Honor Credit Union receives prestigious Association for Talent Development 2018 BEST Award

BERRIEN SPRINGS, MI (October 12, 2018) — Honor Credit Union received the prestigious Association for Talent Development (ATD) 2018 BEST Award during a ceremony held at the MGM National Harbor in Oxon Hill, Maryland on October 3, 2018. ATD’s BEST Award is the talent development industry’s most rigorous and coveted recognition.

According to a press release from The Association for Talent Development (ATD), ATD honored 45 organizations from Australia, Canada, China, India, Korea, Russia, Taiwan, Turkey, the United Arab Emirates, and the United States as winners in the 2018 BEST Awards. ATD received entries from 170 organizations representing 12 countries. The winners were chosen based on the quantitative and qualitative information submitted to ATD describing their talent development practices and programs.

Honor Credit Union’s organizational development team focuses on the simple concept “people matter most.” Honor’s internal culture, “I am Honor,” is introduced to all new hires to highlight the core values of the organization and to guide them into living the culture daily. The organizational development team and Honor’s senior leaders support development across the organization and recognize the benefit of engaging all demographics of leadership, including the leader of self, leader of others, and the leader of business.

“It’s a great honor to be recognized amongst the largest and best organizations in the world with the prestigious ATD BEST Award,” commented Honor’s Sr. Talent Development Specialist, Nicole Kreis. “Aligning our development initiatives with the overall strategic priorities of the organization allows our team members to grow personally and professionally while positively impacting the organization and the communities we serve.”

“It is amazing to be part of the other 45 organizations worldwide to receive the prestigious ATD Best award,” commented Honor’s Organizational Development Manager, Charley Shasky. “This is a testament to the dedication and passion our teams have for building, attracting, and developing talent. Our CEO Scott McFarland says it best “people matter most”; This is what makes our culture at Honor Credit Union so valuable, and it’s what sets us apart from the competition. It is a privilege to work for a company that understands the value and benefit of investing in its most valuable asset – our people! We are different by choice!”

Honor Credit Union ranked #15 amongst the 45 winners and is the smallest organization to receive this award in 2018. This is Honor Credit Union’s first BEST award and first-time submission to ATD.

Accepting the award on behalf of the rest of the organizational development team at the award ceremony located at the MGM National Harbor in Maryland on October 3, 2018.
From left to right:
Nicole Kreis – Sr. Talent Development Specialist
Charley Shasky – Education and Development Manager
Kathy Burdick – VP of Organizational Design

About Honor Credit Union

Honor Credit Union is a non-profit, full-service financial institution serving over 110,000 members in 28  member center communities throughout western and northern Michigan. Providing solutions for financial success and giving back to the communities we serve remain the driving  forces behind Honor Credit Union. For more information, call 800.442.2800, or visit 


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