CUNA HR/OD Council conference set for April 10-13

November 5, 2015

MADISON, Wis. (11/5/15)--The 22nd annual CUNA HR & Organizational Development Council Conference will be held April 10-13 at the Rosen Centre Hotel in Orlando, Fla.

The event offers four days of sessions and networking opportunities for credit union professionals in the human resources (HR), training and organizational development (OD) fields.

“This conference offers innovative approaches to a range of difficult HR and organizational development issues, from strengthening the team dynamic to adapting to new technologies to addressing compensation challenges,” said Bob Davis, senior vice president, VyStar CU, Jacksonville, Fla., and executive committee chair, CUNA HR/OD Council. “Attendees leave with a better understanding of how to engage and empathize with their staff.”

CUNA has also announced that author, executive adviser and career mentor Simon Bailey will serve as the keynote speaker for the conference. Bailey, who was the first African-American sales director for Walt Disney World Resort, will give a presentation titled “Shift Your Brilliance: How to Lead, Engage and Grow in the Next Decade.”

More general and breakout sessions will be announced in the coming weeks.

Submissions are now open for the council's 2016 awards, which will be presented onsite during the conference. In addition to the Excellence Awards, the council will present awards in two new categories--the Rising Star of the Year Award and the Professional of the Year Award.

“Credit unions face a number of imposing staff and organizational challenges that require finesse, intelligence and unconventional strategy to overcome,” said Jennifer Huggard, vice president of administration for the Northwest Credit Union Association, and the council’s awards committee chair. “These awards are our opportunity to recognize true feats of human resources, training and organizational development that inspire the entire movement.”