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CU Lead Leadership Excellence and DevelopmentThe Art of Leadership.

CUlead is a program aimed at building and enhancing our credit union management staffs' leadership abilities to further the credit union and cooperative movements.

Dec 3: Inaugural CUlead Class Announced

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Who should apply?

Mid-level management who possess leadership potential and are ready to further develop their
leadership skills.
 Program Sponsors


Two or more years management/supervisory experience recommended.

About the Program

1 year commitment  |  Six, two-day sessions

Sessions and field trips held around the state
Class size:
12-15 leaders, per year

Why Apply for CUlead?
  • Develop leadership skills and competencies
  • Interact with your peers, to share and learn from each other
  • Build on current leadership abilities
  • Learn from nationally recognized presenters and industry experts
  • Engage in dialogue with peers and speakers

Participant Program Expectations

  • Complete all pre-session assignments.
  • Complete group and individual assignments and projects in a timely manner.
  • Actively participate in all sessions. This includes being a group leader,making presentations to the group and more
  • Identify and select a mentor who will assist the participant in the program.
  • Communicate roles and responsibilities to mentor

Educational Investment

  • $1,500  *scholarships available from the YES Committee (see application form)


Program Schedule

For complete details go to Session Descriptions.

Session 1 | February 9-10, 2015 | Topeka

The importance of advocacy
Day at the Capitol

Session 2 | April 21-22, 2015 | Wichita

CU philosophy: yesterday, today and tomorrow
Effective leadership
Field trip | Mid Kansas Cooperative Association

Session 3 | June 23-24, 2015 | Wichita

Leadership communications  
Media and community relations

Session 4 | August 25-26, 2015 | Kansas City

Financial management and regulator insights
Risk management
Field trip | Federal Reserve Bank                

Session 5 | October 20-21, 2015 | Topeka

Business strategies            
Strategic planning

Session 6 | December 8-9, 2015 | Wichita

Field trip: local credit unions
Final project presentations and graduation



Questions? Contact Gina Evans, (800) 362-2076, ext.