The following are included in your GAC registration: education sessions, legislative materials, legislative meeting assignments, breakfast, lunch and the evening reception on Tuesday and a number of networking opportunities. Don't forget, download the State GAC app to guide you throughout the conference.
7:00 – 10:00 pm: WCULAF Fundraiser
7:45 – 8:45 am: Registration & Breakfast
8:00 – 8:30 am: Meeting Lead Briefing
8:45 – 9:00 am: Welcome Address - Brett Thompson
9:00 – 9:30 am: Legislative Visits Briefing - Sarah Wainscott
9:45 am: Group Photo at the State Capitol, Rotunda
10:00 am – 12:30 pm: Legislative Visits at the State Capitol
1:00 – 2:00 pm: Networking Lunch & Debriefing Session
2:00 – 3:00 pm: Keynote Address
The Business Case for Diversity & Inclusion: The Hispanic Community Opportunity in Wisconsin
Victor Corro | CEO, Coopera
Diversity and inclusion are beginning to be recognized as areas of opportunity and growth by the credit union industry. Consequently, credit unions, and other organizations in our space have adopted DEI statements, espousing their commitment to a diverse and inclusive culture. When it comes to DEI, statements are important and represent the bearing, the general direction an institution must take to become more diverse and inclusive. However, DEI declarations must be followed by thoughtful, concrete actions and internal transformation for our industry to represent the values and communities it serves.
As this emerging awareness continues, there is a growing need for a framework that enables credit unions to understand the cultural and ethnic makeup of the communities they serve, requiring new strategic thinking, deliberate action, and effective outreach efforts. Join us to explore the essential elements of a successful financial inclusion initiative, and discover ways to overcome barriers to successfully engage your community.
3:00 – 3:15 pm: Break
3:15 – 4:00 pm: Keynote Address
In addition to the business case for diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI), credit unions adopting a DEI approach to member service are advancing cooperative principles, strengthening their members lives, and contributing to more robust communities. The Domestic Violence Recovery Loan Program provides a useful case study for understanding how to put DEI into practice at your credit union.
4:00 pm – 4:15 pm – Closing Remarks
Secretary Kathy Blumenfeld, Wisconsin Department of Financial Institutions
Introduction by Review Board Members: Sherri Stumpf & Colleen Woggon
4:15 pm – 6:30 pm: Reception with System Partners