CUES Director Strategy Seminar

July 25 - 27, 2018

Kimpton Hotel Palomar San Diego
San Diego, Calif.

Your Price:
Nonmember
$2,445.00
CUES member
$1,795.00

Schedule

Registration will begin Wednesday morning at 7:30 a.m. Class will be in session Wednesday and Thursday from 8:00 a.m. until approximately 4:00 p.m., and Friday from 8:00 a.m. until Noon.

Wednesday, July 25th Agenda

Breakfast:              7AM – 8AM

Morning Session:  8AM – 10AM - Your Board Needs to Embrace Transformation

This session will focus on the changing nature of board service, changing demographics and the impact on credit unions.  Building a culture of trust at the board level based upon data, the need for board optimization and the dynamic role directors have in attracting new members and future leaders is critical.  The days of passive, response-only boards have ended as directors are being called on to participate in the ongoing creation of strategy, succession planning, technology and cybersecurity issues, reputation and other related enterprise risk issues. This presentation will provide insights into understanding the impact board members and management play in embracing transformation from both a digital and human perspective. Establishing the right culture, tone and skill sets to accommodate these new realities takes work and focus.  

Learner Outcomes

  • Attendees will increase their awareness of the need to embrace change and continue to learn in a fast-changing digital world
  • Attendees will have a greater understanding of their role in duty of care and duty of loyalty and what they can do to optimize their board participation and focus on strategic opportunities
  • Attendees will gain insights and practical tools on board optimization to facilitate new thinking and changes required to transform their boards for greater productivity and collaboration to lean into the future

Morning Break:    10AM – 10:15AM

Morning Session   10:15AM – Noon – Your Board Needs to Embrace Transformation: Digital and Human Deep Dive

This session will provide an opportunity to take a deeper dive into the many questions on how boards can embrace transformation, both digital and human.  This highly interactive session will be a Q&A that will enable participants to focus on board challenges to gain greater insight into how to address them.  

Learner Outcomes

  • Attendees will have an opportunity to ask questions regarding governance and transformation challenges facing directors and executives
  • Attendees will learn about concerns facing other directors and executives through smaller group dialogues and be provided with additional guidance and tools to help solve these challenges
  • Attendees will gain greater insights into changes they or their boards need to make to ensure effective board transformation and the development of greater skill sets and increased leadership capacity

Lunch                   12 Noon - 1PM

Afternoon Session 1PM – 2:15PM – The Strategic Planning Process: Your Role In Oversight and Continuous Learning

The board has two very distinct and critical roles: Effectively Overseeing Strategy and Ensuring Effective Succession Planning.  Throughout this session we will address the first role, Overseeing Strategy.  We will cover topics such as understanding your organization’s mission/vision and values, it’s risk culture, it’s performance metrics and dashboards that are used to hold the CEO and the board accountable.  Ensuring continuous learning on the board is critical to keep up with important issues like cybersecurity, blockchain, AI, ESG and how these will impact future strategies.   In order to ensure the successful execution of strategy, collecting data on employee satisfaction and member satisfaction should be part of this process.

Learner Outcomes

  • Attendees will have an opportunity to ask questions regarding strategic planning and strategic execution challenges facing directors and executives
  • Attendees will learn about concerns facing other directors and executives through smaller group dialogues and be provided with additional guidance and tools to help solve these challenges
  • Attendees will gain greater insights into changes they or their boards need to make to ensure effective strategic oversight and the development of greater skill sets and increased leadership capacity

Afternoon Break:   2:15PM – 2:30PM

Afternoon Session 2:30 – 4PM – The Strategic Planning Process:  Your Role in Oversight and Continuous Learning Deep Dive

This session will provide an opportunity to take a deeper dive into the many questions on how boards can effectively oversee the strategic planning process and contribute to the process in a meaningful way. This highly interactive session will be a Q&A that will enable participants to focus on board challenges around the strategic planning process and to gain greater insight into how to address them.  

Learner Outcomes

  • Attendees will have an opportunity to ask questions regarding oversight of the strategic planning process
  • Attendees will learn about concerns facing other directors and executives through smaller group dialogues and be provided with additional guidance and tools to help solve these challenges
  • Attendees will gain greater insights into changes they or their boards need to make to ensure effective board transformation and the development of greater skill sets and increased leadership capacity

 

Thursday, July 26th Agenda

 

Breakfast:              7AM – 8AM

Morning Session:  8AM – 10AM – The Important Role of Effective Board Assessments

Dysfunctional boards waste time and more importantly, dysfunction depletes the organization’s resources through unwise decisions and missed opportunities.  Highly functioning boards have the courage to step back and take a hard look in the mirror to grasp what is working well and what needs to be improved.  Board assessments provide a look in the mirror at the board’s culture and should serve as a baseline for an intelligent conversation.  It’s important to have real data to continue to understand what you do well and to reflect on where growth is needed.

