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Fostering a productive and employee-focused workplace is a critical component of your credit union’s success. Your League is offering a certification program designed to help your employees …


  • Gain insights into their individual talents, motivations and potential.

  • Build a foundational knowledgebase related to leadership and communication.

  • Develop an inclusive mindset that understands the critical roles of diversity and belonging in today’s business world.

  • Acquire a deeper understanding of the financial services and credit union industries, including financials and key ratios.

  • Grow and expand their understanding of the essential workplace skillset, including coaching skills and accountability; team-building dynamics and achieving better synergy in groups; the development of a strategic mindset; leading and managing organizational innovation and change; effective decision-making; and improving one’s leadership and management style.


June 26-27, 2024 


EMERGE Conference

Begin your journey for the EMERGE Certification at the EMERGE Conference. If you have already registered for the event, congratulations! You are one step closer to completing this program. 


September 18, 2024  


Overview of Credit Union System, Philosophy, Understanding Financials/Key Ratios, and Legislative Advocacy.

Gain an understanding of what makes credit unions tick and our role in the financial services marketplace, including the financials that drive our success, the philosophy on which our industry was built, and the obligation each of us has in advocating for credit unions.


November 14, 2024


Leadership and Communication Styles

We’ll focus on leadership, highlighting authentic leadership and how best to use our personal strengths in the workplace. Participants will complete the Working Genius assessment, after which we’ll review how that assessment applies to individual and team performance.  Includes a leadership personality assessment facilitated by a professional.


February 13, 2025


Cultivating Employee Engagement and Inclusion.

We’ll examine the importance of fostering an inclusive mindset in the workplace and how that helps us grow as individuals and support others. An inclusive, engaged environment improves our ability to recruit and retain top talent; aids us in navigating conflict; and fosters innovative, high-performing and highly productive organizations.


TBD April/May 2025

In conjunction with IGNITE | The League Annual Meeting


Leading Strategically and Communicating with Impact.

The leader is the key to the success of any team. The leader shapes the culture, focus, and direction of the team and sets the expectation. The performance of any team is the direct result of the effectiveness of its leader. Leaders will learn how shape employee mindset, develop effective behaviors, coach to skills, and improve results through coaching and accountability.


  • $750 includes EMERGE conference and all 4 additional modules. Complete all five modules in a two-year period and earn an EMERGE Leadership Certification. Note: All five modules (including the EMERGE Conference) are offered annually.

  • If you prefer, we offer modules 2-5 at $200 on an a la carte basis. The EMERGE Conference is currently priced at $375, though credit unions registering more than one individual can take advantage of a discount offer on all registrations after the first.

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