The last month of summer is upon us, but that doesn’t mean the idea of a relaxing beach vacation has to be over just yet. Many popular destinations around the world are capable of offering travelers their ideal vacation scenarios, but when you think about it, there are a few select places that come to mind. Hawaii, for instance has been a predominant tourist paradise for years from its breathtaking beaches and luscious landscapes, to its one-of-a-kind cuisine and fascinating culture. So with that being said, what better place is there to hold a conference in the middle of summer? The Wailea Beach Resort and Spa in Maui which is where the CU Conferences National Credit Union Directors Conference kicked off on August 23. This four-day retreat saw credit union directors, CEOs, board chairs and committee members from across the country gather together to discuss important industry topics, and focus on ways to grow their credit union. Attendees were left informed and inspired, all while enjoying themselves in paradise.
On the first day of the conference, which was a Wednesday, attendees were presented with a valuable opportunity to network with their credit union industry peers over light dining and cocktails. It was a great way to kick off the long weekend and ease into the next three days.
Thursday proceeded to delve right into things with three different sessions lead by experienced industry professionals. These sessions ranged from information about developing future leaders, to social media legal risks and employee benefits. The day wrapped up just after noon and gave everybody a chance to do some more networking or enjoy the resort amenities.
The last two days of the conference carried the bulk of the presentations with sessions happening one after another with short breaks in between. These sessions were management-based and touched over plenty of concerning topics for credit union executives. Some of these included more social media discussion, CEO evaluations, and strategic planning.
Looking back at all the topics discussed at the event, it is safe to say that there was no shortage of information to take in. Executives who attended will be able to apply some of the things they learned to improve their roles within their companies. Leadership is also an important topic for us here at Oak Tree Business Systems, Inc. As a leading supplier of compliant forms and disclosures for credit unions for over 30 years, we can attest to the idea of being a leader. We wish to make certain that you are satisfied with whatever product or service you receive from us.