Professional Development


The MD|DC Credit Union Association hosts a Young Professionals panel discussion

At every career stage, the MD|DC Credit Union Association provides professional development opportunities. From CEOs to young professionals, the focus is on supporting your entire credit union.

Young Professionals Network
The Young Professionals Network is for credit union professionals age 40 and under and is designed to cultivate the next generation of young professionals to advance the credit union movement through leadership, community outreach, networking and advocacy. It’s free to join! Find out more here.

The Power of Strategic Marketing: Led by Bryn Conway, Principal BC Consulting, LLC
The Power of Strategic Marketing is a 5-month program that is ideal for executives, managers, and career-minded individuals striving to understand and implement strategic marketing at their organization. You’ll learn how to:

• DEVELOP YOUR BRAND – Define your community and demonstrate your mission, vision and values in your business plan
• MASTER THE METRICS - Effectively target market through research and measurement
• INTEGRATE YOUR MEMBER EXPERIENCE - Perfect retail delivery and member engagement
• PROPEL YOUR PUBLIC RELATIONS – Communicate effectively and tell your story
• DEEPEN YOUR RELATIONSHIPS – Sponsor, give and develop business
• BRING IT ALL TOGETHER – Craft a strategic marketing plan

Please check back for 2019 dates for the Power of Strategic Marketing program.

The Exceptional Leader Program: Led by Laurie Maddalena, CEO of Envision Excellence
The Exceptional Leader Program is a high-impact, comprehensive, six-month leadership mastery program geared toward established and emerging leaders. It is designed to upgrade the management skills of leaders and dramatically increase their effectiveness.
The next six-month session begins September 2018.

You can register for the Exceptional Leader Program here.

Emotional Intelligence Assessment and Workshop: Led by Laurie Maddalena, CEO of Envision Excellence
The most successful leaders have the ability to monitor their own feelings as well as the emotions of others and use this information to guide their thinking and actions. Emotional intelligence has been proven to be a key indicator in human performance and development.

Participants in this interactive and engaging workshop will complete the EQ-i2.0 assessment-the first scientifically validated emotional intelligence tool in the world. Each leader will receive a confidential personalized report that includes results of their emotional intelligence on 16 elements, a customized and detailed summary of each element with tailored suggestions for improvement, and an action plan and development guide.

You can register for the next Emotional Intelligence Assessment and Workshop here.


Elevating Success: Maximizing Peak Performance: Led by Laurie Maddalena, CEO of Envision Excellence
This fun and engaging one-day workshop is based on Jack Canfield’s book The Success Principles: How to Get from Where You Are to Where You Want to Be, and will empower you with strategies to live and lead at your highest potential. This powerful teambuilding is designed to teach employees and leaders at all levels the principles of personal and professional success.

You can register for the Elevating Success: Maximizing Peak Performance here.

Leadership Detox: Reenergize and Elevate Your Leadership in 2019
It’s never been more challenging to be a leader than it is in today’s organizations. In this impactful half-day session, Laurie will share the most common behaviors and actions that hold leaders back from success. Through some powerful exercises, you will learn how to detox the habits and behaviors from your leadership that don’t serve you, so you can be an exceptional leader who gets the best from your team.

You will learn:
• The top three habits and behaviors that hold leaders back
• The most important skill for executive and leadership success
• The characteristics of a “modern” leader, and how to operate at an exceptional level

This leadership detox will help you to rid any negative habits and leave you feeling more energized and focused to bring your best, so you can lead your team to exceptional results in 2019. Experience the power of this interactive session and leave inspired to achieve more success in your life and work. You will leave with a leadership plan that will lead you to exceptional results in 2019!

Laurie Maddalena is a leadership consultant and speaker and has studied directly with Jack Canfield, the author of The Success Principles: How to Get from Where You Are to Where You Want to Be and the co-author of the Chicken Soup for the Soul series. Laurie is a certified Success Principles trainer, and has worked with hundreds of leaders to elevate their leadership and success.

Join us on January 9th from 9:00-12:00 for this half-day workshop at the MD|DC CUA.

This workshop is suitable for CEOs, executives, and leaders at any level of your company. Bring your whole team to leverage the effects of this detox and reenergize the leadership in your credit union.

Future Leaders Program: Led by Laurie Maddalena, CEO of Envision Excellence
Leadership requires the ability to understand oneself as well as the needs of others and recognize how our behaviors and preferences impact those we lead. This program is designed to build self-awareness, self-reflection, and confidence as employees prepare for management and leadership roles. This program is ideal for high potential employees, future leaders of the organization, new supervisors, employees who are tapped for management or leadership roles in one to five years.

Please check back for the next Future Leaders Program dates.

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