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Are you new to credit union advocacy? Or you're a seasoned advocate in need of a refresher on the latest best practices? Either way, as you prepare for Capitol Hill visits this week, hear from Congressional staff and experts with the Congressional Management Foundation on what to expect in your Hill visits this week, and how to most effectively share your story with your lawmakers.
Please note this session is intended as the first of a two-part advocacy training session, and attendees are encouraged to also attend Advocacy Training II on Tuesday.
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Electronic payments are a top target for hackers with data breaches impacting millions of consumers and creating huge losses for financial institutions. As the payments system evolves with the implementation of real-time payments, mobile payments and the rise of digital currency information security has never been more important. Government and private sector developments to support secure payments will be discussed by payments and information security leaders.
Credit unions have been facing a wave of lawsuits around the country alleging that individual credit union websites are inaccessible under the Americans with Disabilities Act. There is conflicting precedent about what is required for website accessibility and the Department of Justice began considering developing regulations to address this topic over seven years ago but never completed the process. In summer 2017, the DoJ took formal steps to deactivate the pending rulemaking. Panelist will discuss steps credit unions can take in the absence of clear standards and ongoing advocacy efforts to combat frivolous litigation and threats.
A key strength of America's credit unions is in their ability to choose to be chartered by the state or federal government. Credit unions make charter decisions based on a number of factors, including member needs, flexibility and examination frequency. Because credit unions can select their charter, federal and state regulators often compete to attract credit unions to their charter. This session will explore that competition and as well the charters' reliance on each other for ideas, motivation and methods.
Economic performance and movement in market interest rates drive credit union operating results and interactions with members. The average duration of U.S. economic recovery is roughly five years in the post-WWII period, but the current expansion is now starting its tenth year. Can it continue? Will tax cuts fuel inflation pressures? Will fiscal stimulus cause more aggressive Federal Reserve interest rate increases? Join a team of industry experts to explore implications of key economic developments, potential credit union responses and prospects for future success.
The digital revolution has brought countless wonders. The Internet, the World Wide Web, social media, mobile computing, big data, cloud and the Internet of Things have enabled myriad wonderful developments in virtually every aspect of life. Should blockchain be part of the your credit union's digital strategy? Yes! The digital revolution is bringing a new and radically different platform for credit unions to take us into the future. Learn how CULedger, a blockchain platform created and owned by credit unions, will fit within your credit union's digital strategy.
Telling your story in Washington is only the first step. Advocacy is most impactful at home. Hear from a panel of credit union leaders - executives, volunteers and young professionals - on their best-in-class advocacy strategies when it comes to engaging lawmakers in their districts, scheduling lawmaker credit union visits, and engaging credit union members in advocacy.
Please note this session is intended as the first of a two-part advocacy training session, and attendees are encouraged to also attend Advocacy Training I on Monday.
An opportunity to network, share insights and exchange ideas with other forward-thinking credit union CEOs in a candid and enlightening session. Participate in CEO-relevant discussions in a roundtable format with your peers. Topics will be driven by feedback from CU CEOs. Conducted by the CUNA CEO Council.
Participants need not be CUNA CEO Council members, but the session is strictly limited to credit union CEOs.
As states have decriminalized cannabis in recent years, legal cannabis has boomed to a multibillion dollar industry. Because of conflict between state and federal laws, these businesses cannot access banking services. And with 29 states, the District of Columbia, Guam and Puerto Rico allowing for medical marijuana, recreational marijuana or both, and another 17 states allowing low THC, high cannabidiol products for medical reasons, the situation is becoming untenable. This session will highlight the pros and cons of serving cannabis businesses and explore a path toward resolving the conflicts of law.
The regulatory environment for credit unions has been chaotic the last few years. With a new Administration and new leadership at the federal agencies, what should credit unions be paying attention to moving forward? Our panel of professionals throughout the industry will discuss how federal regulations and laws affecting credit unions may change, and what new developments are expected in 2018.
A bipartisan panel of political veterans will share their insight into the issues, landscape, and strategies that will impact Democrats or Republicans comes out on top in President Donald Trump's first midterm Congressional elections. Barry Jackson was Chief of Staff to former House Speaker John Boehner and Assistant to the President for Strategic Initiatives and External Affairs in President George W. Bush's White House, and was named one of “The World's 7 Most Powerful Conservatives” by Forbes. The Hon. Mark Begich served as United States Senator representing Alaska from 2009 - 2015, was formerly Mayor of Anchorage, Alaska, and is a sought-after strategic advisor on the interrelationship between the private sector and the U.S. government.
This interactive session will take a close look at the research, creative material, strategy and tactics being deployed to advance the creation of a brand category for credit unions. Come learn and ask questions about how credit unions can participate in the early stages of the initiative.
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