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Chapter Leaders Retreat

Jun 15 12:00 PM - Jun 16, 2023 2:00 PM
Jun 15, 2023 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
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Chapter leaders be sure to join us for this year’s complimentary Retreat. This event includes opportunities to connect and learn from other leaders in the state and content to assist with planning the upcoming season.


Thursday, June 15 

12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Registration and Welcome Lunch 

1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
League Updates  

2:30 pm – 3:45 pm              
Chapter Success Stories Roundtable  

4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Speaker Showcase 

5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Reception with Speakers at CU House 

6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Madison Food Tour - Dinner     

Friday, June 16 

8:30 am –  9:00 am
Breakfast at CU House 

9:00 am – 10:30 am
Free Time for Group to work on Chapter Agendas 

10:30 am – 11:00 am
League Staff Meet & Greet 

11:30 am – 12:30 pm
Emotional Intelligence Leadership
Neil Ihde, Professional Speaker | Life IQ
Leadership requires one to move beyond being an individual contributor to getting the work done through others. Success as a leader is directly related to your emotional intelligence - your self-awareness, your ability to regulate your emotions, your ability to empathize and connect with your employees. The first step of emotional intelligence is self-awareness and studies show that only 20% possess it. Understanding yourself, self-confidence, and the ability to empathize and motivate others multiplies your effectiveness and influence. Intelligence doesn't guarantee your success as a leader, but emotional intelligence will. 

12:30 pm – 2:00 pm
Lunch and Wrap-up 


Jennifer Esser

Jennifer Esser, Vice President of Professional Development |The League

Since June 2009, Jennifer has developed and coordinated the more than 200 training programs each year that train 90% of all Wisconsin credit unions and help more than 2,600 front line, back office and executive staff and directors learn to perform their roles. She is also the lead League liaison for credit union chapters around the state. 




Neil Ihde

Neil Ihde, Professional Speaker | Life IQ

He attended conferences, had seen speakers and thought he could do that too. But it took him several years to figure out how one does that and what exactly he was going to talk about.

He has a BA in Psychology, a BA in Sociology and a MA in counseling and spent the first part of his career working with adolescents and adults in a variety of mental health settings. He eventually migrated into training and was a Learning and Development Consultant in a large healthcare organization for six years.

There he developed, delivered, and managed a management education series for both new/emerging leaders and seasoned leaders.

In 2006, he created my speaking company called Life IQ. Fast forward to today and he's worked with twenty-five Fortune 500 companies and traveled all over the country.

His goal for every audience that he works with is to present pragmatic, thought-provoking content in an engaging, energetic manner. He includes stories and real-life examples to add relevance and perspective. 

Josh Roberts

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

Josh is responsible for promoting credit union service and outreach, fostering opportunities for credit union growth, and leading The League’s development program for Wisconsin's young credit union professionals, the YP Network. You can also find Josh helping Wisconsin's small credit unions with operational consulting and provides strategy assistance by facilitating Strategic Planning Sessions with credit union leaders, staff and boards.




Credit Union House
1 East Main Street, Suite 101
Madison, WI 53703



Additional Info

4 free registrations and 2 hotel rooms for each chapter

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  • Leadership
  • In-Person
  • Feature