About the Summit
Many credit unions have succession planning or targeted leadership strategies for senior-executive management. Few focus on developing mid-tier ranks where people often need information and the most support. Cultivating the leadership potential of up-and-coming talent can shorten developmental milestones and expedite top performers’ readiness for advancement.

The Summit will promote the advancement of women by focusing on the US industry’s “pipeline” problem. Credit union women working in mid to high-tiered positions are invited to participate in an intimate two-day workshop designed to inspire new insights and action.

This unique platform dedicated to credit union women only will focus on critical competencies, networking, and expanding knowledge; increasing the number of women in the ready-now or ready-soon pool.

Prior to the Summit, participants will receive a self-assessment tool and asked to evaluate their strengths, weaknesses and development areas. Workshop activities will address the assessment’s needs by offering hands-on assistance through professional training, knowledge sharing, and skill-building activities.

Date & Location
The Executive Readiness Summit will take place in Chicago, Illinois on November 12 - 14, 2018. 

November 12, 2018: Networking Reception 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm 
November 13, 2018: 8:00 am – 5:00 pm. Dinner to follow.
November 14: 8:00 am – 2:30 pm

Application Process
The application for the Executive Readiness Summit will be available on our website and opens June 1, 2018
. Applicants will be due September 7, 2018 to cuwomen@woccu.org. Final decisions will be communicated early September. Each applicant will be notified of their status and whether she is accepted as conference participant. 

US$1,200. Fee includes workshop registration, networking reception, breakfast, lunch, dinner (one-night only) self-assessment and action plan tools, and one-year Network membership. There is a room block rate of $250/night at the Fairmont Chicago, Millennium Park Hotel. The nearest airports are O’Hare (ORD) and Chicago Midway (MDW). To reserve your room, call 800-526-2008 and use the group code “2017 Executive Readiness Summit”.

We will select a diverse set of exemplary, high-performing female candidates who meet the following eligibility requirements:

  • Must be in a management position responsible for leading a team
  • Career aspirations of moving into the c-suite or CEO position
  • History of superior professional achievement
  • Strong interpersonal, communication, and team-building skills
  • Note: We are currently only accepting 2 women per organization

Sponsorship Opportunities
The Executive Readiness Summit is a unique opportunity to align your organization's values and advance US credit union women. Contact
cuwomen@woccu.org to learn more. 

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