Calling all CU professionals, age 40 and under! Come together at the 2016 YP Conference as we strive to Aspire, Educate, and Evolve. This conference is geared towards credit union professionals who are tuned into the cooperative movement, plugged into the CU philosophy of people helping people and who have a desire to score big with the credit union difference in their communities. Aspire to be better as a credit union young professional. Educate yourself and discover new possibilities. Evolve as a leader and design the future!
June 3 - July 5
after July 5
Registration Fee includes: All general sessions and breakout sessions, CSR networking event, continental breakfast, plated lunch, and all refreshment breaks, PLUS a chance to win a cash prize at the end of the closing general session (you must be present to win).
Cancellation Policy: Substitutions are always welcome. Registration fee refunds (less a $150 processing fee per person) are granted for cancellations received in writing on or before July 5, 2016. No refunds will be granted after July 5.
Grant Assistance: The Cornerstone Credit Union Foundation is accepting scholarship applications for League training events based on financial need. Applications must be received by application deadlines. Please visit the Foundation's website to view all grant applications, guidelines and deadlines. Contact Emily Moreno, Foundation Grants Manager, at 469-385-6483 for more information.
Hilton Dallas Park Cities
5954 Luther Lane
Dallas, Texas 75225
Room Rate Deadline: July 5
Group Code: CYP
We've partnered with SuperShuttle to provide you affordable transportation to/from hotel/airport.
Dallas Love Field - $14 per person/per direction
DFW Airport - $21 per person/per direction
Thursday, August 4, 2016
Corporate Social Responsibility Event: Interfaith Family Services
Lunch is on your own
12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
2:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Become an Effective Advocate for Your Credit Union
YP Advocacy Committee
3:30 p.m. - 3:45 p.m.
5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
YP Meet Up
Evening on your own
Friday, August 5, 2016
8:00 a.m. - 8:30 a.m.
8:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
The Kids are Alright (Tackling Your Career Challenges)
Stacy Campesi, SLC Coaching
10:15 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.
Breakout Sessions 1
1. Where Credit Unions Stand in Cyber Warfare and Why Standing Together is Critical
Idrees Rafiq, Credit Union Resources, Inc.
2. Jack of All Trades, but Master of ONE
Stacy Campesi, SLC Coaching
3. Volunteering: Key to Your Personal and Professional Growth
Panel of Former YP Advisors
11:15 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Breakout Sessions 2
4. 8 Strategies for Aspiring Credit Union Leaders
Jim Bouchard, Black Belt Mindset Productions
5. Social Media - the Necessary Evil
Todd Miller & Sarezh Sorany, Glint Advertising and Design
6. Feel the Difference: Cornerstone’s Efforts to Grow Consumer Credit Union Awareness and Membership
Carey Quackenbush, GDC
12:30 p.m. - 1:45 p.m.
CEO Roundtable Lunch
Young Professional of the Year Award Presentation
2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Closing General Session
Sensei Leadership - Leadership for Maximum Engagement
Jim Bouchard, Black Belt Mindset Productions
The Cornerstone Young Professionals are happy to partner with Interfaith Family Services (IFS) as part of their corporate social responsibility (SCR) for the 2016 Cornerstone YP Conference.
Here is a quick overview of some things IFS does for the Dallas community:
Here is a list from IFS of items needed to help these families in need. They need small household items such as trash bags, silverware, paper towels, toilet paper, etc. They also need linens and non-perishable pantry staples. IFS also accepts new/gently-used business clothing to assist their residents with their job search.
The Cornerstone YP Advisors are very excited to have the opportunity to help IFS. As a conference attendee, you are encouraged to get involved and contribute by donating items from the list.
Join members of the YP Advocacy Committee as they team up with Cornerstone’s Advocacy staff to show you ways to become an effective advocate for your credit union. Attend this session and gain the knowledge and encouragement necessary to make your voice heard on the legislative and regulatory issues impacting your credit union and members.
Volunteerism develops and improves critical business skills, such as problem solving, coaching/mentoring and communicating effectively.
It also helps develop effective leadership skills such as planning projects, managing time, motivating individuals, giving feedback and building teams. These skills, often termed 'soft skills', are considered more important than experience or college education in defining successful business leaders.
