Contact: Katye Long
CUNA Communications, 608-231-4038

MADISON, Wis. ? Credit union executives, board members, and management staff can advance their financial management knowledge and learn to improve the performance of their credit unions during a CUNA eSchool beginning in April.

The eight-session Financial Management eSchool: Part II meets April 3-May 17. Through advanced-level topics, case studies, and computer simulations, participants will gain a better understanding of how their financial management decisions affect credit union growth.

Dates and topics for this eSchool are as follows:

  • April 3 - Capital adequacy and measuring risk-based capital
  • April 10 - Introduction to the financial planning case study and simulation overview
  • April 17 - Advanced asset-liability management and credit: Interest rate risk assessment and managing core deposits
  • April 24 - Financial planning, budgeting, and building the "ideal" capital position
  • May 1 - Forecasting and strategically planning for long-term growth
  • May 8 - Portfolio management strategies
  • May 15 - Financial planning issues: Case studies and simulation case presentation
  • May 17 - Investment options to achieve financial goals and objectives

Also beginning in April is the ten-session CU Spanish Certification eSchool: Level 1. Designed for credit union staff with previous Spanish-language experience, this April 24-June 26 eSchool advances previous training and teaches vocabulary terms specific to the financial industry. Attendees will study articles, adjectives, pronouns, verb conjugation, and proper pronunciation.

Upon completion, students will have the opportunity to earn their CU Spanish: Level 1 certification.

An eSchool is a series of interactive classroom sessions that features live, real-time instruction from industry experts via the Internet and a telephone conference call. Students have an opportunity to interact with the instructor and other participants through online chats and live discussions. Participants may register for specific webinars or the entire series of sessions as an eSchool.

For more information about these or any other educational offerings from CUNA, visit training.cuna.org, or call (800) 356-9655, ext. 4249.

About CUNA

With its network of affiliated state credit union leagues, Credit Union National Association (CUNA) serves more than 90 percent of America's 8,800 credit unions, which are owned by more than 88 million consumer members. Credit unions are not-for-profit cooperatives providing affordable financial services to people from all walks of life. For more information, visit www.cuna.org.

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