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Board of Directors and Supervisory Committee Conference

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Monday, May 7

  • 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
    Early Registration

    Hotel Keycards Courtesy of Crowe Horwath

    Hotel Keycards Courtesy of Crowe Horwath

  • 2:00 - 5:00 p.m.
    Pre-Conference Workshop*

    NCVE, CPE, Financial Literacy Training Certificate, Supervisory Committee Training Certificate

    Presented by Anthony Demangone, NCCO, Executive Vice President and COO, NAFCU

    Earn or recertify your NAFCU Certified Volunteer Expert (NCVE) designation.

    Being a credit union official is no easy task. And it usually doesn't come with a job description. Both new and seasoned directors and supervisory committee members can find themselves working through issues without a firm understanding of the rules of the game. This interactive workshop, presented by NAFCU Executive Vice President and COO Anthony Demangone is designed to help you better understand your role and how the credit union system works. Demangone has spent more than a decade studying credit union boards, risk, regulation and the credit union industry.

    This training session is the perfect way to show your examiner that your credit union's board takes its fiduciary duties seriously. As part of the workshop, you'll also receive the new Credit Union Director Handbook.

    All workshop attendees have the opportunity to earn their NCVE designation with an exam at the end.

    Additional Workshop Fee: $199 member; $280 nonmember
    Additional Exam Fee: $49 member; $69 nonmember

    Add the workshop and exam during registration. If you've already registered, contact us to add one or both to your existing registration.

  • 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
    Networking Reception at Rosecliff Mansion

    Presented by BFB Gallagher and CUNA Mutual Group

    Enjoy heavy hors d'oeuvres and cocktails while connecting with fellow credit union board members at Newport's famous Rosecliff Mansion. Constructed in 1902 as a party pavilion for one of the leading society hostesses of the Gilded Age, this snow-white fantasy in terra cotta has become a popular Hollywood stage set. It has doubled for Jay Gatsby's home in The Great Gatsby with Robert Redford, a foreign embassy in True Lies starring Arnold Schwartzeneger, and even as the White House for Steven Spielberg's Amistad, among other films.

    Join us for what is sure to be a memorable occasion! The famous heart-shaped staircase welcomes you to the entrance hall. Many statues and fountains adorn the grounds. You'll also enjoy a breathtaking view of the ocean from the terrace, a panoramic vista.

Tuesday, May 8

Program begins at 8:00 a.m. and adjourns at 2:00 p.m.
  • 7:00 - 9:15 a.m.
  • 7:00 - 8:00 a.m.
    Networking Breakfast

    Brought to you by BFB Gallagher

  • 8:00 - 9:15 a.m.
  • 9:15 - 1:15 p.m.
  • 8:00 - 8:05 a.m.
  • 8:05 - 8:35 a.m.
    Washington Update


    There's been a lot of change in Washington, D.C., and that also affects the Federal Reserve and Consumer Financial Protection Board (CFPB). Discuss the potential impact on your credit union and learn about the economic and operational trends you’ll need to pay attention to in 2018 and beyond.

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  • 8:45 - 9:45 a.m.

    CEO succession planning is primarily an exercise in continuous leadership development. Is your credit union ready? This session will explore the BOD's role in CEO succession and the tips and tools to succeed.

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  • 10:00 - 11:00 a.m.
    Financial Literacy Mastery

    Financial Literacy Training Certificate, CPE

    Satisfy your NCUA financial literacy requirement by taking your knowledge of financial statements to the next level. You’ll learn how to read balance sheets, key ratios, and income statements, plus explore asset liability management (ALM) principles and bonding requirements.

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  • 11:00 - 12:00 pm
  • 12:00 - 1:00 pm

    Our experts will breakdown what compensation looks like today based on research and data collected during the industry-wide Executive Compensation Survey conducted in partnership between NAFCU and BFB Gallagher. We will discuss trends around the country including increasing salaries, vacancies, recruiting, and NCUA regulations. Looking ahead, we explain why your credit union should be conducting market surveys and what the best practices, process, and deliverables should be. Finally, we will walk through a recent case study where a credit union board chair want to see if their new CEO was being competitively paid.

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  • 1:00 - 1:45 pm

    Due to FinTech, payments, and the expectations of millennials, our industry has never been in more flux. Explore and define the questions your credit union needs to be asking—and answering—to ensure it stays relevant in the face of three important principles:

    • Change is always happening
    • The great organizations embrace change
    • The best organizations do everything they can to control their future

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  • 2:00 - 5:30 p.m.

Wednesday, May 9

Program begins at 8:00 a.m. and adjourns at 2:00 p.m.
  • 7:00 - 8:00 a.m.
    Networking Breakfast

    Brought to you by CUNA Mutual Group

    Brought to you by CUNA Mutual Group

  • 7:45 a.m. - 8:45 a.m.
  • 8:45 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
  • 8:00 - 9:00 a.m.

