CEOs and Execs Invited to Suncadia Resort for High-Level Training and Dialogue

Leveraging an ambitious agenda, the upcoming CEO/Executive Summit, Leadership Orientation & Asset-Size Roundtables. Scheduled for April 24-25, 2012, the two-day event boasts an unparalleled opportunity for credit union CEOs and senior management in the Northwest. CEOs are invited to bring a key stakeholder to join them for high-level economic forecasts, updates on innovation and technology that can advance your credit union, and peer-to-peer networking—all against the backdrop of the gorgeous Suncadia Resort.

The event kicks off on the morning of April 24 with the Leadership Orientation, during which credit union leaders will receive a comprehensive NWCUA orientation, affording attendees personal interaction with Association leadership and the information needed to truly maximize the benefits of membership.

The afternoon features the Asset-Size Roundtables, giving attendees a chance to share insight, experience and ideas with their peers. Grouping leaders together based on the asset size of their credit unions, the roundtables represent a time to bring challenges—and solutions—before a group of like-minded leaders.

The day’s activities are capped with a welcome reception at 5 p.m., leading into the next day’s Executive Summit, which is the pivotal planning event of the year for leaders in the movement.

The evolving credit union movement is experiencing unprecedented opportunities while navigating a sea of regulatory challenges. Through an outstanding group of featured presenters, the 2012 Executive Summit will provide credit union CEOs with research, data and innovative ideas about how credit unions can advance in the current economy and help facilitate its recovery.

James A. Wilcox is the Lowrey Professor of Financial Institutions at the Haas School of Business at the University of California, Berkeley. Wilcox is credited with preparing a leading white paper supporting the argument for supplemental capital, currently in circulation as Congress considers new legislation, and will lead two Executive Summit sessions: “Economic Overview: Where are we, what got us here, and where are we headed?” and “Credit Union Supplementary Capital: Why and How.”

The afternoon will feature a presentation from Salim Ismail, one of the most talked-about presenters at last fall’s NWCUA Convention. Ismail is a strategist, entrepreneur and sought-after speaker with a history of turning theory into successful reality. No stranger to successfully navigating risks, Ismail is the former operator of Brickhouse, Yahoo’s internal incubator. Ismail also developed Singularity University, a think tank bringing together the world’s most innovative executives and forward-thinking students who are using exponentially expanding technology to solve global crises.

Travel and lodging discounts are available through NWCUA partnerships, and more information is available on the NWCUA website.

Registration Fees

April 24, 2012
Leadership Orientation – no cost
Asset Sized Roundtables – no cost
Welcome Reception – (with CEO/Executive Summit Registration)

April 25, 2012
CEO/Executive Conference – $149 for the CEO
$250 includes registration for the CEO and additional key stakeholder


Questions? Contact Training Programs Coordinator Yuri Jung: 206.340.4817,

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