CUNA Launches Entrepreneurial Leadership School to Inspire Innovation in Future Leaders

MADISON, WI (May 23, 2013) CUNA announces the CUNA Leadership Institute, set to take place November 3-8, 2013 in San Diego, CA.  Institute registration and details are available at

The new CUNA Leadership Institute will expose attendees to innovative approaches to leadership development through a comprehensive curriculum uniquely-specific to the needs and challenges of credit union leaders. Attendees will be challenged to rethink what it takes to oversee an organization while discovering inspiration for their personal leadership styles.

“It’s one thing to be told how other business leaders have found success in their roles, but this institute is going to ask more of participants than taking notes and soaking up facts and ideas,” stated Kevin Smith, Director of Volunteer Education for CUNA. “We’ll challenge attendees to discover and develop new approaches to leadership, utilizing their individual strengths and personalities to cultivate innovation and fresh ideas at their credit unions.”

Attendees can expect to have their conceptions of leadership shattered. Sessions will be led by progressive thought leaders from within and outside the credit union movement. The institute curriculum will involve team building events and after-dark challenge sessions.

The highlights of this first CUNA Leadership Institute include:

  • Calculated strategic decision-making
  • Discerning worthwhile data amidst the clutter
  • Scenario planning and management team preparedness
  • Disruptive thinking and innovation
  • Attracting, harnessing and developing a talented staff

For more information about CUNA Leadership Institute and to register, visit

About CUNA
With its network of affiliated state credit union leagues, Credit Union National Association (CUNA) serves 90 percent of America’s 7,200 state and federally chartered credit unions, which are owned by more than 96 million consumer members. Credit unions are not-for-profit cooperatives providing affordable financial services to people from all walks of life.  For more information about CUNA, visit or the CUNAverse blog and follow @CUNAverse on Twitter.  For more information about credit unions, visit and follow @asmarterchoice on Twitter.

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