CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (3/7/16)--Twenty Carolinas credit union professionals gathered last week for the first of four two-day workshops that anchor the Carolinas Credit Union League’s (CCUL) inaugural Leadership Development Institute (LDI).
The annual program is designed to provide current and rising credit union leaders with the critical thinking skills and leadership strategies essential to growth and success.
“This is the start of a truly beneficial leadership development experience that, in the long run, will strengthen the longevity and success of our member credit unions for years to come,” said CCUL President/CEO John Radebaugh. “I want to make sure that credit unions are around for my grandkids, great grandkids, and so on. The best way we can ensure that future is to build effective leaders today."
Presented at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill in partnership with the Center for Leadership Studies (CLS), LDI features a custom curriculum taught by CLS Master Trainer and Senior Consultant J.D. McPherson.
Students began with the foundational program, Situational Leadership: Building Leaders. "Leadership is influence. And as a mathematician would conclude, influence is leadership,” McPherson said. “The two are inherently linked."
The second day featured an in-depth course on the fundamentals of coaching through the lens of Situational Leadership. Students were immersed in case studies in which coaching principles and skills were explored, learned, and applied in realistic, challenging situations.
As this and subsequent quarterly workshops conclude, students will take home assignments that bridge learning to the next on-site session.