PLANO, TEXAS (July, 2020)—To give as many credit union professionals as possible opportunities to ELEVATE their careers, the Cornerstone Credit Union League is collaborating with the Hawaii Credit Union League, the Mountain West Credit Union Association, the Nebraska Credit Union League, and the Utah Credit Union Association to bring a robust, virtual leadership conference: ELEVATE Credit Union Leaders, Sept. 1-3. Powered by Cornerstone, this online event offers relevant topics and insightful, inspirational speakers for credit union staff at all levels, from aspiring leaders to executives and board members.
“The ‘people helping people’ philosophy holds true as leagues partner to collaborate for the benefit of their members,” said Tamra Gaines, experience & events vice president, Cornerstone Credit Union League. “ELEVATE: Credit Union Leaders will create an online experience focused on leadership development for all levels. This is a great opportunity for credit union professionals to network and engage beyond state borders.”
This online event features 15 subject matter experts discussing timely industry issues, including diversity and inclusion, board governance, and next-level leadership. It also offers peer-to-peer engagements and a virtual EXPO, enabling credit union employees to interact with exhibitors and sponsors.
“The Hawaii League is delighted to collaborate with the Cornerstone League to provide credit unions the opportunity to experience relevant and timely topics presented by world-class speakers and a virtual exposition to engage with real-time solution providers,” said Wendy Kishida, education & training director, Hawaii Credit Union League.
A new innovative educational resource will be introduced during the conference: Credit Union Leadership 360. This yearlong, online learning experience will focus on 12-core leadership competencies and a customized leadership competency assessment, which will guide attendees into personalized learning.
“Now is a critical time to grow and demonstrate leadership skills, which is why Mountain West is excited to partner with Cornerstone to support the development of credit union staff and executives, allowing them to become stronger faster,” said Nicole Brusewitz CUDE, CMP, vice president of education and events, Mountain West Credit Union Association. “The virtual programming offered through ELEVATE provides expanded access to a conference experience throughout your credit union without having the cost and risk associated with travel right now.”
Because this virtual conference doesn’t require travel or accommodations, it gives credit unions the chance to register more of their employees. As an added benefit, attendees who log into sessions each day will receive free webinars and five-minute discussions on business acumen for additional self-paced learning.
“The Nebraska League is proud to partner with the Cornerstone League as they develop and deliver a one-of-a-kind virtual event for credit unions,” said Amy Shaw, CUDE, chief initiatives officer, Nebraska Credit Union League. “Leagues have a strong history of collaboration, and it makes good sense to offer our member credit unions an opportunity to take part in this dynamic online experience.”
Sessions will occur each afternoon, giving participants the chance to balance any work they may need to accomplish earlier in the day. Everyone who registers for the conference can earn up to eight continuing education units. Certificates will be sent electronically at the end of the event.
“During these challenging times, credit union collaboration is vital in serving our local credit unions with the education and training they stand in need of,” said Marilyn Pearson, CLE, vice president of education and training, Utah Credit Union Association. “With this in mind, the Utah Credit Union Association is pleased to rally with other leagues and participate in the Cornerstone League, one-of-a-kind virtual event.”
Register for the event here: cornerstone.swoogo.com/elevate