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Austin and Houston Chapters Offer GSD Scholarships
Friday, October 04, 2013 6:40 AM

The Austin and Houston Chapter of Credit Unions are offering scholarships to cover the registration costs for young credit union professionals to attend the Cornerstone Credit Union League’s Get Stuff Done (GSD) Conference in Austin, Oct. 21-22.  This 2nd annual event is geared towards credit union professionals 35 and under who are tuned into the cooperative movement, passionate about the credit union philosophy of “people helping people” and have a desire to showcase the credit union difference in their communities. 

To be eligible for a scholarship from the Austin Chapter, you must work for a credit union in the Austin Chapter, be age 35 and under, and complete an application by not later than Oct. 7. The chapter is awarding two scholarships. To access the application, please visit www.cuyp.coop/gsd_scholarships.html. The winners of the scholarship will be decided by not later than Oct. 9.

The Houston Chapter is also offering offering two scholarships totaling $1,000.00. To access the application, please visit www.cuyp.coop/gsd_scholarships.html. All applications will be reviewed by the YP Advisory Group, the League’s advisory group for young professionals. The winners of the scholarship will be decided by not later than Oct. 9.

The GSD Conference is geared towards credit union professionals 35 and under who are tuned into the cooperative movement, passionate about the credit union philosophy of “people helping people” and have a desire to showcase the credit union difference in their communities.  To learn more about the GSD, visit the website at events.cornerstoneleague.coop/yp.

Featured speakers at this year’s conference include:

  • Sherri Elliott-Yeary, author, speaker and coach. Elliott-Yeary will present, “Bridging the Generations: From Ties to Tattoos. The publication of Ties to Tattoos established Elliott-Yeary as the leading voice in an HR movement which helps companies understand and successfully overcome the challenges of employing a multi-generational workforce. The book examines the profound differences between the four generations in the workplace today and the problems which can arise as a result of generational gaps—including talent retention issues, employee turnover, corporate communication, and sexual harassment claims.
  • Colleen Rickenbacher, speaker, author and “Queen of Etiquette.” According to Rickenbacher, table etiquette and hosting skills should be second-nature to anyone who entertains clients or attends business functions. Her session titled, “Business Dining Etiquette: Steps to Confidence,” conference attendees will learn the basics to be comfortable in the most formal dining settings, or when entertaining a client/customer over a meal.
  • Aric Bostick, a leading motivational speaker and trainer will educate, motivate and inspire attendees in his high-energy, high impact session titled, “Get Fired Up! The Fire is Within You.”

Young credit union professionals interested in attending the upcoming conference will find additional information online, at events.cornerstoneleague.coop/yp.

For a list of other upcoming educational opportunities, please visit the Education section of the League’s website, at www.cornerstoneleague.coop/education.html. If you have any questions, please contact Training & Events, at (469) 385-6630 or (800) 442-5762, ext. 6630.

Educational grants are available through the Cornerstone Credit Union Foundation. To learn more, please visit www.cscuf.coop.