Times of change and uncertainty are difficult for all leaders, whether they have 40 years on the job or just 40 days. For those who are new to a leadership position, knowing how to begin can be daunting. The following strategies are a good place to start. Credit Union Management’s newest online-only column “NextGen Know-How” covers topics of interest to the next generation of CU leaders. Check out the first installment, below!
Also read the latest online-only “Teaching Smart Money Management” and “CFO Focus” columns, all in this week’s issue of CUES FYI.
NextGen Know-How: Leadership Skills for Changing Times
7 strategies to guide your team
Teaching Smart Money Management: Whose Responsibility is Financial Education?
Consider supporting school educators who think personal finance should be part of the curriculum.
CFO Focus: Effective Core Funding Growth and Retention
This is a key element in your liquidity and funds management strategy
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Reg GG: Tanya Peterson, executive vice president at $ 79.6 Rock Valley Federal Credit Union, has shared her CU’s Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act Policy, a notice sent to cardholders and a form for business accounts. To access, log in at cues.org and click on “Members Share.” Then select “Compliance/Audits” from the Policy Category pull-down menu. (E-mail email@example.com for password help.)
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Blog: How to Make Quality Decisions: Don’t start a meeting by taking a poll, writes Mary Arnold in this CUES Skybox blog post. Instead try the six tips from CUES' DLI: Governance institute in Toronto last week.
Credit Union Management™ has Gone Digital
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Cool Web Site: EveryScape.com provides eye-level, photographic content of major cities and towns around the world. The result is a way for Web visitors to essentially walk down the street and explore a neighborhood, attraction or town center as if they were actually standing on the street and moving around on foot. These immersive tours not only allow you to window shop, but actually walk right into a participating merchant’s establishment where you can experience its ambiance, see its product offerings or read the menu.
Recognition: $469 million/54,000-member UVA Community Credit Union’s success in supporting small businesses was recognized by the U.S. Small Business Administration, which named the Charlottesville, Va.-based CU the Top Credit Union in the Richmond District for fiscal year 2009.
$2.2 billion/220,000-member Tinker Federal Credit Union, Tinker AFB, Okla., was recently named among Oklahoma’s top 28 Best Places to Work by OKCBiz Magazine, and ranked first among finalists in the “large companies” group.
Community Involvement: During the month of May, $350 million/39,000-member Alliance Credit Union, San Jose, Calif., held its Third Annual Bike Raffle and BBQ benefiting TurningWheels for Kids. The Bike Raffle and BBQ raised over $2,500 for the San Jose-based charity that distributes bicycles to underprivileged youth.
$594 million/72,000-million San Mateo Credit Union, San Mateo, Calif., was a sponsor of the Mexican bicentennial event in Redwood City, Calif.
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CUES Supplier Member News
Fiserv, Inc., announced that it has renewed 225 credit union account processing contracts since September 2009, demonstrating the company's commitment to the credit union market and reinforcing the company's core competency in processing solutions. According to National Credit Union Administration data, Fiserv holds 32 percent market share for account processing solutions.
Fynanz, a leading financial technology company that develops private student lending solutions, announced that 50 credit unions have partnered with its nationwide student lending network.
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CUES Annual Convention
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