Michigan Credit Union League

People and Performance Institute | Agenda

October 1 & 2, 2015 | Park Place Hotel, Traverse City
Two Exciting, Information-Packed Days of Great Insights!


Thursday, October 1

8:00 a.m.        
Check-in and Light Breakfast Fuel Up

9:00 – 9:45 a.m.    
Morning Welcome and League Insights          

9:45 – 10:00 a.m.
Stretch Break    

10:00 – 11:15 a.m.     
Keynote Session 
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11:15 – 11:30 a.m.     
Mingle Break        

11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.      
Morning Idea Zone

  • Workshop: Focus on Coaching and Setting Expectations
    Stacie Vandenberghe
  • In-the-Know Compliance for HR/Supervisors
    Glory Ledu

12:30 – 1:30 p.m.  
Power Lunch     

1:30 – 2:45 p.m.  
Afternoon Idea Zone

  • Workshop: Focus on Coaching and Setting Expectations
    Stacie Vandenberghe                
  • Get Prepared! Pass a Department of Labor Audit
    Jim Fournier
    Since early 2013, many employers with less than 100 employers have been invaded by the Department of Labor for one specific audit that has resulted in a failure to comply on a totally different issue.  Don’t think it can't happen to credit unions and don't think this is an anomaly. Be careful, because all employer with less than 100 employers are expected to be audited in the next 4 years. Be ready!
  • HR Essentials for Non-HR Managers
    Lara Keathley
    Whether they believe it or not, every manager is part of the HR department. With direct reports looking for assistance and guidance, understanding the HR rules of the road is important for all managers and supervisors! Get the basics of HR to ensure compliance, increase management skills and avoid employment issues. From general HR policies and procedures, to interviewing skills and tactics, all managers and supervisors can benefit from being more effective with on-boarding, training and development strategy, performance management and handling difficult conversations with employees.

2:45 – 3:00 p.m.  
Energizer Break                        

3:00 – 4:00 p.m.  
Day-One: Thought Provoker 

  • Balloon Lady’s Guide: Simple Lessons for Rising Through Life 
    Holly Nagel 
    Discover creative, effective, useful and practical problem solving tips that can be applied to personal and professional situations! This fun, colorful and powerful session based on the Balloon Lady’s Guide, will show how to improve the quality of life by lightening the mood, stepping into the moment and bringing others together. Be here for one of the most memorable and impactful presentations ever!

4:00 – 5:00 p.m. 
Networking Reception 

Friday, October 2

8:00 a.m.
Check-in and Power-Up Hot Breakfast

9:00 – 10:00 a.m.
Morning Opener

  • Groups, Teams and People You Can’t Stand!    
    Allison McClintick
    What would organizational life be without a few personality clashes? This training concept will identify different ways people react to conflict and an effective way to lead others through it -- from both small to serious issues. Take this time to learn more about group dynamics and redirection through awareness and skill. 

10:00 – 10:30 a.m.    
Hotel Express Check-out and Networking Break

10:30 – 11:45 a.m.    
Morning Idea Zone

  • Workshop: Focus on FMLA/ADA
    Patty Corkery 
  • “You Don’t Say!”
    Holly Nagel
    The power and importance of non-verbal communication and first impressions cannot be understated. Acquire new skills that are perfect for dealing with colleagues, members, family and more. This session will explore communication styles, customer service and how to overcome differences, using collaboration, team building, humor and motivation. Everyone has an effect on others, so learn to distinguish effective non-verbal communication techniques and develop strategies to be a more effective communicator.

11:45 a.m. – 12:45 p.m.    
Socializing Lunch 

12:45 – 2:00 p.m.    
Afternoon Idea Zone

  • Workshop: Focus on FMLA/ADA
    Patty Corkery 
  • Get Prepared! The Latest Healthcare Reform Changes
    Jim Fournier
    Thought the worst of healthcare reform (a/k/a ObamaCare) was over? Join this discussion of the immediate and short-range changes for HR professionals, along with the newly increased penalties for not complying or complying incorrectly. Be ready!
  • Not All Managers Are Created Equal: The Art of Coaching Up 
    Jennifer Dickey
    According to a 2015 Gallup Study released in 2015, the number one reason that employees left a job is to “get away from their manager”. There is no reason to avoid having a sensitive conversation with a manager due to lack of courage to be honest, fearing potential retribution or even visualizing them attacking with a pack of honey badgers. There is no need to quit! Follow that career path forward by discovering that not all managers are created equal and what to do when ready for that next big project or to be recognized as a valuable team player. Just like having a conflict with a parent, spouse or hair stylist, it is necessary to voice expectations and needs in any relationship. Learn to open the lines of communication to build a better relationship with managers, increase productivity, enhance career opportunities and discover the art of coaching up.   

2:00 p.m.
Day Two: Inspiration Wrap-Up

  • Leadership vs. Management 
    Allison McClintick
    Leaders, managers, supervisors -- they all have the same mission, but different parts to play. This training concept explores organic mindsets, roles and tasks that are required of leaders and managers, and how to best work within each role and with each other for increased efficiency and enhanced group dynamics. 
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