March 2021 Guided Learning Sale

  Take advantage of spring savings during our Guided Learning Sale (March 1 – 31, 2021)! Select from the following titles to access detailed course descriptions and pricing. Invoices reflect discounted pricing. 10% discount applies to course.* Analyzing Financial Statements Banking Today Business Math Commercial Lending Consumer Credit Products Consumer Lending Deposit Accounts and Services Financial Accounting Fundamentals of Consumer Lending Fundamentals of Mortgage Lending Fundamentals of Small Business Banking General Accounting Handling Workplace Conflict Human Relations Human Resource Management Leadership


Supporting Retirement Goals During Tax Season

The start of the year brings conversations about retirement savings. CFTEA offers a number of courses to support confident conversations with those seeking options. To assist in guiding customers, employees at financial institutions are better prepared to navigate the options and provide direction (not advice) when they have the appropriate training on IRAs and Qualified Plans.                                    


Spotlight On CFTEA’s Council: Beth Martin

Spotlight On CFTEA’s Council Beth Martin Community National Bank “I’ve always been interested in continuing education and working with CFTEA is great opportunity to learn more and to share these opportunities with others within my organization. I would recommend someone becoming a council member because it is a great learning and networking opportunity. The most rewarding part of being a council member is being able to learn from other members. I also enjoy the leadership training.”


Congratulations to Tammy!

Congratulations to CFTEA Member Advocate and Enrollment Specialist, Tammy for completing her first Disney Institute course – Disney’s Approach to Quality Service! Amazing quality service and individualize service has always been a standard at our non-profit.  Tammy had this to say about the experience: “I was particularly taken by the section that pointed out that even though a situation may not be “our fault,” in the customer service world the situation is still “our problem.” It drove home the point that to


Guest Post: Scott Woodard (One Book)

Guest Post:  Scott Woodard (One Book) Pivot: The Only Move That Matters Is Your Next One, by Jenny Blake (Amazon link) Because careers are no longer straightforward, linear, and predictable; pivoting within our roles and throughout our careers is the new normal. Careers have become “more modular, customizable and dynamic;” employee tenure is about four-to-five years, and job roles often change dramatically within that tenure. For these reasons, we need to develop a “pivot mindset.”   A pivot mindset emphasizes


Congratulations to Andrew!

Congratulations to our executive director, Andrew Lederer for earning his Online Teaching and Learning badge through the Maine Community College System! This five module course provided in-depth application, best practices, peer reviews and assessments to provide an engaging experience when teaching online. Andrew is currently in his 18th year teaching for York County Community College – Wells, Maine. At CFTEA, our employees continue to keep learning in order to provide the best experience to our students, partners and customers.  


Welcoming New Council Member: Joline Dubuc

Woot!  Woot!  We are so pleased to announce the addition of AVP Branch Manager, Joline Dubuc from Mechanics Savings to our Maine council.  Thank you so much for choosing us! Would you like to learn more about the role of council members?  Contact us for more information.  We’d love to add your energy and ideas to our team!  


CFTEA Board Spotlight: Margaret Collamorecampbell

  Spotlight On The Board: Margaret Collamorecampbell Margaret has been an active partner of CFTEA for 25 years, working her way up from a student, then a council member, board member and serving on the executive committee. Something she has achieved working with CFTEA is that she is most proud of is serving as president of the board in 2014 for several terms. This is what she had to say about the rewards of working with CFTEA: “The biggest reward


Health Savings Accounts (HSA) Overview and Training Options

What is a Health Savings Account (HSA)? A Health Savings Account (HSA) is a tax-advantaged account created for individuals who are covered under high-deductible health plans (HDHPs) to save for qualified medical expenses that are over and above an HDHPs coverage limits and/or exclusions. Contributions are made into the account by the individual or the individual’s employer and are limited to a maximum amount each year. The contributions are invested over time and can be used to pay for qualified medical expenses, such


Winter/Spring 2021 Webcourses – Safe and Flexible

Continue your professional development – in a safe and flexible way that fits your schedule and learning style. Webcourses—Safe and Flexible Legal Foundations in Banking Starts 2/11/21 Written Communication Starts 2/23/21 Teaching Adults Starts 3/9/21 Modern Supervisor Starts 4/7/21 IRA Q & A 4/7/21 Quality Service Starts 4/14/21 Verbal Communication Starts 10/20/21

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