Resilient Leadership Essentials

Presented by Kelli Vrla, CSP & CCSP

In today's ever-evolving and unpredictable business landscape, the ability to adapt and thrive in the face of adversity is a hallmark of great leadership. This course helps leaders explore the core essentials of resilient leadership. It teaches them to adapt to change, inspire teams, and foster resilience in themselves and their organizations. Topics include:

  • Develop resilience and adaptability as a leader.
  • Build a resilient and motivated team in times of uncertainty.
  • Communicate change effectively and manage resistance.
  • Foster a culture of continuous learning and growth.
  • Lead by example and inspire others to overcome challenges.

How Leaders Inspire, Influence, and Achieve Results

Presented by Eric Herdman

The ability to inspire, influence, and achieve results is a skill that all leaders need to be successful. Learn how to take charge, build trust and loyalty, and win support by being authentic in your communication. Delve into leadership strategies that inspire and influence others while achieving outstanding results. This course covers leadership styles, vision setting, and team motivation. Topics include:

  • Identify and apply various leadership styles.
  • Develop a compelling vision and strategy for your team or organization.
  • Inspire and motivate team members to achieve common goals.
  • Effectively communicate your leadership message to diverse audiences.
  • Measure and evaluate results, and adapt leadership strategies accordingly.

Critical Thinking

Presented by Dr. Tracey C. Jones

Critical thinking skills are valuable in every role of the credit union. These skills enhance communication, creativity, and problem-solving. The ability to think critically enables you to develop ideas and solve complex issues. This tailored course structure will equip credit union professionals with critical thinking skills essential for addressing challenges and making strategic decisions within their industry. Topics include:

  • Develop a solid understanding of critical thinking and its relevance in the credit union industry.
  • Improve your ability to identify and analyze problems, make informed decisions, and assess risks.
  • Gain techniques to foster creativity and innovation in credit union operations.
  • Enhance your communication and collaboration skills in critical thinking scenarios.
  • Be prepared to apply critical thinking skills effectively in your role, contributing to the success of your credit union.

Leadership Ethics for Credit Union Professionals

Presented by Dr. Tracey C. Jones

This course will provide credit union professionals with the ethical leadership skills needed to lead with integrity and navigate the complex ethical challenges within the credit union industry. Topics include:

  • Acquire knowledge about various ethical leadership models and how to apply them in your role.
  • Enhance your ethical communication skills and promote transparency within your organization.
  • Improve your ability to make ethical decisions, resolve conflicts, and navigate member relations ethically.
  • Be prepared to lead ethically in a changing credit union landscape - one with emerging technologies and innovations.

Creating a Competitive Advantage - How to Anticipate, Strategize, and WIN!

Presented by Sarah Shirck

The first step towards innovative thinking is to create space and dedicate time to exploring the art of what's possible. To truly grow, organizations must not only create this space, but also be willing to be critical and introspective. By identifying the credit union’s weaknesses, internal factors, and external realities, participants will walk away with short and long-term priorities that support the organization’s growth and evolution. This workshop takes an unconventional approach to identify your company’s vulnerabilities and support you – through facilitation – in anticipating, solutioning, and prioritizing opportunities for improvement. Topics include:

  • Develop a critical framework for evaluating your credit union.
  • Explore how competitors could gain or take market share based on the vulnerabilities of your credit union.
  • Prioritize your credit union's threats and weaknesses.
  • Develop strategies to combat potential market threats.
  • Brainstorm and create Change Management strategies.

Foundations of Leadership - Understanding Personal Leadership Styles

Presented by Jordan Harrison

There is no one-size-fits-all approach to leadership. Leadership is formed by identity, environment, need, and the challenge being addressed. This Foundations of Leadership session will help participants learn the fundamental principles of leadership, understand their own leadership style, and explore additional elements of leadership that can strenghten their personal practice. Participants will craft their unique leadership style and explore ways to enhance their definitions and applications of leadership in their context.

  • Explore and understand the six styles of leadership.
  • Recognize your strengths and weaknesses, and how they impact your team. 
  • Understand leadership biases.
  • Create your personal definition of leadership, and define what values are core to your unique leadership style.

Influence of Leadership: Multiplying the Impact of Teams

Presented by Jordan Harrison

Work is not done in silos. It is through high-performing teams that the most innovative, creative, and successful businesses work. This session will train participants on the key elements of driving effective teams for high performance. Participants will understand the psychology of psychologically safe teams and how to create high performance through their leadership style.

Topics include:

  • Explore the actions and behaviors that lead to multiplier production from the workforce, as well as those that diminish your team's output.
  • Recognize and adjust coaching styles based on the needs of others.
  • Use the SBI method to embrace up/down feedback and give it consistently to others.