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Community Development Workshop

Diversity, inclusion, Wisconsin’s unique makeup, case studies, ITIN lending, roundtable discussion and more will be featured at this year’s annual Community Development Workshop – don’t miss it!

Aug 21, 2019 09:00 AM   -­­  Aug 21, 2019 04:00 PM

601 N. Michigan Ave.

Stevens Point

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Type of Event
In Person

Who Should Attend
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Registration | Continental Breakfast

8:30 am

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

9:00 am - 10:30 am

Cedric Thurman, Senior Vice President, Chief Diversity Officer | Federal Home Loan Bank of Chicago

Join us for a lively discussion on diversity and inclusion. We will discuss the business drivers and the dimensions of diversity.

Learning Objectives

  • Learn how to value and seek alternative viewpoints and perspectives
  • Identify ways to fully leverage the talents of a workforce that is respected, trusted and diverse at all levels in the organization
  • Find strategies to represent the diverse communities you serve’s thought processes, backgrounds and experiences


10:30 am - 10:45 am

Diversity in Wisconsin

10:45 am - 11:45 am

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

In order for credit unions to serve their communities, they must first know who is in their community. Uncover details about the groups that add to the diversity and richness of Wisconsin.

Learning Objectives

  • Learn how to balance diversity perception with reality
  • Find resources to gain a better understanding of your community


11:45 am - 12:30 pm

Making a Lasting Difference in Your Community

12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

Jason Schulist, President |Generative Local Community Institute (GLCI)

Jason will share his experience in addressing thorny community problems and give you real-world tips for addressing issues within your own community.

Learning Objectives

  • Learn how to use your own skills within the community methodically
  • Understand how to apply the right problem solving methods to address community problems
  • Discover how brain science can be used to accelerate community impact

Community Outreach - Return On Investment

1:30 pm - 2:15 pm

Bill Jarvis, VP of Lending, Valley Communities Credit Union
Christine A. Moczynski, President & CEO, Prime Financial Credit Union​

Hear from Prime Financial Credit Union and Valley Communities Credit Union on their initiatives such as ITIN Lending and an 80.10 real estate loan program. Learn how these credit unions identified and met the need in their communities.


2:15 pm - 2:30 pm

Facilitated Roundtable Discussion

2:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Bring your questions, best practices and creative ideas to share with the group. This is your chance to tap into the collective wisdom of your peers and review the day’s learning.

Adjourn | Closing Comments

3:30 pm

Extend Your Learning

Come a day early for the YP Boot Camp where we’ll explore credit union philosophy, Wisconsin consumers and conduct a life simulation. Stay one day more for the Youth Financial Education Workshop and make it a full three days of insights, networking and motivation.


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

Josh is responsible for promoting credit union service and outreach, fostering opportunities for growth and leading The League’s development program for Wisconsin's young credit union professionals, the YP Network. Josh also consults with credit unions statewide on budgets, accounting issues, strategic and board planning and any number of operational issues affecting their outreach and success.

Jason Schulist, President |Generative Local Community Institute (GLCI)

Jason is the President of the Generative Local Community Institute (GLCI), an organization whose mission is to connect communities so that they can improve their problem-solving capability and accelerate community impact. Prior to forming GLCI, Jason served as Appvion’s Vice President of Continuous Improvement(CI). Appvion’s CI Deployment was awarded Runner-up in the PEX Global Award for Most Innovative Culture Change Deployment for 2016 and consistently exceeded Appvion’s Profit Improvement goals. Jason has a passion for the local community and has founded the Skillsfest movement that applies continuous improvement to thorny community problems. He is a co-founder of the Michigan Lean Consortium and past Chair. He currently serves on the Boards of the United Way of the Fox Cities, CAP Services, the MIT Club of Wisconsin, and the POINT Poverty Initiative in northeast Wisconsin. 

Cedric Thurman, Senior Vice President, Chief Diversity Officer | Federal Home Loan Bank of Chicago

Cedric is responsible for shaping the company culture to provide opportunities for all employees and help the FHLB to be a change catalyst for its member institutions and the communities they serve. Cedric is the Founder and CEO of Talks Inc., a not for profit organization being developed to provide life skills programming for youth via video-based conversations. Prior to developing Talks Inc., he served as U.S. Head of Inclusion at BMO Harris Bank. In this role, he was responsible for the diversity and inclusion strategy for the U.S. while overseeing BMO’s Enterprise Resource Groups in the U.S. and Canada, as well as compliance related activities. Cedric began his career at BMO Harris, spending nearly 10 years in a variety of roles from International Trade Finance, Community Development Lending and Branch Management and Development. Prior to re-joining BMO Harris, Cedric spent 14 years at JLL in office and retail brokerage capacities, as well as leading HR strategy for the Americas region. He also served as JLL’s first Chief Diversity Officer, where he created and implemented a multi-year, multi-phased strategic plan that defined, assessed, nurtured and cultivated a culture of diversity and inclusion.

Bill Jarvis, VP of Lending, Valley Communities Credit Union 
Christine A. Moczynski, President & CEO, Prime Financial Credit Union​


Holiday Inn Hotel & Convention Center
1001 Amber Avenue
Stevens Point, WI 54482
p: (715) 344-0200
Rate: $124.00, plus taxes
Room block expires: July 21, 2019