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CUlead | Leadership, Excellence and Development

 

Now accepting applications for the 2019 CUlead Class!  

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

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Class of 2019 timeline:

  • September 10, 2018: Nominations open
  • November 9, 2018: Applications deadline
  • December 2018: 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.

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

Structure:
One-year commitment. See program overview below.
 
Location:
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

2019 CUlead Program Overview

For additional information view the brochure.

SESSION 1 | January 22-23
Getting Back to Our Roots.
Take a step back and revisit our credit union history and philosophy. Brush up on your networking technique, meet HCUA staff, and prepare for our Day at the Capitol trips. Round out the session by studying leadership and hearing from a diverse panel of leaders.  

SESSION 2 | February 13 or February 13
Day at the Capitol events.
One full day of opportunities to network with your peers, learn about the legislative process, hear from legislative leadership, and interact with lawmakers.  

  • KANSAS: February 5 in Topeka (for Kansas participants only)
  • MISSOURI: February 13 in Jefferson City for Missouri participants only)

SESSION 3 | April 23-24
What is Communication?
Communication is the name of the game. We’ll address the cause of poor communication and how to avoid it. Looking externally, learn how to interact with local media outlets via social and traditional channels and how to communicate in a crisis.  

SESSION 4 | June 18-19
Culture and HR.

Dig into personality types. Start by learning your Myer/Briggs type indicator and then, dive into values, building a culture and hiring practices that support your culture. Gain insight about how new leaders transition into their supervisor roles.

SESSION 5 | August 13-14
Just the Facts Ma’am.

Understand the facts by studying the financial ratios, board governance, compliance regulations and risk management. We’ll look at operations and member service by visiting local credit unions, along with a trip to the Federal Reserve.

SESSION 6 | October 22-23
Here’s to the Future!

Before we celebrate our graduation, let’s look at technology and innovation, and the “ins and outs” of strategic plans. CEOs and mentors will be invited to our luncheon and graduation ceremony. 

QUESTIONS?
Contact Cint Armistead, 800.392.3074 x1321.