The Pulse | 03-29-2018

Volume 7, Issue 13.5




Now is your opportunity to provide feedback to the Network staff and Board of Directors on the Network’s performance in the past year. A link to MnCUN’s Performance Survey was emailed last Friday to all credit union employees who are registered in our database, in an effort to obtain comprehensive and feedback from those who regularly utilize our services. It will take just 10 minutes of your time. All suggestions and comments are welcome! Please respond by Friday, March 30.


Thank you for taking the time to help us make the Network a dynamic and progressive organization able to meet the needs of today’s credit unions around the state.



Save the Date for CEO Conference

Save the date for the annual MnCUN CEO Conference being held Wednesday, June 13 through Friday, June 15 at The Inn on Lake Superior in Duluth. Exclusively for credit union CEOs, this event will provide a supportive environment that will facilitate discussion on the issues, obstacles and opportunities facing you and your staff. 


The conference will feature a variety of speakers and networking opportunities. In addition, the education component of the conference will examine many of the unique issues facing credit unions.


Watch for additional conference and lodging details, along with a schedule of events, coming soon. With questions, please contact Andrea Molnau, MnCUN Vice President Communications & Engagement by email or call 651-288-5527.




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.




Spring 2018 Peer-to-Peer Meetings

Credit union professionals are invited to join their peers at the Minnesota Credit Union Network’s spring Peer-to-Peer (P2P) sessions. P2P events are discipline-specific, providing an opportunity to learn from industry experts and other credit union staff in your field. Based on member feedback, the 2018 spring P2P sessions will include content, presentations and facilitated discussions in partnership with presenters.


Spring 2018 P2P Schedule:


  • Branch Operations P2P – Wednesday, April 18: 12:30-3 p.m.
    Special guest speaker – Estate Planning Attorney, Ray McCoy, representing McCoy Legal Services
  •  Data & Analytics P2P – Wednesday, April 25: 12:30-3 p.m.
    Special guest speaker – Paul Ablack, Founder & CEO of data and analytics CUSO, OnApproach
  • BSA Officers and Compliance P2P – Wednesday, May 2: 12:30-3 p.m.
    Special guest speakers – St. Paul Police Department Criminal Proceeds Unit Officers Kevin Sullivan and Dan Michener
  •  The Crew P2P – Wednesday, May 9: 1-3:30 p.m.
    Special guest speaker – Martin Kelly, SVP/Chief Marketing Officer at Firefly Credit Union
  •  Accounting & Finance P2P – Thursday, May 17: 12:30-3 p.m.
    Special guest speakers – Mark Baumann and Dale Sheller from investment management company, The Baker Group


This full list of upcoming P2P sessions can be found on the MnCUN calendar online. With questions, please contact MnCUN Director of Engagement Ben Hering by email or by phone at 651-288-5519.



Financial Counseling Certification Available

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.


The MnCUF program begins May 23. Registration is available online through Friday, April 20.


Additional 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.

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