2022 Value of Volunteer Time

2022 Value of Volunteer Time The Current Estimated National Value of Each Volunteer Hour Is $29.95 Volunteers in the United States hold up the foundation of civil society. They help their neighbors, serve their communities, and provide their expertise. No matter what kind of volunteer work they do, they are contributing in invaluable ways. CFTEA has amazing, dedicated board members, regional advisory council members, and subject matter experts who have volunteered time to provide leadership, content updates, program direction, and


Board Spotlight: Pete Joslin

Board Spotlight: Pete Joslin AVP, Learning and Development Northeast Credit Union We are excited to work with Pete on the CFTEA board of directors. He has used CFTEA for several years to learn more about the financial industry and most recently with remote facilitation in the Modern Classroom Certified Trainer program. Why did he choose to apply as a CFTEA board member? “I know what CFTEA offers is really useful. I think it is important in the industry to have


Updated Content: Your Role as a New Banker

Our course Your Role as a New Banker has been updated under the area of Appearance to better reflect changing ideas in organizational dress policies post-pandemic. Our instructors are critical and feedback provided the opportunity for a discussion at our education committee. The topic gained engaged conversation and showcased some wide differences between financial organizations. To better serve all our customers, the content now focuses on a professional image instead of specific dress rules. It allows space to discuss the


Amy Vance (Wells River Savings Bank) What Is My Why?

Over and over, we hear how CFTEA has supported aspiring career seekers to advance through the various stages of their careers. 🏆 Amy Vance from Wells Rivers Savings Bank has been a strong supporter and notes her appreciation for the options provided through CFTEA. What is your why for taking CFTEA courses? #whatismywhy


Update to Quality Service (Customer Service)

Our Quality Service course is a foundational course in our Certified Modern Banking Representative and while the original content was good, it was dated. Our Education Committee regularly reviews our course materials and offers suggestions related to course updates to meet the needs of the current workforce and community. We are happy to announce that our Quality Service course has been updated to reflect a highly engaged student experience with learning tied directly to role outcomes and goals. With enhanced


Board Spotlight: Amy Marshall

CFTEA is thrilled to welcome new board members to the table. The innovation and clarity of the board of directors have charted the organization into a modern nonprofit. Providing a leadership voice and working collaboratively with other professionals gives a strong experience. The organization remains fresh with new voices added to that leadership. Starting in July, Amy Marshall from Norway Savings Bank joined the board of directors. Her involvement with CFTEA ranges from being a student to an instructor, and


What’s the Number 1 Influence on Employee Well-Being?

Research shows that an employee’s relationship with their manager has the biggest impact on their well-being. The problem is – not all managers know the best way to communicate with their employees. Get the dialog flowing with the science behind the Everything DiSC Workplace Assessments. Teams learn the best way to approach, support, and communicate while working together in a physical location or remotely. Get the dialog flowing, strengthen your team, and start the well-being conversation.


Retired Courses

From time to time course material becomes dated or is no longer available. This list gives an update on additional changes made to courses. For any course that was tied to a certificate or diploma, alternative options are now available.   Financial Elder Abuse is no longer available as a stand-alone course, but the updated content is now available through our recently updated Frauds, Scams, and Cons course. Additionally, high-level information is available through our partnership with the U.S. Senate


Find New Adventures this Summer

CFTEA provides classes to help you find a new hobby or gain a needed skill for that promotion at work. Part of our mission is to aid in the development of a strong workforce through education, training, and enrichment. Lifelong learning is a key part to career success. Students can: Develop new work skills & enhance current ones Maintain certifications Satisfy required professional development Learn a new skill or hobby for personal enrichment Many of our programs are designed for


Recognizing Student Success

Every year in June, recognition is provided to students that have completed certificates, certifications, and diplomas over the academic year. Find out who from your organization received honors and give them a high-five! It is well-deserved! Each day in June an organization’s employees are being highlighted on our social media – follow us and share your congratulations with family and friends! A Personal Thank You As a community non-profit, COVID hit our organization hard, as it did for many across

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