Whether it be during an official meeting or in casual conversation, staff at your Dakota Credit Union Association is always taking note of your questions, areas of interest, and concerns. We make note, then use that information to select our mainstage speakers, as well as the topics for the breakout sessions at our Annual Summit. This year, we are very excited to offer these exceptional educational opportunities for you!
Cryptocurrency and Blockchain: Digital Dollars or Counterfeit Currency?
It's like money; it’s highly controversial; it's not country-backed; it's pseudo anonymous and becoming increasingly popular across the planet. In this session, cryptocurrency and its management vehicle known as the Blockchain are explained. The session, led by Steve Stasiukonis, will also explain how cryptocurrency is used for the purchase of anything like cars, homes, drugs and other illegal things – and the information is an eye opener for anyone interested in digital currency, the technologies of Blockchain, and what you should know as a credit union employee.
Employee Engagement and Retention Trends
Competition is fierce for the best employees. How can you engage and retain employees in today's workplace? This session, led by Diane Reed, is sure to leave you with some new ideas for bringing the best talent to your organization, and then keeping them. Reed is a nationally recognized writer, speaker, and communications professional with more than a decade of experience overseeing the human resources, marketing, training, compliance, and sales functions in a mid-size credit union. Her expertise has been cited in such publications as CU Times and Credit Union Management.
Tell Your Story
Is your credit union making the best use of your stories? Sharing those stories is one of the most powerful means to influence, teach, and inspire. Storytelling forges connections among people and for credit unions, encourages more member engagement. An engaged member is one who will turn to your credit union for all of life’s changes – a new car, a student loan, buying a home, and funding a new business. So, is your credit union leveraging your story? The story of your brand, your ties to the community, and the story of the movement? The story of your members’ successes? Learn how to be your best advocate and how to tell your story with tangible results! Four panel members with slightly different perspectives will lead this session: Christopher Morris, Eric Berg and Miriam Ackerman, Co-founders of NetGiver; and our own Chief Advocacy Officer, Jay Kruse!
Getting Hacked: What You Need to Know When the Worst Happens!
It’s Not a Matter of “IF” but rather “WHEN”. Most companies have no idea what to do when they experience a cyber incident. For IT professionals a cyber incident is the worst day of their career. This presentation by Steve Stasiukonis will explain how to deal with the situation, including what to do, what NOT to say, who to call, and what to expect. If you are a CIO, CSO, Director of IT or responsible for a network, you need to attend this. It might save your job!
Five Lessons Learned from the Pandemic
This session takes a backward look at the pandemic and applies five lessons learned and how to incorporate them into today's organization. Once again, Diane Reed, with more than a decade of experience overseeing human resources, marketing, training, compliance, and sales functions in a mid-size credit union, will provide her insight and expertise.
Morning Breakout Sessions start on Wednesday, May 11 at 10:00 a.m. and afternoon sessions start at 1:30 p.m. These sessions are flexible for attendees; however, we do need to know how much seating will be required. If you have already registered and wish to change your breakout session choices, contact Deb Kruckenberg as soon as possible. See you soon in Rapid City!
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