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Upcoming Events:

Aug. 21, 2014

Directors: are your culture and strategy linked?

Does your credit union punish its leaders for ideas that fall short? Dr. Michael Hudson, Ph.D., will explain at The League's Directors' Conference how to align your culture with strategy to achieve success. As he explains here, the environment in which your leaders operate determines whether they'll feel empowered to stretch and challenge others to realize your long-term vision.

U.S. credit unions surpass 100 million member-mark
America's credit unions added their 100 millionth membership in August, offering Wisconsin credit unions a great opportunity to explain to media, members, lawmakers and others the financial savings consumers can reap by owning the financial institution where they borrow and save. Be sure to shareThe League's press release and use additional tools from CUNA to encourage members to share their "selfies" and stories at www.americascreditunions.org.

Rep. Duffy brings credit unions together with the NCUA
Credit union leaders from across Wisconsin came to Northcentral Technical College in Wausau recently for a special meeting with the Board Chair of their federal insurer and regulator, the National Credit Union Administration. The event, arranged by Wisconsin Congressman Sean Duffy (right), drew a full house and made for some great dialog! FULL STORY

Director-focused learning happens Oct. 17-18 in Madison
Strengthen your credit union's governance with the insights you'll gain at The League's annual Directors' Conference. With sessions on state credit union issues, the legislative front, exams, risk and more, it's a jam-packed learning experience. A tour of the CUNA campus, Friday fish fry cruise on Lake Monona and Saturday presentation by one of the industry's top speakers on strategic leadership make this a must-attend event for directors. FULL STORY

Register for The League's interactive fall Roundtables
Some of the most useful information is gleaned from casual conversation with peers. That's why The League's annual Roundtables, which offer the latest knowledge from top presenters and a chance to talk with peers about practical issues, are some of our best-attended events. FULL STORY

Compliance Compass: update on data match agreement
In June, The Leauge urged credit unions to wait to sign an agreement with the Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development for data matching. After some discussion with DWD affecting the proposed terms, some issues have changed. League Regulatory Counsel Paul Guttormsson offers an update on what you should consider before proceeding. FULL STORY

Don't miss our Collections Roundtable & Bankruptcy $eminar
Bring your challenges, questions and best practices for two days of sharing Oct. 22-23 in Wisconsin Dells that affect your recovery efforts. FULL STORY
Boot Camp for Young Professionals looks at making ideas happen
The agenda is set for The League's next Young Professionals (YP) Boot Camp Aug. 27 at Fort Community Credit Union in Jefferson. The agenda will focus on ideation and operations, exploring how ideas move from concept to implementation. The Filene Research Institute will lead an ideation exercise, and presentations will offer insights on how CEOs and board members approach decision-making. CEO presidents will share their experiences and coach YPs during a closing session to help YPs put their ideas in motion. YP Boot Camps are free and give 350-plus YPs statewide the tools to develop their careers, benefiting credit unions and their members. Register now!
Leadership Workshop improves teams through "emotional intelligence"
Great leaders harness their influence on others through heightened emotional intelligence: the alert practice of identifying distinct emotions and using the information to guide thinking, behavior and outcomes. Neil Ihde (right) founder of Life IQ LLC, has the insights and tools you need to improve your teamwork by becoming more sensitive to how you, and others, really tick. He'll share them Sept. 24 at The League's Leadership Workshop in Wisconsin Dells. FULL STORY
Three NEW Wisconsin-specific compliance webinars now OnDemand
Three new Quick Courses on loan agreements and practices, delinquency & collections, and marital property have just been added to our OnDemand learning library offering you 6 months of 24/7 access for each enrollment. Credit unions with $20 million or less in assets receive two complimentary registrations from either Quick Courses or Core Courses. And don't forget about the Comprehensive Courses! Choose what's right for you. OnDemand courses for directors cover issues that are critical to good governance.

Congratulations, grant recipients!
Six Wisconsin credit unions are receiving grants from the Wisconsin Credit Union Foundation to help them improve their member service. Could your credit union be next? FULL STORY

Share your input in The League's annual Salary Survey
By August 29, credit unions are being asked to complete The League's Annual Salary & Compensation Survey. Your input helps provide credit unions the most comprehensive data on how credit unions are structuring their pay and benefits to help them remain competitive. FULL STORY

Golf, then attend the Mid-Size CU Roundtable
This year's League Invitational golf outing at Wild Rock Golf Club on Sept. 10 —which will raise funds for the Wisconsin Credit Union Foundation—is a great way to enjoy some time with colleagues just one day before The League's Mid-Size CU Roundtable Sept. 11 in the Wisconsin Dells. Register today!

Revamped League website coming later this year
The League is updating its website to improve functionality, searchability and design. FULL STORY
Leaders selected for YP Advisory Board
A new Advisory Board has been appointed to guide The League's Young Professionals Network. Their task: to guide the Network in developing the future leaders of the Wisconsin credit union movement. FULL STORY
League going paperless for credit union forms
By the end of this year, The League will phase out use of its paper forms in favor of credit unions' preferred electronic (PDF) format. As part of the change, credit unions can take advantage of a liquidation sale on the remaining paper forms in our inventory. FULL STORY
Prepare to celebrate co-ops & the "Credit Union Difference"
Use October's observance of Co-op Month and International Credit Union Day (Oct. 16) to highlight the local member-ownership structure (see Heartland Credit Union's videos!) that returns billions of dollars in annual benefits to U.S. consumers. It's a great time to tout our achievment of 100 million memberships! The Credit Union National Association (CUNA) and the World Council of Credit Unions offer tools to tout that milestone as well as other materials to involve members, lawmakers and media in your celebrations. Share The Wisconsin credit union Scorecard! New this year, the Credit Unions for Kids' Shop for Miracles fundraiser encourages use of your credit union's plastic cards.

Attend the Oct. 17 financial literacy summit at Lambeau Field
Registrations are now being accepted for the fourth annual Wisconsin Summit of Financial Literacy set for Friday, Oct. 17 at Lambeau Field in Green Bay. The event aims to support teachers, community outreach educators and workplace professionals who strive to enhance financial and economic literacy within their communities. FULL STORY

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