Directors' Only Series Track Overview

Advancing the Movement requires credit union boards to adapt and lead through a rapidly evolving environment.

Offered as part of the CU Learning TRAXX program, these six 60- to 90-minute sessions explore foundational skillsets from a timely perspective that strengthen board members’ abilities to lead and serve their credit unions, members, and the broader community.

With programming specifically designed for Directors and CEOs, this track will help directors guide credit unions and the Movement into the future. Sessions will focus on ensuring a future-focused organizational mission and vision, diverse leadership recruitment, evolving organizational strategy, understanding mergers, and more, including just-in-time content to ensure you’re staying ahead of the curve!

During live sessions, attendees will have the opportunity to network with their credit union peers and industry experts on the cutting-edge CU Learning TRAXX digital platform. All registration options include access to live sessions and on-demand access to post-session recordings, so you can learn at your own pace and at a time that’s convenient for you!

More information about confirmed sessions can be found below. Information about the final three sessions will be shared soon – future programming will be designed based on attendee feedback and industry updates, to ensure the programming meets you where you are and where you’re going.

Sessions

Consisting of six relevant and future-focused 60- to 90-minute sessions, the Directors’ Only Series: Guiding the Movement into Tomorrow track offers programming specifically designed to help directors successfully guide the future of the Credit Union Movement. Information about confirmed sessions can be found below, with more session information coming soon! Future sessions will be designed based on attendee feedback and just-in-time programming, to ensure that sessions offer you the information you need, when you need it.

Leadership Recruitment: Attracting and Retaining Talent that Reflects your Community*
Speaker: Monica Davy, Deedee Myers, Niki Sharma
Embracing a culture of diversity and inclusion happens on every level — including those who sit at the leadership table. In this session, experts illuminate ways credit union boards can effectively recruit, attract, and retain talent at the board and leadership levels that’s representative of your credit union’s membership and the broader community.
Register Now *We are offering one CPE Credit for this session. Please see the CPE Credit dropdown below for more information. 

Credit Union Finance for Board Members*
Speaker: Tim Harrington
Boards members come from a variety of backgrounds, but not all come to the table with in-depth accounting and financial knowledge. This session will provide attendees with an overview of the foundational financial concepts important for evaluating the fiscal impact of strategic decisions. From balance sheets to key ratios, explore the most important metrics used by credit union leaders to guide and provide oversight to their credit unions.
Register Now *We are offering one CPE Credit for this session. Please see the CPE Credit dropdown below for more information. 

Mission and Vision: Fortifying Your Credit Union’s Purposes, Goals, and Values
In this session, explore your credit union’s outlook for the future. The world has changed — should your mission and vision statements change, too? Check your trajectory to ensure your credit union’s internal guidance statements lead to tomorrow’s desired destinations. Take part in an invigorating panel discussion and evaluate your mission and vision statements to ensure they still reflect the heart and soul of your credit union.
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Understanding Mergers and the Board’s Role
In this session, board members examine how credit unions play an important role in the lives of members, and the ways in which their service drives superior member experience. Board members commit countless hours of time and effort to ensure their credit union continues to provide value and benefit. Yet, nearly every day, there is a credit union merger in the United States, with that trend holding steady for nearly a decade. Mergers can be a viable way for credit unions to retain relevance and sustainability while still maintaining focus on the member and remaining true to the credit union’s mission.

Information about the remaining sessions in this track will be made available in the coming weeks.

Session Dates & Times

Mark your calendar – dates and times are now available for the first three sessions in the Directors’ Only Series track! Remaining sessions will be added over the next few months to ensure programming is timely and relevant. 

Wednesday, August 5
12:00 - 12:30 p.m. PDTOptional Virtual Networking Lunch
4:00 - 5:00 p.m. PDTDirectors' Only Series Session One: Leadership Recruitment: Attracting and Retaining Talent that Reflects your Community 
Wednesday, August 26
9:00 - 9:30 a.m. PDTOptional Virtual Networking Tea
4:00 - 5:30 p.m. PDTDirectors' Only Series Session Two: Credit Union Finance for Board Members
Wednesday, September 9
12:00 - 12:30 p.m. PDTOptional Virtual Networking Lunch
4:00 - 5:00 p.m. PDTDirectors' Only Series Session Three: Mission & Vision: Fortifying your Credit Union's Purposes, Goals, and Values

Have a scheduling conflict? No worries! You can access recorded sessions anytime.

