Chapter Leaders: Register Now for Free Amplify Workshop

Are you tired of the same old Chapter Chicken?

Are you searching for ways to refresh, repackage, and reinvigorate your business plan? Could you use a few new ideas that make it easier to engage your chapter credit unions, CEOs and business partners?

Then you need to attend the Northwest Credit Union Association’s Chapter Leadership Workshop, which kicks off the annual Amplify convention Oct. 8 in downtown Portland. There’s no cost to attend the workshop, which is scheduled from 8:30 a.m.-2 p.m., but registration is required.

Holly Duckworth, the CEO of Leadership Solutions International, will be there. Duckworth says she’s passionate about the transformation and development of people through volunteer coaching, collaborative goal setting, data analysis, and feedback that demonstrates results. She’ll talk about how to set chapter goals, and then outline the steps chapter leaders can take to make sure those goals are reachable.

You’ll also hear from NWCUA President and CEO Troy Stang and Chief Operating Officer Denise Gabel, who will share the Association’s strategic plan for 2014-2016 and explain how it feeds into the four pillars—Leadership, Education, Advocacy, and Philosophy—that chapters have adopted.

After lunch (which is included in the workshop), you’ll get a chance to put what you’ve heard to the test in a fun, fast-paced innovation session led by Shelly Berryman, NWCUA’s vice president for member engagement and advocacy, and Brandi Gleason, the Association’s director of member relations.

“The workshop is the perfect networking opportunity,” Berryman says. “It gives you a better idea of what others are doing, and it gives you ideas for how to go back and work with your board to lay out a plan for the coming year.”

Amplify, the Northwest Credit Union Association’s annual celebration of the credit union movement, is scheduled for Oct. 8-10 at the Hilton Portland & Executive Tower. In between general sessions featuring nationally-known speakers—including Debbie Matz, chairman of the National Credit Union Association, and A.B. Stoddard, associate editor and columnist for The Hill—convention-goers can attend a trade show featuring more than 100 exhibitors, bid on items at an auction benefitting Credit Unions for Kids, attend impact sessions led by industry leaders and choose from 16 educational sessions.

For details about the convention, or to register for the Chapter Leadership Workshop, go to


Questions? Contact Gary Stein: 503.350.2216,

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