Conferences & Workshops

Your League hosts a variety of affordable conferences and workshops throughout the year on the latest topics and trends from industry experts.  Please check this page often for updates on scheduled events.  





BSA Road Show

The Bank Secrecy Act/Anti-Money Laundering Program (BSA/AML) is not just about Currency Transaction Reports and Suspicious Activity Reports. A financial institution's BSA/AML Program is now a depiction of how you do business and what is expected in the future. The BSA/AML Program is a living document and will change as your business changes.

MAY 23
Kentucky Credit Union League
3615 Newburg Road
Louisville, KY 40218


MAY 24
Holiday Inn Owensboro Riverfront
701 W 1st Street
Owensboro, KY 42301


MAY 25
La Quinta Inn & Suites Paducah
3960 Coleman Crossing Circle
Paducah, KY 42001


BSA/AML Update for Compliance Officers
3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

  • Common violations occurring in 2017

  • Member Business Accounts - Do they meet the definition of legal entity?

  • Overview of BSA/AML Aries Questionnaire

  • Deep-dive into policy requirements

  • Be audit ready

This interactive session will bring you up to date with the latest BSA information to include FinCen's Customer Due Diligence final rule for Business Legal Entities. In addition, a review of examiner focus and departmental specific training will be covered.

BSA/AML for Frontline Employees
6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

  • BSA History/Timeline of Events

  • Requirements of the BSA Program

  • Currency Transaction Reports (CTR)

  • Suspicious Activity Reports (SAR)

  • Filing Timelines & Record Retention

  • Monetary Instruments

  • USA Patriot Act

  • Customer Identification Program Requirements

  • Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC)

  • Penalties for Non-compliance

This training is perfect for frontline employees, new accounts personnel, lenders & back office employees. The information presented will train employees on specific information of the Bank Secrecy Act which directly affects their position/title. In order to be in compliance with this regulation, you must give training to your entire staff annually. This BSA training opportunity will meet your training compliance requirement.

BSA/AML for Volunteers
7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

  • Policy requirements

  • FinCen expectations

  • CDD and Member Business Accounts

  • Cost of noncompliance

Boards of Directors must have adequate BSA/AML training in order to understand the requirements, the risks and the ramifications of noncompliance. This session is intended to give Volunteers an overview of Directors' responsibilities, general requirements and the most updated information.

ONLY $199 per Credit Union



Price includes unlimited attendees from each registered credit union and program materials.

8 Hour SAFE Comprehensive 2017 MLO Course #6833 (NMLS #1405021)

Kentucky Credit Union Leaguenmls 6833
3615 Newburg Road
Louisville, KY 40218

Educational Investment: $239 per person

Registration 8:00 a.m.

Course 8:30 a.m. - 5:20 p.m.

Final Exam 5:20 p.m.



Course Purpose:
Section 1026.36(f)(3)(iii) of Regulation Z (the Truth in Lending Act) requires that loan originators receive periodic training covering Federal and state law requirements that apply to the individual loan originator's loan origination activities. Training that has been approved by the NMLS satisfies this periodic training requirement. This course meets the functional specifications and administrative standards required of an NMLS approved course.

Course Description:
This course is titled "8 Hour SAFE Comprehensive 2017 MLO Course #6833." Through lecture, interactive exercises, case studies and class discussion, participants will learn the following:

  • Federal Law and Regulations 

    • Truth in Lending Act / Regulation Z

    • Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act / Regulation X

    • Equal Credit Opportunity Act/Regulation B

    • Fair Credit Reporting Act / Regulation V 

    • NCUA Part 722: Appraisals

    • NCUA Part 760: Flood Insurance

  • Ethics, Consumer Protection and Fair Lending 

    • Equal Credit Opportunity Act / Regulation B 

    • Fair Housing Act 

    • Home Mortgage Disclosure Act  

    • Servicemember’s Civil Relief Act 

    • Military Lending Act

    • Unfair, Deceptive and Abusive Acts and Practices

  • Lending Standards for the Non-Traditional Mortgage Market

    • Adjustable Rate Mortgages

    • Higher Priced Mortgage Loans

    • High-Cost Mortgages

    • Private Mortgage Insurance

    • Home Equity Lines of Credit

  • Undefined Mortgage Instruction 

    • Proposed Amendments to the Integrated Disclosure Rule

    • Upcoming Changes to the Home Mortgage Disclosure Act

    • Amendments to the Mortgage Servicing Rules

    • Appendix Q: Standards for Determining Monthly Debt and Income





For additional information regarding CUNA's mortgage loan originator training, please contact Tracy Blaske, CUNA's Director of Compliance Education at 608-231-4030 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . MLO testing optional. Attendees will not be eligible for Safe Harbor Protection if not testing.



