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CUlead | Leadership, Excellence and Development












Applications are closed for the 2018 CUlead class. Email us if you'd like to know when you can apply for the 2019 CUlead Class.  

Interested applicants must complete an application form and have a letter or recommendation.




Class of 2018 timeline:

  • October 2, 2017: Nominations open
  • November 17, 2017: Applications deadline
  • December 2017: Acceptance letters sent and 2018 class announcement

CUlead is a program aimed at building and enhancing our credit union management staffs' leadership abilities to further the credit union and cooperative movements.

It's an extensive leadership program with interactive discussions, insightful projects, and focused practices. For complete information view the brochure.

CUlead Sponsors

Who should apply?

  • Mid-level managers who have leadership potential and are ready to further develop their leadership skills. 
  • Two or more years management or supervisory experience recommended. 

About the Program

One-year commitment, (five, two-day sessions, plus your state's legislative event). See program overview below.
Sessions and field trips held in the Kansas City area.
Class size:
Limited to 24 leaders per class

Why apply for CUlead?

  • Develop and build leadership skills.
  • Share and grow with peers.
  • Learn from nationally recognized presenters and industry experts.
  • Engage with peers and speakers.
  • Network with CUlead alumni.

Participant Program Expectations | Read all expectations

  • Complete all pre-session assignments.
  • Complete group and individual assignments and projects in a timely manner. 
  • Actively participate in all sessions. This includes being a group leader, making presentations to the group and more. 
  • Identify and select a mentor who will assist the participant in the program.
  • Communicate roles and responsibilities to mentor. 

Educational Investment

  • $1,850 - scholarships available

2018 CUlead Program Overview

For additional information view the brochure.


Getting Back to Our Roots
Take a step back and learn our credit union history and philosophy plus get the scoop on advocacy before your Day at the Capitol. Study leadership and how new leaders transition into their new roles as a supervisor.


Day at the Capitol events
Attend the Day at the Capitol event in your state to learn more about the legislative process, hear from legislative leadership and interact with lawmakers.

  • Kansas - January 31 - Topeka, KS (for Kansas participants only)
  • Missouri - February 6 - Jefferson City, MO (for Missouri participants only)

SESSION 3 // APRIL 24-25

What is Communication?
Communication is the name of the game. Knowing your personality type through the Myer-Briggs Type Indicator can assist you in your communication skills with others. We’ll also cover the causes of poor workplace communication and how to avoid them, media relations and social media.

SESSION 4 // JUNE 19-20

Just the Facts Ma’am
We need to understand our facts by studying the financial ratios, compliance regulations and risk management. But it can’t all be facts - we’ll liven it up by taking a look at mentoring and organizational change.


There Goes the Plan
Sometimes the best laid plans go astray. We’ll cover strategic planning, creating opportunities for collaboration, and planning for cyber security issues and fraud.


That’s a Wrap!
We’re almost done! We’ll dive into coaching others, recruiting and building teams and working with your credit union board. Then, let’s celebrate with a graduation commencement for the 2018 class of leaders.


Contact Haley DaVee, 800.392.3074 x1365.