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.  







MARCH 24-25, 2015

Educational Investment:
2-Day = $389
1-Day = $199


About This Event
Join us for a 2-Day Lending Conference and develop skills, tools and techniques to enhance your credit union's lending portfolio.
This conference, instructed by renowned credit union lender Pierre Cardenas, provides attendees with the unique opportunity to learn from and network with a successful industry trendsetter.
Throughout the conference, Pierre will share experiences to demonstrate innovative methods and approaches to lending. 
Day 1:  Overview of the Banking Industry:  Challenges & Opportunities
  • Strategic Lending Starts with your Lending Policy. A review of loan policies, compliance issues to be considered and best practice policies that allow for greater loan opportunities.  Strategically identify your mode of operation.  (Attendees are to bring a copy of their lending policies and a copy of their rate sheets.)
  • Relationship Based Lending.  Data Mining, committed approvals and a good centralized sales team can Rock Your World!
  • Vendor Management – Due Diligence. Merging compliance with experience.
  • Building the ideal Lending Assembly Line. Workflow for efficiency and scalability.
Day 2:  Incorporating Lending Efficiencies and Streamlining Workflows
  • Technology is the Catalyst for Change.  Embracing mobility and the new banking models via Remote Delivery Channel.
  • The Art of Underwriting.  We have lost our way and need to get back to our roots! Underwriting is “KEY” to your lending success. (Attendees may bring 1-2 loans that were countered or denied for discussion. Also, attendees may bring 1-2 actual loans that were difficult to get approved or are currently questionable.)
  • Repo Boot Camp – Collections and Managing Your Repossessions.  Key ways to minimize your losses while increasing your yields and lending growth.
  • Onboarding New Members.  Turn every new membership and new account transaction into a lending opportunity and build a consistent way of deepening the relationship.
Meet the Instructor:  Pierre Cardenas
Pierre Cardenas has 30 years in the financial industry at both credit unions and banks. He has held executive level positions in organizations as large as a billion in assets.  He recently took on the role of CEO at a $120 million dollar credit union in Austin Texas.
Prior to his CEO position, Pierre had been consulting, training and presenting for the financial industry since 2008 when he started his business “Innovators of Change” while serving as the Senior VP of Retail at a $540 Mil CU. Pierre’s experience in using technology to streamline, enhance and reinvent workflows has given him considerable insight into the trends in the industry giving him a future look at what could be and how it should be for positive and scalable growth.  

General Information

Who should attend. CEOs, executive management, lending managers/staff, branch managers, collection staff, and marketing & business development staff as well as frontline staff.

Location of event. Kentucky Credit Union League Office, 3615 Newburg Rd, Louisville, KY 40218.

Attire. Business casual. Be sure to bring a sweater or jacket, as personal comfort levels vary.

Accommodations. Holiday Inn Louisville Airport, 447 Farmington Avenue, Louisville, KY 40209. Call 1-800-HOLIDAY to reserve your room. Mention group code KCU to receive a discounted room rate. You may also reserve online by clicking HERE.

Cost Includes. Handouts, breaks, continental breakfast and lunch.




APRIL 16, 2015

Educational Investment: $199 for NASCUS Members / $225 for Non-NASCUS Members

NASCUS Directors' Colleges' curriculum is driven by the needs of directors, and in particular by states' needs. Recent Directors' Colleges have featured such sessions as cyber security, interest rate risk, and examination issues. Featured topics at the Kentucky Directors' College will include:

  • A national issues overview
  • What board members should know about BSA
  • Examination issues

For more information, contact NASCUS Vice President of Education Isaida Woo, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .





Gain a thorough knowledge of bankruptcy and collections during this unique conference.

When: April 14 & 15
Where: Kentucky Credit Union League
Time: 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

2-Day Registration: $359
Bankruptcy ONLY: $199
Collections ONLY: $199



9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

  • Important Laws
  • Role of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau in Collections
  • Repossessions
  • Service members Civil Relief Act
  • Notice of Discharge of Indebtedness (Form 1099-C)
  • Liens on Shares and Right of Offset

9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

  • The Automatic Stay
  • Chapter 7 Issues
  • Redemption of Collateral
  • Surrender of Collateral
  • Reaffirmation
  • Fighting "Retain and Pay"
  • Chapter 13 Issues
  • Security Value and Cramdown
  • Proper Interest Rate on Secured Claims
  • Avoiding Long Periods Without Payment
  • Filing and Updating Proofs of Claim

Presenter: ERIC NORTHEric North Small

Eric North is an attorney who has devoted his practice primarily to the representation of creditunions for more than 25 years. He became involved with the credit union movement while in law school.

Prior to becoming an attorney Eric worked directly within the consumer finance industry in management, operations, lending and collections.

He has argued cases before the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, all federal district courts in California, certain federal district courts outside of California by special permission, as well as California state courts.

In addition to representing clients in California matters, Eric has helped train thousands of credit union employees and attorneys from across the country.

He has also authored various procedural manuals for credit unions.

He practices with the law firm of Moore Brewer Wolfe Jones Tyler & North.


General Information 

Who should attend. Management, Collections staff, Lending staff, Internal Audit, Compliance.

Location of event. Kentucky Credit Union League Office, 3615 Newburg Rd, Louisville, KY 40218

Accommodations. Holiday Inn Louisville Airport, 447 Farmington Avenue, Louisville, KY 40209. Call 1-800-HOLIDAY and mention group code KKY. You may also reserve online by clicking HERE.

Attire. Business casual. Be sure to bring a sweater or jacket, as personal comfort levels vary.

Cost Includes. Handouts, breaks, continental breakfast and lunch.

Cancellation Policy. Refunds will be issued until seven days prior to the event date less a $50 administration fee per person.

*Scholarships are available. Contact the League Office at extension 209 or 203 for more information.






When: May 21, 2015
Where: Kentucky Credit Union League
Time: 6:00 p.m.

If you are planning to purchase a home in the near future, don't miss out on this valuable information as part of your financial preparation!

This seminar will review important steps to homeownership, such as:

  • Reviewing your financial position
  • Finding the right home
  • Getting preapproved
  • Making the offer

Space is limited! REGISTER TODAY!


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

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