Speaker Announcement Continues for CCUA’s Annual Meeting & Convention

Join your credit union peers at the Cooperative Credit Union Association, Inc.’s, 2019 Annual Meeting & Convention where we will highlight this year’s theme of Innovate – Integrate – Motivate! This annual event will return to Mohegan Sun in Uncasville, Conn., one of New England’s finest convention and meeting facilities, October 16-18.

The convention program, content-rich, dynamic, and timely with an outstanding group of industry experts, professionals, and regulators, will provide thought-provoking concepts, unique insights, and valuable data for all attendees. The sessions will incorporate topics for both large and small credit unions.

Jim BouchardThe SENSEI Leader: Effective Leadership through Courage, Compassion and Wisdom
How do you get people to go the extra mile? How do you attract and hold the people with the next great idea? How do you engage them in a mission that elevates your organization to the top? Join Jim Bouchard, Leadership Activist/Founder of Black Belt Mind Productions, LLC, at the General Session on Wednesday, October 16 at 1:30 p.m. as he teaches attendees to InspireEmpower and Guide people to their very best - Be the SENSEI LEADER!​

This highly interactive program will engage and challenge attendees to think about their most essential leadership strategies. Learn how to apply them in life - in business - and with the people you serve!

  • Learn to develop leadership skills at ALL levels, independent of title or position.
  • Bring out the best in others and confidently train them to surpass you in talent, skill and ability. 
  • Deepen bonds of Respect, Trust and Loyalty to cultivate productivity, creativity and performance.
  • Mentoring skills to develop emerging leaders and assure a successful legacy - your ultimate "succession plan"!
  • Actionable STRATEGIES and TACTICS you will implement in your company culture -TODAY.

Jim Bouchard has been teaching people how to access peak levels of performance and develop personal and professional mastery for more than 25 years. He is a true master of the mindset needed for success in business, and in life. Through martial arts, Bouchard transformed himself from dropout, drug abuser and failure to successful entrepreneur, Black Belt and Sensei. His articles are featured in CU Insight, CU Journal, CU Times, and he appears regularly on TV and radio, including such programs as CU Broadcast, BBC Worldview and FOX News. Bouchard also hosts Walking the Walk, a leadership podcast highlighting compassionate, engaged leaders from all areas                                                                                     of business, diverse cultures and experiences.

Annual Meeting & Convention Title Sponsor CUNA Mutual Group, along with more than 90 exhibitors/sponsors, will be on hand to greet credit union decision makers, displaying the latest and greatest products and services from companies that understand the importance of supporting the credit union system. The Association thanks all of them for their generous support, without it we could not deliver this first-class event.

Registration Open for Annual Meeting & Convention; Special Events

Don’t miss out, CCUA members and guests can register for this annual event today! The early-bird registration ends on August 31st.

Hotel Reservations

Mohegan Sun is now accepting both online and phone reservations for this year’s convention, which must be made by September 24 to receive our special rate of $155/night. CLICK HERE to access our exclusive room reservation code, required tax-exemption (federally-chartered CUs only) document links, dining and other activity information - including the Mandara Spa Experience!

Guest Activity - Stonington Vineyards

Guests are also invited to board a bus bound for a taste of Tuscany at the beautiful Stonington Vineyards in Connecticut’s wine country on Thursday, October 17. Relax and enjoy a private tour of the vineyards and wine tasting event in a private group tasting room. Remember the experience every time you sip from the keepsake glass that you’ll receive! Space is limited for this exclusive event, make sure you register today.

Chair Testimonial Reception

Join us for a special Chair’s Testimonial Reception as we honor our outgoing board chairperson. Ellen Ford has spent the past two years leading the CCUA board as chair.

All monies raised from those attending the Chairman’s Testimonial Reception will be directed to the state’s charity where the honoree resides. In this case for Ford, all money raised will benefit Special Olympics Rhode Island.

Ford’s tenure of 36-years at People’s Credit Union in Middletown, Rhode Island, saw her holding various positions of increasing responsibility. She was appointed President/CEO of the credit union in 2002. In addition to her leadership role at People’s Credit Union, Ford served on the board of the former Credit Union Association of Rhode Island from 2004 to 2014. During that time, she held the positions of treasurer, vice chair, and chair of the board.

It is with great honor we gather to recognize Ellen Ford for her contributions to her credit union, her community, the Cooperative Credit Union Association, and our industry at the Chairman’s Testimonial Reception. Register today to attend or sponsor this event.