Giddy up! All the rooms are taken at the Residence Inn in Bismarck for our New Ideas Conference! Fortunately, we have been able to secure a limited number of additional rooms at the Courtyard, conveniently located right next door! However, the deadline for reservations is midnight TONIGHT! We can’t emphasize how important it is to book your room and register TODAY!
Book your group rate for Dakota Credit Union Association
Check in on Monday afternoon, October 3rd, and meet at the Residence Inn at 2:45 to catch the free shuttle bus leaving promptly at 3:00 p.m. for Black Leg Ranch. (Of course, you are welcome to drive yourself – but look at this as a fun little “field trip!”) That evening, we will return by bus to the Residence Inn and resume our meetings at the ranch the following morning, October 4th, for a full day – into evening – schedule of presentations and activities.
The historic Black Leg Ranch is the perfect setting for our 2022 New Ideas theme: People – Product – Purpose, and a “working ranch,” where cooperation is necessary for the success of all, will provide the backdrop for this experience!
We are also very excited to announce our featured speakers and topics! Our special guest and emcee, Chris Lorence from CU Awareness LLC, will kick things off, and set the stage for a “stampede” of talent – including:
Jay Doan - Black Leg Ranch
As a member of the Doan family, Jay has firsthand knowledge of managing the “cowherd.” To survive and thrive, the Doan family had to diversify and adapt as more members were added – something credit unions can truly relate to! The ranch has broadened traditional commercial cattle ranching into a multifunctioning, value-added enterprise that has diversified into a hunting outfit, international agri-tourism operation, wedding and events venue, craft brewery, and its most recent venture, commercial meats. Jay will discuss his firsthand knowledge of the importance of diversifying as well as the concept of regeneration Check out this welcome video and brief “tour” prepared personally by Jay just for our event!
Do you need help with communicating effectively and creating clarity for your team for a more cohesive workplace? Patrick Metzger from EOS Worldwide will provide you will effective skills to communicate and keep the team informed. He will also explain the concept of having the right people in the right seats as a core necessity in any business – and tie that into your organizational goals, strategic planning, internal communications, and more.
What happens when life throws you a curve? Jack Stahlman, the “Don’t Flinch Guy,” will share how being in the right role within the right team can be the adventure of a lifetime! By weaving in life lessons, thinking outside yourself, and seeing the world through the eyes of others, attendees can gain a new appreciation for decision making at all levels within an organization. This rare presentation will touch both employees and managers alike!
Can you reorganize your credit union to better support your agenda? If you are interested in embracing broader trends and developing future vision, you will want to see Sean Raboin from HTG. He will demonstrate how traditional ways of delivering financial services are a thing of the past – and how a new approach and the right physical environment can separate you from the competition and enhance relationship building strategies.
Ready to get everyone on board? Ted Brown with Digital Onboarding will explain why acquiring a new account is so expensive – with sky high first-year attrition rates. Welcoming members with paper welcome kits, direct mail, and phone calls is expensive and ineffective, but fortunately, there has never been a better time for credit unions to double down on driving organic growth. Learn how to turn new and existing members into deep and lasting relationships! Ted will also address new trends in capturing market share and organic growth opportunities, but most importantly – he will explain best practices for serving new and existing members to ensure they become and stay fully engaged! Catch a preview of Ted in his short video here.
This year’s New Ideas Conference is sure to leave you excited, invigorated, and inspired with new concepts, as well as actionable steps and key takeaways that you can implement at your organization immediately. Don’t wait any longer – let’s saddle up and ride into some NEW IDEAS!
The Memo is DakCU's newsletter that keeps
Want the Memo delivered straight to your inbox?