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CUNA announces new ERM Institute for directors

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MADISON, Wis. (1/7/13)--The Credit Union National Association, in collaboration with The Rochdale Group Inc., has announced a new risk management institute for directors.

The CUNA Enterprise Risk Management (ERM) Institute for Directors will take place April 17-19 in Las Vegas.

The institute will provide credit union directors with tools to incorporate risk management into the culture of their credit unions. With expertise from ERM consultants of The Rochdale Group Inc., attendees will gain an understanding of their role in the ERM process and the ability to establish a risk culture in their credit unions.

"CUNA and The Rochdale Group are focused on delivering ERM solutions to credit unions," stated Tony Ferris, Partner at The Rochdale Group. "With the increasing importance of enhanced organizational risk management for credit unions, we believe that leveraging the strengths of our organizations will allow us to better assist credit union directors with their ERM needs and decision-making."

The institute is the second activity presented through the CUNA and The Rochdale Group collaboration. The collaboration also provides the CUNA Enterprise Risk Management (ERM) Certification Institute.

MY CU Service launches group-buying program

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MIDDLETOWN, Pa. (1/7/13)--MY CU Services LLC has launched Workplace Essentials, a group-buying program to lower credit union supply costs.

"Workplace Essentials is the first offering in our new 'Cooperative Purchase' program," said Drew Kishbaugh, MY CU Services president/CEO. He noted that "the best path forward for credit unions is to take advantage of the group buy, where they can combine their resources to obtain better pricing for all."

MY CU Services has partnered with W.B. Mason to offer Workplace Essentials, which includes office supplies, furniture, break room and facility maintenance products, promotional products and a wide selection of environmentally friendly products, Kishbaugh said.

"We were able to negotiate exceptional terms with W.B. Mason that only credit unions purchasing under our umbrella account can access," Kishbaugh continued. The free program has next-day delivery with no minimum order size.