Learning plans help boards build confidence

Dec 18, 2020 ajmyekgw

first_imgWhen newly minted board chair Russ Siemens realized how much information was available on CUES’ website, he knew he would need an organized approach to sift through the offerings.Siemens, who was appointed chair at SaskCentral, Regina, Saskatchewan, in March 2015, has also been on the board at $1.9 billion Innovation CU, Swift Current, Saskatchewan, since its inception 10 years ago. He felt further education was required to fulfill his new duties, but where to start?“I began by reaching out to our CUES Canada support person, [VP/sales and member relations] Leiha Fiddler, and she guided me to the appropriate resources  and the CUES Learning Tracker,” recalls Siemens. SaskCentral and Innovation CU are both members of CUES’ Center for Credit Union Board Excellence, giving Siemens access to resources tailored for directors.Once pointed to CCUBE, Siemens discovered learning plans, tools that group content under topics important to directors and chairs, such as CEO relations, risk management and strategy. CUES Learning Tracker automatically tracked his learning activities and allowed him to report on his progress. If he attends CUES learning events, such as the Board Chair Development Seminar, they’ll show up in the tracker, too. continue reading » ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img

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