DES MOINES, Iowa (1/23/14)--The Iowa Credit Union League is looking for 15 credit union representatives to join the second year of its Iowa Innovation Group (IIG) program.
"The formation of the Iowa Innovation Group is a significant step in creating a blueprint for innovation within the Iowa credit union system," said Jim Niederhauser, league vice president of member services. "Beyond this, it has opened doors for credit union professionals who represent the next generation of leaders for the movement."
The IIG is modeled after the Filene Research Institute's i3 (Ideas, Innovation, Implementation) program. Filene and the league coach participants as they create, test and implement financial products, services and business model ideas.
Participating in the IIG provided a great opportunity to work with other credit union employees, said Jennifer Tebbe, eServices branch manager at Greater Iowa CU, Ames.
"It opened my eyes to the different challenges we all face and allowed us to find ways to work together to find solutions that will benefit all sizes of credit unions and their members," she said.
Candidates will must demonstrate leadership, passion and a collaborative spirit, the league said. Applications are due Feb. 5, and selections will be completed by Feb. 28.