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CUES Membership Minute: Thanking Our Members With a Feast

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By Jimese Harkley

2 minutes

The meat and potatoes of CUES memberships are the amazing benefits of joining or renewing; our special deals on joining are the gravy.

2020 has been a hard year. But it is in times like these that relationships with members matter most. You see it at your credit union in the members you serve. They are the credit union. I see it here at CUES in the professionals who commit to growing getting better every single day. They are CUES.

At the credit union, you work hard to meet your members’ evolving needs for financial services. At CUES, we work hard to meet your evolving needs for learning. In addition to longtime CUES members benefits like CU Management magazine and CUESNet—and more recent benefits like CUES Learning Portal—CUES is now offering a new benefit to all new and renewing members: CUES State of Credit Union Training and Development Report. New and renewing Unlimited and Unlimited+ members will also have access to our new Harvard ManageMentor® offering.

CUES State of Credit Union Training and Development Report covers high-level findings from the CUES Talent Development Survey, including the biggest obstacles to talent development at credit unions, the alignment of the strategic plan with talent development, and what skills are needed in the next wave of leaders. The report identifies four primary action steps credit unions can use to overcome the most critical talent development challenges. 

Harvard ManageMentor is an online resource program that includes 41 topics addressing such critical management issues as how to effectively make a presentation, create a budget, or negotiate a contract. Harvard ManageMentor courses like “Career Management and Delegating” are designed to help you improve your effectiveness; “Change Management and Coaching” to help you improve your leadership; and “Business Plan Development” to help you better manage key business functions. Each online topic includes the practical advice and tools you need to succeed.

I have to note that each of these courses would cost more than $600 per person if a credit union made a direct purchase. CUES is providing CUES Unlimited and Unlimited+ members with access to all 41 courses—so it’s a benefit of exceptional value.

New to CUES? Join now and get the rest of 2020 free with your 2021 membership! 

Ready to renew? Please check in with the person who coordinates your CU’s membership. In this time of COVID-19, our members’ loyalty has come in strong. We are grateful! 

Also, don’t forget that our Cyber Monday deal to purchase Unlimited+ membership for the price of Unlimited can be leveraged right now! 

While the membership benefits are the meat and potatoes of joining or renewing, these special deals are the gravy. Enjoy fall and the Thanksgiving season!

Jimese Harkley, J.D., CUDE, is VP/membership at CUES.

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