October

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Diversity, Equity, Inclusion & Social Justice

October's theme is Diversity, Equity, Inclusion & Social Justice.We'll take a deep dive into all of these terms and explore what you as individuals can do as well as what can be done at the credit union-level and how this benefits all.

Keynote: Exploring the Intersection of Generational Diversity & Social Justice | Oct 14 – 9:00 - 10:30 am 

Raven Solomon | President & Founder, Center for Next Generation Leadership & Professional Development

Cooperation is at the core of who we are— across differences of all kind, including race, ethnicity, gender, religion, ability, sexual orientation and generation. These differences impact the way we experience the world, what we understand to be normal, how we show up at work and how we view social responsibility.

Learning Objectives

  • Identify differences across generations and how we view social justice and our role within it
  • Learn how your colleagues, volunteers and members of different generations are processing the current events of our world and why they might be responding the way they are
  • Get ideas and next steps to better cooperate across generations in order to create inclusive, equitable environments that contribute to the development and evolution of our communities

Webinar: World Council of Credit Unions – WYCUP Program | Oct 15 – 10:00 - 11:00 am

Thomas Belekevich  | Director of WYCUP, World Council of Credit Unions

The World Council Young Credit Union Professionals program was initially designed as a scholarship program to promote and engage the next generation of credit union leaders in the international credit union movement. Today, WYCUP has become a platform for young credit union professionals, including current scholarship recipients, alumni and past nominees, worldwide to connect. They can share and live the credit union values of cooperation and people helping people.

Learning Objectives

  • Learn how WOCCU's YP program is helping young professionals in the Credit Union Movement
  • Identify ways that you can get involved

Discussion: Exploring the Intersection of Generational Diversity & Social Justice | Oct 16 – 10:00 - 11:00 am 

Raven Solomon | President & Founder, Center for Next Generation Leadership & Professional Development

Join us for a continued discussion on social justice across generations. Raven will facilitate small groups to break down points made in her keynote - this is a must attend session.                                                      

Webinar: Your CU Needs YPs! | October 20 – 10:00 - 11:00 am

Melissa Janssen, CCUFC, Financial Education Supervisor | Royal Credit Union 

Get a step-by -step guide to creating an internal young professionals group that actually works. A YP group focused on education, advocacy and leadership allows its members to take control of their professional development and prove they are ready to guide the future of the credit union movement.

Learning Objectives

  • Learn how to recruit, engage and recognize members 
  • Discover the importance of community involvement and collaboration with other area credit unions 

Webinar: Driving Engagement to Further Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Initiatives | October 23 10:00 – 11:00 am

Alison Carr, CUDE, ICUDE | Chief Strategist, Your Credit Union Partner

Creating equity in the workplace isn’t only about doing the right thing, doing so also creates a strategic and financial advantage. Perhaps you’ve heard the phrase, “Doing Well, By Doing Good”? And, as credit unions, we were founded and operate on the principle of ‘people helping people.’ Diversity and inclusion are in our DNA. In this session we will address how to create a dialogue around DEI and different ways to engage in the journey.

Webinar: Resiliency in the Face of a Pandemic | October 27 – 10:00 - 11:00 am

Gerry Singleton, Vice President of Credit Union System Relations | CUNA Mutual Group 

Effective leaders are emotionally resilient. However, being resilient is challenging in the normal stresses of life at the credit union. Throw in a pandemic, social unrest, a volatile economy and natural disasters and you have a recipe for chaos—either doing nothing or overreacting. The big temptation for leaders is to just do nothing, thinking it won’t matter in six months or a year.

However, we are learning that we simply cannot ignore the major changes that are happening in our world today. We no longer have the choice to avoid or walk away. We must lead (and learn) through these crises and prepare for the next ones. For young professionals, particularly, our worlds will be changed forever, and navigating this new reality requires resilience. The good news is that we can learn and master emotional resilience—even in the middle of a pandemic.  

Learning Objectives

  • Understand the importance of emotional resiliency in the workplace
  • Distinguish between too little, optimal and too much stress
  • Identify associated behaviors with stress in the workplace and how they affect your leadership
  • Identify what is within our control, and how we can affect change when it is necessary to do so 

Other Opportunities & Resources

  • Community Service Project
  • On-Demand DEI Webinar
  • Virtual Game Night with Raven Solomon