January 2018 - Online Training Newsletter

Jan 30, 2018

Happy New Year! Thank you for being a valued subscriber of the ICBA’s Community Banker University Online Training.

As the calendar has now flipped to January, we know your bank has the large task of assigning employees annual training and ensuring your bank’s training program is robust, engaging, and comprehensive. It is a major task for banks and we hope you will take advantage of the 300-plus courses that ICBA has to offer in its online training library.

If you are in need of guidance on how to set up your 2018 training year or require technical assistance with the system, please feel free to reach out to the Community Banker University team for help.

Tell Us About Your Online Training Experience and You Can Win a $50 Gift Card

Life and work are busy! The average U.S. worker now spends 25 percent of the workday reading or answering emails, and the average mobile phone user checks his or her device 150 times a day, according to a 2017 Bersin by Deloitte study. This rapidly evolving pace is affecting the way banks are training their staff.

At ICBA, you and your bank are our number one priority. To ensure we are keeping our online training best-in-class, we have established a brief survey. We want to hear from you—the users of our online training library.

Don’t be shy—please tell us about your training experiences, wishes for enhancements, and thoughts on changes to the system.

All individuals who complete the survey by Jan. 31 will be entered into a drawing to win a $50 VISA Gift Card.

Thank you for providing your thoughts and insights.


New Courses

You asked, and we delivered. A new course, “Bank Secrecy Act: Customer Due Diligence & Beneficial Ownership,” has been added to the full course catalog. This course can be found in the Compliance – Bank Regulations catalog.

Enroll your employees today to learn about the new rules that are mandatory May 11, 2018.

For those banks that subscribe to the Online Custom Plan, you may upload your bank’s policies and procedures into this new course. Premium & Cloud Delivery Plan subscribers also have this capability through their LMS customization. If you are a Standard Plan customer and are interested in upgrading to the Custom Plan or one of our other Plans, please contact us.

Did You Know?

As a result of enhancements to the ICBA website, two new administrator functions have been added.

Online administrators can now easily update a user's job function or remove users. You no longer have to contact Community Banker University to make these changes. See page 13 of the Administrator’s Guide to learn how.

New employee account setup is streamlined! When administrators create a new user account, the user will now create his or her own password during the setup process. See page 12 of the Administrator's Guide to learn about the new process.

If you have any questions regarding administrator functions, please contact us or review the Administrator's Guide online.

Updated Courses

Due to the new HMDA rules effective Jan. 1, 2018, the following courses have been updated to reflect the new rules:

  • Compliance Primer
  • Compliance Issues for Commercial Lenders
  • Fair Lending Practices
  • Fair Lending (FHA, CRA, Reg B, HMDA)
  • Regulation B: Equal Credit Opportunity Act

What’s Next

  • The Community Reinvestment Act course will be updated to reflect the public file changes that were finalized to match the new HMDA disclosure requirements.
  • The Regulation E & Regulation Z courses will be updated to reflect the new Prepaid Card rules effective April 1.
  • New Bank Security courses are currently under development. We anticipate they will be added to the course catalog in late spring.

Special News & Congratulations

ICBA’s Community Banker University partners with Vubiz, Ltd. to develop and offer the online training system. In 2017, our online training partner, Vubiz, was awarded the “Best Compliance Content” award from the Best of ELearning! Awards. This is the sixth straight year Vubiz has been recognized as a top content provider.

Congratulations to Vubiz on their top industry honor!