>YES Summit Impacts Strategic Planning

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>Think the CUNA YES Summit is just another conference? As Lee Corso says, “Not so fast, my friend!”

The event has a history of affecting change and sparking new ideas. In fact, here on the YES CU Blog, we’ve highlighted several credit unions and attendees who’ve directly benefited as a result of their participation at the YES Summit. You can read more about their experiences here, here, and here.

So, in keeping with this theme, it’s time to share how the interactive sessions, collaborative events, and informative dialogue continue to enable attendees to take action when they return to their credit union.

Here’s what Dustin Limburg, Marketing Representative for Wright-Patt Credit Union, 30 Under 30 participant, and all-around nice guy had to say about his experience…

“The 2007 YES Summit proved to be a valuable experience that I recommend to anyone involved with young adults. I had the opportunity to learn the importance of technology and social media in reaching the young adult demographic. We have begun implementation of various social media strategies directly related to the content I took away from this great summit!”

The impact of the YES Summit is also reflected in what past attendees said about the event in their evaluations…

“I felt as though I gained a definite advantage in developing programs for the GEN Y group. The interaction with other credit union professionals gave me many fresh ideas and new contacts for assistance in the future.” – 2007 YES Attendee

“The benefits from this program far exceeded my expectations! I was made aware of concepts and ideas to reach Gen Y in ways that I would have never thought of on my own. I want to make sure that I am doing everything possible to effectively reach, inform and maintain Gen Y and this conference made me feel it is not only possible, but essential! Thank you.” – 2007 YES Attendee

“I have a hard time spending money and traveling to CU conferences. However, I feel that the YES Summit is so important due to the need of CU’s to focus on this demographic. These young adults are the future of the credit union movement and if we don’t dial in their needs, we will not exist!” – 2007 YES Attendee

What about you? Did you attend the YES Summit? If so, how did you and your credit union benefit? Inquiring minds want to know!


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