> Webinar: 10 Steps to Increased Loan Growth

Wednesday, November 14, 2012
3:00 PM Eastern Daylight Time
4:30 PM


Can credit unions experience significant loan growth, profitability, and membership growth in a challenging economy? Absolutely!!!

Credit unions across the nation have experienced nominal to negative loan growth due to economic conditions that have resulted in high unemployment, increased bankruptcies, and a lack of consumer spending. Successful credit unions must be proactive in their effort to maximize loan growth and profitability while managing risks and minimizing losses.

This webinar will provide a ten-step process that has been proven to increase loan opportunities, profitability, and membership growth in a challenging economy. You’ll learn about creative lending strategies, innovative marketing initiatives, and a unique lending program that credit unions can implement for successful growth!


  • Cultivate a proactive lending philosophy that increases business opportunities and member loyalty
  • Creative lending strategies that capture profitable loans
  • A unique lending program that increases loan opportunities
  • How you can help members improve their credit score
  • Ways to get your employees enthusiastically engaged


This informative session will be beneficial for CEOs, executive management, lending managers, branch managers, and frontline staff.

ABOUT THE PRESENTER – Celeste C. Cook, cuStrategies LLC

Celeste is the founder and President/CEO of cuStrategies LLC. As a credit union industry strategist and expert, she provides strategic planning, consulting, and training to the credit union industry. A dynamic and engaging speaker for over 15 years, Celeste delivers motivational keynote sessions for national credit union associations and credit union leagues across the nation.

Celeste previously worked for a $1.6 billion credit union in Atlanta and worked as a consultant/trainer with Rex Johnson of Lending Solutions Consulting. Celeste has a degree in business management, a Certification in Sales Leadership Strategies through CUNA, and has contributed to several articles in the Branch Managers Letter.

PLEASE NOTE: Your registration fee allows you to have one telephone connection. However, as many people as you like may listen from your office speaker phone.  If you register for the webinar, your registration fee also includes one internet connection from a single computer terminal.


The LIVE WEBINAR option allows you to have one telephone connection for the audio portion and one Internet connection (from a single computer terminal) to view online visuals as the presentation is delivered. You may have as many people as you like listen from your office speaker phone.  Registrants receive a toll-free number and pass code that will allow entrance to the seminar. The session will be approximately 90 minutes, including question and answer sessions. Seminar materials, including instructions, pin number, and handouts will be emailed to you prior to the broadcast. You will need the most current version of Adobe Reader available free at www.adobe.com.

Can't attend the live webinar?  The ON-DEMAND WEB LINK** is a recording of the live event including audio, visuals, and handouts. We even provide the presenter's email address so you may ask follow-up questions. Approximately 1 week prior to the webinar, you will receive an email with the web link. This web link can be viewed anytime 24/7, beginning 6 business days AFTER the webinar and will expire 6 months after the live program date.  But there's more . . . AS AN ADDED BONUS, you will also receive a FREE audio/visual CD ROM.* The CD ROM includes the original audio/visual presentation, the question and answer sessions, and the handouts. Use the on-demand link or this "off-the-shelf" training program for those that could not attend the live seminar and for future training.

*CD Rom for PC use only
**All materials are subject to copyright and intended for your credit union's use only.

NEW! Listen on your iPad, iPhone, or Android. Instructions will be emailed to you with the on-demand link.

$199.00 Webinar per connection
$199.00 Archived On-Demand Web Link & Free CD ROM
$249.00 Both Live Webinar & Archived On-Demand Web Link & Free CD ROM

TIME: 3:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

To register and pay by check, email mzelinsky@njcul.org and your credit union will be invoiced. To register and pay online, click here.