I hope your 2014 is off to a great start. Here are a few news items and upcoming opportunities for YPs:
EVENT // State Government Affairs Conference – February 12 (YP event on Feb 11)
State GAC is the premier credit union advocacy event in Wisconsin. This year’s one-day event on February 12 in Madison has a packed agenda, featuring top industry leaders Ryan Donovan, Senior VP of Legislative Affairs for CUNA and George Hofheimer of the Filene Research Institute, panel discussions aimed at enhancing advocacy skills, visits with your legislators and a reception with elected and agency officials. We’re also hosting a pre-conference for YPs February 11 from 3:00 – 7:00PM at Credit Union House in Madison, which will feature an advocacy intro from League staff, a few legislative speakers and a networking reception to follow. YP registration for GAC is discounted to $99 and the YP pre-conference is free. You can register for both here. If you require hotel arrangements please contact me and League staff can assist.
EVENT // YP Boot Camp set for Eau Claire March 27
Agenda and details forthcoming on our first Boot Camp, which will be hosted by Royal Credit Union at their main office in Eau Claire. The emphasis will be on service to community/members, volunteerism and ideas to spread CU awareness locally. Registration is now open, otherwise please save the date for now and stay tuned for more information.
NEWS // Wisconsin YP selected to Crash the CUNA GAC
Nathan Lang, Assistant Vice President Loan Operations with Thrivent Federal CU, has been selected to represent Wisconsin in this new for DC. This year’s Crash event (supported by CUNA and Filene Research) invited one YP from each state to attend CUNA GAC in Washington DC and take part special YP advocacy sessions. Read more about Crash the CUNA GAC and the Crashers here.
FOOD FOR THOUGHT // Opinion piece on keeping young talent at CUs
There was an article recently published on CUInsight.com called “Credit Unions are LOSING…” which highlights some of the reasons, from the viewpoint of the author and former CU employees, why young talent does not always remain within CUs. Opinions aside, it definitely raises some interesting questions in terms of retention and succession planning for CUs.
WI CU FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIP // CU Development Educator training
The Wisconsin CU Foundation is again making available a scholarship to attend the National CU Foundation’s Development Educators Training. Attendees earn certification as Credit Union Development Educators (CUDEs) and learn to improve the lives of members and communities by applying CU philosophy and innovative problem solving. For young professionals it can be the eye-opening experience that leads to a decision to commit to a career with credit unions. Applications are due February 28.
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