Sample Curriculum

Sample Curriculum

First Year

  • ALM Fundamentals
  • ALM Key Concepts
  • CU Philosophy:  People Helping People
  • CU Security Issues
  • Developing Your CU's Strategic Business Plan (multiple courses during summer & mid-year classes)
  • Design Thinking
  • Governance & CU Board/ Management Relations
  • Innovation Spotlight: Student Presentation (New Mini-Course)
  • Life Simulation: Experiencing Poverty (New Course)
  • Paid to Think™
  • Passion, Purpose & Performance: How Strategic Leadership Works in Today's CU
  • Ready, Set, GROW!
  • Risks, Trends & Losses Impacting Today's CUs
  • The Power of One: Impacting Tomorrow (New Micro-Course)
  • The Secrets of Good Writing
  • Understanding Economic Data

Second Year

  • ALM Trends, Tools & General Q&A
  • Attracting the Next Generation of CU Members: Opportunities for Marketing & Future Growth
  • Benchmarking CU Performance (Mid-Year Course)
  • Building a Lasting Brand: Advanced Branding for CUs
  • Compliance I: Key Developments & Issues (New Course)
  • Cost Benefit Analysis (Mid-Year Course)
  • CU Strategic Issues Presentations (Mid-Year Course)
  • CUs' Strategic Advantage (Mid-Year Course)
  • Developing Oral Communications Skills for the CU Executive I
  • Developing Your CU's Strategic Business Plan (multiple courses during summer & mid-year classes)
  • Ethics is NOT an Option
  • Experience Lab: Financial Management Projections
  • Filene I: Innovation as a Strategy
  • Financial Industry Trends & Strategic Dialogue
  • How Do Your Objectives MEASURE Up? (Mid-Year Course)
  • Innovation Spotlight: Student Presentation (New Mini-Course)
  • Investments: Understanding the Trends (Mid-Year / Mini-Course)
  • Lending Trends, Challenges & Innovations
  • Life Simulation: Experiencing Poverty (New Course)
  • Show Me The Money: A Payments Industry Overview (Mid-Year / New Mini-Course)
  • Team Building (New Course)
  • The Fed Simulation: Formulating Monetary Policy
  • The Power of One: Impacting Tomorrow (New Micro-Course)
  • There’s an App for That: How to Engage Members Through Tablet & Smartphone Applications
  • Trending: CUs in 2025 (Mid-Year / New Course)
  • Your Voice Matters: Advocacy - How to Be Heard On Capitol Hill

Third Year

  • ALM: The Final Frontier (Mid-Year Course)
  • Business & Technology Trends & Innovations: How CUs Can Compete to Win
  • Communicating Your Message, Sharing Your Meaning
  • Compliance II: HR Trends & Challenges
  • CU Strategic Issues: Alumni & Student Presentations (Summer & Mid-Year)
  • Developing Oral Communications Skills for the CU Executive II (Mid-Year Course)
  • Developing Your CU's Strategic Business Plan (multiple courses during summer & mid-year classes)
  • Enterprise Risk Management (ERM)
  • Essentials of Negotiation: Negotiate Your Way to Success
  • Filene II: Innovation as a Reality
  • Financial Management Simulation: Case Study (New)
  • Finding Your Voice as a Leader: Your Personal Leadership Journey
  • Future of Financial Services
  • Innovation Spotlight: Student Presentation (New Mini-Course)
  • Life Simulation: Experiencing Poverty (New Course)
  • Mapping Your SCMS ROI: Execution Strategies
  • Scenario Planning: Striving to Stay Relevant in a Rapidly Changing World
  • SCMS Innovation Summit (New Course)
  • Taking Your Leadership to the Top
  • The Power of One: Impacting Tomorrow (New Micro-Course)
  • Your Voice Matters: Regulatory Advocacy & Compliance

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Courses and faculty are subject to change.

 
 
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