NW Micro-Communities Meet to Strategize 2021 Opportunities

On Feb. 10, credit union Micro-Communities from across the Northwest gathered virtually for their first roundtable of 2021.

Throughout the meeting, credit union professionals from Idaho, Oregon, and Washington participated in an open dialogue, discussing timely topics, such as increasing credit union member engagement, hosting events in the virtual setting, and staying connected with new and incoming board members.

The group also reflected on their many accomplishments from 2020 and shared what they’re most looking forward to in the new year.

“These roundtables are vital, as they offer a space for a group of peers to connect, support, and encourage one another,” said Mark Gonzalez, NWCUA Senior Manager, Member Engagement. “It’s inspiring to see a group of like-minded individuals from across the Northwest come together to share ideas, best practices, and resources. It’s a great reminder of how important Micro-Communities are to the Credit Union Movement.”

Made up of credit union employees, advocates, and champions, Micro-Communities embody the Credit Union Movement’s collaborative spirit, working together to build a brighter future for credit unions.

Together, these groups promote a constant awareness of the “People Helping People” philosophy through regular meetings, events, educational opportunities, programs, and more.

Learn more about the various Micro-Communities, including Credit Union Chapters, Young Professional Networking Groups, Sister Societies of the Global Women’s Leadership Network, and Credit Union Development Educator Networks, by visiting them online.

Valuable Mentorship Opportunity with Western Governors University Feb. 24

Credit union Young Professionals, developing leaders, and others looking to take the next step in their careers are encouraged to attend the upcoming Mentoring Roundtable on Feb. 24,  from 2:30 to 4 p.m. PST (3:30 to 5 p.m. MST).

During the 90-minute presentation hosted by the experts at Western Governors University, attendees will discover the benefits of having a mentor, learn tips for approaching and structuring the mentor/mentee relationship, and hear insight on ways the power of community can foster growth. Participants will also spend time in small breakout rooms, exploring topics relevant to the credit union industry.

Visit the event page for more details, and register today. Questions may be directed to Mark Gonzalez.

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