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.

November 23, 2018

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

Life Asset launches e-statements in an effort to “Go Green”

On May 1st, 2019 CU*Answers Client Services and Education department assisted Life Asset, an organization working to alleviate poverty in Washington, DC through the provision of microloans and financial education, with the implementation of e-statements. The e-statement feature was originally not offered to Life Asset’s clients, but the Client Services and Education Team assisted in […]

May 28, 2019

Join Us for a FREE Education Express Webinar!

Join Us for a FREE Education Express Webinar!

Tuesday, May 28 10:30 – 11:00 AM ET This Month’s Focus Frost VisualGAP and CUNA Protection Advisor Integration Join Charlie Dean of Lender*VP as he explains how you can take advantage of a new offering which allows you to link directly to your vendor site from CU*BASE to quote coverage options.  Using unique Miscellaneous Coverage… Read more »

May 23, 2019

Join Us for a FREE Education Express Webinar!

Join Us for a FREE Education Express Webinar!

Monday, April 22 3:30 PM – 4:00 PM ET This Month’s Focus CU*Answers Mobile App Options Join Kristian Daniel, Account Executive with the Internet  Retailer Support Center, as he discusses new features available within the CU*Answers Mobile App.  Topics that will be discussed include: RDC, MACO, and Manage Cards available from within the mobile app… Read more »

Mar 27, 2019

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

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

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 April!   Tuesday, April 2 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM ET Internal Controls Best Practices Register for web conference Register for classroom session… Read more »

Mar 21, 2019