Regulator and Credit Union Education a NASCUS Priority in 2013

A special message from Mary Martha Fortney, President and CEO,
February 2013

NASCUS is committed to providing quality training and education to state credit union examiners, state credit union executives and boards of directors across the nation.

Our programs focus on the critical educational needs of state credit union examiners, boards of directors and executives. Over the past several years we've taken our education programs directly to states upon their request. I'd like to highlight several upcoming events and encourage NASCUS regulatory agencies and NASCUS Advisory Council members to consider sending personnel to these essential programs.

We are partnering with the Texas Credit Union Department in March to provide training during our Advanced Member Business Lending School, March 26-28, 2013 in Dallas, Texas. Our goal is to provide examiners and credit unions with training on advanced member business lending in an interactive environment. During this event, we will deliver hands-on experience in identifying credit risk in member business loans and assessing how that risk is mitigated through loan structuring. To learn more about this event and to register, click here.

NASCUS is also offering training on Information Technology April 29-May 2, 2013 in Sacramento, CA. NASCUS and the CA Department of Financial Institutions have partnered to provide training for nearly three days of instruction. This three day event was created as an opportunity for credit union officials and examiners to train side by side and network co-operatively on issues we believe will be significant over the next year. These sessions will focus on the following topics: Threats and Regulations: A look at the current "threatscape," hackers and an intro to Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act (GLBA) and Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council (FFIEC) guidelines; basic technical skills: discussion of networks and network diagrams, anti-malware, vulnerability and patch management; vendor management, and more.  To learn more about this event and to register, click here.

Our former NASCUS Annual School, now called the Examiners Forum, is scheduled for May 14-16, 2013 in Los Angeles, CA and will focus on hot topics for examiners. Credit union professionals who are interested in what examiners are concerned about are welcome to attend this event.  The school will include issues such as balance sheet management, interest rate risks, fraud and operational risks.

Finally, NASCUS is continuing our Director College series this year in North Carolina in March, Washington in April, Kansas in May, and Wisconsin in June.

I encourage you to visit our website often for more upcoming educational programs and let us know what issues we should consider adding to the calendar. Be sure to check out our future and archived webinars as well. If you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact me or Isaida Woo, NASCUS Vice President of Education at isaida@nascus.org