Take advantage of all the benefits of this year’s Convention. Learn more about networking opportunities, educational training sessions, trade show entertainment, chapter events and so much more!
Tuesday, October 2, 3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
The Northwest Credit Union Association Annual Business meeting is our opportunity to talk about what’s been going on during the past year—both opportunities and challenges—and to hear from you! Please join us for what is essentially our annual "town hall" meeting at the credit union clubhouse. There's no charge to attend, but pre-registration is required.
Tuesday, October 2, during Annual Business Meeting, 3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Credit union participation in the legislative and political process is essential for the long-term survival of our movement. Strong advocacy programs are a key piece of winning legislative battles, defending against legislative attacks and giving credit unions the opportunity to thrive. The Advocacy Awards recognize credit union grassroots participation in legislative and regulatory activities. Please join us for the ceremony celebrating the accomplishments of credit union professionals and volunteers.
Wednesday, October 3, during Keynote Session, 9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
The Chapter Excellence Awards recognize chapters for their contributions to the success of the credit union movement in the Northwest. Each year, chapters do an outstanding job in developing and implementing creative and beneficial programs for their members. Chapter Excellence Awards are available in 5 categories: one award for each of the 4 pillars, leadership, education, advocacy, philosophy in action and one award for the overall best practices.
Wednesday, October 3, 12:15 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.
The Dora Maxwell Social Responsibility, Louise Herring Philosophy in Action and Desjardins Financial Literacy awards allow state-level winners to advance to national judging and receive recognition for their commitment to carrying on the credit union philosophy of “people helping people.”
Thursday, October 4, 7:30 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.
Alumni and current students of the CUNA Management School can gather at this special onsite networking breakfast event. Attend this exclusive event and reunite with old friends and build new professional relationships with your colleagues to ensure that your career development is flourishing!
Wednesday, October 3, 6:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Get ready for a night of fun for the cause. The Denim and Diamonds Credit Unions for Kids Auction will be a highlight of the Northwest Credit Union Association’s Convention. It brings the entire credit union community together as we raise the roof and raise thousands of dollars for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals. Convention attendees, credit union employees and friends are invited to dress up their Miracle Jeans with our fundraising tee shirt. Have fun, find some terrific auction items and outbid your friends! Northwest credit unions established a proud tradition founding Credit Unions for Kids in 1986. Today the “Charity of Choice” helps to fund 170 Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals nationwide. For more information and to get involved, visit the Credit Unions for Kids at Convention page.
Tuesday through Thursday
Convention education sessions are specifically designed to build professional experiences that will help you achieve sustainable success at every level within your credit union. The sessions are taught by content experts who have proven knowledge and proficiency in a variety of subject areas—each of which relate to key strategic and operational areas of your credit union.
Wednesday, October 3, 7:30 a.m. - 8:30 a.m.
Join us for an interactive session created specifically for young credit union professionals as we examine the need for leadership development in today’s growing and changing world of business. Deedee Myers of DDJ Myers Advancing Leadership Institute will bring her experience in developing leaders and facilitate discussion on what resources are important to young emerging leaders. Topics include leadership concepts, developing emotional intelligence, and generational leadership development. If you are a young credit union professional looking to advance your career within the CU movement, you won’t want to miss this event!
Thursday, October 4, 10:15 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
The Strategic Link is excited to present Impact Sessions at this year’s annual convention. These interactive sessions will give you the opportunity to come face-to-face with service corporations from across the region that will save your credit union time and money. Each Impact Session is facilitated by an industry expert and comprised by many of your credit union peers. Come be inspired to innovate and grow your credit union by attending one of these sessions that will examine an area of best practice.
Wednesday, October 3, all day
Ditch the heels, the ties, and the jackets, put on your hottest pair of jeans and support Credit Unions for Kids and the Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals. We’re inviting everyone to join us on Miracle Jeans Day at Convention. Show your support on October 3rd by pairing your favorite jeans with our fundraising tee shirt that asks a great question: “Do these jeans make my credit union look good?” Your credit union will look good if your attendees have 100% participation. Credit Unions for Kids is a proud Northwest tradition and everyone is invited to be a part of Miracle Jeans Day at Convention on Wednesday, October 3rd.
Registration for the $20.00 Miracle Jeans Promotional tee shirt is available until Convention; however, to specify your size, please preregister by August 3, 2012. For more information and to get involved, visit the Credit Unions for Kids at Convention page.
Thursday, October 4, 6:15 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
The Northwest Credit Union Foundation is proud to host this semi-formal celebration honoring individuals for their outstanding achievement. The awards banquet recognizes individuals in the categories of Distinguished Credit Union Volunteer, Credit Union Professional of the Year, Young Credit Union Professional of the Year, and the Mark of Excellence for 25 Years or More of Service. This year will also include the induction of honorees to the Volunteer Hall of Fame.
Wednesday and Thursday
The Trade Show provides credit unions an opportunity to explore innovative and practical products, services and business solutions to help build a solid future for your members. Don’t miss this year’s new and familiar vendors and entertaining events. Your admission to this event is your name badge.
Tuesday, October 2, 5:00 – 7:00 p.m.
After an afternoon of business, it’s time to relax, socialize, and unite with your colleagues! Join your peers for refreshing drinks, delicious hors d’oeuvres, and light entertainment as you engage in informal networking.