Dakota Credit Union Association (DakCU) is very excited to offer our 2021 Annual Summit with new and outstanding educational content from exceptional speakers and presenters! On May 3 – 4 in Fargo, ND, we are bringing you areas of expertise our Dakota credit union professionals are seeking, ranging from business communications, credit union economics, financers’ rights and regulatory compliance, as well as leadership development and thriving in a competitive market! Our presenters include:
Entrepreneur and Business Excellence Expert – Michael Burger
Keynote Michael Burger will share his passion for business excellence, inspiring you with valuable takeaway tools to become better communicators, remain relevant, and succeed in your mission and your profession. Michael has even prepared an introductory message for attendees which you can view here (90 seconds).
International Keynote Speaker & Brand Storyteller – Melanie Spring
Melanie Spring will demonstrate how humans are at the center of every successful venture! Her extensive corporate and personal branding experience will show you how to speak with confidence, how to create a branded experience, and how to tell your story and amplify your voice. She has also sent a welcome message that you can view here (40 seconds).
Consulting and Competitive Market Expert – Jim Kasch
Jim Kasch knows how to help credit unions adapt and thrive in the new competitive market. He is a passionate advocate for credit unions and has been a featured speaker at industry events all across the country. He will be leading a breakout session on strategic planning, and with our exciting new partnership with Jim and Canidae Consulting, there are several exciting new opportunities for impactful solutions for our Dakota credit unions.
HR Consultant and Trainer – Dan Oakland
Dan’s breakout session “HR Lessons from the Pandemic and More” will provide expert knowledge in the areas of supervision, leadership, team building, customer service, workplace communications, behavioral styles, individual development, and critical human resource issues.
CUNA Chief Economist – Steve Rick
Let’s just say when Steve Rick speaks, credit unions listen! As the chief economist for CUNA Mutual Group in Madison, Wisconsin, his primary responsibilities include conducting strategic research, analysis, and forecasting of the financial services industry. He will help you obtain a clear understanding of the underlying trends and links between the general economy, the financial services industry, and CUNA Mutual Group’s policy owners.
Creditor’s Rights and CU Law Expert – Frank Drake
Frank Drake is an expert who has advised and represented most of the major secured and unsecured financers on secured lending, bankruptcy, and regulatory compliance matters. Frank will be presenting two different sessions on topics that are uniquely relevant to credit unions.
But that’s not all!
While the conference has been condensed into two days, we will still hold our casual golf outing, the Annual Business Meeting, and our elegant Awards Banquet. There will also be plenty of time for networking with peers, something we are all looking forward to after the past challenging year.
Yes, the Annual Summit has something for EVERYONE interested in expanding their industry skills and knowledge. From our outstanding educational content, to making those important industry contacts, you do not want to miss this year’s event!
Plan now to join us May 3 – 4 at the Delta Marriott Hotel and Convention center in Fargo. Our staff is looking forward to reconnecting with you, and we can’t wait to host our first in-person event of 2021. Be sure to visit our Summit Event Page for more details and the complete agenda.
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