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Victoria LaBalme

Crazy, Busy, Nuts: Getting Off the Conveyor Belt of Life

Do you ever wake up stressed just thinking about your day? Does the week feel like a non-stop conveyor belt packed with commitments and to-do lists? In this high-energy and entertaining keynote speech, comedian Victoria Labalme takes the demanding, consuming issues of society and your specific organization and examines them against life-changing experiences. Packed with hilarious tales and cutting-edge commentary, this performance offers attendees practical, applicable tools for managing the chaos and the inspiration to change.

Victoria LaBalme

Richard Gose, SVP Political Affairs, Credit Union National Association

Legislative/Regulatory Update

From The Hill-
Credit Unions have weathered more regulation in the last thirty months than in the previous thirty years.  What happens in Washington D.C. has real consequences on your credit union and members. Richard Gose, Senior Vice President of Political Affairs will discuss recent legislation, what is on the horizon and how you can affect our political future. 

Richard Gose

Dennis Dollar, Principal Partner, Dollar & Associates

THE UGLY, BAD & GOOD: Impacting Credit Union Scenarios in a Decade of Change

Former NCUA Chairman Dennis Dollar takes a “no holds barred” look at credit unions in 2012.  Only two years into a new decade, the issues are more challenging than ever.  Corporate stabilization, increased regulation, insurance premium assessments, restrictions on non-interest income…the picture has some ugly portions.  Some other challenges are merely bad.  But, for those who believe in the credit union industry’s not-for-profit financial cooperative, there’s some good news as well.  Not minimizing the challenges but hitting them head on, Mr. Dollar will address both the significant challenges and the unparalleled opportunities.
Mr. Dollar takes his unique background in credit union leadership, regulation and as a leading credit union consultant and brings it to bear in a presentation that will leave credit union leaders both challenged and uplifted.  

UGLY, BAD AND GOOD will examine today’s issues such as:

  • Where will the Corporate Credit Union Debacle Leave Us as an Industry?
  • Will Premium Assessments Become a Way of Life for Credit Unions?
  • Can Credit Unions Grow in Today’s Market?
  • Are there Sources of Income Credit Unions are Leaving on the Table?
  • Are Credit Union  Mergers a Good Thing or a Bad Thing?
  • Where is Today’s Regulatory and Supervisory Environment Headed?

Want a presentation that faces the tough credit union issues head on and isn’t afraid to take a realistic view, both positive and negative, of the future?  UGLY, BAD AND GOOD will challenge any committed credit union leader to look at the challenges strategically and the opportunities boldly. 

Dennis Dollar

Mark Adams, President, EnthusiAdams and MC Extraordinaire

The Wolf Pack Strategy Part 1 and 2: How to Build Your CU Marketing and Business Development Team!

Wolf Pack Leadership is for high aspiring credit union professionals! Mark will open and close the conference with this inspiring, exciting, educational and interactive presentation.

Make sure to bring both your signature leader howl and your personal perspectives in traversing dangerous territory and surviving harsh environments. This will be a presentation you likely haven’t yet experienced.
Mark has prepared a special presentation for high aspiring CU leaders. The distinctive howl of the leader, the thrill (and the danger) of the chase, and critical keys to the long term success of a sometimes cooperative, sometimes hostile pack — sound interesting? Sound relevant?

Many others CU leaders think so, too. Adams will use the Wolf Pack social structure to introduce the value of clear communication skills, teamwork strategies, patience, loyalty and play.

Mark Adams, an NCAA coach and former championship coach at Rocky Mountain college and noted program turnaround specialist, now regularly brings his inspirational insight to CU leaders across the country. A regular fixture on ESPN broadcasts across the country, Mark is now a resident of Springsboro, OH.

Mark Adams

Conference fees are subject to change without notice.

Who can attend: You must be a paid employee of a natural person credit union or credit union league in order to attend the conference. If you are a vendor, you can attend through the sponsorship program. Please click the sponsorship link for more information, availability and pricing.

Affiliation with CUNA/League is required for attendance, but limited exceptions may apply.  Please contact the program coordinator prior to making making travel arrangements to confirm eligibility.

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