Inciting change at your CU through collaboration is easier to talk about than do, said Welby Altidor, director of creation for Cirque du Soleil. He experienced an epiphany trying to improve the operations of his own organization. "I realized every time I was complaining about not being able to collaborate with my colleagues, I was doing the same thing they were doing."
Collaborate is a verb, said Altidor, and he took it upon himself to build bridges between teams and projects instead of complaining about how it doesn't happen. One project he worked on was understanding who Cirque de Soleil's audience is. "You have to understand the aspirations of the audience you're trying to move," Altidor said.
The second phase of Same Day ACH rollout has a Sept. 15 effective date, and a list of recommended action items to be performed has been released. All financial institutions must be prepared to receive by Sept. 15.
As Congress works this week to fund the government past April 28, CUNA will be engaged in the process as it seeks to see 2 particular issues addressed: funding for CDFIs and the CFPB's exemption authority.