Speakers

Monica Davy
Director of the Office of Minority and Women Inclusion  NCUA

Monica Hughes Davy is the Director of the Office of Minority and Women Inclusion. As Director, Ms. Davy oversees the requirements of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act of 2010 involving diversity, civil rights and the promotion of minority and women hiring and contracting practices throughout the credit union industry and at the NCUA. 

Prior to joining the NCUA, Ms. Davy served as Executive Director of the Office of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion at the Internal Revenue Service. She also served as Acting Director of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s Office of Equal Employment Opportunity and Diversity Management, and as Acting Director and a senior trial attorney at the Department of Health and Human Services. 

Ms. Davy holds degrees from the Howard University School of Law and George Mason University. 

Tim Harrington
President • TEAM Resources

Tim Harrington is a Certified Public Accountant who has consulted with financial institutions since 1992. Since 1996, Tim has been President of TEAM Resources, a firm that provides consulting, strategic planning and training to financial institutions from coast-to-coast. He is the author of the popular the book Eisenhower on Enlightened Leadership and co-author of Credit Union Guide to Strategic Governance. Tim is a faculty member of two national credit union schools on governance and management, and has spoken to hundreds of thousands of directors, executive management and staff throughout the Northern Hemisphere.

DeeDeeDeedee Myers
Chief Executive Officer • DDJ Myers

Deedee is known for being a thought and practice leader in the field of transformative change and organizational evolution for people and organizations. Her work with boards, executive teams, and staff inspire organizations to adopt evolutionary yet pragmatic communication and behavioral practices that add sustainable and intrinsic value. Myers is widely known for evolutionary strategic planning, deep-seated succession planning from the emerging leader through the board level, generative board practices, and advancing leadership presence and execution so that individuals, teams, and organizations can access untapped potential. She contributes to advancing leadership through frequent speaking engagements, articles, and blogs.

Myers has a master’s degree in organizational development, a Ph.D. in human development, a master’s level in somatic coaching, and a PCC in coaching from the International Coaching Federation. 

Niki Sharma
Vice-Chair • VanCity Credit Union Board of Directors and Lawyer 

Niki Sharma is a lawyer, former chair of the Vancouver Board of Parks and Recreation and life-long advocate for social justice and sustainability. She is deeply committed to reconciliation, gender equity, supporting arts and culture and strengthening local communities. Sharma is a proud member of VanCity and believes strongly in co-operative values.  

Sharma’s legal practice focuses on aboriginal law and her work has taken her across British Columbia and northern Canada. She represents residential school survivors and works closely with First Nation governments. She has advocated for her clients on many levels of the legal system, including the Supreme Court of Canada. 

In 2011, Sharma was elected as a Vancouver Park Board commissioner, where she served as chair of the board and oversaw a $100 million dollar budget on behalf of taxpayers. As a commissioner, she was co-chair of the environmental stewardship and education task force, the local food task force and led the Park Board’s opposition to the Kinder Morgan pipeline expansion plan. She spearheaded the Pollinator Project to use the park system to protect bees and other pollinators. She also acted as liaison to the urban aboriginal advisory committee, the women’s advisory committee and the arts and culture policy council. 

Earlier in her career, Sharma worked internationally with a women’s co-operative in Ecuador to promote financial independence and forest preservation. She also served as a parliamentary intern with the Parliamentary Monitoring Group in Cape Town, South Africa, where she reported on meetings of the South African parliament. 

In Canada, she received the Premier’s Award for Collaboration from the government of Northwest Territories for her work in a committee to develop new wildlife legislation. 

Currently, Sharma serves as a board member for Battered Women’s Support Services and the PuSH Festival. She is a member of the City of Vancouver’s women’s advisory committee and chaired the pay-equity sub-committee. 

