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YP Conference

Join us along with young professionals from around the state for this annual conference.

Oct 18, 2019 08:00 AM   -­­  Oct 19, 2019 12:00 PM
Kalahari Resort & Convention Center

1305 Kalahari Drive

Wisconsin Dells

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Type of Event
In Person

Who Should Attend
  • In-Person
  • Feature
  • YP Network


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Thursday, October 17 

6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Pre-Conference Meetup  (optional)

Meet us in WI Brew Pub located in the Theme Park for appetizers and beverages to get a jump start on networking before the conference begins.

Friday, October 18

8:00 am – 8:30 am 
Registration & Continental Breakfast 

8:30 am – 9:00 am
Welcome & Introductions

9:00 am – 10:30 am
Leading Your Parents

Raven Solomon, Keynote Speaker, Author | Millennial & Gen Z Leadership Developer

Due primarily to the mass exodus of Baby Boomers in the workforce we expect to see in the coming years, mid-level managers and leaders are becoming younger and younger. After a 6-month training program, they are expected to step up, earn the respect of their team members and deliver results just as quickly, if not quicker, than an industry vet. However, the reality is that these young leaders are guiding team members their parents’ age, which can be an uncomfortably intimidating task.

We’ll remove much of that anxiety by providing insights and proven strategies of multigenerational leadership.

Learning Objectives

  • Learn the three keys to multigenerational leadership and the top two rules that accompany those keys
  • Gain insight into other generations to increase empathy and cross-generational effectiveness
  • Learn how to overcome the negative stereotypes of Millennials and Gen Z and leverage them to your advantage

10:30 am – 10:45 am


10:45 am – 11:45 am 

Session #1A
Understanding the Credit Union Difference

Kyrah Klika, Office Vice President | WESTconsin Credit Union

Understanding the core purpose of credit unions and how we operate as a not-for-profit financial. Grasp the credit union mission to advance your career and learn how credit union history plays a vital role in our credit unions today. Find out ways to involve more advocates and become a leader amongst other Young Professional advocates. o

Learning Objectives  

  • Learn how the credit union system operates 
  • Discover why credit unions exist 
  • Find out what is the credit union’s “why” and what is your “why.” 
  • Learn how being a credit union advocate help your credit union and your career

Session #1B
Emerging Financial Innovation

Gregg Tushaus, President | Emergifi

Are you the next Netflix or Blockbuster Video? As consumer expectations increase, the financial industry is doubling down on innovation and technology, including collaborating with emerging financial technology providers to address accelerating and irreversible trends that shape consumer demands. The race is on to deliver emerging technologies that can bring the best financial services.

Learning Objectives

  • How can credit unions withstand the challenge 
  • How credit unions are collaborating with financial technology providers

11:45 am – 1:00 pm
Networking Lunch

1:00 pm – 2:15 pm
Becoming an Effective Leader: What Might Hold You Back?

Angela Prestil, CUDE | Vice President, Business Development | Credit Union National Association

Congratulations! You’ve started on an amazing path at your credit union. In fact, it’ll make an awesome career! Whether your goal is to be a manager, a vice president, an officer, or the CEO, you know you’ll work hard to get there.

What’s going to keep you on an upward path? You could stand in your own way and not even know it. You might have a small flaw – a behavior that you might even consider to be endearing – that could hold you back. Building on Marshall Goldsmith’s book “What Got You Here Won’t Get You There,” we’ll investigate a series of self-limiting behaviors that can derail people who are otherwise on a clear path to being successful leaders – and prevent them from moving up in their organization. We’ll also discover ways to overcome any unconscious, annoying habits to attain success. We’ll be calling you “boss” soon!

Learning Objectives

  • Identify self-limiting behaviors
  • Overcome unconscious habits to attain success  

2:15 pm – 2:30 pm

2:30 pm – 3:45 am
Advocacy in Action

Sarah Wainscott, VP of Government Affairs | The League

Join us along with our special guests for a discussion on what you can do to further the credit union difference message.

