Onsite: Monday at the 2014 America’s Credit Union Conference

CUNA presents America’s Credit Union Conference this week in San Francisco, CA. Over 1100 credit union professional, including 230 first timers, are in attendance this year.  CUNA is kicking of their 100 million credit union memberships this week at ACUC as well.  Follow the “selfies” on twitter and submit your own at #100MM.

Diana Dykstra the president and CEO of the California and Nevada Credit Union League started ACUC by welcoming everyone to San Francisco with a little history and fun facts. As Mark Twain said “the coldest winter he ever spent was a summer in San Francisco,” the city is living up to its reputation. There are 400 credit unions, with over 10 million members in California alone.

Credit Union Magazine readers voted, CUNA’s interim president/CEO Bill Hample and Illinois Credit Union League president/CEO Sean Hession presented the Credit Union Magazine 2014 Credit Union Hero of the Year Award to Joni Senkpeil.  Joni is the director of small credit union development for the Illinois Credit Union League and has been a champion for small credit unions.

The opening session capped off by keynote speaker Steve Farber. Steve is the president of Extreme Leadership Inc and founder of The Extreme Leadership Institute.  Steve is also the author of The Radical Leap which was named on of the 100 Best Business Books of All Time.

Steve Farber’s presentation “Extreme Leadership: Your Radical Leap Forward at Work and Beyond” focused on being an extreme leader. Extreme leaders cultivate love, generate energy, inspire audacity and provide proof according to Farber.

He stated the following:

  • Cultivate Love: “Do what you love in the service of people who love what you do”
  • Generate Energy: “What do I/we do here? What’s the ‘higher meaning and purpose’ in our work?’
  • Inspire Audacity: “How are we going the change the world of our Members?”
  • Provide Proof:The golden rule is not supposed to be situational…. Often it is not the rule in business.  The great leaders get this… they get this on steroids.”

Follow along at #ACUC and @cuinsight all week for live updates from San Francisco.

Randall Smith

Randall Smith

Randall Smith is the co-founder of CUInsight.com, the host of The CUInsight Experience podcast, and a bit of a wanderlust. As one of the co-founders of CUInsight he looks ... Web: www.CUInsight.com Details