Expert insights and guidance for women & men to create diverse & high-performing CUs.

 

Val Mindak

President/CEO, Park City CU, CULC Leader of the Year Award Winner, Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis Advisory Council Member

Renee Sattiewhite

President & CEO, African-American Credit Union Coalition, and owner of Sattiewhite Training Productions

Amanda Thomas

Founder & President, TwoScore & Host of the podcast, Adventures in Heels

More women than ever are taking leadership roles in credit unions across America. Yet, much more progress is needed on the front lines, in the C-suite and in boardroom.

Find out what some of the country’s leading credit unions are doing to solve one of the country’s top challenges while also generating historic levels of performance. This summit is geared towards men and women who are truly interested in ensuring diversity, inclusion and equity in the workplace.

You get:

  • Steps you can take to overhaul the corporate culture and recruitment process to keep ALL employees engaged.
  • Solutions to implement an inclusive workplace model that is proven to yield results.
  • Practical strategies to overcome implicit bias and discrimination.
  • Peer-to-peer guidance to solve some of the most pressing challenges including negotiating pay raises, overcoming stereotypes, and balancing work with family.
  • Methods to plant the seeds for women to succeed in landing jobs at all levels of the organization.
  • Real-world tactics to ensure your managers and staff are encouraging diversity and treating everyone fairly.

The research is clear: Organizations that are creating cultures of diversity, inclusion and equity draw the top talent, enjoy high morale and better engage employees – all of which deliver a better return than their competitors. Discover how you and your team can encourage more women to take leadership roles and give your CU a competitive edge.

Agenda: (Noon – 6:00 pm ET)

12:00 – 12:05 pm
Opening Remarks

12:05 – 12:55 pm
Keynote General Session

1:00 – 1:35 pm
Breakout Sessions

1:35 – 2:30 pm
“Ask the Expert Roundtable” – Join the previous speaker(s) for an in-depth discussion about the topic and get answers to your toughest challenges.

1:45 – 2:30 pm
General Session

2:30 – 3:00 pm
Break

3:00 – 3:35 pm
Breakout Sessions

3:35 – 4:30 pm
“Ask the Expert Roundtable” – Join the previous speaker(s) for an in-depth discussion about the topic and get answers to your toughest challenges.

4:30 – 5:15 pm
General Session

5:15 – 6:00 pm
Happy Hour & Networking


“I’m sorry, but I have a question…”

How many times have you found yourself beginning a sentence with an apology? Find out how to quit downplaying your ideas and no longer be afraid for expressing an unpopular idea or even be seen in a negative way. Join Amanda Thomas, Founder & President of TwoScore and host of the popular podcast, Adventures in Heels, as she discusses how more women can empower themselves to voice their ideas and achieve their goals whether they are on the front-lines, the C-suite or in the boardroom.

Speaker: Amanda Thomas, Founder & President, TwoScore & Host of the podcast, Adventures in Heels

Keynote: Learn, Love & Kick Ass!

Join Dr. B for an authentic discussion about the real-world issues facing women leaders right now and the practical strategies you can use to not just overcome them, but crush them! The credit union industry is driven by the influence from the tenured, the emerging and the hungry. Every leader is telling a story. You have an opportunity right now to create a measurable difference. Girl we don’t play, we slay. It’s time to kick some ass!

Speaker: Brandi Stankovic, Ed.D., COO/Chief Strategy Officer, CU Solutions Group & Host of the podcast, The Strategic Hotbox

 

Stand Up for the Most Important Woman of All – YOU!

Credit union women leaders’ evangelist, Susan Mitchell, shares her top tactics for achieving your goals, shattering the glass ceiling, and standing up for what is right. This powerful talk comes at a time when it’s needed most. Pay inequity continues to widen. Women in the labor force has hit a 33-year low. And more women than ever are struggling to balance family and work during the greatest pandemic in a century. Find out how you can stand up against these and other challenges using the same tactics thousands of other women use across the globe.

Note: Join Dr. Brandi Stankovic and Susan Mitchell for a deep-dive, “Ask the Expert Roundtable Discussion” for more practical insights!

