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Remembering George McDonough

By Karen McMullen I believe the year was 1998 when George McDonough arrived at my door in Bloomfield NJ. His quest was to discuss personal computer education and how his company, then known as MAC, could deliver same to the

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2015 Bank Trainers Conference a HUGE Success!

  An energetic group of over 180 training professionals, education specialists, and training consultants enjoyed a fabulous four days in Nashville, TN, May 26-29.  If you missed it, you can check out our video of scenes from the event, including

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CFT Students Give Humorous Gift To Instructor

CFT Consultant Susan Mach, Ph.D., teaches an intensive, 10-week communication boot camp, “Business Writing for Career Success,” for employees at all levels. Comprised of fast-paced writing and editing drills and team exercises, the boot camp focuses on business writing that

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Bank Trainers Conference Dates Announced!

The 3rd Annual Trainers Conference for Banks and Credit Unions will be held May 27-29, 2015, at the Renaissance Hotel in beautiful Downtown Nashville, Tennessee!  Please check the conference website ( for updates regarding the agenda, registration, sponsor opportunities, etc.

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HR Certification Institute Approves Bank Trainers Conference for 10.00 HR (General) Credits

The 2014 Bank Trainers Conference has been approved for 10.00 (HR (General)) recertification credit hours toward PHR, SPHR and GPHR recertification through the HR Certification Institute. For more information about certification or recertification, please visit the HR Certification Institute website

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McMullen Receives Philanthropy Award From Essex County College

On October 7, CFT’s own Karen McMullen, Senior Vice President, was recognized for her outstanding service to Essex County College (ECC).  Several family members, friends, co-workers and colleagues were on hand when Dr. Gale E. Gibson presented Karen with the

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In Memoriam: Charles S. Dickerson

By Karen McMullen, Senior Vice President, Center for Financial Training Last Friday CFT suddenly lost one of its finest instructors, Charles “Charlie” Dickerson as a result of complications from triple by-pass surgery. The news was devastating to his family, friends,

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CFT Launches Financial Services Academy for the RaiseHope Foundation, Inc.

On September  9, 2013 the Center for Financial Training (CFT), in partnership with RaiseHope Foundation, Inc. (RHF), launched a newly designed 14-week Financial Services Academy (FSA) curriculum.  The Academy was designed by CFT to provide the essentials of financial services,

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CFT Course and Webinar Schedule Sizzles This Summer!

In today’s financial services climate, continuing education can’t afford to take the summer off.  From regulatory compliance to the growing need for both residential and commercial loan officers, CFT has you covered with dozens of courses and webinars that feature everything

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Compliance School Reaches New Heights

A record number of students (nearly 100) from the financial services industry attended the 25th Annual CFT Federal Compliance School (held Nov. 7-10) in St. Louis, MO. Experienced Compliance Officers, and those beginning in the field, attended the 4-day School from various

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