Emerging Leaders Program

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Emerging Leaders Program Overview

The Emerging Leaders Program is an extensive leadership program focused on developing credit union professionals who demonstrate leadership potential. 

About the Emerging Leaders Program

  • 8-month commitment

  • 4 one-day leadership development face-to-face workshops

  • 1 community service-learning group project

  • Limited to 25 leaders

Why apply?

  • Develop and build leadership skills.
  • Share and grow with peers.
  • Learn from nationally recognized presenters and industry experts.

Your Credit Union’s Best Investment? Talent.

Employees with leadership skills will strengthen your credit union, improve your bottom line, and ensure a successful future.

Organizations that invest in their employees are 50 percent more likely to see these employees outperform expectations.

Invest in talent. Invest in your people.

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Educational Investment

The cost of the program is $599. Cost includes program materials, meals and refreshments on meeting days, and 1-day registration to the Annual Meeting & Convention.  Travel expenses are not included.

Scholarships are available.

Who should register?

Credit union professionals of all ages who have demonstrated leadership potential and are ready to further develop their leadership skills.

Day One: March 13 | Getting Back to Our Roots

Day One: March 13 | Getting Back to Our Roots
Location: League Office (Louisville)

Take a step back and get an in-depth look at our credit union history.  Leaders will learn about valuable information about Kentucky credit unions, listen to a Board Director, and get an up close and personal story of leadership development from a credit union CEO.

Day one also includes presentations from:
  •             Susan Toalson, CUNA Engagement Officer
  •             Mark Skaggs, NCUA Examiner
  •             A representative from CUNA Mutual Group 

Day Two: April 24 | Lead Well and Get Stuff Done

Day Two: April 24 | Lead Well and Get Stuff Done
Location: Bluegrass Indoor Karting (Louisville

Every day, managers make decisions that affect the credit union’s financial performance. In half of the day’s workshop, leaders will get a better understanding of why numbers matter.  An industry financial expert will cover financial ratios, 5300 reports, camel ratings and more.

The other half of the workshop will focus on proven methods on how to overcome issues, strengthen group dynamics and get stuff done.

Day Three: August 14 | Speak to Connect

Day Three: August 14 | Speak to Connect
Location: League Office (Louisville)

The average person ranks the fear of public speaking higher than the fear of death. The truth is, this fear could be hurting your professional and personal life.  Leaders will learn how to move past presenting information and start connecting with their audience to build stronger levels of trust and credibility.

Day Four: September 5 | Day at the Capitol

Day Four: September 5 | Day at the Capitol
Location: Kentucky State Capitol (Frankfort)

Leaders will spend a day at the Capitol in Frankfort and learn more about the legislative process, hear from and interact with legislative leadership.  Trip includes a tour of the State Capitol.

Group Project

The purpose of the Kentucky Credit Union League’s Emerging Leaders Program is to empower credit union leaders for tomorrow.  In the program, participants will enhance their individual leadership skills and learn how to work effectively with other leaders.

Program participants will be divided into groups in which they will complete a community-based service learning project.  Community service is action within a community involving people coming together to work on a common good.  Combining the definition with learning is what community-based service learning is all about – activities that meet genuine community needs and require the application of knowledge, skill, and reflection time.  Participants will be engaged with assessing community needs, and reflecting before, during, and after the service experience.

The project will be presented by each group as a breakout session at the League’s Annual Meeting and Convention on October 12th at the Louisville Marriott Downtown.   

Note:  The program allows some time on meeting dates for groups to discuss project plans.  However, additional hours outside of scheduled work hours may be required.


Kentucky Credit Union League
5111 Commerce Crossings Drive
Suite 210
Louisville, KY 40229

Call: 502-459-8023 or 800-333-5285
Fax: 502-459-0189
Email: kycul@kycul.org