Speaker: Susan Mitchell, CEO, Mitchell, Stankovic & Associates, founding Chair of the Global Women’s Leadership Network, & National CU Foundation’s Herb Wegner Outstanding Individual Lifetime Achievement Award winner.

 

Solving the Diversity Problem: Practical Answers for CU Leaders

Look at the boardrooms and C-suites at CUs across the country and it’s clear – a diversity problem exists. Despite decades of incremental progress, women of color continue to be disproportionately affected. Real change must involve more than a change in mindset. Find out how top-performing CUs are making the commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion to give their organizations a competitive advantage. Plus, discover the skills needed to foster diversity and create cultural competency among your leaders.

Speaker: Renee Sattiewhite, President & CEO, African-American Credit Union Coalition, and owner of Sattiewhite Training Productions

The Time is Now: How to Turn a Crisis into an Opportunity

If there was ever a time that CUs needed leaders with Emotional Intelligence skills, it is now. And in the areas of empathy, interpersonal relationships, and social responsibility – the most critical areas facing our workforce and society today – women outperform men in recent research studies. Val Mindak, CEO of Park City CU, recipient of the CU Leadership Convention’s Leader of the Award Winner and a finalist for CUNA’s Hero of the Year, blends cold-hard truths with inspiring insights. Find out how to leverage the skills that come naturally to so many women leaders and turn the current crisis into an opportunity.

Speaker: Val Mindak, President/CEO, Park City CU and member of the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis Advisory Council

 

Can We Talk and Laugh? Finding Your Voice & Developing Your Influence in a Time of Change

Stacie VanDenBerghe takes you on a fun, entertaining, provocative and highly informative discussion about the challenges facing women leaders like no one else can! With her unique blend of comedy and tell-like-it is business acumen, Stacie addresses tough topics such as work-life balance … the challenges of trying to be everything to everybody … workplace bias … and more. Plus, she delivers actionable insights so you can be the victor – not the victim.

Speaker: Stacie VanDenBerghe, Consultant, CU Innovate

Resilient Leadership: A Practical Guide Forward

Resilience is the ability to not just cope with adversity, but to adapt, recover and live fully. Resilient leaders bounce back from setbacks. They overcome major disruptions and make themselves and others better in the process. Nicole Brusewitz shares how the top performing credit union leaders are applying resilient leadership skills to create a new way of living … recalibrate their roles …apply an innovative mindset … build an executive presence … conquer burnout … and transform themselves and those around them. Find out how you can apply these same leadership tactics in your credit union!

Speaker: Nicole Brusewitz, Vice President Education & Events, Mountain West Credit Union Association

Share best practices and learn from the country’s top CU Presidents & CEOs in this roundtable format.

 

No one understands the challenges credit union CEOs face than other CEOs. That is why we created a unique, on-line, collaborative, idea-exchange summit designed just for CEOs.

Learn from the country’s most thought-provoking speakers and innovative credit union executives about how they are solving complex issues such as recruitment, leadership training, membership growth, board-CEO relations, regulatory challenges, financial growth and much more.

You get:

  • Practical solutions from other CEOs wrestling with the most pressing challenges facing CUs today.
  • Guidance to build an effective management team so you can focus on what matters most in your organization.
  • Tactics to build a culture that fosters creative problem-solving at all levels of your organization.
  • Effective strategies to recruit high-performing employees and keep them engaged.
  • No-holds barred discussions on some of the hottest topics right now including M&A, new regulatory priorities, board relations, executive compensation and more.
  • Proven tools you can use to give your CU a competitive edge in the market.

Please note: This summit is for CEOs only to encourage open discussion and a focus on what matters most to today’s credit union leaders.

Agenda: (Noon – 6:00 pm ET)

12:00 – 12:05 pm
Opening Remarks

12:05 – 12:55 pm
Keynote General Session

1:00 – 1:35 pm
Breakout Sessions

1:35 – 2:30 pm
“CEO Roundtable” – Join the previous speaker(s) and a small group of CEOs for an in-depth discussion about the topic and get answers to your toughest challenges.

1:45 – 2:30 pm
General Session

2:30 – 3:00 pm
Break

3:00 – 3:35 pm
Breakout Sessions

3:35 – 4:30 pm
“CEO Roundtable” – Join the previous speaker(s) and a small group of CEOs for an in-depth discussion about the topic and get answers to your toughest challenges.

