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Young Professionals Commission Presents: Six Crucial Characteristics of Aspiring Leaders
Thursday, June 24, 2021, 11:00am - 12:00pm

As the retirement trend for existing business leadership continues, more young professionals will be called on for key leadership and impact positions. But far fewer will be called upon for these positions than those who want them. What will separate those who are chosen, and those who are not?

Join Josh Allison, as we discuss the six crucial characteristics of aspiring leaders and how to leverage them for organizational growth and achievement.

Key learning objectives include:

  • Why IQ is commoditized and EQ is the new workplace value
  • The correlation between mentorship and professional development
  • The critical role gratitude plays in the workplace
  • How to utilize the Feedback Loop for insightful, personal feedback
  • Leverage your personal ATTITUDE to achieve organizational ALTITUDE

Who Should Attend: 

Young Professionals (ages 39 and under) at New York Credit Union Association member credit unions, as well as credit union professionals interested in leadership topics.

Educational Investment: Benefit of Membership

**Since this session is complimentary, please consider making an individual donation to the New York Credit Union Foundation to help support future young professionals commission initiatives.**

AllisonSpeaker: Josh Allison, Founder and Chief Ideator, ThinkCafe

Josh is obsessed with helping leaders and teams reach their full potential in the new and evolving workplace. He is the Founder and Chief Ideator for ThinkCafe, cofounder of Missing Maple consulting group and has spoken and worked with organizations from Hawaii to New York and near every state in between.

In the past, Josh worked for close to a decade at Horizon Credit Union in Spokane Valley, WA. During his time with the cooperative, he helped the organization reach over 11,000 millennial youth through national award-winning business development and outreach programs. In 2008, Josh was recognized as the Junior Achievement Volunteer of the Year for the Inland Northwest. In 2009, Josh was recognized with the CVSD Meritorious Service award for outstanding work with youth engagement and education. In 2011, he partnered with an Emmy Winning TV Show to develop a financial education program for schools to use across the country. In 2013, he worked alongside international credit unions to study best practices in Gen Y engagement in partnership with the WOCCU. In 2015, Josh was recognized as the CUNA Business Development Professional on the Year for the Credit Union industry and was peer-nominated as a “Credit Union Rockstar.” In 2015, Josh was recognized as a “top ten speaker” for the 2015 World Credit Union Conference.

Josh also served for a few years as a Senior Consultant for FI Strategies – a leading consulting firm serving the trillion-dollar Credit Union industry, 20 of the top 100 largest credit unions, and over two hundred credit union clients. He has served as a CUNA FUSE faculty member, is a graduate of Leadership Spokane, and certified as a Credit Union Development Educator (CUDE). Josh lives with his beautiful wife and children in Spokane, Washington.