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nbice | March 08, 2012
The Canadian Co-Operative Association highlighted International Women's Day in their newsletter today. Take a look at what they're doing locally and around the world with credit union development.
cuwomen | March 08, 2012
On behalf of the Global Women’s Leadership Network I want to personally wish you a very happy International Women’s Day (IWD).
The day, March 8, has been observed since 1911 when oppression and inequality spurred women to become more vocal and active in campaigning for change.
Today IWD is celebrated around the world and continues to raise awareness on the important issues affecting today’s women. I am honored to have you as a part of the Global Women’s Leadership Network, paving the way in the credit union industry and empowering women globally with access to much needed financial resources.
Take a moment to explore the deep history of the day and also check your area for local events. I hope you find inspiration and take time to celebrate our many collective accomplishments.
Enjoy your day!
cuwomen | March 01, 2012
We would love to know about the leadership methods you apply to your credit unions!
Attached is a great article written by Tony Schwartz, President & CEO of The Energy Project, dealing with management, productivity and work life balance.
In this article he gives a very interesting perspective of employees’ work management that he used for his company: working at home! Inspired by Best Buy’s corporate employees "Results Only Work Environment" program, he introduces a management technique based no longer on the number of hours an employee make but rather on giving them more freedom in their schedule while requiring them to produce more results.
What do you think about this article? What challenges and accomplishments might you expect from implementing this system in your CU?
Let us know!
-Global Women’s Leadership Network
cuwomen | February 20, 2012
Sarah Snell Cooke, Credit Union Times' Editor-in-Chief and current member of the Global Women's Network, gives the well-qualified women executives some tips about getting into leadership positions in the credit unions world. In a very interesting column, she explains the pool of opportunities longtime leaders' retirement represents for women leaders. Among the concerned people, Crystal Long, President & CEO of GECU replacing our Network Member Harriet May; Carla Altepeter, also one of our members, who succeeded Dennis Cutter as President & CEO of Numerica Credit Union. She also introduces a new CUTimes' program called "Women To Watch", a great tool to shine a spotlight on exceptional female executives in the credit union industry.
To read the full article, please click on:
We hope to see many of you at the GAC breakfast next month!
-Global Women's Leadership Network
email@example.com | January 19, 2012
A colleague recently shared this with me and I thought you all might enjoy it as well.
ONE. Give people more than they expect and do it cheerfully.
TWO. Don't believe all you hear, spend all you have or sleep all you want.
THREE. When you say, 'I love you,' mean it.
FOUR. When you say, 'I'm sorry,' look the person in the eye.
FIVE. Never laugh at anyone's dreams. People who don't have dreams don't have much.
SIX. In disagreements, fight fairly.
SEVEN. Talk slowly but think quickly.
EIGHT. When someone asks you a question you don't want to answer, smile and ask, 'Why do you want to know?'
NINE. Remember that great achievements often involve great risk.
TEN. When you lose, don't lose the lesson.
ELEVEN. Remember the three R's: Respect for self; Respect for others; and Responsibility for all your actions.
TWELVE. Don't let a little dispute injure a great friendship.
THIRTEEN. When you realize you've made a mistake, take immediate steps to correct it.
FOURTEEN. Smile when picking up the phone. The caller will hear it in your voice.
FIFTEEN. Spend some time alone to relax and regroup.
firstname.lastname@example.org | January 18, 2012
No one has a crystal ball — but we can foresee what credit union regulations might be coming down the pipeline. To better prepare ourselves I’d like to invite you to an exclusive World Council of Credit Unions webinar designed to keep you at the forefront of global regulatory compliance issues.
The Basel III Capital Accord and CU Regulation Webinar will be offered on Feb. 1, 2012, from 9 to 11 a.m. Central Standard Time (CST) in English and on Feb. 2, 2012, from 9 to 11 a.m. Central Standard Time (CST) in Spanish. The cost is
• US$100 for World Council members with developed CU movements (Australia, Canada, Great Britain, Ireland, Poland, USA)
• US$50 for World Council members with developing CU movements
• US$200 for non-members
You’ll hear from regulatory expert Glenn Westley and learn about the most influential regulatory guidelines in the world — the Basel III Capital Accord. Find out what changes may be coming and how they could directly or indirectly affect your credit union. Plus, you will have the opportunity to ask your most pressing questions.
To sign up visit www.woccu.org/webinars.
email@example.com | December 17, 2011
Prof Hans Rosling has a 4-minute video using 3-D graphics showing how health, the economy and poverty relate over time in different countries. It has some lessons that may interest our network members as we all try to improve our communities through credit unions. And I'd love to learn how to use those graphics in my presentations! Check it out if you have a minute: www.youtube.com/watch?v=jbkSRLYSojo
TagsChallenges Facing Women in Leadership Positions
, Community Outreach
, Engaging the Next Generation of CU Members
, Facilitating Greater Access to CUs Worldwide
, Financial/Risk Management
, Growing CU Market Share
, Member Service
, Member Discussions
, Regulatory Issues
firstname.lastname@example.org | November 16, 2011
Attending a recent leadership seminar, I found this Business Week article that compared women's leadership traits with those of men. Women scored better on almost every trait. Read the full article here to learn more:
nbice | October 20, 2011
International Credit Union (ICU) Day® is celebrated globally throughout the movement. This year's ICU Day theme, "Credit Unions Build a Better World", celebrates the important economic and social contributions credit unions make to their communities worldwide. Financial cooperatives around the globe will celebrate their heritage and contributions today, Oct. 20.
CU Currency's Tim McAlpine shared three unique ICU Day videos this morning on his blog "Credit Unions Matter". You should check it out - http://www.currencymarketing.ca/blog/introducing-three-epic-music-videos-that-all-credit-unions-c.html.
How are you celebrating ICU Day?
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email@example.com | September 09, 2011
Have any of you worked in collaboration (or in partnership) with government-funded Social Service Providers?
Our credit union colleagues from Aotearoa Credit Union
in New Zealand would like to hear about your experiences. They have strategic goals to create partnerships in communities and with various Maori tribal groups, but these relationships take time to develop and they are wary of how to be involved while at the same time maintaining the independence of our organisation.
Please comment on this blog and share you experiences with us!
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