Reinforcing our values and building self-respect

2020 has been a rollercoaster in both our personal and professional lives. To help credit union leaders navigate these tough times – and help our colleagues do the same – the Foundation recently hosted an event that provided sessions and activities around the idea that in order to take care of others, we must take care of ourselves first. And this includes reflecting on our values and building self-respect. 

Each year, the Foundation hosts a DE Workshop which brings DE Alumni together for continuning education and networkingThe pandemic forced us to cancel the event which was scheduled to be held in Los Angeles in July, so we transitioned our two-day event to virtual and held it on September 8 & 9 

DEs joined the Foundation for their first-ever virtual DE Workshop focused on serving others and ourselves. With the help of acclaimed speaker and authorDrew Dudleyworkshop attendees participated in interactive keynotessmall breakouts, and activities that helped them connect and learn from their fellow DEs. 

On Day 1, we focused on “Serving Others”. With a focus on leveraging values, participants spent the day making a greater connection to not only their own values but also the values of credit unions. With things changing on a constant basis, it is especially important to understand our values and how to put them into action. Day 1 also focused on creating leadership moments for the people around us. Participants worked together to gain a better understanding of how to empower others to embrace leadership no matter role or daily responsibilities. 


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