4:30– 7:00 pm 
Social Outing

(NOTE: RSVP for the reception when you register for the conference.)

Dinner on Your Own

Saturday, October 19

9:00 - 9:30 am 
Continental Breakfast

9:30 am – 12:00 pm
Community Service Project


12:00 pm


Angela Prestil, CUDE, Vice President, Business Development | Credit Union National Association

Angela’s responsibilities include expanding the reach of CUNA solutions such as CUNA Creating Member Loyalty™ for better staff engagement and member experience, CPD Online and CUNA Training Bundle for credit union staff and board education and CUNA E-Scan for credit union strategic planning. Angela has over 25 years’ experience in sales, coaching, and staff development. She joined CUNA in February of 2000. She speaks around the country at League meetings, CUNA schools, CUNA Council conferences and via CUNA webinars.

Kyrah Klika, Office Vice President | WESTconsin Credit Union

Kyrah has been part of the Credit Union Movement for seven years and serves as an Office Vice President for WESTconsin Credit Union. Kyrah became hooked in the Movement six years ago attending a YP Boot Camp and loves the 'people helping people' philosophy of credit unions. In 2015, she was selected to be one of two YP Advisors on The League Board. In 2018, Kyrah was nominated and selected to be a Credit Union Magazine Rock Star. Kyrah currently serves as her Chapter’s YP Liaison and works to help other Young Professionals grow and develop within the credit unions industry. 

Raven Solomon, Keynote Speaker, Author | Millennial & Gen Z Leadership Developer

Raven’s story is nothing short of amazing and undoubtedly will move any group of young professionals or emerging leaders—of all ages and backgrounds— to action. Before the tender age of 30, Raven has met the sadness of bullying, the insecurity of poverty, the weakness of illness and the choking nature of grief and she’s done it head on, refusing to let these obstacles stop her from achieving success. It is, in fact, these obstacles, that have equipped her with an arsenal of inspirational tools and knowledge to impact lives. They have also molded her into the person thousands know and love today— genuinely authentic, provokingly honest and infectiously inspiring. A proud graduate of North Carolina State University, Raven earned one of the highest academic achievements possible— graduating Valedictorian of her class of over 8000 students! After NC State, she joined a PepsiCo, where she rapidly scaled the ranks, reaching the executive level at just 28 years old. During her time at PepsiCo, Raven led diverse teams of hundreds to staggering, sustainable results, but is most proud of the lasting impact left on people, evident after her departure in 2016. Today, Raven is on a mission to use her corporate leadership and business experience—along with her powerful personal story— to remove obstacles for young professionals and inspire communities across the world to overcome and thrive!

Gregg Tushaus, President | Emergifi

Gregg Tushaus is a technologist, entrepreneur, executive, accredited investor, investment advisor and angel investor. As the President for Emergifi, Gregg provides leadership for a technology solutions company with a singular credit union focus streamlining operations, reducing costs, enabling faster response, increasing productivity and improving security. Gregg is also serves as the Chief Information Officer for Corporate Central Credit Union. He provides technical leadership and innovation and pursues technology entrepreneurial opportunities. Corporate Central Credit Union is pursuing FinTech ventures and applying innovative technology in the finance and investing space for their credit union members.

Sarah Wainscott, VP of Government Affairs | The League

In nearly a decade with The League, Sarah has a wealth of experience in lobbying, grassroots advocacy, and political fundraising. She oversees the Credit Union Activist program, payroll deduction and fundraisers, is credit unions’ spokesperson on policy discussions with legislators and regulators, and offers legislative updates or presentations on the importance of advocacy for credit unions and chapters. Sarah currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Association of Wisconsin Lobbyists and the American Association of Credit Union League’s Political Involvement & Grassroots Committee. She has a master’s degree in public affairs and a bachelor’s degree in political science and communications from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.


$219.00 Early Bird before  September 18
$249.00 Regular     


Kalahari Resort & Convention Center
1305 Kalahari Drive
Wisconsin Dells, WI 53965
p: 608-254-5466

$129 single/double, plus taxes
Room block expires: September 17, 2019
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