Get involved to get the most out of CUNA Councils

Whether it’s the recipe book collecting dust in your cupboard or the brand-new bike stuck in your garage for the summer, unused resources are missed opportunities. This is especially true when they have the power to enhance or even transform your career.

Take CUNA Councils. These seven credit union professional organizations provide members with incredible opportunities in a range of areas, promising value in the form of knowledge, development and connections.

To remind people of the opportunities CUNA Councils makes available to them—and motivate them to get active, get engaged and, above all, get involved in these organizations—we’ve launched the Get Involved! Membership Drive!

Credit union professionals are encouraged to join a Council and explore all of the member-exclusive benefits available, including:

  • Networking: Each Council has its own CUNA Council Community, an online communications platform that allows Council members to connect, discuss important issues and strategize together. From a networking perspective, the Community is an easy way to meet new professionals in your field and form positive, productive relationships with them that will pay dividends for years to come.
  • Resources: With their file libraries, Councils empower professionals to find, share and exchange tools that enable top-level performance. Members can download valuable documents from the library, including white papers, strategic plans, job descriptions and much more.

Some Councils also offer exclusive resources specific to their audience (e.g. CUNA CFO Council includes access to Thomson-Reuters Checkpoint™).

  • Education: An annual conference is held for six of the seven Councils, each offering incredible learning and professional development value. Thought-leaders and bold keynote speakers host informative sessions that explore the hottest issues in each field, allowing attendees to broaden their horizons and discover valuable new perspectives.

Members also gain access to live and recorded virtual roundtables, where industry experts discuss prominent topics in the movement and unearth meaningful insights that you can put to use.

  • Awards: Presented at the annual conferences, CUNA Councils Awards celebrate the best achievements in the credit union industry. By becoming a member, you’ll be able to enter your credit union or one of your peers into awards consideration and a chance at national recognition.
  • Discounts: Council members save 25% on registration for CUNA Council Conferences, and 10% on most CUNA schools, conferences and webinars. Additional member-exclusive discounts are added throughout the year.

Bottom line? It’s easy to Get Involved in CUNA Councils. The opportunities are all there—all you have to do is jump in!

Natalie Sherry

Natalie Sherry

Membership, marketing, and engagement professional with a Master of Science in Integrated Marketing Communications, whose experience spans branding and marketing management, membership recruiting and retention, trade association and professional society ... Web: Details