions – specifically business development/commercial loan processor positions.
  • Update on NCUA review of the Appraisal Rule that increases the current appraisal threshold for commercial real estate (CRE) transactions from $250,000 to $500,000.

Marketing, Business Development and Community Development Council – Nov. 7, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. (PDT), 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. (MDT)

  • Rebranding case study: Whatcom Educational Credit Union marketers David Jones and Amanda Drake discuss how they developed a successful process and beat ROI goals.
  • Haters Gonna Hate: STCU Digital Marketing Assistant Manager Andrea Parrish shares how to manage online negativity.
  • Talking points about taxation to share with newly elected officials; and an update on the CUNA Awareness Initiative.

HR & Trainers Council – Nov. 14, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. (PDT), 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. (MDT)

Julie Ferguson of JRF Consulting will share her expertise in sales and business development and discuss how creating a team of relationship rock stars can ensure your credit union’s continued success.

  • Sound Credit Union trainers Shannah Usher and Tresha Gillingham will share their success with Sound CU’s Certified Mentor Program.

To view the full list of 2018 sessions, dates, and locations, click here. Questions about the Council program? Contact Carmen Vigil, NWCUA’s Director, Cooperative Momentum, at cvigil@nwcua.org.

Editor’s Note: Stay tuned to Anthem for an update on the 2019 Council meeting dates, coming soon.

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