4 Ways Credit Union Conferences Pay Off, Right Now!

If you’re waiting for the perfect time to attend a credit union conference, wait no more.  With regulation overload and the demands of new technology, the need for proper training, innovative tools and resources has never been greater.

by Lisa Cox, NAFCU

Simply put, at times like these the best remedy is to reboot yourself. Attending an industry conference is a great way to do that.

A recent study shows the best brainstorming happens during face-to-face meetings. Sure, I may be biased, but check out some of the things you can accomplish by attending a meeting.

Meet the best and the brightest. Great speakers are a fantastic reason to attend a conference, but networking and connecting with your peers is a brainstorming bonanza. You can compare notes about the presentations and get “the inside scoop” on everything from hiring to competitive challenges. Making the peer connection may be especially worthwhile for board members and volunteers who may not often have the opportunity to speak with others from the credit union industry.

Learn about the latest and greatest. At a conference, you have a smorgasbord of experts and technology at your fingertips. You can hear about the impact of the latest regulations, assess the value of the newest solutions on-site and even gain insight from fellow attendees about what worked for their credit unions and what didn’t. One great idea may save you thousands of dollars and precious time.

Share the wealth. The great thing about attending a conference is that you can take back everything you learned and share it with your staff. Your renewed energy and enthusiasm will also be contagious. You and your team will be able to apply inventive new ways to tackle some of your credit union’s difficult challenges.

Gaining a fresh perspective…priceless! Our business climate has changed dramatically in the last few years, and that may have taken a toll on your creative spark. The good news is that attending a conference will give you a great way to reignite that spark. Whether you attend for a day or a week, the firsthand value of a conference experience is undeniable.

NAFCU offers a host of conference possibilities that has something for everyone and that are open to all throughout the year. For example, the Credit Union Board of Directors and Supervisory Committee Conference, May 15-17 in Asheville, N.C., offers a spectacular line-up of speakers, including Navy SEAL and keynote speaker Eric Greitens, New York Times best-selling author of “The Heart and the Fist: The Education of a Humanitarian, the Making of a Navy SEAL.” At NAFCU’s Annual Conference and Solutions Expo, July 9-13 in Boston, you can make history and catch NAFCU’s President Fred Becker’s final address.

So what are you waiting for?

Lisa Cox

Lisa Cox

Cox oversees NAFCU’s major educational events and the delivery of bi-weekly webcasts. NAFCU’s largest event, its Annual Conference and Solutions Expo, attracts thousands of industry participants. Cox joined ... Web: www.nafcu.org Details