Conference Speaking - Management and Board Topics (Page 1 of 4)
"Innovation: Now an Essential Tool for Credit Unions"
Innovation and entrepreneurship are no longer luxuries that some credit unions engage in. Changing financial services market place is leaving slow adapting organizations in the dust. The Movement is currently losing about 300 credit unions per year. At this pace, there will only be 5,000 credit unions in 10 years. We can stem that tide, by becoming innovative and clearly focused organizations with an entrepreneurial attitude we can continue to be relevant in the ever changing financial services market place. Every credit union can incorporate innovation and entrepreneurship into their culture. And the end result will be strong, growing credit unions for years to come.
"Building a Better Board"
How does your board function? In the words of board expert Richard Chait, "Effective governance by a board is a relatively rare and unnatural act." An effective board is very difficult to establish and sometimes more difficult to maintain. So, what can you do to Build a Better Board? This course will talk about ways to focus the board on Governance and discuss what this means as compared to Management. It will look at the planning process, reporting systems and meetings to help you identify ways to focus your board on the things that will have the greatest impact for the members, allow you to stay out of management's way, and have better insight to what is being accomplished by management.
"Leadership and Succession Planning for the Board"
Peter Drucker says "A company's greatest asset is not its people. A company's greatest asset is the right people." Credit unions are not getting any simpler. How can your board make sure that current board members are keeping up with industry and governance trends and how will you attract the right people to replace current board members as they move on. This course will look at the issues of Board Improvement through Self-evaluations, Board training and discipline, the role of the Chairperson, Building a healthy Board Team and Establishing an effective Nominating or Recruitment Committee.
"Eisenhower on Enlightened Leadership"
Ike Eisenhower, arguably the most important leader from World War II, was not the best military tactician, nor the best speaker, nor the most dynamic personality. Yet he took the Allied Forces that were reeling from defeat after defeat and led them to victory over the world's most powerful military. Not only did he have to lead his own staff, but he had to manage the stormy personalities of Churchill, Roosevelt, de Gaulle and Generals Montgomery and Patton, and somehow molded them all into a powerful coalition. How did he accomplish all this? By becoming a great LEADER. Through his three greatest talents; skillful diplomacy, ability to plan, and the power to inspire success in others, he pulled together an unlikely coalition of nations and defeated Nazism. His methods of leadership are as effective in the business environment today as they were in the battlefields and War Rooms sixty years ago. This session will teach the practical lessons from Eisenhower on Leadership.
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