March 5, 2014- Creative methods on how to approach change,
mergers, maximizing an organization’s bottom line
and innovative technology solutions for credit unions were presented to
attendees Tuesday during NAFCU’s 2014 Strategic Growth Conference in Venice Beach, Calif.
Tuesday’s program kicked off with Lisa Bodell, award-winning
author of the book “Kill the Company.” Bodell provided a keynote message titled
“Disrupt the Status Quo and Start an Innovation Revolution,” where she
discussed ways to develop innovative approaches to change within the credit
union. Among these is learning how teams can actually do less to achieve more.
Also during Tuesday’s program:
- Loretta Dodgen, managing partner of Human
Capital Solutions Group, spoke about the reasons behind credit union mergers,
such as regulatory pressures and whether a credit union should rebrand or not
- Tim Harrington, CPA, author, consultant and
national speaker of T.E.A.M. Resources, talked about innovative ways of delivering services, such as via smart
- A peer panel discussion led by Mark Hudzik, CDO
of Member One FCU and Kerry Smith, vice president of lending of Nymeo Federal
Credit Union, addressed ways to grow a credit union through non-interest
Attendees also visited the Business Solutions Showcase, which features
cutting-edge solutions to build credit union services and product development
Today’s program includes a half-day workshop on
reengineering the credit union’s web portal into an ecommerce site. NAFCU
Director of Regulatory Affairs Michael Coleman will also provide attendees an
overview of regulations, such as CFPB’s
qualified mortgage rule and NCUA’s final derivatives rule, and their impact on
credit union growth.
The conference runs through Thursday, March 6, at the Marina
del Rey Marriott and is open to NAFCU members and nonmembers.