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Excellence Awards presented by HRTD Council
MADISON, Wis. (4/14/11)--The inaugural CUNA Human Resources and Training Development Council Excellence Award winners were announced during the councilfs 17th annual conference, this week in San Francisco.
Click to view larger image Executives from eight credit unions accepted awards for inaugural CUNA HR/TD Council Excellence Awards at the councilfs national conference in San Francisco this week. From left, front row: Anthony Daniels, SECU, Linthicum, Md.; Marla Casley, Oregon Community CU, Eugene, Ore.; and Michelle Trekas, Red Canoe CU, Longview, Wash; Middle Row: Lynn Stephens, Mountain America CU, West Jordan, Utah; Ken Kelly, Red Canoe CU; and Darryl Shiroma, HawaiiUSA FCU, Honolulu; and Back Row: Linda Krakora: NuMark CU, Crest Hill, Ill.; Kimberly Maxwell, SunState FCU, Gainesville, Fla.; and Lee Wiersma, UW CU Madison, Wis. (Photo proved by CUNA HR/TD Council)
The award recognizes credit unions that exemplify excellence in the human resources and training disciplines and serves to promote credit union philosophies through people leadership. This yearfs winners by category are:
* Employee Engagement (less than $499 million in assets): NuMark CU, Joliet, Ill. for its Profit & Cash program. This program challenged staff to grow services within the current membership and increase overall membership in spite of the depressed economy. The resulting growth led to the need for a new branch, which opened in January. * Employee Engagement ($500 million to $1 billion): HawaiiUSA FCU, Honolulu, for its Junior-ee Summer Internship Program. By making the students Junior Employees (Junior-ee), HawaiiUSA FCU redesigned its internship program with an emphasis on providing students with real]world work experiences. * Employee Engagement (more than $1 billion): UW CU, Madison, Wis., for creating a culture of high engagement. Working from the results of employee surveys, UW CU improved its employee engagement score and was recognized as one of the gBest Places to Workh by Madison magazine. * HR/TD Management Practices (less than $499 million): SunState FCU, Gainesville, Fla., for its SunWell Program, which promoted health and well-being for employees. The program included wellness challenges, encouraged team participation, and led to a more pleasant and productive work force. * HR/TD Management Practices ($500 million to $1 billion): Oregon Community CU in Eugene, Ore., for its 360 Training: Excelling in a Sales Culture. The training, created by Oregon Community CU staff, blended product and service training with sales training, and served to help transition staff into a high functioning sales team that exceeded all goals. * HR/TD Management Practices (more than $1 billion): SECU in Linthicum, Md., for its Connections 4.0 Upgrade Learning Program. The upgraded learning system resulted in cost and time savings by changing training from a traditional brick-and-mortar classroom to a more effective blended learning approach. This allowed staff to acquire new skills through an on-line learning solution while applying targeted face-to-face resources to support managers in the rollout. *HR/TD Strategic Leadership ($500 million to $1 billion in assets): Red Canoe CU in Longview, Wash., for its Professional Activities to Direct and Develop Leadership Excellence (PADDLE) Program, which was created as a targeted approach to cultivating true talent in the organization. Six of the initial 12 PADDLE participants have been promoted to a higher level within the credit union. * HR/TD Strategic Leadership (More than $1 billion in assets): Mountain America CU in West Jordan, Utah, for its Talent Management and Succession Planning Process. The credit union developed a full-circle talent management process that matched employee aspirations with company needs and provided on-going employee development. The result was lower turnover and increased employee satisfaction.
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