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COO, Isabella Community Credit Union
“I signed up for CUNA Management School (CMS) to expand my knowledge of financial issues. I wanted to advance my career, and I knew that in order to do that I needed to learn every aspect of how a credit union works. I was especially lacking in financial areas like reading a balance sheet, understanding a bottom line and using key ratios. CUNA Management School was probably the single best professional development program I've ever been involved in.
Credit unions are based on the principle of people helping people, and those team building exercises teach you a lot about people. You learn lessons about communication, managing different personalities and facilitating collaboration, which are all essential to leadership.
I graduated CUNA Management School in 2007, earning the Certified Credit Union Executive (CCUE) designation with highest honors and received the Al Jordan Leadership and Service Award. It's not the designation that matters most-although, from a career perspective, it certainly doesn't hurt. It's the information you gain about credit union operations and insights into leadership that truly make the program valuable.
I have returned twice as a graduate assistant, helping to facilitate learning and provide support for attendees. The experience is even better as a GA.
I'm incredibly grateful for the friendships I made during CUNA Management School. The generous fellow credit union leaders I met there continue to provide me with support and guidance to this day. They embody the cooperative spirit that makes this movement special.”
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