The World Council of Credit Unions Global Women's Leadership Network southern Nevada sister society joined forces with the California/Nevada credit union league southern Nevada chapter. The groups welcomed Natalie Buckel a local leadership expert working with Jimmy John's franchises. The meeting was held at Credit Union 1 on Thursday, April 16th.

The session was filled with dynamic discussions and activities. Assisting management and staff on how to stay motivated, proactive, positive, and happy. Identifying what are the key elements for group motivation as well as individual motivation. We also discussed extrinsic rewards vs. intrinsic rewards. This is an identification process to assist in targeting the best possible strategy for an individual employee. Finally, we discussed implementation of motivation strategies that will provide empowerment to the front of house team members that will alleviate your management team from the day to day issues that arise.
The President and CEO of Elevations Credit Union, Gerry Agnes, welcomed over 30 female executives to the credit union and spoke eloquently about the importance of the Global Women’s Leadership Network and World Council.  He proudly noted that Elevations Credit Union has earned the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award, the highest presidential honor for performance excellence in innovation, improvement and visionary leadership.  Elevations is the first credit union in the country to win the award. 

This commitment to leadership development was evident through the Sister Society meeting.  Nancy Herbert, Board Member of Elevations started the networking by introducing the members to Safehouse Progressive Alliance for Non-violence, Suzzanne Painter, who discussed domestic violence and the impact GWLN donations will have in supporting women within the Colorado area. 

Susan Mitchell, founding Chair of Global Women’s Leadership Network, was introduced by Nicole Brusewitz, Mountain West Credit Union Association.  Susan told the GWLN story and the history of Dr. Brian Branch’s, CEO of World Council,  purpose in starting a network of credit union women.  It was an inspiring look at how we can make a difference, globally and locally.  She noted that there are now more than 700 members in 53 countries.

Calyn Ostrowski, Worldwide Foundation Executive Director, presented key initiatives from World Council and gave the members a look at events that are planned for the upcoming year, scholarships awarded and the strategic vision for GWLN.

The group then engaged in networking exercises regarding leadership transitions, telling their personal stories, advocating for themselves, asking for a seat at the table and a robust discussion on “why” women are not stepping forward. 

We discussed becoming the “host” Sister Society for the Denver Conference and everyone was very excited.  We encouraged everyone to join as members, so they can participate fully in the opportunities presented through GWLN. 

Great session and inspiration!  Thanks again to Elevations Credit Union and to Mountain West Credit Union Association.  
The HRD Network Conferences provide you with relevant topics, timely information and an opportunity to get re-focused and re-energized. MSA is a proud business partner and speak at the upcoming Annual Conference in San Diego. In addition to learning from industry experts, you will have the opportunity to share best practices and exchange ideas with others in your field. Please join us! 

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MSA participated in a lunch and learn at Touro University with President Shelley Berkley for Southern NV Sister Society Global Women's Leadership, World Council of Credit Unions. This University is changing the landscape of education in Nevada and across the globe. Credit Union professionals from southern Nevada gathered to learn about the community involvement as well as President Berkley's communication style. Her experience in politics and education is extensive, she offered excellent advise for women and all leaders. 
Amazing week on the Gold Coast, Australia as credit unions and cooperative financial institutions from across the globe gathered to create synergy and energize our global credit union movement. The WOCCU is a world trade association and development agency for credit unions. Their international program assists credit unions to build efforts, provide services to the underserved, support communities and encourage legislative reform. Mitchell Stankovic is a Gold Level supporter of the WOCCU. We also lead, facilitate and support many activities in conjunction with WOCCU. 

The Global Women's Leadership Network Forum at the WCUC meeting in Australia was a great success. Facilitated by Sue Mitchell, women from across the globe discussed ways to get involved and assist each other in making a difference in the lives of their members. 
Susan Mitchell & Brandi Stankovic of MSA will be speaking at the TMG Executive Summit in Lake Tahoe July 14-16.  This award-wining duo is on the leading edge of results-oriented, strategic initiatives. They will be a catalyst for your leadership legacy as you walk away with success-boosting strategies and best-practice approaches. 

There is a rich history within the financial services industry and many of its founders are retiring, passing the baton to a new generation of leaders ready to rethink and energize.  Learn how to successfully activate the legacy through thoughtful leadership. Follow this link to register today!

The meeting of the Arizona Sister Society of the Global Women's Leadership Network, World Council of Credit Unions on May 29 offered another tremendous opportunity for learning and networking, as well as contributing to the community. Participants enjoyed a great opening from Jaquetta Ward, Association Support Manager at the Mountain West Credit Union Association (MWCUA), who hosted the event with her organization. Thanks to Brandi Stankovic from Mitchell Stankovic for her update on the growth of the organization. She reported that we now have more than 600 members in 15 chapters across the globe - including our partner group that started in Colorado on May 28. Brandi's presentation featured a discussion of issues from Lean In by Sheryl Sandberg. The topics spurred thoughtful discussions about the nature of leadership and how we can promote our own success and that of other women in credit unions. 
MSA has partnered with San Mateo Credit Union for over 20 years. Currently, we are working with the emerging leaders of the organization in the High Performance Leadership training. MSA is focusing our attention on Mentoring, Coaching, Problem Solving and Diversity. We are also working with the entire Management team on their own personal development through the creation of IDPs: Customized Individual Development Plans. This engagement requires the focus of the entire organization, from the CEO to the front line. San Mateo Credit Union believes in education and retaining great talent. 

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MSA values the financial literacy of young people. Every year, we support Young Money Live, an educational event at the College of Southern Nevada. This year we worked with Silver State Schools Credit Union to provide educational tools and financial support to the college students in Southern Nevada.

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Florida Global Women's Leadership Network Sister Society Session was a success!
The importance of professional women working together to develop the potential of women around the world cannot be overstated. Guest speakers included Linda Darling, SVP/COO Suncoast Schools Credit Union and Dr. Brandi Stankovic, Mitchell Stankovic & Associates.