Workshops & Individual Training

Most of the classes listed above are designed around a class room lecturer and interactive class participation based on general theory and a test credit union.

To help move from theory to actual hands-on, get-the-job-done training, it is sometimes necessary to get together with CU*Answers trainers in a hands-on lab environment. CU*Answers encourages credit unions to take advantage of CU*Answers’ training room and workshop environment to actually enter the configuration and start the processing for many of the topics described in this Catalog.

CU*Answers encourages credit unions to plan a day to come to our offices, bringing the materials required to actually set up the first month’s processing, and work with our trainers to get the ball rolling. The following topics are great workshop projects:

  • Tired Service Programs
  • Marketing Campaigns: Mail, Telemarketing, Face-To-Face Sales
  • New Account Forms (TIS) and CD Forms Configuration
  • It’s Me 247 Virtual Member Services (VMS) Configuration
  • Planning for Electronic Lending and using the Household Database
  • Marketing Clubs and Tiered Services Configuration
  • Subsidiary Processing: Fixed Assets, Prepaids and Accrued Expenses
  • Subsidiary Processing: Investments
  • Collection Processing
  • CU Financial Report Configuration
  • CU Budgets and ALM Planning
  • CU Designed Reports and Inquiries
  • … or any other topic you’d like!

If you are interested in setting up a lab session, contact Laura Welch at ext. 144.

Individual Training At CU*Answers or Your Site

Training at CU*Answers

Due to credit union personnel schedules, credit union locations, and the various needs of CU*Answers credit unions, it is not always possible for either CU*Answers or a credit union to commit to a scheduled training event. CU*Answers encourages credit unions to have on-site training based upon their own needs and timing. If this Course Schedule doesn’t fit well with your credit union, maybe you should consider a special training session.

Depending on the situation, there may be a fee for travel and out-of-pocket expenses for your assigned instructor. All training time is free as part of your CU*Answers maintenance fees. Please understand that CU*Answers stresses the need for your credit union to also participate in our scheduled classes. Interaction with credit union colleagues is one of the strengths of CU* Answers University and key to your understanding of how CU*BASE can work in your credit union. Either way, education is the only way your credit union will get its money’s worth from CU*Answers and its CU*BASE investment.

To schedule either a class at your credit union or to come to CU*Answers for special training classes, please contact Laura Welch-Vilker at ext. 144.

Updated
November 23, 2018

Take a Look at the CU*Answers University Courses for September!

Take a Look at the CU*Answers University Courses for September!

Each month, CU*Answers University hosts FREE web conferences and in-person events that highlight the many products and services our CUSO offers.  Take a look at the courses we have coming up in September!   Tuesday, September 3 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM ET Member Service Trackers, Leads, and Follow-Ups Register for web conference   Wednesday,… Read more »

Aug 23, 2019

CU*Answers updates Education for Success booklets

The West-Michigan based cooperative CUSO, CU*Answers, recently announced updated versions of its three Exercise for Success booklets. The three training booklets cover topics related to Member Service, Teller, and Loan processes for CU*BASE®. Updated booklets can be downloaded through the Client Services and Education Store page. These documents allow the CU*Answers Client Services and Education […]

Aug 8, 2019

Monthly Education Express and Learning Café offerings

CU*Answers schedules hundreds of training sessions throughout the year, many of them announced in the CUSO’s annual Education Catalog. Two hot programs, Education Express and Learning Café, are picking up steam. “Studies have proven that the incentive to learn is at its peak when a topic is current, critical, and commands attention,” said Laura Welch-Vilker, […]

Aug 8, 2019

Join Us for a FREE Education Express Webinar!

Join Us for a FREE Education Express Webinar!

Wednesday, August 28 11:00 AM – 11:30 AM ET This Month’s Focus Online Banking Apps & Requests from within CU*BASE Join Kristian Daniel as he explains how to work with online banking apps and requests from within CU*BASE.  During this session, Kristian will discuss topics including: Working Online Banking Apps/Requests via CU*BASE Tool #13 Working… Read more »

Jul 30, 2019

Check Out the Asterisk Intelligence University Courses for August!

Check Out the Asterisk Intelligence University Courses for August!

Each month, CU*Answers University hosts FREE web conferences and in-person events that highlight the many products and services our CUSO offers.  During the month of August, we will be hosting a set of webinars relating to the Asterisk Intelligence Team.  Take a look at the courses we have coming up!   Monday, August 12 9:00… Read more »

Jul 26, 2019

Join Us for Lender*VP Week and Check Out the Lender*VP University Courses for July!

Join Us for Lender*VP Week and Check Out the Lender*VP University Courses for July!

Each month, CU*Answers University hosts FREE web conferences and in-person events that highlight the many products and services our CUSO offers.  During the month of July, we will be hosting a set of webinars relating to Lender*VP.  Take a look at the courses we have coming up, including Lender*VP Week, which will take place between… Read more »

Jul 1, 2019

TruChoice Federal Credit Union implements a new training feature

The CU*BASE® Custom Training Edition (CTE) is a newer alternative to the shared simulated training environment (Bedrock Community CU) currently used by all CU*Answers online clients. “In April 2019, TruChoice Federal Credit Union became the first CU*BASE client to implement a Custom Training Edition (CTE) within just 30-60 days after their core conversion,” states Kasey […]

May 30, 2019

CU*Answers Client Services and Education team hits new milestone in conversion training

The Client Services and Education team hit the ground running starting in January of this year as they expanded their support hours for clients from coast to coast. So far this year the team has provided pre-conversion training to five credit unions who have joined the CU*Answers network—roughly 560 hours total over 14 weeks! Stephanie […]

May 30, 2019