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2014 Volunteers Conference


Western States Volunteers Conference

February 2-4, 2014

The role of credit union director is a lot like being a coach. You are called to create a vision, direction and strategy and must motivate your team to envision a future for the credit union that they may not have realized before. To excel as a credit union coach, you need to understand the competitive environment your team will be playing in. The 2014 Western States Volunteers Conference will provide you with tactics and strategies that are needed to succeed in the industry.

Participants will receive a game plan for governance, strategy, financial management, regulatory changes and personal leadership. This conference also provides you the opportunity to network and exchange ideas with volunteers from credit unions across the country.



Conference Details


Sunday, Feb. 2-Tuesday, Feb. 4


Tropicana Hotel
3801 Las Vegas Blvd. South
Las Vegas, NV 89109
(800) 634-4000


Attendees –  $625 per person for registrations received by Friday, Jan. 3 
                    $675 for all registrations after Friday, Jan. 3 

Guests – $229 per person


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.


What Volunteers Mean to the Credit Union Movement – This general session presented by industry expert Mark Lynch will focus on two unique features that clearly demonstrate the credit union difference: the "people helping people” philosophy and the governance role that volunteers play. Lynch will use his experience as a former credit union director to discuss the vital role of volunteers that will ensure credit unions survive and flourish.

Play to Your Strengths! Real Championship Coaching For Credit Union Leaders – In this general session, former head basketball coach Mark Adams will create an educational experience that shares how he identified his strengths, his co-worker’s strengths and his player’s strengths to drive remarkable results. As he discusses his successes, failures and the lessons learned from those experiences, participants will learn how they can play to their strengths within their own credit union teams.

The Three Ts of Success: Talent, Training, Technology – Through this session attendees will learn why the acquisition of talent, and affordable talent, is critical to the success of your organization. Also, discover strategies for acquiring talent in a competitive marketplace, encounter training ideas that offer accountability to your team, and understand how to incorporate technology effectively to expand your credit union's footprint.

Top 5 Things the Supervisory Committee Should Be Watching – The Supervisory Committee is the watchdog of the credit union, keeping an eye on areas of potential risk. This session explores some of the latest compliance issues and how this committee can help the credit union adequately address them. Participants will get a look at the top 5 topics that the Supervisory Committee, the Board of Directors and management should be watching to stay ahead of the game.



A room block at the Tropicana Las Vegas Hotel has been reserved for conference attendees. Room rates range from $75-$125 per night. To take advantage of these discounted prices, make your hotel reservations by Friday, Jan. 17, 2014. To make hotel reservations, visit the Lodging page of the Western States Volunteers Conference website and be sure to mention the conference when reserving your room to receive the discounted rate.


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 at (651) 288-5521.