For more than a decade, credit union leaders have expected big things from CUNA Mutual Groups’ Discovery conference. This year, on Thursday, August 11th, you can expect even more! Discovery2022 will offer sessions to help with your strategic planning and brand-new opportunities for networking with the credit union colleagues you’ve missed. Sessions include:
New Rules for a New World - The pandemic not only changed our way of life, it accelerated the arrival of a radical new future of business. While for many of us hybrid work is a new and unexpected challenge – it is just the start of a much bigger transformation set to reshape the nature of organizations themselves.
Next Generation Board Members – There’s plenty of evidence that shows companies are more effective and more innovative when they reflect and represent the diverse perspectives and needs of their customers. How will your credit union attract the next generation of board members to reflect your next generation of members?
U.S. Economic Outlook & Its Impact on Credit Unions for 2022 and Beyond – In an environment of high inflation, rising rates, uncertain lending, and tight net interest margins where do credit unions go from here? Join CUNA Mutual Group's Chief Economist, Steven Rick, as he delves into an economic update, focusing on all that is important for credit unions to know as they chart their course for growth and success.
Creating a Strong Culture in a Remote Work Environment – Didn’t it seem like we moved from working in an office to working remote overnight? That massive change happened so quickly it may have taken a toll on your credit union’s communications, processes, and ultimately, its culture. Learn from credit union leaders whose company cultures evolved and thrived in the new remote working environment.
Trending Upward: Gen Z and Millennial Financial Attitudes & Needs – The two youngest generations in the market, Gen Z and Millennials, are in different life stages, both personally and with their financial situations. In this session we will explore what Gen Zs’ and Millennials’ financial situations look like today and what they hope they look like tomorrow, and examine the leading-edge trends in the financial space that are most relevant to these two generations and to credit unions.
Financial Well-Being for All in Action – The financial health of 166 million Americans is fragile and uncertain. Now is the time to act boldly, to come together as a cooperative movement and accelerate work that can improve the financial well-being of our employees, members, and communities. It’s not something credit unions do, it’s THE thing we do. Hear from a panel of leaders as they discuss programs they have in place, how they measure the impact of their work, success stories, and advice they have for credit unions interested in enhancing their financial well-being programs and initiatives.
Credit Union Diversity, Equity and Inclusion: From Ideology to Action – This panel will move the DEI conversation from theoretical to actionable by focusing on the “what, why, and how” of cultural transformation. Panel members include CUNA Mutual Group Chief Diversity Officer, Angela Russell; Opal Tomashevska, Director of Multicultural Business Strategy for CUNA Mutual Group; Director of Discovery Fund, Elizabeth McCluskey; and Maps Credit Union Chief People Officer, Scott Sadler.
The Digital Lending Dilemma – With most U.S. consumers preferring to bank digitally in the wake of the pandemic, the shift to digital lending is well underway. The past several years have seen growing adoption of digital lending capabilities by credit unions to grow loans directly. An overview of relevant trends credit unions are facing as they seek to grow their loan portfolios and provide insights into credit unions’ strategic choices related to digital lending in 2023.
Cryptocurrency & Blockchain for Credit Unions – Many credit unions are working to understand what blockchain is and the implications it may have on credit unions. Join Visions Credit Union and Unify Credit Union to hear from industry-leaders on how they’ve approached blockchain and cryptocurrency thus far, and where they see things going in the coming months and years.
Ransomware & Cybersecurity Threats – The ransomware business is booming and could be bringing in billions for some of its top bad actors. In addition to extortion demand increases, ransomware has grown in both frequency and severity. There’s no foolproof way of preventing ransomware attacks from occurring, but they can be avoided with the right IT security and risk management procedures.
The Necessary Shift From Leadership to Leadering – Adjusting to a post-COVID world as we advance into a transformative new era can be challenging. This moment demands that we shift from thinking of leadership as static, hierarchical and focused on short-term growth, to embracing it as a dynamic, inclusive and constantly learning practice, to build long-term value.
From the sharpest minds to kindred spirits, the virtual Discovery conference hosts thousands of credit union leaders and their staff annually. We hope to count you among them this year!
More information and registration is available here.
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