Western States Volunteers Conference
January 27-29, 2013
As a credit union volunteer, you've undoubtedly worked hard over the past year and faced your credit union's challenges head on. The role of credit union director continues to require knowledge in a variety of increasingly complex areas. To excel, you need the right tools! The 2013 Western States Volunteers Conference will help fill your toolbox with the practices, strategies and expertise that will enhance your role as an effective leader.
Attendees will leave this conference with sharpened skills in the areas of governance, strategy, technology, financial management, regulatory requirements and leadership. This conference also provides you the opportunity to network and exchange ideas with volunteers from credit unions across the country.
Sunday, Jan 27-Tuesday, Jan. 29
Monte Carlo Resort and Casino
3770 Las Vegas Blvd. South
Las Vegas, NV 89109
Attendees – $625 per person for registrations received by Friday, Jan. 4
$675 for all registrations after Friday, Jan. 4
Guests – $229 per person
* Pre-conference workshop fee – $69
* See description below for the pre-conference workshop, offered Sunday, Jan. 27.
Who Should Attend
This conference is for credit union volunteers whose goal is to positively affect the strategic direction of their credit union. It is specifically geared toward:
- Board members;
- Supervisory committee members;
- Credit committee members; and
- All interested CEOs and managers.
(optional) Pre-conference Workshop: Board Duties & Responsibilities – Whether you are new to your credit union board or a seasoned veteran, this pre-conference workshop will provide a beneficial look at the major board responsibilities, including key federal regulations. This session will cover general duties of a director, understanding potential liabilities and regulatory requirements.
IT Governance-Risks, Trends & Control Strategies – This session will explore fundamental principles of information security risk management, attacker motivations, and describe 10 key areas of IT risk management through case studies from audits and actual security incident response cases. Attendees will leave with resources to better identify emerging risk issues and will be better equipped to manage risks.
Specialize & Survive – For smaller financial institutions to survive in the rapidly evolving financial services marketplace, they will need to specialize. This session will talk about areas where credit unions can create a market advantage to keep longtime members and attract new members.
Boards that Deliver: Non-Financial Skills for the Boardroom – This session will cover how the best boards increase their skills and competencies; assess the expertise, perspectives and group dynamics of the board; plan for board development and continuity; review standard functions to ensure that the board operates efficiently and productively; and how they build mutually supporting relationships with the CEOs.
25 Ways to Improve the Effectiveness of Your Supervisory Committee – This session will help you excel at your duties by deepening your understanding of the current issues committee members face today, including how to recruit and retain committee members; strengthen your relationship with auditors and examiners; and the committee's role in the oversight process.
A room block at the Monte Carlo Resort & Casino has been reserved for conference attendees. Room rates range from $99-$59 per a night. To take advantage of these discounted prices, make your hotel reservations by Friday, Jan. 4. To make hotel reservations, visit the Lodging page of the Western States Volunteers Conference website.
The Western States Volunteers' Conference is brought to you by the credit union leagues of Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Illinois, Minnesota, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Texas, Utah, Washington and Wyoming. With questions about the conference, contact MnCUN Director of Education Sue Groskreutz by email or by phone at (651) 288-5521.