42nd CU Leadership Convention

The 2019 Convention will be bigger and better than ever with more innovative & thought-provoking speakers … more world-class entertainment … and more practical guidance uniquely designed to solve your toughest challenges & inspire you to achieve more. Your entire leadership is invited: Directors, Chairs, CEOs, CFOs, CLOs, CMOs, CTOs, CHROs, CIOs, COOs and ALL VPs! (The more you send, the larger the discount!)

Speaker Chris Gardner

Hear the amazing story of one man’s journey from homelessness to extraordinary success that captivated millions of movie and book fans world-wide!

Opening-Night Entertainment Featuring Comedian & Impersonator

Frank Caliendo

Caliendo’s high energy act is a blend of observations, impressions, characters and anecdotal stories that start at a frenetic pace and never let up. He is well known for his impressions of Morgan Freeman, Al Pacino, George W. Bush, Bill Clinton, John Madden, Charles Barkley, Dr. Phil, and Jay Leno. Clean, family-friendly, this is a must-see event to cap off a perfect opening day of the convention.


“A combination of Robin Williams and Jim Carrey,” Caliendo is one comedian that should not be missed.

– Hollywood Reporter

Featuring 7 NEW! Breakout Summits with more than 40 thought-provoking sessions from 40 expert speakers!

ONE ticket gives you an ALL-ACCESS pass to ALL Breakout Summits.
Pick & choose from dozens of terrific sessions.

Thank You Sponsors

Session Topics Include:

Auto Lending
Interest Rate Risk Management
Executive Recruitment & Compensation
Digital Marketing
Strategic Planning
Examiner Hot Buttons
Mobile Banking
Indirect Lending
Business Lending
Membership Growth
Hiring and Retention
Leadership Development
Branch Management
Human Resources
Social Media Marketing
Asset Liability Management
Cyber Security
Change Management
Regulatory Compliance
Liquidity Funding
Financial Management
Mergers & Acquisitions
Diversity, Inclusion & Equity
Mortgage Lending
Investment Analysis
Branch Design
And much more…
Special Half-Day Workshop

Rapid Planning Workshop: Delivering Flawless Execution Fast

Discover how to develop your own quick, tactical plans using Afterburner Inc.’s combat-proven planning process. Working individually or in small groups from your CU, participants in this special workshop will identify a can’t fail mission to begin applying Flawless Execution using Afterburner, Inc.’s proven Six Steps to Mission Planning. 

BONUS: Every attendee will also get a signed copy of the book Flawless Execution by James D. Murphy, U.S. Air Force fighter pilot and founder of Afterburner, Inc.  

Note: This special workshop requires an additional registration of $295/person and is limited to 200 attendees.

Keynote Speakers
Climb to New Heights
The Pursuit of Happyness
Flawless Execution
The Big Pivot
Quit Being Normal

Susan Ershler

[Mount Everest Mountain Climber]

Christopher Gardner

[Author, Entrepreneur]

Afterburner, Inc.

[Elite Fighter Pilots]

Patrick Adams

[CEO, St. Louis Community CU]

John Moreno

See What Attendees are Saying
“This is the one conference we look forward to attending each year … it’s a valuable education.”

— Mark Avelar, President/CEO, Houston FCU, Sugar Land, TX

“Practical, innovative information that benefits the CU & members.”

— Tom Riddle, Director, Meijer CU, Grand Rapids, MI

“Great Opportunity To Hear From Dynamic Speakers, Gather Ideas & Get Re-Focused.”

— Chris Choat, President/CEO, Houston FCU, Sugar Land, TX