4:30 – 5:15 pm
General Session

5:15 – 6:00 pm
Happy Hour & Networking

Inspiration and practical advice to grow & better serve members during unprecedented challenges.

 

For 43 years, the CU Leadership Convention has been delivering a one-of-a-kind conference experience filled with inspirational keynotes speakers and practical breakout sessions packed with credit union executives and consultants ready to share their best strategies to help you grow. And this year is no exception.

All credit union C-suite executives and directors are invited to join us for this special one-day event so you get both the inspiration and guidance your team needs to better serve all your stakeholders.

You get:

  • Solutions to develop a digital-first culture to better compete in today’s market.
  • Practical strategies to get your members to do more business with you – profitably!
  • Leadership tactics to create long-lasting change.
  • The most effective methods to hire, train and retain the best and brightest.
  • Real-world discussions of how the COVID-19 pandemic will change how CUs do business for years to come.
  • Branding strategies to make your CU the go-to financial institution among your members.
  • Lessons learned from the pandemic that will forever change consumers buying behavior that every credit union leader must know!
  • Guidance CU leaders need to better manager their lending, deposits, investments, marketing, cyber-security, ROA and much more.

This summit features multiple tracks and is designed to address the critical topics facing all C-suite executives and directors.

Agenda: (Noon – 6:00 pm ET)

12:00 – 12:05 pm
Opening Remarks

12:05 – 12:55 pm
Keynote General Session

1:00 – 1:35 pm
Concurrent Breakout Sessions

1:35 – 2:30 pm
“Speaker Roundtable” – Join the previous speaker(s) and your colleagues for an in-depth discussion about the topic and get answers to your toughest challenges.

1:45 – 2:30 pm
General Session

2:30 – 3:00 pm
Break

3:00 – 3:35 pm
Concurrent Breakout Sessions

3:35 – 4:30 pm
“Speaker Roundtable” – Join the previous speaker(s) and your colleagues for an in-depth discussion about the topic and get answers to your toughest challenges.

4:30 – 5:15 pm
General Session

5:15 – 6:00 pm
Happy Hour & Networking

Discover real-world marketing & branding solutions to engage more members & deliver effective returns.

 

The best performing credit unions are also the best at branding and marketing. Get the proven strategies you can use to build a marketing strategy that delivers amazing results and fuels your organization’s growth for years into the future.

This is a must-attend event for anyone in the CU organization who wants to grow the business. Learn from other brand strategists, marketers, and innovative executives who are creating high-performing brands and generating impressive returns.

You get:

  • Must-have solutions to convert relationships into double-digit revenue growth.
  • Practical strategies to leverage social media, video, and online ads that grab the attention of prospects in a digital-first market.
  • Tactics to leverage your most powerful brand ambassadors – your front-line employees!
  • Innovative techniques to build relationships with members even in a pandemic!
  • Powerful analytical methods every CU marketer must be using to deliver effective campaigns.
  • New and imaginative forms of storytelling some of the country’s leading marketers are using to give their CU a competitive advantage.
  • Strategies to get everyone in your CU to deliver solutions to members without ever selling.
  • Guerilla marketing tactics that deliver high-impact results at very little cost!

This is a terrific opportunity for marketers to come together to share what’s working and adjust to the dramatic changes affecting members and how they do business with your CU.

Agenda: (Noon – 6:00 pm ET)

12:00 – 12:05 pm
Opening Remarks

12:05 – 12:55 pm
Keynote General Session

1:00 – 1:35 pm
Concurrent Breakout Sessions

1:35 – 2:30 pm
“Marketing Roundtable” – Join the previous speaker(s) and your colleagues for an in-depth discussion about the topic and get answers to your toughest challenges.

1:45 – 2:30 pm
General Session

2:30 – 3:00 pm
Break

3:00 – 3:35 pm
Concurrent Breakout Sessions

3:35 – 4:30 pm
“Marketing Roundtable” – Join the previous speaker(s) and your colleagues for an in-depth discussion about the topic and get answers to your toughest challenges.

4:30 – 5:15 pm
General Session

5:15 – 6:00 pm
Happy Hour & Networking