Event Info

June 7th

10:00 am - 4:00 pm PDT
11:00 am - 5:00 pm MDT

6 hours

$119.00 (late registration price)

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Event Overview

Are you a chapter leader, young professional, Emerging Leader alumni, CUDE…. or want to make a personal difference by being more engaged with these credit union communities? Then this workshop is for you! This full-day workshop will include deep dives and thought provoking discussion around Leadership, Education, Advocacy, and Credit Union Philosophy, with each session designed to help you discover and refine your role in actively furthering the credit union movement.

In the spirit of raising our level of collaboration here in the northwest, please note that this expanded event will take the place of the traditional Chapter Leadership Workshop this year and is designed to not only help credit union micro-communities further connect, but to also have a greater potential impact on each other, credit unions, our members and our local communities.

Program Agenda

9:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.Arrive & Mingle
10:00 a.m. - 10:20 a.m. Welcome & Icebreaker
10:20 a.m. - 11:20 a.m.#CUObsessed
Troy Stang • President/CEO • NWCUA
11:20a.m. - 12:00 p.m.It Starts with an Idea: Eliminating Student Lunch Debt in Schools
Jeffrey Lew
12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.Networking Lunch
1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.Looking Forward: What's Next for the Credit Union Movement?
Erin Coleman, Senior Impact Director, Filene
2:00 p.m. - 2:45 p.m. Panel Discussion: Cooperation in Action
- Shannon Cahoon, Community Development Manager, Fibre FCU
- Nick Fugal, Chief Financial Officer, Clarity CU
- Suzanne Klenk, Financial Educator & Community Relations Coordinator, WSECU
2:45 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Break
3:00 p.m. - 3:45 p.m. Roundtable Discussion & Activity: What is the Purpose of a Micro-Community?
3:45 p.m. Session Wrap-Up

Location and Travel

Radisson Airport Hotel
San Juan Ballroom
18118 International Blvd.
Seattle, WA   98188
(206) 244- 6666

The Radisson is conveniently located across the street from the SeaTac airport.  Although just a short walk to the venue, a free shuttle can be arranged by contacting the hotel at the number listed above.

In addition, free parking is available anywhere in the lot surrounding the hotel.

If you require lodging, we have several rooms reserved at the Radisson for this event at a discounted rate.  Simply note you are calling for the Northwest Credit Union Association event on June 7, and refer to block code 060718NWCU.

We have also negotiated a travel discount on Alaska Airlines for this event. To use the Discount Code, go online to http://www.alaskaair.com and input the event’s Discount Code ECMZ439 when searching for flights.

Scholarship Information

Continued education and training of credit union employees helps keep the credit union movement vibrant and competitive in the financial marketplace. We understand at times this may require a commitment of time and money.

The Northwest Credit Union Foundation provides scholarships for credit union-related educational courses and professional development programs to ensure credit union employees have access to the training they need to successfully serve their organizations and their communities.. Scholarships to help with travel expenses for this event are available through the Northwest Credit Union Foundation. For information and to apply, visit the Foundation website.


Thank you, Farleigh Wada Witt for your continued support of young professionals as a supporting sponsor of the Northwest YP Network.


As a valued member, we appreciate your continued dedication to the credit union movement. Please contact Carmen Vigil, Director, Cooperative Momentum at [email protected] with any questions or needs regarding this workshop.