CUNA Announces the 2012 CUNA Volunteer Institute in Punta Cana Dominican Republic

Contact: Mark Wolff, CUNA Communications; (202) 508-6764
Amy Nigrelli, CUNA Marketing; (608) 231-4246

Madison, WI (November 29, 2011) -Registration and school information is now available for the upcoming 2012 CUNA Volunteer Institute, May 6 - 9 in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic.  For more information and to register visit

Spanning four productive days in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic, the CUNA Volunteer Institute helps volunteers gain the skills they need to become expert credit union volunteers. From legislation and liabilities to discussing strategies to incorporate fun into the boardroom, volunteers will explore a variety of topics that will help make them impactful credit union directors. This institute is designed for volunteers looking to increase their knowledge while connecting with peers. 

Attendees will hear from a variety of credit union experts on the following topics:

  • CEO Oversight - What's the Right Formula?
  • Secrets of an Effective Board Chair
  • Motivating Board Volunteers and Bringing FUN to the Boardroom
  • Today's Economy and the Risks for Your Credit Union
  • Directors Who Make a Difference
  • And more

"We are proud to see so many of our credit union board professionals at this program every year," said Kevin Smith, Director of Volunteer Education at CUNA.  "The wealth of information provided at this institute goes a long way in improving board member performance and strengthening the credit union movement as a whole. The efforts of these volunteers set high standards for their credit union staff and helps demonstrate to their members their dedication to their credit unions." 

For more information about the CUNA Volunteer Institute and to register, visit

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