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CUlead | Leadership, Excellence and Development












CUlead Program | Leadership, Excellence and Development

See who made the 2017 CUlead class

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.

2017 CUlead Sponsors

Who should apply?

  • Mid-level management in Kansas and Missouri who are ready to develop executive 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:
20-22 leaders, per year

Why apply for CUlead?

  • Develop leadership skills and competencies
  • Interact with your peers to share and learn from each other
  • Build on current leadership abilities
  • Learn from nationally recognized presenters and industry experts
  • Engage in dialog with peers and speakers

Participant Program 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

  • $1,750 - scholarships available

2017 CUlead Program Overview

For complete session descriptions and additional information view the brochure.

January 24-25

  • Credit union history and philosophy
  • Importance of advocacy
  • HR & the new leader


  • February 1: Missouri Credit Union Day at the Capital, Jefferson City, MO (Missouri participants only)
  • February 15: Kansas Credit Union Day at he Capital, Topeka, KS (Kansas participants only)

April 25-25

  • Leadership and personality
  • Financial management and regulator insights

June 20-21

  • Effective communication
  • Media/crisis communication
  • Field Trip: The Merc Co-op, Lawrence, KS

August 22-23

  • Risk management
  • Strategic planning
  • Field trip: Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City

October 24-25

  • Innovation
  • Graduation
  • Field trip: Tour of local credit unions


Contact Amy Pennington, 314.542.1321.