The Pulse | 03-08-2018

Volume 7, Issue 10.5



MnCUN Annual Conference Early Bird Registration Ending March 14

The Minnesota Credit Union Network Credit Union Annual Conference will be held Wednesday, April 4 through Friday April 6, at the Radisson Blu Mall of America in Bloomington. This meeting offers opportunities for exhibitors and credit union professionals alike. Attended by more than 300 credit union CEOs, senior executives, staff and volunteers annually, this conference also offers the state's largest credit union exhibit hall, the Foundation Scholarship Council silent auction, and a Credit Unions for Kids Mingle for Miracles event.

Education session topics include:


  • Board Governance
  • Compliance Panel
  • Consumers and Credit Unions: An Update on the Creating Awareness Initiative
  • Credit Union 2.0 - Future proofing your Credit Union
  • Credit Union Recruiting
  • Easiest Catch: Don’t Be Another Fish in the Dark ‘Net
  • Grassroots 101: Intro to Advocacy
  • Hard-Wiring Employee Engagement
  • Low Score Auto Loans - Good for Members, Good for The Bottom Line
  • Small Credit Union Issues
  • Trust through a Browser -  Credit Union 2.0 Workshop
  • Unflappable YOU: Cultivating Your Leadership Brand & Value Proposition
  • What Makes Teams Great
  • Your Credit Union: Individual Power & Input from Young Members

Register by Wednesday, March 14, to receive the early bird discount on conference registration. Full meeting details, a schedule of events, and registration can be found on the Annual Conference page of the MnCUN website.




Follow the links on the stories below to read more about the outstanding programs, new initiatives and well-deserved recognition received by your peers recently. Got news of your own? Send stories, pitches, press releases and published articles to MnCUN Director of Communications Laura Whittet.




Upcoming Professional Development Opportunities

Below is a summary of the Minnesota Credit Union Network's March and April educational sessions. Browse the listings below and click the links for more detailed information and online registration.


MnCUN Major Events

Foundation Events

Chapter Meetings


Look for a complete schedule on the Event Calendar section of the Network website. To receive email updated about available webinars, contact the daily education mailings system.



Financial Counseling Certification Available Through MnCUF

In partnership with the National Credit Union Foundation (The Foundation), the Minnesota Credit Union Foundation is providing financial counseling training and certification to credit union staff through the Enhanced Financial Counseling Certification Program (FiCEP).


As a central part of its mission to provide resources for credit unions and communities to prosper and thrive, MnCUF has generously committed funding to support the cost of the webinars and training, along with onsite facilities. Cost per participant is $429 which covers the individual workbooks and testing. Participants that complete the 8 module program will earn the Certified Credit Union Financial Counselor (CCUFC) designation.


Learn more by attending the Introduction to Enhanced FiCEP Webinar on Thursday, March 15, at 9 a.m.


The MnCUF program will begin in late May. More details and full event dates are available on the Foundation website. With questions, contact Minnesota Credit Union Foundation Executive Director Andrea Molnau by email or by phone at 651-288-5527.

Minnesota Credit Union Network
555 Wabasha Street N, Suite 200
St. Paul, MN 55102

(651) 288-5170
(800) 477-1034