MADISON, Wis. (8/15/13)--Fifteen credit union executives joined Filene Research Institute's i3 innovation program, which fosters the development of new ideas and innovations for credit unions.
"If innovation were simply about ideas, our job would be a lot easier," said Matt Davis, innovation director at Filene. "Making ideas happen requires a rare skill set. We look for credit union professionals who are passionate about fixing problems for consumers, have a track record of breathing life into new ideas, can excite others about their ideas and have the best chance of leading credit unions for the next generation."
Each new i3 member will serve a two-year term that kicks off in October at Filene's big.bright.minds event at Princeton University.
Ideas developed in the i3 program since its inception in 2003 have gone on to change state laws, improve the financial lives of millions of consumers, save millions of dollars for credit unions and drive new members to the credit union system, said Filene. Ideas tested through Filene's innovation lab include Prize-linked Savings, Debt in Focus/SavvyMoney, SaveUp, Savings Revolution and minTuition.
More than 20 former i3 members went on to be CEO of a credit union or credit union industry organization. The program, supported by PSCU, develops an innovation competency for the next generation of credit union CEOs using the Filene Method, an innovation curriculum developed from a decade of experience in creating, testing and implementing ideas for credit unions and their members.
The newest i3 members are:
For more information on Filene's i3 innovation program, use the link.