ICUL News & Updates: Apply for the 2017 Iowa Innovation Group by Feb. 24

Apply for the 2017 Iowa Innovation Group by Feb. 24
February 2, 2017
Apply Today for the 2017 Iowa Innovation Group!
We are now accepting applications for the 2017 Iowa Innovation Group! In the spirit of innovation and an investment in leadership development, ICUL will continue its partnership with the Filene Research Institute in 2017 to offer the Iowa Innovation Group for the fifth consecutive year.

Participation in the Iowa Innovation Group is a distinguished step in leadership development. Participants will have the opportunity to build relationships with the most innovative minds at the Filene Research Institute, work with other credit union leaders, embrace new problem solving skills and identify resources to meet their needs. 

Click here to apply by Friday, February 24. If you know a great candidate, nominate them today

To learn more about Iowa Innovation Group, click here or contact Andrea Dose, Member Development Manager, at 800.860.6180 x3014.
Iowa Young Professional Selected to "Crash" CUNA's 2017 Governmental Affairs Conference
Mallory Albert, Community Development Coordinator at Collins Community Credit Union, has been selected as Iowa's young professional representative to "Crash" and attend the 2017 Credit Union National Association (CUNA) Governmental Affairs Conference (GAC) in Washington D.C., Feb. 26 - March 2. GAC is CUNA's signature event, gathering thousands of credit union advocates in Washington, D.C. to advocate for a stronger future for the credit union movement.
Last Chance to Apply for the Warren. A Morrow Memorial Scholarship
The Iowa Credit Union Foundation (ICUF) will be accepting applications for the 2017 Warren. A Morrow Memorial Scholarship until Friday, Feb. 10. Scholarships totaling $5,750 will be awarded to Iowa credit union members who are high school seniors or graduates.

Click here to view information regarding the essay topic and rules.
Member Value: Take Advantage of Services Offered from Callahan and Associates
As part of your dues dollars, your credit union has access to a suite of products and services through Callahan and Associates. We encourage you take advantage of the following services:  
  • CUAnalyzer. View an in-depth analysis of your credit union's financial performance through dynamic graphs, compare against other credit unions and identify future goals. Setup or access your account.
  • Access articles and webinars on to learn what your peers use to grow loan balances, achieve a higher return on assets, expand membership and much more. Setup an account.
  • Semi-Annual Performance Summaries. ICUL sends performance summaries to all credit unions. Check out the latest performance reports on
  • Webinars. Callahan and Associates hosts regular webinars featuring industry trends, best practices and more. View the list of upcoming webinars.  
If you have questions or experience trouble with accessing or navigating these resources, please reach out to Andrea Dose, Member Development Manager, at 800.860.6180 x3014.  
Register for the Legislative and Regulatory Issues Conference by Feb. 7
Register today for the Iowa Credit Union League's Annual Legislative and Regulatory Issues Conference, Feb. 14-15. This year, the conference will take place at the Community Choice Credit Union Convention Center in Des Moines.

Attendees will hear how community engagement and partnerships can lead to collaboration on important initiatives and public policy that drive your community forward. Speakers include:
  • Jay Byers, CEO, Greater Des Moines Partnership
  • Zachary Mannheimer, VP, Iowa Business Growth & Founder of Des Moines Social Club
  • Georgia Van Gundy, Executive Director, Iowa Business Council
Registration Live! 2017 TMG Summit
Register for the 2017 TMG Summit as we dare to be different! Scheduled for June 26-28, 2017, in Seattle, this year's event unites bold changemakers and visionaries guaranteed to spark new ideas. Click here to visit the event website and learn more

We're excited to announce Sheryl Connelly, Head of Global Consumer Trends and Futuring for Ford Motor Company, as a Summit speaker! Twice named as one of the Most Creative People in Business by Fast Company and one of TechWeek's Top 100 Innovators, Connelly has been a featured speaker at TED Global and participated in panels with Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak and entrepreneur Mark Cuban. Don't miss out on Sheryl's insights into the future of payments. Register for the 2017 TMG Summit.
Small Credit Union and ELC Roundtables in March
Our first two roundtables of the year are quickly approaching! Be sure to register online! There is no additional cost to attend, courtesy of your ICUL dues-dollars.
  • Small Credit Union Roundtable, Mar. 8 - Geared toward credit unions with $35 million in assets or less, the Small Credit Union Roundtable provides CEOs an opportunity to share best practices. The agenda and discussion topics are generated by the participants and the meeting is facilitated by ICUL staff. To learn more or register, click here.
  • Emerging Leaders Connection Roundtable, Mar. 9 - Open to any Iowa credit union employee who shows passion, potential and the ambition to grow as a credit union leader, the Emerging Leaders Roundtable gives leaders a chance to learn, grow and network with their peers. To learn more or register, click here.
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