The constantly evolving financial services industry — where leaders face both dynamic market conditions and new regulatory compliance requirements — highlights the need for credit unions to be adaptable and agile.
Through a partnership with Wharton Executive Education, the Credit Union Executives Society (CUES) allows you to strengthen your leadership skills and earn your Certified Chief Executive (CCE) designation at the CEO Institute. The three-week program begins with a focus on strategy. To earn your designation, you must complete all three weeks of the CEO Institute and two assignments.
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In the CUES CEO Institute 1: Strategic Planning Finance Program, you will:
Credit union chief executives, like all financial service industry leaders, face an industry marked by rapid change, including a constantly evolving regulatory environment. A disciplined focus on strategy has become crucial for success. The CUES CEO Institute 1: Strategic Planning Finance Program helps you learn to turn challenges into change. This session, offered by Wharton, is one of three weeks you must complete to earn your CCE designation. The second and third parts of the program focus on organizational effectiveness and leadership and take place at the Cornell SC Johnson College of Business and the University of Virginia Darden School of Business, respectively.
Delve into strategic planning and discover how change can positively affect your organization, while discussing the driving forces that shape your business and learning to maintain a competitive advantage in changing times.
Emphasizing the importance of strategic leadership, this program presents a comprehensive approach to strategy development that explores viable change scenarios and potential outcomes, as well as how to formulate and focus your vision.
In sum, this program provides credit union executives with well-tested tools and frameworks that will clarify and enhance their strategic thinking.
Session topics include:
Through highly interactive lectures, exercises, and case studies — both in the classroom and in smaller work groups — this deep dive into strategy will allow participants to examine how companies have created competitive advantage in a global context.
Additionally, hands-on exercises include mapping a firm’s "system of interconnected choices" to depict core and supporting activities and their interdependencies. These strategy maps help managers understand underlying trade-offs, prioritize resources, and anticipate the ramifications that arise when firms engage in change initiatives.
Overall, you will learn how to:
CUES CEO Institute 1: Strategic Planning Finance Program is designed for high-level executives from different companies within the credit union field.
Faculty tailor the program content to the specific needs of this audience, so participants enjoy a learning experience that truly resonates with them and meets their learning needs.
Participants leave the program with an expanded peer network, plus specific tools and frameworks they can use to make a meaningful strategic impact within their companies or organizations.
Fluency in English, written and spoken, is required for participation in Wharton Executive Education programs unless otherwise indicated.
This program is held at the Steinberg Conference Center located on the University of Pennsylvania campus in Philadelphia. Learn more about planning your stay at Wharton’s Philadelphia campus.
Download the program schedule, including session details.
To learn more about this program or register, visit the CUES website, or contact Teresa Brogan.
+1.800.252.2664 ext. 308
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