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Master the Skill of Leading from the Back

Leadership expert Rich Jones will keynote the 2017 Marketers’ Conference in Vancouver, WA May 4-5. The following article is an extract from his new book, “Leading2Leadership; A Situational Primer to Leadership Excellence.”

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On the Move: Rivermark Community CU, Columbia CU Add to Executive Teams

Rivermark promoted Nick Hodson, Rob Mills, and Seth Schaefer to C-level positions in finance, technology and experience, respectively. Columbia welcomed Joey Rudisill as SVP and CIO.

CUs Have a Chance to Influence Economic Agenda Heading Into Leadership Summit

Join leaders from across Oregon’s public and private sectors to discuss these issues and shape the agenda for the year ahead.

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Q&A With Chad Olney, New President & CEO of Pacific Crest FCU

Olney takes over for Kathie Philp, a long time credit union advocate. We talked to him about his journey from Board Member to CEO, and his outlook on advocacy.

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Remembering Terry Belcoe, Former Association Board Member, Longtime CU Advocate & Fixture of Skagit, WA

The North Coast Credit Union President and CEO leaves behind two daughters and a lofty legacy as a community leader in Washington.

Emerging Leaders: Assessing, Applying and Wrapping Up

This is the third installment of guest blogger Jennifer Smith from Maps Credit Union, as she finishes the Emerging Leaders program.

Thompson Takes Leadership Role in Region V

Former examiner began with NCUA in 1988.

Northwest Credit Union Leaders Join the Credit Union House Hall of Leaders

Parker Cann, general counsel at BECU, and Patricia Smith, president and CEO of Unitus Community Credit Union, were among 17 inductees into the Credit House Hall of Leaders in February.

Northwest Delegation Over 200 Strong at CUNA GAC; Rick Hein Receives Prestigious Advocacy Award

Thousands of credit union advocates from across the nation are gathered in Washington D.C. this week for the CUNA Governmental Affairs Conference. Against that backdrop, Oregon State Credit Union’s Rick Hein received the nation’s highest advocacy honor.

Maps CU Branch Manager Wins Tuition-Free Registration to Emerging Leaders

Nearly two dozen credit union professionals who are on their way up the career ladder will soon begin six months of “transformational” training in the 2016 Emerging Leaders Program. Just three spots remain open.

Unitus’ Gayle Evans Brings Credit Union Voice to Oregon Leadership Summit

At the annual Oregon Leadership Summit, the state’s business leaders plan the strategic direction for the coming year — and credit unions are at the table.

Change Things: Make 2016 a Transformative Year With Emerging Leaders

Only 20 people each year are accepted into Emerging Leaders. Participants practice intensive leadership exercises with one-on-one and group coaching from expert DDJ Myers trainers.

Diana Dykstra Named President of Western CUNA Management School

Dykstra takes over the role from retiring president Dr. James D. Likens, who served the school for 44 years. Dr. Michael Steinberger was named the new Dean of Academics.

CUNA Invites Credit Unions to Webinar Thursday

The Credit Union National Association is inviting member credit unions to take a front row seat to find out what’s in the works at the national level.

Back by Popular Demand: Allison Clarke Set to Electrify Amplify Main Stage

The passionate entrepreneur and corporate trainer was a favorite at last year’s Amplify. This year she takes the main stage to get credit unions on their feet, talking to each other and learning deeply the power of effective communication, engagement and leadership.

Last Chance to Nominate Leaders for Amplify Awards!

The deadline for Amplify Awards nominations is Tuesday, June 30. Make your nominations now for the most prestigious awards program in the Northwest.

Emerging Leaders Journal: Change and Growth Begin with Awareness

Emerging Leaders Scholarship Winner Liz Henderson says that, in order to grow as a leader, you first need to become aware of your own strengths and weaknesses.

Liz Henderson of Maps Wins Emerging Leaders Scholarship

The scholarship, sponsored by Strategic Link, gives Henderson free tuition to transformational leadership program.