The last of the LSCU’s signature events is coming up Nov. 5-8 in Point Clear, AL. Our Leadership Development Conference (LDC) continues to grow into a “must attend” event. Last year we placed a greater emphasis on leadership and will continue this trend moving forward. Even the most experienced leaders can use more training. The event is also geared toward senior management and directors, so we hope you will join us this year.
Here’s a few of the highlights that make this a conference. Last year we started holding facilitated asset-size roundtables. Thees give you a chance to spend time with your peers and talk about issues that impact your credit union and peer institutions. We held similar roundtables at this year’s AC&E for CEOs and directors. The feedback we heard from CEOs and directors coming out of convention was excellent.
NCUA Region III Director Herb Yolles will speak about the state of credit unions in Alabama, Florida, and throughout the country. He will provide great information about what the agency will be focusing on during your next exam cycle. This is invaluable time with your federal regulator. Herb will be retiring at the end of the year.
Our keynote speaker is body language expert Jan Hargrave. She will help you recognize clues to how your staff feels day in and day out, but also what your member needs when they stop by the branch. This will truly amaze you.
CO-OP Financial Services CEO Stan Hollen will hold a session on debit interchange and CUSC President/COO Craig Beach will speak at the CUSC of Alabama Annual Meeting and Breakfast. This is an excellent time to learn more about the value of shared branching and how it can work for your credit union.
We’d love for you to play in the golf outing that kicks off the LDC. The proceeds go toward the Southeastern Credit Union Foundation (SECUF) which, in turn, helps many of you with professional development scholarships throughout the year, as well as disaster relief. Our exhibit hall is quaint and a perfect setting for developing new relationships and identifying solutions that will help your credit union succeed.
Last year a director said that the asset-size roundtable and the education session on lending were worth the price of admission. Every year is gets larger; we expect more attendees this year than last year. I hope you’re one of them.
Where’s Patrick: This week I’m traveling across Alabama and the Florida
panhandle with Bill Cheney. I hope to see many of you at our credit union
chapter meetings. Come out, if you can. To see my schedule for the next two
weeks, click here.
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