EVENTS

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Throughout 2022, WYCUP brings together young professionals from around the world to learn, network, collaborate and inspire. Join our global network to receive regular updates and invitations to all WYCUP events.


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Calendar of Events for 2022.



Organizational Leadership - January 25, 2022


Get a taste of the eLeaderHUB program and learn how to strengthen resilience for yourself and your team. Neuroscience of Leadership expert and founder of eLeadership Academy Sandra McDowell will share insights on how to lead with brain-based leadership techniques. 

Join us for this final session of the Resilient Leaders Series: Organizational Leadership. The best leaders know how to inspire others to achieve more together. Take your leadership to the next level with a focus on organizational vision, innovation, collaboration, and agility.

Click here to register. Join us and gain the confidence to lead with the brain in mind and thrive in the face of change.


The quickening pace of business and stresses from the pandemic have forced young leaders and their organizations to adapt at a rate we've never experienced before. In this three part series, WYCUP alumni, CEO and founder of eLeadership Academy Sandra McDowell explains why an understanding the neuroscience of leadership has never been more important for young professionals. Bridging the gap between brain research, human behavior, and 21st century leadership, Sandra sounds the alarm that we need to take action to fuel and protect the human brain––our personal leadership supercomputer.

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April 21: The Neuroscience of Focus

In spite of our best intentions and productivity-boosting technology, our ability to pay attention is suffering. If you think there are too many distractions in our world today, brace yourself. It’s only going to get worse. That’s the bad news. The good news is that we are not powerless. We can improve our ability to focus. Join us and learn how distractions can negatively impact performance and how to attune attention.

In spite of our best intentions and productivity-boosting technology, our ability to pay attention is suffering. If you think there are too many distractions in our world today, brace yourself. It’s only going to get worse. That’s the bad news. The good news is that we are not powerless. We can improve our ability to focus. Join us and learn how distractions can negatively impact performance and how to attune attention.

May 26: The Neuroscience of Connection

We all have a need to feel a sense of belonging and attachment to others. This is rooted in our intuitive knowledge that we are stronger together than we are alone. When we feel like we are valued and accepted, we can think more clearly, be creative, be ourselves, and engage. Join us and learn how to harness the social brain for teamwork and collaboration.

We all have a need to feel a sense of belonging and attachment to others. This is rooted in our intuitive knowledge that we are stronger together than we are alone. When we feel like we are valued and accepted, we can think more clearly, be creative, be ourselves, and engage. Join us and learn how to harness the social brain for teamwork and collaboration.

June 16: The Neuroscience of Well-Being

Your ability to lead is directly tied to having a healthy brain. If you don’t take care of your brain, you will be in no condition to lead anyone, yourself included. True leadership is about action, not position. And part of that action is taking care of yourself—and modeling self-care for those you lead. Join us and learn how to use keystone habits to strengthen your resilience and well-being.

Your ability to lead is directly tied to having a healthy brain. If you don’t take care of your brain, you will be in no condition to lead anyone, yourself included. True leadership is about action, not position. And part of that action is taking care of yourself—and modeling self-care for those you lead. Join us and learn how to use keystone habits to strengthen your resilience and well-being.

 

Recent WYCUP Events

WYCUP Virtual Forum 2021

WYCUP's annual Forum brings together young credit union professionals from around the world to explore global perspectives on our shared challenges and champion the diversity of our professional journeys.
WYCUP's annual Forum brings together young credit union professionals from around the world to explore global perspectives on our shared challenges and champion the diversity of our professional journeys.

Session 1

Global Perspectives on our Professional Journeys - Inspiring a Career with Financial Cooperatives: Inspiration comes in many forms. At WYCUP, we are inspired by professional journeys that celebrate cooperation and collaboration. We are inspired by young people empowered through financial cooperatives. And we are inspired by young professionals who are applying their talents to a brighter future. 

Join us as a panel of YP leaders from across the Americas, Europe and Africa demonstrate how YPs connected through WYCUP are making a global impact. Don’t miss the announcement of the 2021 WYCUP Scholarship recipients during this global celebration of emerging leaders!

Global Perspectives on our Professional Journeys - Inspiring a Career with Financial Cooperatives: Inspiration comes in many forms. At WYCUP, we are inspired by professional journeys that celebrate cooperation and collaboration. We are inspired by young people empowered through financial cooperatives. And we are inspired by young professionals who are applying their talents to a brighter future. 

Join us as a panel of YP leaders from across the Americas, Europe and Africa demonstrate how YPs connected through WYCUP are making a global impact. Don’t miss the announcement of the 2021 WYCUP Scholarship recipients during this global celebration of emerging leaders!

Session 2

The Co-operative Bootcamp - Become Fluent in Your Unique Business Model & the Credit Union Brand. This interactive bootcamp will dive into important conversations for credit union leaders & aspiring leaders. What does it mean to be fluent in co-ops and credit unions? Get comfortable and conversational about the credit union brand. Deepen your pool of responses to the question: "What is the credit union difference?" If you work with staff, members, in marketing or governance, the language we use to talk about our CUs and our priorities impacts everything we do. This session will bring clarity as participants define their unique value proposition and build fluency in sharing about their credit union/work.

The Co-operative Bootcamp - Become Fluent in Your Unique Business Model & the Credit Union Brand. This interactive bootcamp will dive into important conversations for credit union leaders & aspiring leaders. What does it mean to be fluent in co-ops and credit unions? Get comfortable and conversational about the credit union brand. Deepen your pool of responses to the question: "What is the credit union difference?" If you work with staff, members, in marketing or governance, the language we use to talk about our CUs and our priorities impacts everything we do. This session will bring clarity as participants define their unique value proposition and build fluency in sharing about their credit union/work.

Session 3

A Question of Relevance - Redefining the Relationship between Youth and Financial Cooperatives. While digital financial services are essential, credit unions can do more to increase their relevance with youth. We can be more intentional. We can invest more. We can be a force for empowerment. We must do more; our future depends upon it.

In this session WYCUP highlights one of the leading programs for empowering youth through financial cooperatives. Join us an hear how Sicredi in Brazil is successfully applying its cooperative soul to youth empowerment and in the process, redefining the relationship between young people and financial cooperatives.

A Question of Relevance - Redefining the Relationship between Youth and Financial Cooperatives. While digital financial services are essential, credit unions can do more to increase their relevance with youth. We can be more intentional. We can invest more. We can be a force for empowerment. We must do more; our future depends upon it.

In this session WYCUP highlights one of the leading programs for empowering youth through financial cooperatives. Join us an hear how Sicredi in Brazil is successfully applying its cooperative soul to youth empowerment and in the process, redefining the relationship between young people and financial cooperatives.

Virtual Celebration

October 2020: A celebration of 20 years connecting, engaging and inspiring young credit union professionals around the world!!

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Virtual Forum 2020

July 2020: Our largest virtual gathering to date, with over 900 YPs from 3 countries during three days of engaging sessions.

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Immersion Learning - Brazil

January 2020: WYCUP returned to Brazil for a deeper dive into Sicredi's Youth Committee model, designed to redefine the relationship between young adults and their credit union.

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YP Exchange and Youth Summit - Brazil

May 2019: Sicredi, the largest credit union system in Brazil, hosted more than 150 young credit union professionals from across the Americas as part of World Council of Credit Unions’ (WOCCU) inaugural Young Professional Exchange.

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