The Mountain West Credit Union Foundation is seeking three of the most skilled potential leaders in the tri-state area. Once again the Foundation’s Executive Leadership Program (FELP) is open for applications. The Foundation has six leaders undergoing the program right now and by the end of November three more will be added to their ranks. The mission of the Foundation Executive Leadership program is to discover and develop the next generation of Credit Union Leaders.

Here’s how FELP Works

The Foundation Executive Leadership Program a complete five-year curriculum built to develop leaders specifically for the credit union industry is fully funded by the Foundation. Interested leaders must submit an application form no later than Friday, September 12, 2014. Next, the top applicants will be interviewed, assessed, and three of the very best (one from each state) will be selected to start the program in 2015. The FLEP program includes: Western CUNA Management School, The Association’s Leadership Institute, The Development Educators’ Program, a personal executive coach, and a hands-on mentorship program. To learn more about this exclusive program and how you can nominate a candidate go to mwcua.com/felp

 

Current FELP scholars are:

2013 Scholars:

Adrianne Rexius, Landings Credit Union in Tempe, Arizona, completed her first year of Western CUNA Management School and was elected President of her Class. This is quite an honor and requires a great deal of leadership, organization, and communications. Adrianne has gone above and beyond with her work at WCMS.

Jeremy Gibson, of Trona Valley Credit Union in Green River Wyoming, has now completed his second year at Western CUNA Management School and will be completing his project and presenting it next summer. The project is a critical part of the school and will keep Jeremy very focused over the coming year.

Maggie Camacho, of Colorado Credit Union in Highlands Ranch, Colorado, is already a WCMS graduate and a graduate of the Mountain West Credit Union Association’s Leadership Institute.   This September Maggie will complete the Development Educator Program and will likely be the first of our Scholars to enter into the mentorship program which is the final phase of the Executive Leadership Program

 

2014 Scholars are:

Angel Phillips, of Reliant Federal Credit Union in Casper, Wyoming, has now completed her first year of Western CUNA Management School and found the program both exciting and challenging. According to her blog, she enjoyed topics like strategic planning, organizational development, and even economics. Angel is now working on her project and has completed her first round of comprehensive testing. 

 

Choua Ly, of Partner Colorado Credit Union in Arvada, Colorado, finished her third session of the Mountain West Credit Union Association’s Leadership Institute in Denver on August 19th. Choua has one more session to complete and she will be ready to move on to the next level by choosing to attend Western CUNA Management School or the Development Educator Program.  

 

Lisett Olsen, of Alhambra Credit Union in Phoenix Arizona, finished her third session of the Mountain West Credit Union Association’s Leadership Institute in Denver on August 12th. Lisett also has one more session to complete and she will be ready to move to the next level by choosing to attend Western CUNA Management School or the Development Educator Program.

2015 Scholars:

Will your credit union emerging leader’s name be here?