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CUNA announces 2009 ELLy awards
MADISON, Wis. (11/20/09)--Exceptional credit union trainers and training programs were honored during an awards presentation at the 2009 Experience Learning Live! (ELL) conference Oct. 25-28 in Nashville.
Click to view larger image Tara Whitmire (left) and Ashley White, ELGA CU, Burton, Mich., received first place honors for the Training Professional of the Year Award and the WOW! Award at the 2009 Experience Learning Live! Conference in Nashville.
Click to view larger image GESA CU received first place honors in the WOW! Award, which recognizes credit unions with the best overall training curriculum or event. (Photos provided by CUNA)
The ELLy awards, sponsored by the Credit Union National Association, recognize outstanding efforts in the area of professional staff development. ELGA CU, Burton, Mich., received first place for the Training Professional of the Year Award. The award was presented to Tara Whitmire and Ashley White. The award recognizes achievements of a visionary credit union training professional or department for exceptional contributions to the learning and performance of credit union staff. Whitemire and White also were presented with first place in the WOW! Award, which recognizes credit unions with the best overall training curriculum or event. Angie Henderson and Teresa Shively, GESA CU, Richland, Wash., also received first place for the award. The Training Champion Award was given to Christina Brown, president/CEO of GESA CU, Richland, Wash. The award applauds the vision, involvement and leadership of senior management for their support and development of the credit union’s training initiatives. Kitsap CU, Bremerton, Wash., received first place for the Chi Phi Delta Award, which is presented for the best development of a credit union university and its effect on staff learning and performance, using the CUNA Center for Professional Development’s (CPD) products. Eastman CU, Kingsport, Tenn., received first place for the eLearning Award for its Eastman CU Learning Resource Center. The award focuses on demonstrating how technology has changed the culture of credit unions and enhanced training. Three CPD Energizer Awards, which recognize credit unions with innovative training programs that support CUNA CPD Training, were given to:
* SPC Cooperative CU, Hartsville, S.C., small market; * BELCO Community CU, Harrisburg, Pa., medium market; and * Metro CU, Chelsea, Mass., major market.
Next year’s conference will be Oct. 21-23 in San Diego.
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