Last month, the 2018 CUES Executive/Summit was held in Big Sky, Montana and had top-level credit union executives traveling to the Treasure State for professional developmental insight. The weeklong conference was different in that it left more opportunities for networking and other activities throughout the day as opposed to having long periods of back-to-back meetings and seminars. When sessions did take place, they covered a variety of topics geared toward effectiveness, creativity, growth, and relationships. Take a look at our brief recap of what went on.
Summit attendees were presented with topics of relations and creativity over the course of the first couple days, led by two speakers with solid insight on the subjects. The first, Tim Harrington, touched on building better relationships between CEOs and their board members as well as maintaining those bonds once they are established. The second, Gert Garman, shared her knowledge of maximizing creativity and using it to create solutions.
The latter half of the week switched gears and focused on more of the business side of credit unions and included themes related to economics, management and legal issues. Just like the previous days of the conference, speakers with years of experience in their respected fields led these sessions: Roger Tutterow, a professor of economics, was able to share his knowledge on economies and how to operate within them; credit union consultant, Ancin Cooley handled management effectiveness; and Christopher Pippett concluded the summit with his tips on how to avoid and limit legal claims against credit unions.
All in all, the CUES Executive/Summit seemed to be as insightful as any other credit union conference despite being designed around a somewhat unique schedule. This one had a lot of free time for attendees and wasn’t overloaded with block schedule sessions. We so wish we could have made it. Networking opportunities were abundant, and knowledge was shared. CEOs, executives, and all other attendees were able to leave with new ideas, acquaintances, and inspiration to help their credit unions.