Don’t Let Your Budget Keep You From Emerging Leaders (Updated With New Deadline)

[Update: The deadline to enter the Emerging Leaders Scholarship Contest, sponsored by Strategic Link, has been extended by one week, to February 11. Get more details in the article below or click here.]

If you are considering attending Emerging Leaders or sending an up-and-coming leader in your credit union, there are three opportunities for financial assistance open right now.

Emerging Leaders is the transformational leadership program presented by DDJ Meyers Advancing Leadership Institute and the Northwest Credit Union Association. It offers the next generation of Northwest credit union leaders the chance to accelerate their leadership capacity.

“My most significant growth as a businessman, as an athlete, and as a person came when I was working with a leader skilled in delivering valuable feedback to me,” said Jeremy Sankwich, mortgage relationship officer at Verity Credit Union and Emerging Leaders alum. “Assessments that refined my skills, encouraged me, and validated me in a way that challenged and forced growth. This is the type of executive I aspire to become and this is what Emerging Leaders has allowed me to develop and practice.”

Emerging Leaders Financial Assistance

  1. Scholarship Contest: The Emerging Leadership Scholarship Contest is offering a full-tuition scholarship to one lucky young credit union leader. Nominations are open through February 4, and nominees create a short video about themselves. Learn more and nominate yourself or someone else at the website. The scholarship contest is sponsored by Strategic Link, the NWCUA subsidiary that matches credit unions with trusted vendors and technology partners.
  2. 10% Discount: DDJ Meyers encourages credit unions to send multiple up-and-coming leaders to the program in order to boost growth potential through mutual support and encouragement, and so is offering a 10% discount on all other attendees once you register one attendee at full price.
  3. Foundation Grants: The Northwest Credit Union Foundation has grants available for those who need financial assistance to attend Emerging Leaders. Learn more and apply on the website.

“We understand the needs for leadership development in the industry,” said Susan Geear, vice president of innovative leadership and education at DDJ Myers Advancing Leadership Institute. “This program was designed around those needs. If a credit union is committed to developing its future leaders, this is the program for their team.”

Questions about this story? Contact James Pearson: 206.340.4790,

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