Kentucky Small Credit Union Clinic


April 12, 2017 | Louisville, KY

Kentucky Credit Union League
3615 Newburg Road
Louisville, Kentucky 40218


Kentucky Credit Union League and the Office of Small Credit Union Initiatives recognizes the unique role small credit unions (under $50 million) play in the lives of their members and communities. We are committed to helping these credit unions not only survive, but thrive.

Attend this FREE* clinic to discuss: 

  • Exam modernization

  • Technology

  • Marketing

  • Business lending

  • Movement support

  • Benefits of a low income designation

  • Credit cards

  • Other important topics

*Clinic includes handouts, breaks, continental breakfast and lunch.

About the Speaker: Diane Rector, NCUA

Diane Bio PicMs. Rector is a graduate of Strayer University in Washington, D.C. where she received a Bachelors degree in Accounting and a Masters degree in Business Administration. She joined National Credit Union Administration (NCUA) in 1997 as a Field Examiner. She held the following positions: Credit Union Development Analyst and Training Manager.

Currently, she is an Economic Development Specialist where is responsible for identifying empowerment and low-income areas, providing staff training about the small credit union program, coordinating meetings to discuss a means for providing service to underserved areas, and on-site assistance for credit union officials.

Ms. Rector has over 30 years of experience in the accounting industry and a former College Professor. Ms. Rector is certified as a Credit Union Development Educator and a certified Credit Union Financial Counselor. She loves to spend time with her family, especially her grandchildren.



Lending Workshop

March 14 | League Office
Educational Investment: $239 per person


Credit Unions were not “Born Digital”, new competitors are entering the market daily. Lending has never been more competitive.  Learn how credit unions from across the U.S. are meeting the challenge head on.

In this full day course, you will learn the tactics and strategies of top performing credit unions around the country.  This course is educational, entertaining and will accelerate your Lending results to higher levels.

We will cover a wide variety of topics and give you actionable steps and information to increase your loan to share ratio, decrease expenses and deliver loans to your members in a modern engaging process.

Some of the topics that will be covered:  

  • Overview of the Competitive Landscape and Disruptive Lenders

  • Loan Product Rate & Design

  • Productivity and Efficiency

  • Loan Delivery Channels

  • Loan Department Organization

  • Loan Policy Revisions

  • Centralized or Decentralized Lending Operation

  • Indirect Lending

  • Successful Collections

  • Sales Culture Development 


  •  Setting up a loan department for maximum success

  • Correct approaches to underwriting

  • Variable pay plans that maximize loan production

  • Improve the Credit Union’s ROA

  • Typical internal Lending Issues and how to overcome them

  • Mistakes that cause unnecessary loan losses

  • Successful Collections Strategies

  • How to grow your direct auto portfolio




About the Instructor: Don Arkell, CU Lending Advice

don-arkell-swebDon Arkell started his career working in all areas of Sales and Lending. He eventually founded a CUSO owned by CCCU—members Auto Brokerage Service, Inc. Taking a break from the industry, Don established himself in the Pharmaceutical and Bio Tech Sales arena where he was recognized for his sales abilities, winning several national awards.

After years in the world of Biotech, Don couldn't resist the call of the Credit Union movement and in 2007 he joined Red Rocks Credit Union in Colorado. He helped them transform their lending and member service from full retail delivery to remote delivery.

Don Arkell joined the team at CU Lending Advice, LLC in September 2015. His extensive Sales and Lending experience married well with the established consultant practice at CULA.



Kentucky Credit Union League
3615 Newburg Rd.
Louisville, KY 40218

Call: 502-459-8026 or 800-333-5285
Fax: 502-459-0189