More than 150 credit union professionals will gather at the University of Georgia today for the 2016 session of Southeast CUNA Management School, which will run through Friday, June 17 at the Georgia Center for Continuing Education in Athens, Georgia. The school is hosted by Southeast Regional Credit Union Schools (SRCUS) in partnership with the Credit Union National Association (CUNA) and the mission of the program is to provide students with the skills and knowledge to meet the leadership challenges that arise in the credit union industry.
During the opening keynote address, industry thought leader Mike Kelly will deliver an energetic, status-quo challenging romp through what’s happening in the credit union industry, the drivers behind it and how to align strategy and teams for success. Mike will help attendees understand that succeeding in today’s market isn’t necessarily a credit union challenge – it’s a leader’s challenge, and the leaders that can bridge yesterday to tomorrow each day will help their teams feel good about moving in a new direction while still feeling like their value proposition is relevant.
Over the course of the program, students will participate in lectures and class exercises covering a variety of topics including business development and communication, risk management, strategic planning, financial analysis, and leadership. Successful completion requires that students participate in courses on campus over a three-year period, development a comprehensive project, and writing and presenting a whitepaper on a relevant industry topic. Graduates of the Southeast CUNA Management School consistently continue on to top leadership positions in the credit union industry.