Onward & Upward — Networking Leadership Summit


Tuesday, November 16, 2021 at 12:30 PM MST
Wednesday, November 17, 2021 at 12:00 PM MST

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Sheraton Uptown Hotel 
2600 Louisiana Blvd. NE
Albuquerque, NM 87110

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Melissa B. Dineen 
Credit Union Association of New Mexico 

Sponsored by Credit Union Association of New Mexico
Onward & Upward — Networking Leadership Summit

November 16-17, 2021
Sheraton Albuquerque Uptown

Plan now to join us for educational AND fun networking opportunities at CUANM’s Onward & Upward Networking Leadership Summit.

During this in-person conference, CU leaders will sharpen their leadership skills while learning more about upcoming marketing opportunities in NM. Participants will have a fresh headshot taken with a professional photographer, participate in two service projects, and more!

Hosted By: The Credit Union Association of New Mexico’s Leadership Team

Who’s Invited? Our Onward & Upward Leadership Summit is an opportunity for mid-level and senior executives to share ideas and best practices. 

Full Agenda Listed Below

Onward & Upward Networking Leadership Summit
Conference Schedule

Tuesday, November 16, 2021

Opening Keynote:
Building a Positive and Productive Culture
Through Strategic Leadership

Led by Shari Storm, Author & Professional Speaker.

Networking Break
Lights snacks and beverages will be served.

Don’t Miss Your Money. Know Your Data Analytics.
Increase your membership and advocate for financial security by learning how to maximize market trends through diversity inclusion work.
Led by Victor Corro of Coopera Consulting.

Stretch Break

Recruit, Mentor & Motivate
Led by Shari Storm, conference participants will learn how to recruit and retain top talent in 2021’s competitive job market. 

Networking Happy Hour  |  Service Project  |  Headshot Clinic 
Get to know your colleagues and CUANM team over tapas and drinks.
We'll have two networking stations set up for our conference participants. Participants will put together care packages with handwritten notes for New Mexico's Ronald McDonald House in the first area. In our second area, participants will have a headshot taken with our professional photographer. All materials will be included, and headshots will be emailed following the conclusion of the conference. 

Have a fun and safe evening + see you tomorrow!

Wednesday, November 17, 2021
Global Women’s Leadership Breakfast
The NM Sister Society spotlights Pamelya Herndon from the New Mexico House of Representatives (District 28) who will serve as our guest speaker. Ms. Herndon is a passionate champion for the underserved who will share her journey working to encourage social justice and change. 

Passing the Leadership Baton
Led by Kirk Kordeleski of OM Financial Group, learn how to prepare and be proactive when planning the next steps in your professional career. 

Stretch Break

Roundtable Best Practices Discussions + CUANM Update
How did your CU fare last year and what best practices have you implemented? Participants are encouraged to share their thoughts to help plan for 2022 and beyond. 

Our CUANM team will share a recap of this last year, while giving everyone the opportunity to send personalized notes to our 2021 NMCU Education Foundation scholarship recipients. 

Stretch Break

Closing Keynote:
Being Bold. Being Mindful. Being Brave.
Led by Renee Sattiewhite,
CEO & President of African-American Credit Union Coalition.

Lunch on your own + Safe travels home!



Cancellation & Substitution Policy

You may substitute participants without charge by emailing Melissa B. Dineen at melissa@cuanm.org before Tuesday, November 10, 2021.