Add Impact to Your Training Program with CPD Online!
by CUAD Communications

Not all training is equal, and respecting the learner’s time is critical. If your staff aren’t feeling the impact of their training, they’re not going to invest their limited time into it, no matter how much they value professional growth. Let’s take a look at some of the components of impactful training.


Meaning: Most learners can tell the difference when they’re actually gaining new understanding through content, rather than just clicking buttons or filling in boxes. People have a natural love of learning and are far more likely to commit to something that teaches them useful skills. This is why skill and competency-based training is essential. It isn’t great for the learners; it’s great for the organization.


Efficiency: We talk less often about how efficient training benefits the employee. When an employee sits down for training, nearly 100% of their time should be dedicated to that training. For this reason, it is important to mitigate distractions like technology issues and provide useful participant guides that support learning. Not only does this allow them to absorb more information in a shorter amount of time, it respects their time, something all of us are often running short on.


Progress: At the end of the day, humans are innately interested in creating narratives. Because of this, we often attempt to sort information in a way that suggest progression from one point to the next. One of the most rewarding parts of any type of training is seeing the results. Making results tangible and concrete is the third critical component of a high-impact training program.


Recognition: Now, your staff can be formally recognized for their achievements! Encouraging staff to focus on their professional development can be an effective method of overcoming workplace apathy.


High-impact training benefits both the credit union and the employee, and these are some of the guiding ideals behind CUNA Professional Development Online (CPD Online). In addition, the new CUNA Recognition Program provides learners with a clear and consistent path to earning professional recognition, so they can spend their training time doing what matters most: learning.


The new CUNA Recognition Program has replaced the old certificate program as of January 1, 2019. While all certificates earned through December 31, 2018 will continue to be honored, the new program will organize content into business areas, making it easier to earn recognition.


We encourage you to explore the benefits of CPD Online and learn how this program can benefit your employees, and your organization. Learn more by visiting the CUAD Website here or visit You may also contact Amy Kleinschmit for more details.



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