May 16 , 2017
In This Issue
Branch Manager's Workshop
June 7, Shreveport/Bossier City

Calling all don't want to miss this!

Rory Rowland is excited to return to Louisiana to work with directly with credit union managers.  Get ready to learn the secrets, tips and coaching techniques to excel at your leadership & managerial role.  Whether your credit union has just one branch or multiple branches,  this workshop brings all managerial issues and situations to the forefront & learning opportunities for all!

Join your management peers to learn how to build a team that works together and how to coach and motivate that team to be committed to success!
Here are the reasons you NEED to be at this workshop:
  • Learn effective coaching techniques & practice them in a safe environment
  • Discover the value of intrinsic motivation
  • Prevent resistance with a simple training technique
  • Unlock the mystery of the Underperformer
  • Master the keys to time management
  • Reveal the Pygmalion effect
  • Uncover how to leave a legacy
  • Best practices idea exchange
  • Bring your questions and your recurring issues and discuss solutions with your peers!

Rory's exuberance for finding solutions is contagious.  You'll find out for yourself why your Louisiana peers had this to say when Rory joined us last September:  "Rory is my favorite presenter I have ever attended thus far, He keeps it interesting as well as entertaining."  Sign up now before this event fills up!


SRCUS CUNA Management School
June 9-16, Univ. Of Georgia
"8 days x 3 years = CU Career Success"

Registration is almost completely full.   Only 2 spots remain for new first year students.  Don't delay if you want to join ths career advancement
The program, referred to by students as SRCUS is held June 9 - 16th on the campus of the University of Georgia.The school curriculum combines classroom lectures, outdoor challenge courses, in-depth credit union analysis projects, classroom presentations, a live debate and more to stimulate leadership, teamwork, self-confidence and problem solving abilities. 

This 3 year in-residence program prepares credit union's emerging leaders for credit union career growth and success. Come find out why your Louisiana peers have proclaimed:
  • "SRCUS exceeded my expectations"
  • "The connections I made here are the kind that last a lifetime"
  • "SRCUS is a life (and career) changing experience"
  • "It was a long 8 days but such a short 3 years!"
Underwriting & Collections Workshop
June 21-22, Baton Rouge

Pierre Cardenas returns to LCUL for this 2 day program that uncovers the lost art of underwriting and it's delicate counterpart...Collections.

When asked why the two roles are taught in tandem, Pierre's reply is simple "I find there to be a tremendous amount of value when Collectors & Underwriters come together to discuss loan applications, risk mitigating factors and both understand the areas of weakness with different portfolios. I highly recommend that credit unions  get into the practice of having underwriters & collectors meet monthly to discuss delinquencies, charge offs and trends they see in applications."   Come join us to discover how to make for a more complete risk mitigating process!

Pierre uses your own credit union as a teaching tool, so be prepared to bring some actual loans (the difficult ones especially) for analysis, dissection and group discussion!  
Here's a taste of what to expect:
  • Evaluating, Mitigating & Managing Risk
  • Building Loan Portfolios
  • The important role Policies play in underwriting
  • Risks associated with 7 different portfolio types
  • Best Practices in Collections
  • Strategic Collection Strategies vary per portfolio type
  • Interactive, hands-on session delving into your own CU's actual loans & denied applications!
  • Best Practices, Networking & Discussion of issues you face in your Credit Union daily.
SRCUS Director's Conference
July 16 - 19, Biloxi, MS

Join peers from credit union boards across the Southeast at the Beau Rivage Hotel on Biloxi Beach from July 16 - 19 for two-and-a-half days of education and networking specifically designed with credit union volunteers in mind. 

We are excited to present a full range of informative educational sessions from industry experts such as Harry Black, Mike Kelly, Dr. Samuel Jones, Dr. Dale Henry and more. 

Session topics will include changes facing our industry, leadership, the economy, lending, member engagement - just to name a few!  Don't miss this conduit for learning about today's ever changing financial industry blended with just the right mix of networking and social engagement with your peers! 

LCUL's Annual Meeting & Convention
July 26 - 29, New Orleans

The Louisiana Credit Union League invites you to attend our 2017 Annual Meeting & Convention, July 26-29 in New Orleans.  You're our VIPs and we are issuing backstage passes to experience the top headliner rock stars in Credit Union education and the premier local platform in peer-to-peer networking.  You'll also discover and sample the products and services to best meet the needs of your credit union and your members!.
Our main goal and the ultimate headliner: getting you to learn about our initiatives to protect Louisiana credit unions!


Plus this year we've added on our first ever Pre-Convention Networking Social at New Orleans legendary Rock and Bowl on Wednesday night benefitting the National Credit Union Foundation.  Not a bowler...not a problem, its not a tournament, it's just all in good fun!

Upcoming Webinars

LCUL has a vast array of webinar programs year round from a pool of presenters on a wide variety of topics and at multiple price points...for when you just can't get away from the office. 
Click on each listing below for additional details.
***FREE*** Archived Webinar  for LCUL Members Listed Below 
  • Supervisory Committee Basic Duties & Responsibilities Click Here
Special Reminder - LCUL Peer Groups


Membership is now open for LCUL's Peer Groups in the following fields:

  • Marketing 
  • Compliance
  • Member Business Services

This platform is designed for Louisiana credit union professionals in the same field to connect, share resources, swap ideas and develop business relationships. 


The webinar, "Member Service the Disney Way" is currently available as a FREE archive to peer group members; accessible on your password protected LCUL web page.


Save the Dates
Mark your calendars now to join us for these programs coming up in the next few months.   More details will be posted as these events draw closer.


  • New Laws & Compliance Conference - NEW dates Aug 22-23 (Baton Rouge)
  • Supervisory Committee Conference (with Director's Track) - Sept 17-20 (Point Clear, AL)
  • Basics of Accounting for Credit Union Professionals. - coming in September - date TBA 

Have you noticed that our programs are on the move?  We've been listening to your suggestions & requests and we are hosting more of our programs at various points all over the state at your request.  Keep sharing your input, we're listening!