Mountain West Credit Union Association Hosts Global Women's Leadership Network at the 2016 Annual Meeting
Brandi Stankovic, Partner, Mitchell Stankovic and Associates opened the meeting and welcomed the group of women and men representing both the Arizona and Colorado Sister Societies. Announced were the additions of the newest Sister Societies in Peru (October 2015) and Brazil (March 2016), all making a measurable difference in the lives of both members and communities.
Brandi provided the group with an overview and update on the Global Women’s Leadership Network including a report of the global reach and local impact of the Network which represents membership of 1,050 people from 53 countries and more than $1M in funds raised.
Danielle West, Sr. Director of Training from the award winning Broadmoor Resort gave an insider’s look at how they create a culture of exemplary service. In addition to describing their 16 service standards, she described the link between training and culture, how culture is shaped by leaders, why service is so important in today’s business environment, what it means to serve both internal and external customers, and the critical nature of training staff to effectively solve problems.
The session ended with a service project benefitting Children’s Hospital Colorado. Joe Dearborn, Sr. Director, CU4Kids, described the impact credit unions have in being the third largest donor for Children’s Miracle Network of Hospitals. Sarah Flowers and Kali Smith joined from Children’s Hospital Colorado to describe the NICU kits and how those kits help to increase donations and provide insight into the impact of a premature baby’s size and needs. The group assembled close to two hundred kits!
I do not have enough words to thank you for your support and inspiration you exuded at the forum. You are truly and Apha Female! Shana and I are in Paglaum MPC in the Philippines. We traveled right after the forum. I will send you my thoughts on how I see the Sister Society in Asia will work. As we discussed, we need some sort of informal structure so that we maintain adherence to the mission of the GWLN. I am still excited and so much energized of what has transpired. Thank you very much Sue. We again count on you in our Korea forum next year - September 4 to 11, 2016!
All the best,
Elenita V. San Roque
Chief Executive Officer | ASSOCIATION OF ASIAN CONFEDERATION OF CREDIT UNIONS
The annual HRD conference was held in San Mateo with over 40 HR & Training professionals in attendance. The conference provided for fun networking opportunities as well as informative sessions. Brandi’s energizing presentation,"Inspiring Employee's Through Development Programs" inspired the attendees to recruit with enthusiasm! The attendees analyzed their “elevator pitch” and identified the most important keys to success when recruiting and retaining top talent. The participants identified their MVPs and discussed ways for helping each person to get more of what they value. The groups focused on effective leadership characteristics for “blasting targets”, creating a support network and “feeding forward” – a positive, upbeat way to help yourself and others define success.
Credit Union for Kids Raises $33,493 at the CUFK Wine Auction to Benefit Renown Children's Hospital in Reno, Nevada
Joel, Muller, VP Fund Development, Renown Health Foundation
Deena Mckenzie, Director for Nursing, Women and Children, Renown Children's Hospital
Dennis Flannigan, President and CEO Great Basin Federal Credit Union
Bruce Rodela, President and CEO Frontier Financial Credit Union
Becky Hasse, Nurse Manager, Renown Children's Hospital
Michael Stankovic, Partner at Mitchell, Stankovic and Associates
Andrea Cavanaugh, Director of Training, Financial Horizons Credit Union
Thanks to the generous friends at Credit Unions for Kids, together they raised $33,493 through their Wine Auction to benefit Renown Children's Hospital. Thank you for helping us keep quality care close to home for our community kids and their families.
The World Council of Credit Unions Global Women's Leadership Network southern Nevada sister society joined forces with the California/Nevada credit union league southern Nevada chapter. The groups welcomed Natalie Buckel a local leadership expert working with Jimmy John's franchises. The meeting was held at Credit Union 1 on Thursday, April 16th.
The session was filled with dynamic discussions and activities. Assisting management and staff on how to stay motivated, proactive, positive, and happy. Identifying what are the key elements for group motivation as well as individual motivation. We also discussed extrinsic rewards vs. intrinsic rewards. This is an identification process to assist in targeting the best possible strategy for an individual employee. Finally, we discussed implementation of motivation strategies that will provide empowerment to the front of house team members that will alleviate your management team from the day to day issues that arise.