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CEO Institute I

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Strategic Innovation Institute™ I, hosted at MIT

September 20 - 25, 2015

MIT Sloan School of Management, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Cambridge, MA

Your price:

Nonmember$20,190.00

CUES Member$10,095.00


Strategic Innovation Institute is for credit union executives only. Credit union directors would be a good fit for CUES Governance Leadership Institute. Please contact Kristin Ryan, CUES' executive education & meetings manager, for details.


Graduates of this robust, two-year transformational program are well equipped with a comprehensive understanding of innovation that benefits their credit unions immediately. Enhanced skills mean they are able to:

  • Broaden strategic thinking about both large and small scale innovation
  • Build organizational capacity for continuous innovation
  • Develop strategic organizational leadership skills
  • Grow their business in ways aligning with the traditions and culture of credit unions


Begin your journey to becoming a confident agent of change at the first year, Strategic Innovation Institute I, hosted at MIT Sloan School of Management.

 MIT professors will lead you on an in-depth exploration of views on strategy in innovation, digital strategy, operational challenges and opportunities, and idea generation mechanisms.

You’ll examine case studies, and go through strategic exercises designed to lay the foundation of innovative thinking. You’ll also explore the role of operations in delivering value to stakeholders, organize for successful innovation, look at strategic changes that are a good fit for your organization, and study change agents.

This program covers:

  • Innovation as a part of strategy
  • Driving value from data
  • Digital business platforms
  • Knowing your market
  • New idea generation tools and mechanisms
  • Managing complexity
  • Developing agents of change


To register, contact Kristin Ryan, executive education and meetings manager, at 800.252.2664 or 608.271.2664, ext. 308, or email kristin@cues.org.

Get a feel for program content by listening to a podcast from each day of our inaugural program, hosted by John Best of BIG:

Day 1 of CUES Innovation Institute from the MIT campus. John sits with Steve Williams, banking consultant and Principal at Cornerstone Advisors, Inc. They discuss the first day of innovation class at MIT, Van Halen and Apple Pay. 

Day 2 of CUES Innovation Institute from the MIT campus. John and Tony Boutelle, president/CEO of CU Direct, discuss foundational architecture, the API economy and CUSOs.

Day 3 of CUES Innovation Institute from the MIT campus. John sits with Chuck Fagan, CUES' CEO, and discusses the topics of the day, including stock outs, quadrants of misery and tomato sales.

Day 4 of CUES Innovation Institute from the MIT campus. John sits with Kris Van Beek, CEO of USALLIANCE Federal Credit Union. They discuss his presentation at Finnovate, credit union commitment to innovation and whether the CU industry should have a presence at major technology campuses around the country.

Day 5 of CUES Innovation Institute from the MIT campus. John sits with Pierre Azoulay, associate professor at MIT's Sloan School of Management. They discuss first impressions of credit union industry professionals, as well as Apple Pay as a platform.

Learn more about Strategic Innovation Institute II, which will be held at Stanford Graduate School of Business in Fall 2015, now.

Become a Certified Innovation Executive
When you have successfully completed both weeks of Strategic Innovation Institute and all assigned course work, you’ll have achieved Certified Innovation Executive (CIE) status. The CIE designation establishes a standard of education and excellence for credit union leaders. It signifies you have made a commitment to developing innovative and strategic vision, and obtained a level of expertise recognized throughout the credit union movement.

Sponsored by:

Underwriting Sponsors:

This program would not be possible without the generosity of the following, who underwrote the development of CUES' Strategic Innovation Institute: CO-OP Financial Services, CUNA Mutual Group, and MasterCard

CO-OP Financial      CUNA Mutual   

Who Should Attend?

Strategic Innovation Institute MUST be taken in order. It is exclusively for credit union executives, and ideal for:

  • Dedicated CEOs looking to build an organization embracing continuous innovation and improvement
  • Credit union executives wanting to broaden their large and small scale strategic and innovative thinking
  • Future leaders who want to develop strategic organizational leadership skills
  • CUES’ CEO Institute and Advanced Leadership Institute attendees
  • Executives across all functional areas, including administration, information systems, accounting and finance, internal audit, marketing, member service and operations
CPEs

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

  • CPE credits earned: up to 37
  • Program level: overview
  • Delivery method: group-live
  • Preparation: some advance preparation is required
  • Prerequisites: not required for this program


Credit Union Executives Society (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. All refunds will be based on the chart below. Substitute attendees are welcome, subject to eligibility. 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.

Notification Days are Counted Prior to Day One of the Event

0-30 days

100% penalty/no refund

31-60 days

75% penalty

61-90 days

50% penalty

91-120 days

25% penalty

121+ days

No penalty/full refund

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