ICUL News & Events: Julián Castro to be 2021 Legislative & Regulatory Keynote Speaker

Julián Castro to be 2021 Legislative & Regulatory Keynote Speaker
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Don't miss your chance to hear from Julián Castro at the 2021 Legislative & Regulatory Conference on February 16.

As former mayor of San Antonio, Texas (2009-2014) and the youngest member of President Obama's cabinet, serving as the 16th United States Secretary of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) from 2014-2017, Julián Castro has experience being at the forefront of some of the most innovative partnerships, programs and achievements relating to affordable housing, access to education and technology. Join us to learn about how he has worked to improve the lives of Americans, and get his take on how COVID-19 impacts forward-moving progress. Click here to register. 
Prize-Linked Savings Bill Passed Iowa House State Government Committee
On Monday, the House State Government Committee passed the Prized-Linked Savings bill, an initiative that Iowa credit unions have been in support of over the past few years. The bill will now move to the House floor, where all 100 state representatives will vote on it. 

Thank you to Serve Credit Union CEO Jami Weems for testifying at the House subcommittee meeting, and for all of the credit union advocates who have emailed their legislators or left public comments on the legislature's website. If you haven't already, please take a few minutes to send your legislator an email asking them to support Prize-Linked Savings. 
ICUL Transitioning to New Email Platform
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With this email, ICUL is kicking-off a transition to a new email platform. Take a moment to ask your peers if they've received this email! We want to ensure that all credit union employees and board members stay informed of what is going on in the Iowa credit union industry throughout the transition. 

With the new platform, you can manage what types of emails you receive from ICUL through the 'manage your email preferences' link at the bottom of this email and future emails. To learn more about the new ICUL subscription types, click here

If you or a peer have a question about this transition, please email us
Hike@Home Advocacy Experience Available on February 17
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For those unable to attend the full 2021 Legislative & Regulatory Conference, the Hike@Home advocacy experience is a great way to get involved in supporting Iowa credit unions!

The Hike@Home ticket option is complimentary for Iowa credit union staff and board members. The experience includes the opportunity to attend a virtual advocacy training and participate in a panel with Iowa legislators on February 17 from 1:00 p.m. - 2:45 p.m. This virtual experience is being offered in place of the traditional in-person Hike the Hill event at the Iowa Capitol. Click here to register. 

If you have registered for the full 2-day conference experience, you do not need to register for the Hike@Home option. Please note, this ticket option does not provide access to the 2021 Legislative & Regulatory Conference events. To register for the full conference, click here

Registration Open for CUNA's Governmental Affairs Conference
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The 2021 Credit Union National Association (CUNA) Governmental Affairs Conference (GAC) will be held virtually March 2-4. Keynote speaker will be H.R. McMaster, three-star lieutenant general and former National Security Advisor (2017-2018), who will share thoughts on the importance of leadership and resilience through the lens of the battlefield and the White House.

To learn more and register for GAC, click here. GAC registrants from Iowa will be invited to participate in Iowa-only legislative opportunities.
World Council's Young Credit Union Professionals Program Launches 10,000 Strong! Campaign
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The World Council's Young Credit Union Professionals (WYCUP) program has launched the 10,000 Strong! campaign to create the largest global network of young credit union professionals. 

WYCUP is expanding its programming to enrich professional journeys and increase engagement opportunities between young professional networks around the world - ultimately energizing emerging leaders to lead financial cooperatives to a brighter future. Learn more here
Last Call to Register for the First-Ever ICUL Managers Roundtable
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Registration for the inaugural ICUL Managers Roundtable will close next Monday, February 8. This event is open to managers at any level to learn, connect and discuss the opportunities and challenges that come with leading a team. David Woods Bartley, mental health advocate, will lead the discussion, titled "If You Connect, They Will Follow: Leveraging Connection to Create Belonging, Retain Talent and Increase Productivity".

This event is being offered to ICUL member credit unions at no cost. Click here to register for the event. 

Two-Part "Be Better. Do Better." Virtual Opportunity Focuses on DEI??
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Heartland Credit Union Association (HCUA) and the African-American Credit Union Coalition (AACUC) have partnered to create "Be Better. Do Better.", a free, two-part webinar series focusing on facilitating candid conversations abou diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) for credit union leaders.

On February 16 and March 16, virtual webinars will feature industry leaders discussing best practices, why the credit union industry needs to address DEI challenges, and what actions we can take to become more inclusive personally, in our credit unions and in our communities. Learn more and register here. ????

Register for the Cyber Resilience and Incident Response Virtual Tabletop Exercise
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Join the National Credit Union ISAO, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and credit union peers from around the nation for a virtual tabletop exercise about cyber resilience and incident response on April 6. The event will be facilitated by the DHS Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA). Participants will be presented with cyber incident situations and will have the opportunity to walk through each scenario. 

Click here to learn more and register. 

CUNA Councils Offering Mentor Match Program
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Credit unions involved in the CUNA Councils program are invited to apply to be a part of the CUNA Councils Mentor Match program. The program will run March - September, and applications opened February 1.

The six-month program will have tracks in the following categories:
  • Executive Leadership – Those in executive roles learning from more experienced leaders
  • Individual Contributor to Leadership – Those contemplating or preparing for a move into management
  • Role Competence – Those wanting to learn to perform existing jobs the best way possible
  • Interdepartmental – Those working in a specific area/role but wanting to learn about another area/role either to advance or for general career development

Click here to learn more.
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