Dakota Credit Union Association (DakCU) is thrilled to announce that registration is NOW OPEN for our 2021 Annual Summit May 3 – 4 in Fargo, ND. Our event has been in the planning stages for over a year, and we are proud to offer this Summit with outstanding educational content, as well as the opportunity to interact with preferred solution providers and business partners.
While the conference has been condensed into two days, we will still hold our Annual Business Meeting, along with our elegant Awards Banquet. Of course, there will be plenty of time for networking with peers, which we are all looking forward to after the past challenging year.
We are also bringing you areas of expertise credit union professionals are seeking, ranging from branding, business communications, credit union economics, financers’ rights and regulatory compliance, as well as leadership development and thriving in a competitive market! Our presenters include:
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.
Entrepreneur and Business Excellence Expert – Michael Burger
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.
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.
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.
Leadership Development and Coaching Expert – Tonya Voltolina
Tonya Voltolina knows all about leadership development, executive coaching, and operational excellence. Her experience at successfully running nearly every functional area within credit unions makes her unique insight invaluable for audiences that want to learn how to improve their business performance. This is just one of your breakout session options!
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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