Heartland Institute of Financial Education, Aurora,CO
The Heartland Institute of Financial Education is a Colorado non-profit organization whose mission is to promote financial literacy across America. We are dedicated to empowering organizations and their people through financial education. This focused education is provided by experienced financial professionals who are recognized by The Institute as qualified instructors. All of these individuals have earned their CFEd™ designation – CFE Certified Financial Educator® the first registered credential of its kind. The CFEd™ recognizes the financial professional who teaches others.
The Heartland Institute provides financial education programs for companies and organizations that want their people to enjoy a more financially secure future. When employees and members are more sure of their future and working toward their goals through a sound game plan they are more productive in the workplace. The programs are offered through alliances with some of the nation’s top educational institutions and are taught by CFEd™ instructors who have been approved for membership in the Registry.
Founder Alan Gappinger, a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ professional and long-time financial advisor, was well-aware of this need for financial literacy education and recognized the unique role that financial advisors could play in providing it. He also realized the tremendous benefit there would be for individuals, businesses and other organizations to have access to this education through a national consortium of colleges and universities.
The Institute’s objective is to ensure affordable, easily accessible financial education for the American workforce. While this concept has often been discussed in the media, in the classroom and in the boardroom, little has been done to bring it to reality. However, a new model has been developed which offers hope that this goal may be achieved.
The concept is simple:
Bring financial expertise and training on an educational, non-solicitous basis to employees at their work location for their convenience
Provide knowledgeable, qualified instructors equipped with practical course material
Require that an accredited college or university sponsor every course offered
The Heartland Institute partners with colleges and universities throughout the United States to provide financial education courses to businesses and their employees, organizations and their members, and even civic and community groups who desire this type of purely educational coursework and information. These courses are taught by CFE Certified Financial Educators®, who have both instructional and practical business experience.
Financial well-being is fundamental to the foundation of a successful society. The Heartland Institute’s mission is to provide quality educational courses conveniently offered in the workplace or community settings in cities across the nation.
The Institute provides a unique, dynamic learning opportunity in the critical area of financial education. Course instruction occurs in the workplace or in privately hosted group settings. This offers employees and/or association members convenient access to education that will give them a better understanding of financial fundamentals.
Instruction is provided by instructors who have earned the CFEd™ credential; they have also received further training and have been selected to become part of the institute’s Registry of instructors. The Heartland Institute provides training, support, certification and continuing education for CFE Certified Financial Educator® professionals. Through this process, we ensure that instructors are prepared to teach financial education courses using current, reliable information.