We all have different ways of ringing in the new year. Many of us make resolutions for the future, while others prefer to reflect. For the credit union movement, a new year is another 365 days to find new ways to make meaningful change among communities. CUNA Volunteer Conference (CVC) is where that starts.

Here are 4 reasons why you should join us in Montego Bay, Jamaica in January.

1. The Economic Update from Mike Schenk

This one’s a staple of CUNA Volunteer Conference, and with good reason. The annual Economic Update presented to attendees exemplifies the conference’s core mission of creating more informed credit union leaders. After gaining a thorough understanding of the economic landscape, you’ll be able to provide valuable context to many of the risks and opportunities facing your credit union and its members.

2. Learn how you can become more involved in advocacy

Board and supervisory committee members are uniquely positioned to be powerful voices for credit union advocacy. CUNA chief advocacy officer Ryan Donovan’s presentation, “Our Fierce Bold Advocacy Agenda to Advance Credit Unions in the 21st Century”, will tell you everything you need to know about the current CUNA advocacy agenda, and what you can do to help further strengthen the movement.

3. Connect with industry thought leaders

We’ve invited top speakers to present at the conference this year. You’ll have a chance to hear and connect with thought leaders in the industry like Brandi Stankovic, organizational change expert, Mark Sievewright, founder and CEO of Sievewright & Associates and Tim Harrington, President of TEAM Resources.

4. International connections

The networking opportunities don’t stop there, however. CUNA Volunteer Conference is hosted in alliance with the Caribbean Confederation of Credit Unions (CCCU). Like CUNA, CCCU is dedicated to advocating for the credit union movement in their region. This means you’ll not only have your finger on the pulse of national trends for financial institutions, but firsthand international insights as well.


Article source: cuna.org