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Directors Conference

December 07 - 10, 2014

JW Marriott Desert Springs Resort & Spa
Palm Desert, CA

Your price:


CUES Member$1,145.00

Director Member$1,395.00

Directors Conference helps volunteers realize their full potential by providing strategic, cross-industry content with a strong financial focus. Directors will return to their board better able to contribute, provide strategic direction, and face the changing landscape of the credit union movement.

Register now! Rates increase $300 after October 23.

Watch Brett King's interviews (Breaking Banks Part 1 and Part 2) with CUbroadcast's Mike Lawson. King, bestselling author of Bank 2.0 and CEO of Moven, will be a Directors Conference keynote speaker this year.

Who Should Attend?

This event is ideal for:

  • Directors
  • Board chairs
  • Board officers
  • Supervisory committee members
  • CEOs

Attendees can earn continuing professional education credits. This conference meets the following standards:


  • CPE credits: Earn up to 15 credits
  • Program level: Overview
  • Delivery method: Group-live
  • Advanced Preparation: No advance preparation is required

CUES is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors. State boards of accountancy have final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit. Complaints regarding registered sponsors may be addressed to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors, 150 Fourth Avenue North, Suite 700, Nashville, TN., 37219-2417, or by visiting the web site: www.learningmarket.org.

Cancellation Policy

ALL CANCELLATIONS MUST BE IN WRITING. For cancellations received fewer than 45 days before the event, there will be an administration fee of 15% deducted from your refund. No refunds will be issued within seven days of the start of the event. Substitute attendees are welcome, subject to eligibility and an additional fee. CUES reserves the right to cancel or reschedule the event due to unforeseen circumstances, and will refund fees if the event is rescheduled or location is changed, and you must cancel your registration due to the change.

Optional Events
Enhance your conference experience with these optional activities available for you and your guest.

Golf Tournament
Sunday, December 7

Your choice of play your own ball or scramble scoring.
Join us for a one-day golf tournament on one of Desert Springs’ exceptional 18-hole championship courses. The registration fee of $200 includes golf, cart rental, breakfast, prizes and refreshments, with rental clubs available for an additional $75.

Desert Foodie Tour
Tuesday, December 9

Taste your way around Palm Spring’s most delicious spots on a custom foodie tour in either posh El Paseo or hip Palm Canyon Drive (select location choice when registering). This 1.5 mile, 3-hour guided walking tour includes tastings at six restaurants/specialty shops and transportation. Between each tasting, participants will learn about the art, history and culture of the area. The registration fee is $175 and space is very limited.

El Paseo Tour Stops:

  • Pacifica Seafood: White Fish Ceviche served with House-made Corn Chips
  • Ristorante Mamma Gina: Homemade Gnocchi Gorgonzola
  • Pastry Swan’s Fix: Date Bar
  • Savory Spice Shop: Taste a variety of Herbs & Spices, plus Take Home a Sample
  • 3rd Corner Wine Shop: Market Fresh Flatbread and Taste of Red and White Wine
  • Clementine Gourmet Marketplace: Opera Bar (Layers of Chocolate, Hazelnut, Espresso)


Palm Canyon Tour Stops:

  • Kaiser Grille: Prime Rib Slider with Blue Cheese, Grilled Onions on Focaccia.
  • Village Pub: Baja Style Shrimp Taco, Salsa, Refried Beans
  • Tutti Frutti: Date Shake and Fresh Fruit Frozen Yogurt Samples
  • Olive A’ Sudden: Taste a Variety of Olive Oils, Balsamics, plus Take Home a Sample
  • Bill’s Pizza: Slice of Award Winning Pizza: 4 Cheese plus Feta, Artichoke Hearts, Red Onions, Cooked Spinach, Tomatoes on Sourdough Crust
  • Lulu California Bistro: Flourless Triple Chocolate Cake


Living Desert
Tuesday, December 9

Palm Desert Wildlife & Botanical Park is a non-profit education and conservation center housing the Living Desert, a unique zoological facility with over 400 desert animals representing 130 species. From coyotes to bighorn sheep, oryz to zebras, jaguar to meerkats, the park is truly a living testament to the diversity of the desert. Hop on board a shuttle and enjoy a private Safari Riding Tour, including narration, and a behind the scenes look at the District Commissioner’s House and Wildlife Hospital. The registration fee of $125, includes a box lunch, transportation, admission and riding tour.

Spouse/Guest Program
Enhance your conference experience by sharing it with a guest. Flexible packages allow your companion to join in for meals and designated events.  Options include:

  1. Spouse/Guest Program $595: Includes Sunday’s welcome celebration; breakfast Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday; and one Monday tour with lunch (choices below)
  2. Meal Plan Only $400: Includes welcome celebration; breakfast Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday

Bon Appetit
Monday, December 8

Whip out your whisk and straighten your chef’s hat as you attend an exclusive, interactive demonstration of culinary techniques at Copley on Palm Canyon restaurant. Housed in the former Cary Grant estate, the day’s class will cover a three-course meal, including appetizer, entrée and dessert. Enjoy participating in the creations and tasting the fruits of your labor. Bon Appetit!

Winery Tour
Monday, December 8

Lush vineyards arrayed over rolling hills, rich grapes ripening in the afternoon sun, the rustle of a fresh breeze through a matrix of winding vines, can be found in the picturesque Temecula Valley Wine Country. Enjoy a tour and tasting of two of the premiere wineries nestled within the hills of the community, Maurice Car’rie Winery and Wilson Creek Winery. Complete this  tour with a delectable lunch served at the second winery.

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