The credit union industry is always changing. It takes a desire for new knowledge to ensure sustained success at your institution and in your career.
Nearly 70% of Americans are disengaged at work. This striking percentage is partially due to career stagnation from a lack of professional development and employees falling in to a punch in and check out routine at work. What will you do to avoid career apathy?
Here are four ways to take your development into your own hands:
1. Display your dedication
By simply taking the initiative to pursue professional development opportunities, you can show your organization that you are ready and willing to take on greater responsibilities, be more involved and dedicate yourself to your credit union.
2. Earn a certification
Certifications go a long way in the credit union industry, providing proof of deep knowledge of difficult topics. By earning one of many industry certifications or designations, you can gain significant insights into an array of specialized topics.
3. Expand your comfort zone
Seeking out new knowledge rather than waiting for someone else to challenge you puts you in a position of strength. Managers will be impressed by your initiative as you arm yourself with new knowledge and skills.
4. Learning flexibility
Many training opportunities are available both on and offline, giving you options to learn in new cities with face-to-face schools and conferences, at your desk or in the comfort of your own home with webinars and eSchools.
More than just personal knowledge, professional development events can introduce you to other credit union professionals with expertise to share so you return with new friends and resources for unfamiliar problems.
There are just a few of the many reasons credit union training can be incredibly valuable for you. To see the wide range of courses CUNA offers, visit cuna.org/schools for face-to-face options or cuna.org/eschools for online training options.