Thank you for tuning in to episode 19 of The CUInsight Network, with your host, Lauren Culp, Publisher & CEO of CUInsight.com. In The CUInsight Network, we take a deeper dive with the thought leaders who support the credit union community. We discuss issues and challenges facing credit unions and identify best practices to learn and grow together.
My guest today is Christopher Stevenson, Chief Learning Officer at CUES. Christopher shares with us the importance of high quality professional education and its role in providing development for credit union leaders. We walk through his career journey in education before joining CUES and the leadership lessons he has learned along the way.
We start the show by discussing how education can position executives and board members to make the best decisions in leading their credit union forward. Christopher believes that excellence sets the bar for everything that we do in the industry. He shares that one of the greatest challenges executives face is providing enough time for their staff to participate in ongoing professional development, but that there are a number of ways to mitigate this.
As global pandemic causes major shifts in the financial services industry, Christopher shares how CUES has transformed their learning communities and discovered ways to provide opportunities and resources differently. We chat about new program offerings and ways leaders can use these tools to invest in and successfully develop their employees.
As we close the show, we learn that Christopher is an avid reader and values his time out of the office with family. He shares some of his favorite music, and the person he thinks of when he hears the word “success.” Christopher encourages leaders to continuously invest in their teams and build the success of their organizations together. Enjoy my conversation with Christopher Stevenson!
Show notes from this episode:
What an amazing interview with Christopher! Check out all the exceptional work his team is doing over at CUES here.
Register for CUES’ online panel discussion Real Talk: Women in the Workforce here.
Shout-out: Peter Drucker
Shout-out: Cornell University
Program mentioned: HR and Analytics
Program mentioned: DEI
Program mentioned: Women in Leadership
Program mentioned: Advanced Management
Program mentioned: High Performing Board Digital Series
Shout-out: Chainmail scrubber
Shout-out: C.S. Lewis
Books mentioned: The Chronicles of Narnia by C.S. Lewis
Shout-out: Christopher’s wife
Album mentioned: Nursery Cryme by Genesis
Artist mentioned: Phil Collins
Artist mentioned: Peter Gabriel
Book mentioned: The Content Trap: A Strategist’s Guide to Digital Change by Bharat Anand