Our friends at CU*SWAG have made a short video and need your help to win. Plus, you can use the video to share with your credit union staff and members to inform them why they need to take action on interchange.
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Watch, vote and share your support for Denise Gabel. As an agent of change, Denise wants to know what makes a business unique? Where are they going? And how can she help? Why not help small businesses grow? Why not lend them a hand?
A recognized innovation catalyst and in-demand speaker, Denise has been interviewed widely from National Public Radio to the Wall Street Journal. She authored the Filene Research Institute’s Key Findings: Innovation Through Collaboration, annual publication Key Findings: Blueprints for Innovation, and Reimagining the Dream: The Future of Home Ownership.
If you are planning a career in the credit union movement, professional development and networking are key to your success. As a leader, it is also important to have a plan to ensure that your team has a clear plan for developing their skills and network. Southwest CUNA Management School is designed to challenge you, your team, and your credit union forward.
If your find yourself or members of your team identified in the word picture to the left, you have a match for the profile of a future leader and SCMS student…enroll today!
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The secret’s out. Southwest CUNA Management School Students have been profiled. The PTP New Media & CU*Swag team caught one of this year’s third year students, Jason Duplant (Neches FCU) on tape. Look and listen closely to get an insiders’ perspective on the value of the school.
Careful analysis of this year’s 1st year enrollees reveals what a typical students looks like:
Students come from credit unions ranging in size from under $1 million to nearly $1 billion. It’s exciting to see mutually beneficial relationships develop when Davy and Goliath are side by side in the classroom.
Students range in age from 23 to 62. Oh the lessons the generations learn from each other when they spend eight days on a college campus for three years. New for 2010 we have a special scholarship, networking, and mentoring C2C initiative for students under the age of 30 by August 1, 2010.
Experience levels cover a wide range.
Years on the Job: 1 to 26, averaging just under 6 years.
Years in Credit Unions: 2 to 31, averaging 11 years
Years in the Financial Services Industry: 2 to 33, averaging just over 13 years.
As for job titles, you name it and we probably have someone enrolled. The school is designed for everyone from management trainees to mid and senior level management to CEOs.
When July 11-21, 2010
Where Classes are held at TCU (Texas Christian University, Fort Worth, Texas)
Students may be coming from as far as Africa. The majority of the students are coming from Arkansas, Kansas, Louisiana, Missouri, New Mexico, Oklahoma, and Texas.
Intensive classroom training, world class faculty, unique networking opportunities, and developing a detailed two year strategic business plan for your credit union. Specialists gain an appreciation for how the various pieces of the credit union come together to complete/affect the entire company. Smaller credit unions get the opportunity to dream and think about how to strategically position their credit union forward. All students build a strong network of friends and experts to help them face challenges down the road.
Strategic alumni have been collaborating and brainstorming about providing additional value. As a result of numerous discussions, new opportunities are available for credit union folks to take advantage of what SCMS has to offer.
Day Students: Any league affiliated credit union may attend ½ to a full day, or even a couple of days on a day rate basis - $275 per day, lunch included, on own for accommodations. No homework. Click here for the full schedule.
Full Year Option: CUNA Management School alumni are invited back for a full year experience, living on campus, learning and networking with the class of their choice. This is offered as either entire 1st, 2nd or 3rd year options. Same price as a full time student, though no scholarship opportunities at this point. No homework.
If you, or one of your credit union’s talented up and coming stars, specialists, or seasoned vets are looking for challenges, fresh perspectives, innovative ideas and aha moments, the time to enroll in the school is now!
Contact Janine McBee for further information if interested: email@example.com or tweet @SCMSJanine
Be sure to follow Aaron (@acm1985) and Nida (@nidajaz) as they will be bringing you the GAC Credit Union Conference on Monday, February 22. James Robert (@jrwlay) will be joining them in DC on Tuesday and Wednesday. To help keep you in the know, you can follow the Twitter feeds below.
Plus, CU Grow is also streaming the CU Chat Up live stream with from Carla (@carladay). Feel free to join the conversation below. If you have questions or comments, you can also tweet them with the hashtag #GAC10 and they will show up in the live blog stream.
Due to spotty wifi at the convention, if you leave a comment, I may not be able to validate it and have it post. If you are an attendee and would like to contribute, please DM me your email address on twitter or email me at Carla (at) cuchatup (dot) net. I will try to email you a link that will allow you to post.
“As we continue to work with credit unions around the country, we have built the credit union spirit of people helping people into the CU*SWAG culture from day one,” said James Robert Lay, Grower of Relationships. “CU*SWAG wants to show the world that credit unions offer more than just financial services. They offer hope and help for people and nations in need.”
Currently, CU*SWAG donates ten percent of its profits to a quarterly featured charity within the global community and wanted to expand its level of social responsibility. With the disaster in Haiti and the extreme need for assistance, CU*SWAG wanted to do more than just send in a check. The goal is reach as many credit unions as possible and have their money go straight to providing aid in Haiti.
“We are excited to offer credit unions the ability to give back and help CUAid raise money for Haiti relief efforts while credit unions get CU*SWAG to share the credit union love with their employees, members and community,” said Lay.
Tweet, post to Facebook, call, email or text your credit union friends to tell them about ‘Wear and Share to Help Haiti Heal’ Day. Help spread the word while showing members and the community credit union love with a CU*SWAG shirt.