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YP Conference

This jam-packed day and half event is filled with robust learning opportunities designed specifically for young professionals within the credit union movement.

Oct 20, 2017 08:00 AM   -­­  Oct 21, 2017 12:00 PM
Radisson Paper Valley

333 West College Avenue


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Type of Event
In Person

Who Should Attend
  • In Person
  • Feature
  • YP Network


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Join young professionals from across the state for this jam-packed day and half event filled with robust learning opportunities designed especially for YPs within the credit union Movement. Get inspired by new ideas and new ways to present them to your credit union. Hear from local and national credit union leaders on their career path and the lessons they learned along the way. Network with other YPs and discover new strategies for connecting with your members and your community. Join us for the preconference Meetup on Thursday, October 19.

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Please note that you must be a member of The League's YP Network to register. YP Network registration is free for all League member credit union employees aged 35 or under.

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Friday, October 20

Everything I Wish I Knew When I Was a YP

Stacie VanDenBerghe | CEO, CU Innovate

  • Learn what you can do to reach the next step in your career
  • Understand how you can impact your credit union team
  • Gain the dos and don’ts of seasoned pros to earn respect and move up the ladder

Taking the Movement from 1980 to TODAY by Being Member-Centric

Stacie VanDenBerghe | CEO, CU Innovate

  • Define member-centric
  • Understand how a member-centric orientation drives success
  • Learn to instill a member driven mindset in your credit union team

Breakout Sessions (select one)

A. ULEND Academy: A Consultative Approach to Sales

Janis Vandermeer | Lending Protection Manager-Sales, CUNA Mutual Group

  • Identify ways lenders can change from being transactional to consultative
  • Learn how to ensure lenders have the foundational knowledge upon which to build advanced skills
  • Discover how lenders can cross-sell with a consultative focus

B. Understanding Key Ratios

Josh Roberts | VP of System Collaboration & Development, The League

  • Learn key components of your credit union’s financial condition
  • Better understand your credit union’s financial statements
  • Know how to spot key ratios and trends
  • Discover how a broad understanding of financials can inform you in your role

Meet & Eat

Meet with a credit union executive over lunch. This informal conversation is your chance see how an executive made it to the C-suite. Is it as straightforward as you think? Get tips on how to manage leadership challenges and why a career in the Movement is so worthwhile.

Breakout Sessions (select one)

A. Strategic Philanthropy

Lydia Harrer | Community Relations Specialist, Capital Credit Union

  • Consider new ways to choose the next community outreach initiative
  • Review case studies that demonstrate a strategic change in deciding where to best invest time and money
  • Prepare an action plan for outreach

B. Connecting Your Community through Financial Education

Melissa Janssen | Community Financial Education Coordinator, Royal Credit Union

  • Understand the value of strong community partnerships
  • Explore new ways to work with diverse groups and organizations
  • Discover financial education strategies you can implement

The Future of Credit Unions: Therapy, Tough Love and Transformation

Mollie Bell | Chief Engagement & Transformation Officer, CUNA
Jessica Hrubes | Engagement Consultant, CUNA

  • Understand the major disruptive forces in the Movement and why transformation is important
  • Apply the five keys to driving a change agenda

Community Service Project

Unite for Good, as we collaborate on a community service effort, sponsored by the Brown County and Greater Fox Cities chapters.

Networking Reception

Join us for networking, appetizers and drinks with your peers at the History Museum at the Castle.

Sponsored by:

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Saturday, October 21

Workplace Diversity & Inclusion 101

Angela Russell | Director of Diversity & Inclusion, CUNA Mutual Group

  • Gain a better understanding of what diversity and inclusion means
  • Learn from real-world case studies

Empathy Map Exercise

Andrew Johnson | National Program Manager, National Credit Union Foundation

Develop a deeper understanding of your members by determining:

  • Who they are in their world
  • Where they spend their time
  • What feelings and beliefs actually guide their behavior

Registration Fee

$159 regular | $129 early bird, before September 20, 2017

Venue & Lodging

Radisson Paper Valley
333 West College Avenue, Appleton, WI 54911
p: (920) 733-8000
Room rate: $99 Single / $109 Double, plus tax
Room block expiration date: September 20, 2017
When making reservation, please mention the Wisconsin Credit Union League room block.

Thank you to our sponsors

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