MADISON, Wis. (2/25/11)--Recent regulatory changes and the increasingly complex and demanding role of credit union volunteers have driven the Credit Union National Association’s (CUNA) launch of the CUNA Volunteer Network, an online community and resource center for credit union volunteers. The CUNA Volunteer Network keeps members informed and connected with their credit union peers by providing exclusive access to current industry news and research, CUNA Volunteer Network listserv’s community of peers, board-training courses and discounts on educational opportunities. “It’s a CUNA priority to provide board members the best possible resources to help them strongly contribute to their credit unions’ success,” said James Carrick, CUNA’s director of strategic alliances and volunteer education. “We see the great value directors garner from networking opportunities while attending CUNA schools and conferences. “Due to tight budgets, personal schedules, lack of time and other factors we understand that attending these events is challenging, yet volunteers recognize the need for training and timely industry interaction,” Carrick added. “This is exactly what the CUNA Volunteer Network provides: access to leading industry training, business insight, tools and peer advice, 24/7.” The CUNA Volunteer Network membership benefits include online access to:
* Immediate communication with board members nationwide; * Twenty downloadable board training courses; * Free enrollment in CUNA’s Volunteer Certification Program; * Exclusive white papers and case studies; * Savings on CUNA educational events; * Credit Union magazine; * Directors newsletter; * Complimentary handbook PDFs; and * Current educational resources.