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|The Pulse 05-18-2017|
Volume 6, Issue 20.5
The Filene Research Institute Seeks Credit Union Innovators for i3 Program
The Filene Research Institute is seeking applicants from the United States and Canada to participate in its i3 innovation program, an intensive, twenty-four-month curriculum designed to generate groundbreaking new ideas and position participants to carry the torch for growth and innovation in the credit union market.
As part of the application process, 40 applicants will be selected to participate in Filene i3 “try-outs” where they will be paired with an i3 alumnus and assigned a challenge. The teams will be taught a portion of The Filene Method and be asked to develop and pitch an innovative solution to the challenge. Try-outs take place over the course of 6 weeks and are conducted virtually. Approximately 15 top performers will be welcomed to the 2017 Filene i3 class. Filene will announce the selected participants this fall.
Candidates must be employed at a credit union in a role other than CEO. Most accepted candidates currently work at the management or executive level and are considered a leader or future leader in the credit union system. Credit union employees with a demonstrated track record of creativity and a desire and ability to influence change are encouraged to apply. Interested applicants can apply online through May 31, 2017.
While the Minnesota Credit Union Network works hard to keep credit unions informed about the work of MnCUN and the Credit Union National Association through newsletters, emails, phone calls, and in person meetings, on a quarterly basis we publish Membership@Work to give credit unions a snapshot of the activities, efforts and results of the state and national associations.
A digital version of the Spring 2017 Membership@Work is available online. Member credit unions will also receive a printed version in the mail.
Follow the links on the stories below to read more about the outstanding programs, new initiatives and well-deserved recognition received by your peers recently. Got news of your own? Send stories, pitches, press releases and published articles to MnCUN Communications Specialist Laura Whittet.
The Minnesota Credit Union Women’s Leadership Network will be holding a meeting in conjunction with the 2017 CEO Conference on Wednesday, June 7, in Duluth. The WLN meeting will be followed by a joint education session and a reception with CEO Conference attendees. The event is open to women of all levels within the industry and provides a unique opportunity to network and meet with credit union leadership.
The Minnesota Credit Union Women’s Leadership Network is a local chapter of the Global Women’s Leadership Network established to further Global Women’s Leadership Network’s global mission by making a local impact. The purpose is to convene Minnesota’s women credit union professionals, discuss credit union issues, exchange ideas, network with neighboring credit union leaders, and share lessons learned with Global Women’s Leadership Network members worldwide.
Full event details and registration is available on the MnCUN education calendar online.
For more information about the Minnesota Credit Union Women’s Leadership Network visit the group page online. With questions, contact MnCUN Vice President – Governmental Affairs Mara Humphrey by email or by phone at (651) 288-5523.
The Governor's Residence in St. Paul hosts six days of public tours annually. The Minnesota Credit Union Network has arranged for members of the Crew Young Professionals Group to tour the residence on Tuesday, July 25. The tour will begin at 10:50 a.m. and last approximately 45 minutes.
The Crew is a group for young professionals – under 40 years old - working in the credit union movement in Minnesota. The Minnesota Credit Union Network hosts special sessions for Crew members at major MnCUN events as well as standalone Crew education sessions, happy hours, and volunteer opportunities throughout the year.
Participation is limited to the first 14 registrants. Event registration is available online.
The Minnesota Credit Union Foundation (MnCUF) recently awarded six financial education grants totally $12,500 to assist credit unions in Minnesota with implementing financial education projects.
The following are the Spring 2017 Financial Education Grant recipients:
The Foundation Board of Directors evaluates applications based on a variety of factors, including credit union value, community impact, collaboration, and creativity.
For more information, including prior grant recipients, see the MnCUF financial education grant webpage.