Join YP alumni as they share tips to position yourself for growth within the credit union industry through volunteering.
As a company, Google is often known as much for innovation as it is for search, but this notion goes well beyond bringing new products to consumers or developing advanced product features. At Google, the culture of innovation permeates everything we do: often the development of a truly innovative technology was enabled by innovations elsewhere, spanning everything from infrastructure, security, policy, and even hiring. This discussion reveals how, at Google, innovation constitutes a holistic environment.
Loren Hudziak is a Google Solutions Architect having worked in the IT industry for 18 years. He initially started as an application developer and DBA before shifting to big data and analytics solutions.
Prior to Google, he worked on numerous commercial and government systems through work at Oracle, Borland, and IBM. He holds BS and MS degrees in Computer Science and Information Systems from American University.
Dr. Happel speaks on the domestic economy and international trends, paying particular attention to generational spending patterns, to recent Federal Reserve policy, and to current tax/spending proposals by the White House and Congress.
Dr. Stephen Happel is an Emeritus Professor of Economics at the Arizona State University W.P. Carey School of Business, where he has taught there since 1975. He grew up in Quincy, Illinois, received a B.A. in mathematics and economics from the University of Missouri in 1969, an M.A. from Duke in 1972, and a Ph.D. in economics from Duke in 1976. In addition to visiting appointments at North Carolina State University, the Australian National University and the University of Waikato in New Zealand, Dr. Happel is founding director of the ASU School of Business Honors Program and served as Associate Dean of Undergraduate Studies from 1991 to 1999.
His research focuses on applied microeconomics and demographic issues. He has written two textbooks and over 100 articles in both professional journals and popular outlets, including the Wall Street Journal, the Cato Journal, the Christian Science Monitor, and the Arizona Republic. This work covers arguments for free-market ticket scalping, student academic dishonesty at universities, U.S. fertility rates, and the snowbird lifestyle among retirees.
Dr. Happel has received many teaching awards at ASU, including the ASU Distinguished Teaching Award, the Burlington Northern Award, and Arizona Professor of the Year selected by the Council for the Advancement and Support of Education. He has recently taught both large undergraduate classes in macroeconomics and MBA classes in managerial economics. Dr. Happel is also a long-time instructor at the Pacific Coast Banking School in Seattle and the Arizona Tax Institute. He speaks throughout the U.S. on the domestic economy and international trends, paying particular attention to generational spending patterns, to recent Federal Reserve policy, and to current tax/spending proposals by the White House and Congress.
So your boss doesn’t listen to you, you’re thinking about grad school, or wait, should you go into the field? And you’re contemplating finally taking up that Arabic class, but really want to ask for advice from the (highly accomplished) Vice President – whom you also think should be your mentor. ACK! You’ve got questions on your mind, and some challenges you need to think through, but don’t worry, it'll be alright! Join this highly interactive session, designed to help you identify your top challenges of 2016, and workshop solutions and next steps with your peers. Facilitated by a career coach who specializes in young professionals in the nonprofit space, this workshop utilizes unique methods that help you identify your challenges, and decide the best steps for you to overcome them.
Think Fear of Missing Out (FOMO) just shows up when we're deciding how to spend our weekends? Think again. As young professionals we often convince ourselves to take on projects, tasks, learn new skills, and say "yes" to practically anything asked of us; all in the hopes that this time it will be a game-changing opportunity. The result is that we end on taking way too much, feel like we can't do any one thing well, and stress ourselves out!
In reality, new opportunities are presented to us all the time! And the best part: we are allowed to be selective about saying "yes" or "no". As we become aware of our strengths and the things that bring us joy, these choices become easier.
In this interactive session, we discuss proven methods to help you identify your strengths, build your confidence, increase your productivity, and show your boss your stuff!
Stacy Campesi is the owner of SLC Coaching. She is passionate about helping young professionals who are stuck in unfulfilling jobs find passion and fire in their career again.
Stacy knows firsthand that navigating the "real-world" as a young professional isn't easy. She worked in the nonprofit industry for over 7 years before deciding to make an impact on the world in a different way by becoming a professional coach.
Stacy loves working with clients who feel trapped in their current jobs and constantly feel frustrated, hopeless, and yearning for more. By cutting through the uncertainty, self-doubt, and fear of change that holds them back, Stacy is able to help her clients make decisions that get them what they want, without compromising a thing!
