Event Calendar

May
14
Tue
Payment Systems – Speaker Workshop Series @ Ashlar Village
May 14 @ 9:30 am – 3:30 pm
Payment Systems - Speaker Workshop Series @ Ashlar Village | Wallingford | Connecticut | United States

Morning – Melanie Gluck, MasterCard

Afternoon – Tucker Foote, MasterCard

Morning Session: The Next Generation of Payments: The Future is Now

There is an urgent need for U.S. Payment Providers to position EMV and Mobile technology as strategic imperatives.

Have any of the following questions been addressed at your credit union?

  • What is EMV?
    • How is it used outside of the U.S.?
    • Why are we talking about it now?
    • What are the liability shift timelines for issuers and merchants?
    •  What are the key benefits (reduced fraud and loyalty/usage uptake)
  • What is our strategy related to EMV?
  • Do we agree it’s important?
  • Do we think the time is right to think about reissue on a mass or rolling basis?
  • How long would it take to be ready?
  • Have we discussed a mobile payments strategy?
  • Are we concerned about losing transactions?

To address these issues, we are pleased to present a Retail Payments Strategy Discussion. The program will feature an overview of EMV and Mobile Technology and how they will affect your short- and long-term retail strategies.

Afternoon Session: Payment Systems Legislation & Regulatory Compliance

Given the current credit regulation tenor and speculation on the possibility of heightened oversight, this workshop will address how to protect your debit and credit card operations from further
legislative intervention.

Specific legislative topics will include:

  • The merchant community’s lobbying efforts to expand interchange regulations;
  • Future restrictions on prepaid products; and,
  • Data security legislation with a specific focus on notification procedures and breach liability requirements.

Event Registration

 

May
23
Thu
New Volunteer Orientation @ League Education Center
May 23 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

From: 5/23/2013 5:00 PM
To: 5/23/2013 7:00 PM
New Volunteer Orientation
League Education Center, Meriden

Watch this space for more information!

Nov
5
Tue
Enterprise Risk Management – Speaker Workshop Series @ Ashlar Village
Nov 5 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

alloya-corporate-federal-credit-union-logoWorkshop Leader:
John Collins
Alloya Corporate FCU

Taking risk, and balancing it with returns, is one of the most fundamental things
all financial institutions – including credit unions – do.
While all organizations understand that balancing risk versus return is vitally important, few evaluate risk as a whole across their organization. Understanding systemic risk and how it can be mitigated allows organizations to better manage this critical process.

The program will explore Enterprise Risk Management (ERM) through an interactive presentation and dialog. The morning session will cover the basics of what ERM is and why it is important to credit unions, the regulatory requirements surrounding ERM, and how some have implemented ERM in their organization. It will also cover policy, procedure and governance.

The afternoon session will review a model program and provide a template for attendees to develop ERM programs that can be tailored to their individual credit unions. Attendees will leave the session with the necessary tools to develop and implement an ERM program at their shop.

The program presented will address the following questions:
• What is ERM?
• Why is ERM important?
• Are there any regulatory requirements for ERM?
• What are people in the credit union industry doing for ERM?
• What would model ERM program look like?
• What would an ERM policy look like?

Sponsored by CUNA Mutual Group

Mar
20
Fri
2015 Virtual Vendor Show
Mar 20 – Apr 7 all-day
Apr
7
Tue
League Annual Meeting & Strategic Partners Conference @ Aqua Turf Club
Apr 7 @ 11:45 am – 10:00 pm

Download the registration form here.

League Annual Meeting Registration Form

 

Keynote Speaker:
Jim Nussle, President/CEO, Credit Union National Association

RCK_8348Jim Nussle was named president and CEO of the Credit Union National Association in September 2014. Nussle, is a former eight-term congressman and director of the White House Office of Management and Budget (OMB).

CUNA is the largest and most influential national financial services trade association advocating for America’s credit unions. There are nearly 6,700 credit unions nationwide, with over 100 million members and almost $1.1 trillion in assets.

Nussle has long admired the grass roots advocacy strength of the credit union movement. In Congress, he witnessed firsthand the enthusiastic advocacy the leaders and members of the nation’s nearly 7,000 credit unions have.

Nussle served in the U.S. House of Representatives from 1991-2007 as a Republican representative from the State of Iowa. From 2001-2006, he served as chairman of the House Budget Committee, a key panel that oversees the federal budget process, including review of all bills and resolutions on the budget. In addition he was a member of the House leadership and served on the Banking and Ways and Means Committees.

In 2007, President Bush tapped him as the 36th director of OMB, the largest office within the Executive Office of the President of the United States. As OMB director, he was a member of the president’s cabinet.

Nussle also served on the founding board of Growth Energy, a trade association of renewable energy companies and industry partners. He was recruited by his fellow board members in 2010 to help lead the organization as its President and COO. During his tenure, Growth Energy nearly doubled its revenue, increased membership by 18% to become the largest renewable energy association, and successfully navigated several regulatory and legislative challenges.

In his early career, Nussle served his community for four years as a first responder and firefighter with the Manchester Volunteer Fire Department. He also spent four years as the Delaware County Attorney, the chief prosecutor and civil attorney for the jurisdiction and established his own law practice. Nussle also serves as a director on the boards of Thrivent Mutual Funds, PRA Group Inc., and as a special advisor on the advisory board of AVISTA Capital Partners.

In addition, he volunteers his time with The National Down Syndrome Society and as President of Epiphany Lutheran Church Congregational Council, where you can often find him “sitting in” playing guitar in the praise band for Sunday services.

A native Iowan, Nussle received a degree in political science from Luther College in Decorah, Iowa, and his law degree from Drake University in Des Moines. Nussle and his wife, Karen live in Virginia, and have two adult children.

Special CULAC Capitol Club Lunch Speaker:
Political Expert and Analyst, Ken Dautrich

Professor Ken Dautrich is in the Department of Public Policy at the University of Connecticut.  He is author of American Government: Historical, Popular and Global Perspectives (Wadsworth, 2008), The Future of the First Amendment (Roman and Littlefield, 2008), The First Amendment and the Media in the Court of Public Opinion (Cambridge University Press, 2002), and How the News Media Fail the American Voter (Columbia University Press, 1999), as well as many other books, articles, and book chapters on elections, public opinion and voting. He is founder and former director of the Center for Survey Research and Analysis at the University of Connecticut, and has been a senior research fellow at the Heldrich Center for Workforce Development (Rutgers University) and a research fellow at the Media Studies Center (Columbia University and the Freedom Forum) He established the Masters in Survey Research (MSR) degree program at the University of Connecticut, and teaches courses in survey research and polling. He has directed a number of national polls on voting in presidential elections, including a series of polls for TIME Magazine on the 2004 and 2008 presidential elections. He has been an election night exit poll analyst at NBC News, and provides commentary on the presidential election process for WNPR. He has conducted an annual survey on the State of the First Amendment for the First Amendment Center since 1997. From a grant from the Knight Foundation, Ken is currently doing research and writing a manuscript assessing young people orientations toward the First Amendment. Ken was also a policy advisor to Connecticut Governor M. Jodi Rell. His Ph.D. is from Rutgers University.