The Minnesota Credit Union Network kicked off 2020 with a full line up of in-person Peer-to-Peer (P2P) sessions, which began in February. As developments around the COVID-19 pandemic changed the nature of these events, all P2P sessions transitioned to a virtual, video conference meetings.
Through the changes and challenges, the Network provided 19 P2P roundtables in 2020. Together, 425 attendees representing 57 different credit unions participated in sessions with expert panels and presenters, facilitated conversation and group discussion.
Here are a few things our participants have said about the sessions:
“I like that there was some time for open discussion between everyone. It's nice to hear how each place approaches different things. Brings to light things we may not have thought of.”
“Having these virtual sessions allows more people to participate without regard to location.”
“I enjoyed hearing what other CUs are doing and how they are operating through their challenges, as well as the open discussion, to be able to hear input or suggestions from other CUs.”
“Speakers had interesting topics and engaged the participants for feedback.”
As we look forward to the new year, P2Ps will continue virtually in the spring, with an increased focus on creating forums that foster credit union networking and collaboration. Stay tuned for a list of scheduled P2Ps to be announced in January, along with all other educational programming and events, on the MnCUN calendar online. With questions, please contact MnCUN Director of Engagement Ben Hering by email.
The full list of 2021 P2P sessions along with all other educational programming and events are available on the MnCUN calendar online. With questions, please contact MnCUN Director of Engagement Ben Hering by email.
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