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Register for Fall Leadership Conference

Wednesday, July 31, 2019  
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The Minnesota Credit Union Network's 2019 Fall Leadership Conference will be held Friday, September 6 through Sunday, September 8, 2019, at Madden's Resort in Brainerd. Filled with educational sessions, entertainment and recreation opportunities, this event provides a weekend of learning, networking, and fun. The Fall Leadership Conference features industry experts providing insight and relevant information on top credit union issues.

Sessions throughout the weekend are designed for both credit union professionals and volunteers. Break out session topics include Leadership, Economic and Demographic Trends, and Risk Management. General session highlights include:

  • The Race for Relationship: Why consumer financial health matters, Gigi Hyland, National Credit Union Foundation. Explore how the leading with product is not the way to build relationships with members. She’ll discuss national data trends, fintech and other players who are putting financial health at the center of their strategy, and the opportunities for credit unions to leverage their mission to lead in this arena.   
  • 50 x 30 Update, Mark Cummins, MnCUN, Blois Olson, Fluence Media and Richard Gose, CUNA. Hear updates on several key initiatives that support growing credit union membership to 50% of Minnesota’s population by 2030 – including strong advocacy on the legislative, regulatory, and public awareness fronts and cooperation throughout the industry. 
  • Creating Ethical Corporate Cultures: A Critical Opportunity in Enterprise Risk ManagementDr. Christine Allen, Insight Business Works. With all the risks out there, from economic volatility to data breaches, some leaders overlook the role that developing an ethical culture plays in reducing risk and improving the bottom line. Focusing on creating an ethical organizational culture in an intentional way is now an established solution to reducing risk.

  • Leveraging Economic Trends to Create Member Value, Brian Smith-Vandergriff, FMSI Consulting  - As your credit union confronts the challenges of external forces affecting your members and institution, there are ample opportunities to improve financial performance and member services. In this session you’ll explore macro-economic trends, financial markets, and the role of the Federal Reserve, gaining insight into the impact of market and interest rate risks on your credit union. 

Young professionals who crash the Fall Leadership Conference will have a unique opportunity to network, increase understanding of vendors and industry partners, participate in education sessions, and grow in their dedication to the credit union movement.

The Early Bird deadline is August 2, 2019. More information and registration are available online. Contact Andrea Molnau, VP Communications & Engagement with questions.


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