Prestigious Executive Education Opportunities Are Key to Credit Union Leaders' Success

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This is especially true in today's challenging financial services marketplace with increasing competition, industry consolidation and intensifying member needs. How can credit union leaders be certain they're maintaining trusted relationships with members, while keeping up with an increasingly competitive environment?

The Credit Union Executives Society's Executive Education helps leaders and their credit unions prepare for an uncertain future, and through programs such as CEO Institute, offer solutions to these dilemmas-and powerful boosts to professional development.

Advanced Leadership Institute at Harvard Business School (HBS) in Boston, July 24-29, 2005, gives credit union leaders ways to enhance leadership skills and take initiatives beyond excellent. This once-in-a-lifetime opportunity is offered in partnership through CUES(r) and the California Credit Union League.

Top-caliber participants benefit from a collaborative educational environment as they learn to redefine boundaries and develop new insights and best practices through the case method-a powerful learning approach pioneered at HBS.

Attendees learn directly from dynamic HBS faculty, which includes well-known scholars, groundbreaking researchers and authors. The forward-thinking curriculum includes: Leadership, Alignment and Organizational Change; Strategy Development; Service Value Chain; Next Level Marketing and Strategic Finance.

When it comes to legislation and its powerful impact on the credit union movement, there's no room to hesitate. Today's credit union leaders have to be ready to take an active role in forming policy and influencing legislation.

Attendees of CUES' Public Policy Institute will get a unique opportunity to see how Washington works as they explore vital issues with some of the nation's most respected scholars, politicians and journalists, May 3-6, 2005, at Brookings Executive Education, The Brookings Institution, Washington, D.C. The Brookings Institution's role as an independent "think tank" has earned it worldwide credibility and respect during its nearly 50-year history.

This program allows an exciting insiders' view of Washington. Unprecedented and non-partisan, participants are scheduled to take part in sessions at Capitol Hill, the Federal Reserve and the U.S. Department of the Treasury, where they'll explore the policymaking process and develop a better understanding of the regulatory environment.

At the inaugural Oxford Programme on Negotiation, July 10-15, 2005, Sa?d Business School, University of Oxford, Oxford, England, credit union executives and board members will have the opportunity to sharpen the skills they need to develop deals that work.

Presented in partnership with world-renowned Oxford University, this exceptional opportunity allows credit union leaders to join with influential academics, lawyers and political figures from around the world in an interactive small-group setting.

Over the course of five intensive days, participants discover how to identify their strengths and weaknesses, understand another party's position and deploy effective negotiating tactics.

The Center for Applied Executive Management, August 7-12, 2005, Boston, is a continuous professional development offering which blends a unique variety of training methods. It includes a one-week onsite session, online courses through the Harvard ManageMentor Plus e-learning and Webinars, a mentoring program and an Action Learning Project.

This is an all-new program developed specifically as a higher level of learning for credit union executives ready to move beyond the basic credit union management training that has been available in the industry. The curriculum will focus on forward-thinking leadership skills designed to broaden strategic management capabilities. Participants who complete requirements are eligible to receive the Certified Senior Executive (CSE) designation.

Directors Leadership Institute offers board members the opportunity to explore vital issues such as strategic planning, staying competitive and organizational culture. DLI(tm) is scheduled July 11-14, 2005, at Centre for Management Development, London Business School, London, England.

During the three-and-a-half day program, participants benefit from daily group-study sessions to exchange ideas related to class materials. Curriculum includes: Value-Based Management; Innovation Strategies; Succeeding with Change; Futurewise-Six Faces of Global Change; Issues in Organizational Culture; and Effective Credit Union Leadership. DLI graduates are eligible to become a Certified Credit Union Director (CCD).

Upon completion of these and other CUES executive education programs, participants may be eligible to receive continuing education units and continuing professional education units. For more information about the executive education offerings from CUES, visit cues.org, and click on Executive Education, or call 800-252-2664, ext. 5327.

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