CUNA Center for Professional Development (CPD) is pleased to offer a network for credit union trainers in the Trainers E-mail List. The Trainers E-mail List is a community of credit union trainers. With the Trainers E-mail List, trainers have the ability to connect, communicate, and collaborate with their peers.
Access the web version of the Trainers E-mail List by clicking here.
Managing E-mail List Messages
The Trainers E-mail List is a great way to network with fellow trainers any time of the year. More and more trainers are joining the e-mail list, which means more information, more ideas, and yes, more e-mail! If you get overwhelmed with the number of e-mail messages, we suggest you make a rule to sort your e-mail messages.
Most e-mail programs allow you to create a "rule" to automatically sort incoming e-mail messages into a folder that you create. This keeps your in-box cleaner, and lets you read e-mail list postings whenever you're ready.
Setting up rules works a little differently in every e-mail program. If you're not familiar with how to do it, consult your mail program's Help or your credit union's technical support person. Just be sure your rule is looking for messages that contain the e-mail list address: firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you have any questions or problems, feel free to contact Brianne Gutoski at email@example.com.
Replying to the E-mail List
Just received an interesting message from the List? Want to reply and share your experiences? Here are a few tips to remember that will help to keep the e-mail list a valuable networking tool.
Public vs. Private Replies.
E-mail Lists are really just public e-mail discussions. By default, whenever you reply to a message that came from an e-mail List subscriber, you are replying to everyone on the list. If you want to respond to a particular individual, you need to change the address in the "To" field of your reply to go to that person.
Post Meaningful Messages.
Because your reply goes to all subscribers, it's best to avoid superfluous replies like "Me too," or "Thanks." The e-mail list also is intended strictly for discussion of business-related topics; messages of a personal nature are not appropriate. Keeping your posts meaningful and to the point helps keep the e-mail list from getting cluttered, and that benefits everyone.
Always include some basic contact information - name, CU, phone/fax, and email address - at the end of your message. This way, if another subscriber wants to contact you directly for more information, he or she can easily do so. Even if you just include your name, another subscriber can look you up in our online member directory.
Sharing Documents on the E-mail List
As you have discussions on the Trainers E-mail List, often there will be times when you would like to share a document with another trainer. Or perhaps you'd like someone to share a document with you. Rather than sending lots of requests back and forth over the e-mail list, or e-mailing numerous individuals privately, posting to the Trainers File Library can accomplish this quickly and easily.
Please remember: Don't send attachments to the Trainers E-mail List.
To prevent the unnecessary spread of viruses, the e-mail list cannot accept attachments of any kind. If you send a message with an attachment to the e-mail list, it will be rejected.
Reading Archived E-mail List Messages
Did you know that every message posted to the Trainers E-mail List is automatically archived? If you're a subscriber, you can search those archives at any time. This way, you don't have to save copies of e-mail list messages on your computer. You also can find out whether a particular topic has been discussed before.
To search the archives, you'll need to login to the web version of the e-mail list. Just follow these step-by-step instructions:
- Click here to enter the e-mail list web page
- Enter your e-mail address. No password is needed.
- Use the search tab at the top of the screen.
Receive One Message Per Day as the Digest.
You can change your subscriber settings so you receive e-mail list postings as a single daily digest rather than individual messages. Here's how to do it:
- Enter your email address. You do not need to enter a password.
- Click on "Your Account."
- In the "Membership Type" drop-down menu, select "digest."
- Click on "Save."
If you have any questions or comments, please send them to firstname.lastname@example.org or call 800-356-9655, ext 4072