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2014 NACUSO Annual Conference

'Next Big Idea' Competition Highlights CUSO Innovation

Shark Tank's Robert Herjavec serves on panel of judges.
April 16, 2014
Conference attendees determine winner through real-time digital balloting.
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A Conference With Surprising Star Power

No dull moments in Hollywood, thanks to Sir Paul and JT.
December 8, 2013
In addition to quality content, attendees were treated to a few surprises that conference planners didn't anticipate.
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New Conference Kindles Cooperative Spirit

'CUs can make a huge difference in the lives of people struggling to keep up.'
November 26, 2013
'CUs can make a huge difference in the lives of people struggling to keep up.'
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CUNA Lending Council Conference Underway

More than 400 CU lenders gather in Phoenix.
November 4, 2013
Check out these scenes from Sunday during the 19th annual CUNA Lending Council Conference.
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CUNA Community CU & Growth Conference

CUs Must Share Their Powerful Messages

Storytelling can persuade consumers—and members of Congress.
October 8, 2013
Through their daily focus on improving members' financial security and the communities they serve, credit unions across the country have great stories to share.
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Final Scenes from the 2013 CUNA Tech/Ops Council Conference

Event closes on humorous note with ‘The O’Shea Report.’
September 26, 2013
Avoid human contact to lower stress, presenters jokingly suggest.
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Scenes from the 2013 World CU Conference

CUs ‘offer real solutions to the vast and complex problems facing humanity.’
July 16, 2013
World Council of CUs (WOCCU) welcomes 2,400 attendees from 61 countries to the conference, held in Ottawa, Canada.
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America's Credit Union Conference

CU Magazine, News Now Team Up for ACUC Coverage

Follow all the coverage with team reporting, blog posting, and a "Twitterfall."
July 1, 2013
Visit the websites frequently this week for ACUC updates.
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CUNA Marketing & Business Development Council Conference

‘Put On Your Strategic Hat’

Learning may be CUs’ only sustainable advantage.
April 1, 2013
‘Plant the tree now that people will sit under in 20 years.’
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Scenes from the Community CU & Growth Conference

Attendees urged to embrace year-round planning, risk analysis.
November 2, 2012
CUs may behave like cooperatives, but they should brag more about being cooperatives.
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GAC 2012

Scenes from the 2012 Governmental Affairs Conference


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Great article! Unfortunately, most employees don’t feel valued or appreciated by their supervisors or employers. In fact, research has shown that the predominant reason team members quit their jobs is because they don’t feel valued. This is in spite of the fact that employee recognition programs have proliferated in the workplace – over 90% of all organizations in the U.S. has some form of employee recognition activities in place. But most employee recognition programs are viewed with skepticism and cynicism – because they aren’t viewed as being genuine in their communication of appreciation. Getting the “employee of the month” award, receiving a certificate of recognition, or a “Way to go, team!” email just don’t get the job done. How do you communicate authentic appreciation? We have found people have different ways that they want to be shown appreciation, and if you don’t communicate in the language of appreciation important to them, you essentially “miss the mark”. Additionally, employees need to receive recognition more than once a year at their performance review. Otherwise, they view the praise as “going through the motions”. A third component of authentic appreciation is that the communication has to be about them personally – not the department, not their group, but something they did. Finally, they have to believe that you mean what you say. How you treat them has to match the words you use. If you are not sure how your team members want to be shown appreciation, the Motivating By Appreciation Inventory ( will identify the language of appreciation and specific actions preferred by each employee. You then can create a group profile for your team, so everyone knows how to encourage one another. Remember, employees want to know that they are valued for what they contribute to the success of the organization. And communicating authentic appreciation in the ways they desire it can make the difference between keeping your quality team members or having a negative work environment that everyone wants to leave. Paul White, Ph.D., is the co-author of The 5 Languages of Appreciation in the Workplace with Dr. Gary Chapman.

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