By Beth Troost
MCUF Executive Director
Two hundred thirty-nine Michigan credit union professionals have participated in the MCUL financial counseling training program in the past three years. These credit union financial counselors will use the skills and knowledge obtained from the course in a variety of ways including one-on-one counseling, community seminars, enhancing member interactions and improving lending and collection activities.
The 2013 Financial Counseling Guided Self-Study Program is now open for registration. This training is appropriate for all credit union staff including branch management, lending and collection staff and community educators.
The unique training program combines the convenience of a self-study program with the group hands-on learning and networking of an off-site CUNA School. The training follows CUNA’s FiCep Financial Counseling self-study curriculum and upon successful completion, participants will earn the CUNA certification of a Certified Credit Union Financial Counselor (CCUFC). Bi-weekly webinars and live group sessions to provide hands-on training, best practices and networking will be conducted by REAL Solutions, the signature program of the National CU Foundation.
The 2013 Michigan guided self-study training program will begin at the end of May and participants will complete the program in October. CUNA has provided a group discount for the FiCEP curriculum for participants. Because funding for the REAL Solutions training is provided by the Michigan CU Foundation, there will be no additional participation fee to credit unions for the group sessions or webinars.
See the registration form for more details and to register. Participants must register by May 1, 2013.