MADISON, Wis. (10/21/11)--U.S. and Canadian credit unions are being asked by the Filene Research Institute to participate in the first North American-wide study on credit union governance practices. The research, designed by a team of three credit union governance experts led by Dr. Peter Goth of the University of Dublin, seeks to identify credit union governance models best suited to achieving credit union growth during the 21st Century, Filene said. The survey seeks to gather information on these governance issues:
* Credit union motivators for change and growth; * Board composition, director diversity and regional representation; * Director competencies, recruitment practices and training; * Credit union policies for director term limits; * Board self-evaluation and director assessments; and * Credit union experience at annual general meetings
The survey should be filled out by the credit union's CEO, board chair or governance committee chair (one respondent per credit union) and will take about 20 minutes to complete, said Filene. For more information, use the link by Oct. 31.