Educational Seminars

Educational Seminars

2018 IRA Training program

AVCU’s 2018 Individual Retirement Account (IRA) training is scheduled for Tuesday & Wednesday, September 18-19. Under the direction of AVCU’s Education and Scholarship Committee, and with the assistance of our training partner Ascensus, AVCU’s program will take place, in whole or in part, contingent on the receipt of sufficient Early Bird registrations to ensure a financial break-even point.

IRA Essentials on Tuesday will take place at the Hampton Inn & Vermont Event Center. If the Advanced IRAs seminar is held on Wednesday, it will also take place at the Hampton Inn unless AVCU receives fewer-than-expected registrations.  Should that occur, the session will take place in the Conference Room of AVCU’s Colchester office.

Both sessions include a comprehensive training guide which serves as a year-round reference, instruction by a knowledgeable professional with 17 years of IRA training expertise, and buffet-style breakfast and lunch. Per registrant discounts of $50 (one session) and $100 (both sessions) off regular pricing are offered for all Early Bird registrations submitted by the August 10th deadline. For more information or questions, please contact Director of Information Services John Cote at 800-234-8285 or

Sliding Tuition Scale: Credit unions registering multiple personnel enjoy discounted tuition for all attendees.

Although our partner Ascensus offers IRA training events at popular travel destinations across the country, Vermont credit unions will find no more affordable in-person IRA training for their employees than these two days sponsored by AVCU. We are committed to providing top quality professional development at rates which are affordable to credit unions of all asset sizes.

As first offered in 2017, in addition to the $50 and $100 Early Bird discounts off regular pricing, when your credit union submits multiple Early Bird registrants, your tuition rate for every single program attendee from your credit union gets reduced!

(Tuition reductions are based on asset size and the total number of Early Bird attendees from your CU registered by 8/10/18).

* Please Note: All tuition prices shown in the table below are per registrant  for one session / both sessions.

For more information about session topics and / or Ascensus presenter Chad Neumann, download the PDF registration brochure.

Early Bird tuition registrations must be submitted online before 5:00 PM on Friday, 8/10/18 and will be invoiced shortly thereafter, with payment due prior to the event date.  Early Bird registrations cannot be cancelled after 8/10/18 and are non-refundable, but substitution requests (via email only please) will be accepted until 12:00 p.m. on Friday, 9/14/18.

Regular tuition registrations submitted after 8/10/18 are invoiced after the event and can be cancelled without cost until the final registration deadline of 5:00 p.m. on Friday, 9/7/18.  Cancellations will not be accepted after that date, but substitution requests (via email only please) will be accepted until 12:00 p.m. on Friday, 9/14/18.

Tuition assistance for smaller credit unions is available through the Howe-Bergengren Education Fund (please submit by 8/24/18 to allow for processing) via the application available upon request.  Parking is free at both the Hampton Inn and AVCU office.

Register online via Eventbrite at:

The tuition prices shown above are displayed on Eventbrite as “free” because AVCU prefers to invoice our credit unions directly for in-person education events.  Please select your preferred invoice delivery channel during registration.

If the contact person submitting the registration is not the IRA session attendee, please have ready the actual registrant’s full name, title, and email address.  Also be sure to choose the correct registration type and session (Essentials or Advanced) when registering for a single day seminar.

If the unlikely event that AVCU fails to receive sufficient Early Bird registrations by the August 10th deadline to achieve a financial break-even point, registrant(s) and the contact person will be notified and charges for cancelled session(s) will not be invoiced.

Distance Learning / Webinars

Distance Learning Webinars

AVCU partners with the Credit Union Webinar Network to provide affordable distance learning opportunities to our member credit unions.

Credit Union Webinar Network offers 90 minute live or recorded Webinars (usual start 3 PM ET) at a $200 registration fee. Each live Webinar includes digital handouts, one Internet connection, and one telephone connection for any number of viewers / listeners. Alternatively for the same $200 fee, the complete recorded Webinar, which includes a free digital download of the entire presentation and handouts, may be ordered. This free digital download can serve as an “off the shelf” training program for your credit union’s future training needs. The registration fee for both the live and recorded Webinar with free digital download is $250.


CUWN generously offers discounted pricing of $169 to credit unions with less than $20 million in assets that choose the recorded Webinar option.