In addition to her coach training through the Institute of Professional Excellence in Coaching (iPEC), Stacy holds a B.A. in Sociology and an M.A. in Leadership. She is certified as an Energy Leadership Master Practitioner and is a member of the International Coach Federation.
Most people associate the word "Sensei" with "teacher." That works! Sensei literally translates as "one who went before." If you're a consultant, coach, mentor or adviser - people seek your expertise and leadership. They expect you to be their guide - the Sensei.
As we say in the dojo, they expect that "If you talk the talk; you walk the walk!"
In this highly interactive session you learn the essential qualities of Sensei Leadership and how to apply these principles to become more effective – both personally and professionally!
You're young, new to the CU world - or maybe you've come to the credit union from another job. You're enjoying the community focus and sense of caring here. You like that you're part of something important.
You're also ambitious, eager for new challenges and opportunities and you want to take the next step into CU leadership.
In this session, we review the 8 actionable strategies that can help you realize your potential and become a leader in your credit union, and in your community.
The world needs more authentic leaders, and there is no better place to express yourself as a caring, compassionate and effective leader than in the CU community. CU leaders are making a difference, every day, serving their communities and helping people realize their potential and their dreams.
Be one of those leaders. Start today.
Through his life in martial arts, Jim Bouchard transformed himself from dropout, drug abuser and failure to successful entrepreneur and Black Belt.
Now as a business speaker, trainer and author of THINK Like a BLACK BELT and THE SENSEI LEADER, Jim is in demand internationally touring and speaking to corporate and conference audiences. He appears regularly on TV and radio including such programs as BBC Worldview and FOX News.
The session gives insight into cybersecurity warfare and the part your credit union plays in the battle providing insight to the ‘why’ behind compliance. This overall gauge also demonstrates how to protect your credit union, your members, and employees.
Idrees Rafiq, Jr. provides information technology services and consulting to credit unions. He specializes in physical, administrative, and technical security consulting addressing compliance elements of NCUA Relegation Part 748 Appendix A and B. Idrees is experienced in network architecture, infrastructure, administration, management, and support.
Todd is the Director of New Business Development at Glint Advertising and Design. Prior to joining Glint, Todd was the President and Owner of Innovative Barware, LLC. Innovative Barware manufactured and distributed a line of souvenir cups he invented and patented and customers included organizations such as Universal Studios, SeaWorld, Busch Gardens, Six Flags Entertainment, Wyndham Worldwide, Royal Caribbean, among others.
After selling his company in 2014, Todd decided to simply find a cool, energetic company that focused on the core philosophy of “helping others succeed”. He found Glint Advertising and Design.
Todd graduated with a BBBA in Marketing from Baylor University in 1989. Despite one his daughter’s graduating from Texas Tech University and the other currently a student at the University of Arkansas, he still roots for his Bears and let’s his daughters know who has the best team!
Sarezh is an Account Manager at Glint Advertising and Design. He originally majored pre-law but found that his true passion was in the world of advertising.
While handling multiple social media accounts, Sarezh has discovered a gift that many young professionals seek – being able to extend the voice and image of clients through many creative tactics – including social media.
Sarezh holds a BS in Advertising from Texas State University – San Marcos.
During the past three years, Cornerstone’s Awareness & Outreach Committee has been working diligently toward delivering a consumer awareness campaign for credit unions in the Cornerstone region. Working with GDC, a creative agency based in San Antonio, the committee is in the midst of executing the campaign to grow credit union membership across the region across all asset sizes. The scope of work has included extensive research across the region and nationally with a specific focus on millennials and unbanked or underbanked Hispanics; a mirror branding exercise to define who we are and who we want to be, as well as what sets us apart from our competition; and an executable campaign. The campaign includes a messaging matrix, brand strategy, marketing plan, digital advertising plan, and campaign deliverables for credit unions that support and/or complement pre-existing credit union brands and marketing efforts.
Carey brings a mix of creative experience, leadership, marketing and business strategy to the table on any account he works on. As GDC’s Chief Ideation Officer, he leads the charge to translate client objectives into meaningful connections with target audiences. The result is a creative product that is meaningful to the audience, actionable to the client, and beneficial to all.