MADISON, Wis. (9/10/08)--Two Credit Union National Association (CUNA) webinars scheduled during the fourth quarter will focus on the economy. “Economic Update” on Oct. 16 will analyze the global economy’s impact on the U.S. economy and future trends. It also will evaluate credit union balance sheets and earning performance, as well as savings and loan activity trends, to help with the forecasting process. On Oct. 20, “Economic Forecast for Collectors” will help participants better understand how the economy is impacting the consumer’s ability to meet financial obligations. The webinar will discuss trends driving loan delinquencies and charge-offs and how the Federal Reserve is helping financial institutions deal with heightened liquidity concerns. Other webinars highlighted during the fourth quarter include:
* “Boost Your Bottom Line Through Financial Education,” Dec. 5, which offers research and case studies that demonstrate how financial education can be used to help credit unions build effective sales and service cultures, and attract, train, and retain employees and members; * “Credit Union Savings Bonds,” Nov. 18 and 20, which explains the features, benefits and processing procedures for U.S. Savings Bonds. It also explores TreasuryDirect, along with additional resource materials and Internet tools; and * “Your Disaster Recovery Plan and Your IT Department,” Dec. 9, offered in cooperation with the CUNA Technology Council. It will discuss the role a credit union’s information technology department plays in the planning process.
CUNA will offer about 45 webinars will take place during the fourth quarter on finance and economics; human resources and training; security; lending; management and leadership; boards and volunteers; marketing and business development; operations, sales and service; and regulatory compliance. Archived versions of many recent webinars are also available. For more information, use the links.