It’s time to get serious about yourself. We’ve compiled five of the biggest reasons for you to finally invest in a professional organization in 2019.
1. Life-long learning
Professional associations are often at the epicenter of knowledge and innovation on the latest industry trends. Keeping up with current best practices on your own can certainly be done, but you’ll be sacrificing valuable time researching developments you could have experienced firsthand.
CUNA Councils hold annual Conferences, forums and virtual roundtables where credit union leaders can regularly discuss the current industry landscape, staying informed on the topics most relevant to them. Plus, you’ll have easier access to additional learning opportunities CUNA offers.
Developing yourself and your business is critical, but your budget can often be a challenge to fully taking advantage of opportunities for growth.
A membership with CUNA Councils provides 10% off most CUNA products and services, including schools, conferences and webinars.
3. Get connected
It’s no secret that making the right connections can be a critical step towards the next big leap for your business or career. Unfortunately, actually making those connections is often easier said than done.
As part of a professional association, you’re instantly connected with a network of dedicated, informed professionals eager to collaborate and assist one another. CUNA Councils is home to more than 7,000 industry professionals, all working towards the shared success of credit unions.
4. Be your best you
Knowing that you’re excelling in your role is a great feeling that can inspire you to reach even higher in pursuit of your goals.
Access to a professional association provides valuable benchmarks and information to verify that you’re on the right track and help you adjust if needed. From peer input to cutting-edge research, CUNA Councils has you covered while you work on being your best.
5. Earn recognition in your field
Everyone appreciates some well-deserved acknowledgment. As a member of CUNA Councils, you’ll have the chance to win any number of our 361 annual awards recognizing excellence in various fields within the industry.