Learner Outcomes

  • Attendees will increase their awareness of the need to embrace the notion of evaluating the board’s culture and effectiveness
  • Attendees will have a greater understanding of their role in encouraging intelligent conversations based upon real data to see what the board is doing well and where growth is needed
  • Attendees will gain insights and practical tools on board optimization to facilitate new thinking and changes required to transform their boards for greater productivity and collaboration to lean into the future

Morning Break:    10AM – 10:15AM

Morning Session   10:15AM – Noon – The Important Role of Effective Board Assessments Deep Dive

This session will provide an opportunity to take a deeper dive into the many questions on how boards can effectively conduct board assessments. This highly interactive session will be a Q&A that will enable participants to focus on board challenges around the strategic planning process and to gain greater insight into how to address them.  

Learner Outcomes

  • Attendees will have an opportunity to ask questions regarding board assessment challenges facing directors and executives
  • Attendees will learn about concerns facing other directors and executives through smaller group dialogues and be provided with additional guidance and tools to help solve these challenges
  • Attendees will gain greater insights into changes they or their boards need to make to ensure board assessments are part of the board’s learning and growth

Lunch          12 Noon - 1PM

Afternoon Session 1PM – 2:15PM – Succession Planning Needs To Be Your #1 Priority

Having the right talent in place to drive strategies, manage risk and keep the organization on track to deliver member value and member satisfaction is a crucial responsibility of the board. Talent goes beyond CEO succession planning.  Does the existing talent support the organization’s strategy and its risk profile? Is there bench strength?  What do the retention numbers look like?  Human capital represents more than half a company’s operating costs.  Managing both human and financial capital is a dual oversight role of the board.  Success doesn’t happen without the right talent.  Board succession planning and successful onboarding of board members is equally as important to ensure the right board talent to address the changing complex world today including technology, digitization and demographic shifts that are reshaping organizations.  

Learner Outcomes

  • Attendees will have an opportunity to ask questions regarding succession planning challenges facing directors and executives
  • Attendees will learn about concerns facing other directors and executives and be provided with additional guidance and tools to help solve these challenges
  • Attendees will gain greater insights into how to ensure talent development, appropriate mentoring and the bench strength of the executive team.  

Afternoon Break:   2:15PM – 2:30PM

Afternoon Session 2:30 – 4PM – Succession Planning Needs To Be Your #1 Priority Deep Dive

Session Description
Boards need to be aligned with the strategy of the organization and making sure you have the right directors for the future is challenging as it involves board rotation and often serious discussion.  .Does the existing internal and board talent support the organization’s strategy and its risk profile? Is there bench strength?  What do the retention numbers look like?  Getting this onto the CEO’s dashboard with metrics around it, ensures that you can develop leadership internally, rather than seeking new hires from the outside.

 Learner Outcomes

  • Attendees will have an opportunity to ask questions regarding both CEO, senior leadership and board succession planning challenges facing directors and executives
  • Attendees will learn about concerns facing other directors and executives through smaller group dialogues and be provided with additional guidance and tools to help solve these challenges
  • Attendees will gain greater insights into changes they or their boards need to make to ensure effective strategic oversight and the development of greater skill sets and increased leadership capacity

 

Friday, July 27th Agenda

Breakfast:              7AM – 8AM

Morning Session:  8AM – 10AM – Board Culture and Board Meeting Optimization

This session will include a presentation on board culture including best practices for board meeting optimization including preparation, increasing meeting effectiveness and follow through, committee structures and effective strategic communication.  As boards expand their engagement, the issues of board/management relationships, the creation of long-term value, roles and responsibilities and communication become key.  Creating an open dialogue on these issues requires trust, as the fiduciary duty to ask robust, insightful and probing questions can cause tension.  Tone at the top is critical. This morning session will highlight effective board participation, preparation, continuous learning and the important skill sets that will help to optimize your boards for greater collaboration and successful outcomes.  

Morning Break:    10AM – 10:15AM

Morning Session   10:15AM – Noon – Board Culture and Board Meeting Optimization Deep Dive

This session will enable participants to take a deeper dive into everything learned throughout this conference to ensure learnings and positive take-aways to share. Whether it be board preparation, board agendas that take a forward look and focus on the CEOs dashboard, new rules for deck presentations, identifying flaws in strategic assumptions, risk management, scheduling enough time for “hot strategic topics” such as cybersecurity, blockchain or whistleblower enforcement, these new subjects should be on your radar to help frame intelligent discussions around strategies and succession planning.   

Learner Outcomes

  • Attendees will have an opportunity to ask questions regarding how to set the right culture for effective collaboration and tone with the CEO, senior leadership and within the board.
  • Attendees will learn about concerns facing other directors and executives around the topic of culture and running effective board meetings through smaller group dialogues and be provided with additional guidance and tools to help solve these challenges
  • Attendees will gain greater insights into changes they or their boards need to make to ensure effective strategic oversight and the development of greater skill sets and increased leadership capacity