Sharma was born and raised in a small town in the Rocky Mountains of B.C. and now resides in east Vancouver with her husband and their young daughter. 

CPE CREDIT OFFERING

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For more information regarding our administrative  policies such  as a complaint and refund please contact our offices at 800.995.9064 x 220  

As our programming develops, and is approved by the National Registry, we will add sessions that qualify for CPE Credits.  

Currently we are offering CPE Credits for the following:  

Leadership Recruitment: Attracting & Retaining Talent that Reflects your Community – August 5, 2020
Embracing a culture of diversity and inclusion happens on every level — including those who sit at the leadership table. In this session, experts illuminate ways credit union boards can effectively recruit, attract, and retain talent at the board and leadership levels that’s representative of your credit union’s membership and the broader community.  

After this session Participants will:   

  • Be able to identify the main challenges in obtaining diversity on boards.
  • Understand how to overcome those challenges.
  • Utilize recruiting skills to help find qualified and diverse candidates. 

CPE Credit Offered: One
Field of Study – Personnel / Human Resources – Non-Technical 
Delivery Method: Group Live  Online due to COVID-19 
Previous work experience and background knowledge is recommended. 

Participants must attend the event on the session day, stay for the duration of the session, and engage in event surveys and event polls to qualify. 

Credit Union Finance for Board Members – August 26, 2020 
Boards members come from a variety of backgrounds, but not all come to the table with in-depth accounting and financial knowledge. This session will provide attendees with an overview of the foundational financial concepts important for evaluating the fiscal impact of strategic decisions. From balance sheets to key ratios, explore the most important metrics used by credit union leaders to guide and provide oversight to their credit unions. 

After this session Participants will:   

  • Gain an understanding of which financial ratios every credit union should have on their dashboard.  
  • Gain an understanding of what capital is, where it comes from, and how much a credit union may need.
  • Learn how spread analysis is used to identify how a credit union is making its profit, whether it is improving or declining, and why.
  • Be able to utilize this information to have a much better understanding of how their particular credit union is doing. 

CPE Credit Offered: One
Field of Study – Finance – Technical
Delivery Method – Group Live – Online Delivery Due to COVID-19
Previous work experience and background knowledge is recommended. 

Participants must attend the event on the session day, stay for the duration of the session, and engage in event surveys and event polls to qualify. 

Pricing & Registration

CU Learning TRAXX are offered with a variety of registration options. While each track is designed with a specific audience in mind, credit union professionals of every level and discipline will find them valuable.

Register now for the full Directors’ Only Series: Guiding the Movement into Tomorrow track for full access to all six sessions in this track. All registration options include access to the live sessions and on-demand access to the post-session recordings, so you can learn at your own pace and at a time that’s convenient for you! During live sessions you’ll also have the opportunity to network with credit union peers and interact with industry experts.

Information about additional registration options can be found here, including session bundle options. Single session registration will be available soon!

Full Directors’ Only Series Track
Access to all six live sessions in the Director’s Only Series track, along with on-demand access to post-session recordings!
Regular Price: $1,099

Small* Credit Union Price: $989
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Leadership Recruitment: Talent That Reflects Your Community Individual SessionRegular Price: $249Register Now
Credit Union Finance for Board Members Individual SessionRegular Price: $249Register Now
Mission & Vision: Fortifying your CU's Purposes, Goals, & Values Individual SessionRegular Price: $249Register Now

*Small Credit Union = $100 million or less in assets

Scholarship Opportunities

Continued education and training of credit union employees helps keep the credit union movement vibrant and competitive.

The Northwest Credit Union Foundation provides professional development scholarships awarding up to $1,000 per year for selected applicants. Learn more on the NWCUF website.

Cancellation Policy

Registrations may be canceled and refunded up to 30 days in advance of a session. Alternately, registrations may be transferred to another user up to one day in advance of the meeting. Please reach out to [email protected] for assistance with canceling or adjusting your registration.

Questions?

For assistance with registration, please email [email protected]. A member of our team will be in touch shortly.

For questions about the programming offered in the Directors’ Only Series track, please contact Christine Ruzzi, AVP, Enterprise Engagement Resources.