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Registration Still Open for Southwest CUNA Management School Summer Session
Friday, April 22, 2016 6:05 AM

The credit union environment continues to evolve, and that includes shifting employee expectations, evolving technologies, and a sharpened focus on skills, compliance, and employee development. Just like the credit union movement itself, employees and managers alike will want to take advantage of every opportunity to stand out from the crowd.

You can do that—and your employees can do that—through Southwest CUNA Management School, where they develop leaders at the speed of change.

The next class takes place in Fort Worth, Texas, on the TCU Campus, July 10-20.

Southwest CUNA Management School (SCMS), the three-year educational program designed to develop and enhance leadership skills for credit union professionals, provides an exceptional forum for networking with other credit union professionals; access to top industry experts; and the opportunity to ignite an inner passion and vision for personal and professional growth.

Students compete to enroll in one of only 55 available slots each year, a class size that allows for one of the most challenging and engaging curriculums for credit union professionals. The extensive curriculum is built around proven techniques and new trends, and students benefit from a strategic mix of university/college faculty, credit union industry leaders, and recognized professional consultants.

Enroll now, and reserve your place in the July 10-20 class.

Credit union leaders are attracted to the SCMS program because they graduate with an advanced array of leadership skills and a real-world strategic business plan, along with an informed set of principles and philosophy about what makes credit unions successful. In short, they are set to be the preeminent leaders in the credit union movement.

CEOs across the board look for employees who are SCMS graduates and tend to promote them much faster. Caprock Credit Union CEO Dale Hansard, Jr. is an SCMS graduate, and he's sent a number of his staff members through the program. "As I now work with fellow graduates," Hansard says, "certain decisions and methods are agreed upon and put into motion with less effort and difficulty. I realize the synergy among the graduates in our credit union and our community." 

SCMS alum David Dykes, president/CEO of First Family FCU in Henryetta, Oklahoma, said “When this not-so-bright person started SCMS, we were $28 million in assets, two locations, and maybe 28 in staff. We are now pushing $70 million in assets while improving our net worth; have expanded our FOM twice, from two counties to four; opened two new branches in two new cities; replaced a current branch with a new facility; finalized our first merger with the state banking department; expanded to 48 staffers; added many products and services; and the few hairs I have left are much more gray." Dykes goes on to say, "Our potential and diversification has multiplied many times. We should be set for the future, but being drunk on SCMS Kool-Aid, I am sure we will find more to do. It’s all your fault.”

If you want to be part of this exciting leadership advancement opportunity, act now, and enroll in the July 10-20 session.

Prospective students should visit for additional information. If you have any questions, please contact Janine McBee at 469-385-6634 or 800-442-5762, ext. 6634.