CUNA's ELLy conference to recognize training excellence

April 21, 2015
MADISON, Wis. (4/22/15)--CUNA Experience Learning Live!, set for Oct. 25-28 in Las Vegas, will celebrate training excellence and offer credit union trainers an opportunity for their own professional development.
"CUNA Experience Learning Live! empowers individuals to improve the employee development programs at their credit union," said Courtney Cantwell, CUNA instructional design manager. "This event focuses on developing innovative training practices through the instruction of the training elite."
Attendees will discuss the latest industry trends, technologies and implementation strategies through the event's skill-building and networking sessions. New this year, first-time attendees will be paired with mentors to guide them through the program, provide advice and answer questions throughout the conference.
In addition, CUNA will host the CUNA Experience Learning Live! (ELLy) Training Awards. The ELLy Awards recognize outstanding credit union training programs, departments and individuals for their contributions in training and development. First-place and merit awards will be presented to credit unions in six categories:
  • Best Production Design Award for achievement in educational material design;
  • Best University (Chi Pi Delta) Award for the top credit union university based on  CUNA training;
  • eLearning Award for excellence in technology-based training;
  • Training Champion Award for remarkable training and development support by senior management;
  • Training Professional of the Year Award for exceptional achievement by a credit union training professional or department; and
  • WOW Award for the best overall training program or event.
Award winners will receive national recognition in industry publications and one complimentary registration for CUNA Experience Learning Live! in 2016, in addition to award ceremony recognition. Entries will be evaluated in two divisions based off credit union asset size. Application materials are due July 10.