    Have you always been jealous of Marty McFly? Here’s your chance to travel through time and look at credit unions in the year 2025 – no DeLorean needed. Our industry is subject to the actions of and reactions to global banks, bond issuers, local competitors, interest rates and the complex counter party web draped across the whole money system. Before you think it’s all doom and gloom, Filene’s extensive analysis paints an overall optimistic picture and will show you:

    What credit union products and services consumers will use in 2025
    Which channels consumers will primarily use to access products and services
    How many credit unions will be there and what the overall ecosystem that supports them will look like
    How growth will be divided among credit unions of different asset sizes
    What impact economic changes will have on lending

    At your landing back in the present, you’ll be armed with a better understanding of what it takes to prepare for that not-so-distant future.

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  • 9:15 -10:15 a.m.

    The board of directors sets the direction for the Credit Union’s use of IT. The board needs to approve IT-related policies, and other strategic objectives. To carry out their responsibilities, board members must understand IT activities and risks. This session will review the current cyber security landscape from the unique perspective of the BOD.

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  • 10:30 - 11:15 a.m.
    BSA 2018 Update

    NCCO, NCRM, NCBSO, CPE, BSA Training Certificate

    Criminals are always looking for new institutions to launder money through. Help stop them—and satisfy your Bank Secrecy Act (BSA) training requirement—with this overview of the Act itself, the requirements for credit unions, and the role you play as a board member.

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  • 11:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.
  • 12:15 - 1:15 p.m.

    Solidify your knowledge of supervisory committee duties and get your supervisory training certificate. You'll take an in-depth look at topics such as: the NCUA exam, work planning, minutes and meetings, the committee charter, and member verification. You'll also cover monitoring the annual audit and addressing member complaints.

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  • 12:15 - 1:15 p.m.

    There are so many articles and books on how to govern yet so much disappointment expressed by board members and executive leadership. Are we so caught up in "doing" things right that we forget the complexity of being a board of leaders? What are some credit unions doing to advance their level of thinking and dialogue?  What are evidenced-based practices in preparing for a productive board meeting? What should be the role of the Board in strategic planning? Myers shares recent research from academics that have been practically applied, some with minimal success and others with outstanding success.

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  • 1:30 - 2:30 p.m.
    Breakout Session: Supervisory Committee - Emerging CU Risks of the Future

    NCCO, NCRM, CPE, Supervisory Committee Training Certificate

    Credit union risks are evolving. Is your credit union ready for a negative news story, or a new FinTech competitor poaching your most profitable members? It's important you be prepared to manage them from a supervisory committee perspective. You'll learn the latest in cybersecurity, rules impacting compliance risks, and more.

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  • 1:30 - 2:30 p.m.

    A board member’s duties can seem overwhelming and far reaching. In this course you'll learn the fundamental duties of a board and the best ways to carry them out. You'll also cover functions that boards often become involved in that have little benefit, or even have a negative impact on the credit union. Tips on improving efficiency in governance will be identified. Conversely, you'll explore what very effective boards do to make the best use of their time and how they guide their credit unions to become most beneficial for the membership.

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  • 3:00 - 4:30 p.m.

Thursday, May 10

Program begins at 8:00 a.m. and adjourns at 11:30 a.m.
  • 7:00 - 8:00 a.m.
  • 8:00 - 9:00 a.m.

    Successful credit union leaders know the importance of creating a strong shared vision and mission for their teams. A compelling vision and mission inspires leaders to press forward. And, when confidently communicated to the team, an inspiring vision and mission becomes a rallying cry for all stakeholders to reach for and accomplish more. This session will provide credit union leaders with guidance on how to imagine and communicate a shared vision and mission to all levels of their organization.

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  • 9:15 - 10:15 a.m.

    CEOs are requesting game-changing competencies from their board members. Board chairs are focusing on high-performing practices and conducting complex and challenging work. How can boards manage these critical challenges without becoming overworked and undervalued? Are assessments valuable? If so, what kind is best, and how should they be managed? How can a board’s agenda most effectively reflect the needs of the membership? How can a credit union’s CEO help its board stay in its lane? What is consequential governance? What is the real story behind doing away with or retaining term limits? What is the best way to structure onboarding for new board members? The speakers presents a fresh look at boardrooms that will increase optimism and lead to high-performing board practices. Five levels of board consciousness are shared in a practical application to support boards in their continuous leadership challenge for consequential governance.

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  • 10:30 - 11:30 a.m.

    In his powerful keynote, Brent Gleeson will draw connections between his battle-tested military experience and your role, to teach you how high performance teams in any environment can achieve their goals. Learn more

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  • 11:30 a.m.

This is a tentative schedule, subject to change as the program develops.

*Additional fees apply. See registration page for pricing.

Education Credits

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Session Credit Information

  • Program Knowledge Level: Basic
  • Recommended Field of Study: See Session Descriptions
  • Prerequisites: None
  • Advanced Preparation: None
  • Delivery Method: Group Live