NASCUS Focus on Online Education for Members

A special message from Mary Martha Fortney, President and CEO,
January 20, 2010

NASCUS places great emphasis on providing high quality education to the state regulatory and state credit union system. We work diligently to provide timely educational offerings to our regulator and credit union members throughout the year. 

As you know, the stressed economy continues to impact travel budgets making it difficult for our members to attend in-person training. However, at the same time, there is increasing pressure to stay up-to-speed on the regulatory, compliance and operational changes through ongoing education. To address this dilemma, NASCUS continues to focus on providing online education through webinars on critical topics for the state credit union system. Let me highlight a few of our upcoming offerings.

This month, NASCUS is holding a three-part webinar series on the implementation of the mortgage loan originator registration requirements of the Secure and Fair Enforcement for Mortgage Licensing Act of 2008 (S.A.F.E. Act). During these webinars, Richard Hagar, a renowned speaker, will focus on helping credit unions and examiners understand what credit unions need to do to comply. Click here to learn more about this series. The webinars will take place Nov. 16, 18 and 23.

The following week on November 30, experts from Clifton Gunderson will explain how the new merger rules impact credit unions.  Clifton Gunderson presented a similar session at the NASCUS State System Summit and received excellent evaluations. See more on this webinar here.

On December 7, Rick Grady, Texas Credit Union League's VP of Public Relations, will share some strategies on how credit unions can use social media to strengthen their place in the emerging market while maintaining compliance and protecting the credit union reputation. Rick will also share some of the risks inherent in this new communication tool.

Also, mark your calendars for January 6, 13 and 20 for a webinar series on loan modifications and related issues. Registration will be available shortly.

Whether you have two or 20 people gathered in an office or conference room, you pay only one price for our webinars. If you can't attend the live event, register for the event and NASCUS will send you a download link for playback, within 24 hours of the live webinar including the presentation and audio.

I encourage you to peruse our archived webinars, which can be found at this link for training on a number of timely topics. If you have any suggestions for future webinar topics, please let us know; it will be helpful as we plan our online education into next year. You can see all of our educational offerings at this link.