How the Foundation is Supporting Credit Unions Like Yours in 2017

How the Foundation is Supporting Credit Unions Like Yours in 2017

The Mountain West Credit Union Foundation exists to advance the Credit Union movement through leadership development and initiatives that support the long-term success of credit unions in their communities. But, what does that mean specifically? How is the Foundation accomplishing these tasks? And, even more important, is your Credit Union taking full advantage of the […]

Looking Back and Surging Forward

Looking Back and Surging Forward

2016 was the most successful and exciting year to date for the Mountain West Credit Union Foundation. We saw growth and expansion within each of the Foundation’s programs and initiatives, including fundraising efforts that will allow us to do even more good in 2017. In an effort to gain some insight about the Foundation’s impact […]

The Chief Executive Institute, 2016

The Chief Executive Institute, 2016

A Look Back The Chief Executive Institute, a leadership development program for newly seated CEO’s or successors, has concluded its inaugural year with nine participants. Founded by The Center for Credit Union Leadership, the program is designed to deepen decision-making and problem-solving skills, and cultivate leaders’ ability to operate strategically within volatile, uncertain, complex, and […]

This Year’s Annual Star Gala was the Most Successful to Date

This Year’s Annual Star Gala was the Most Successful to Date

On September 23rd, the Mountain West Credit Union Foundation hosted the 9th Annual Star Gala at the glamorous Ellie Caulkins Opera House. Each year, this event allows us to recognize some of our industries finest while raising money for programs that support the long-term success of credit unions within their communities. This year’s Gala was […]

Building Stronger Leaders: A Peek Inside the Credit Union Leadership Institute

Building Stronger Leaders: A Peek Inside the Credit Union Leadership Institute

The Mountain West Credit Union Association Leadership Institute is designed to expose future credit union leaders to the concepts and principles of both general and organizational leadership. Participants dive into real life case studies and are charged to work with their peers to come up with practical solutions. This equips them with the knowledge, experience […]

An Inside Look at Western CUNA Management School

An Inside Look at Western CUNA Management School

The Mountain West Credit Union Foundation’s Executive Leadership Program is a signature program created to support the training and development of the future leaders of the Credit Union Movement. The program’s central focus is on effectively preparing promising leaders for tomorrow’s challenges and providing them with the tools they need to pursue their passion for […]

An Inside Perspective from This Year’s World Credit Union Conference

An Inside Perspective from This Year’s World Credit Union Conference

For the past few years, the Gary Plank Scholarship has allowed the Foundation to send four professionals to the World Credit Union Conference. Amongst other factors, the recipients were selected based on a demonstrated commitment to the credit union cooperative model and to further development within the international credit union system. This year’s conference was […]

Funding for Internal Credit Union Leadership Initiative is Available!

Funding for Internal Credit Union Leadership Initiative is Available!

Peer inside some of the most successful organizations and you’ll find leaders who have embraced the responsibility of setting a clear organizational vision, creating customer focus, demonstrating concrete organizational values and setting high expectations for excellence. In other words, leaders who have adopted a values-based approach. A cooperative, values-based leadership approach is at the heart […]