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Mid-Level Management Leadership Series

Focusing on Mid-Level Managers is Important to your Credit Union's Success

Your credit union's mid-level managers, branch managers, and department leads are often the primary point of contact for employees.  Their management style, good or bad, has a tremendous impact on employee performance and workplace well-being. It is extremely important for credit unions to invest in the professional development and personal growth of their mid-level leaders.

The Mid-Level Management Leadership Series is a four-part virtual learning experience specifically designed to provide mid-level leaders with the skills and tools they need to lead effectively, remove barriers and optimize performance.

Educational Investment: $449 per person

Registration for KENTUCKY credit unions
Registration for OUT-OF-STATE credit unions



DAY 1: March 8 | Principles of Leadership Success PT. 1

DAY 2: March 9 | Principles of Leadership Success PT. 2

DAY 3: April 19 | Happily Ever After - Boosting Team Performance Through Storytelling

DAY 4: May 24  | Love Em’ or Lose Em’: It’s All About the Employee Experience

DAYS 1 & 2: Principles of Leadership Success

March 8 & 9, 2022 | Virtual Learning Experience

TIME: 9:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. ET each day

It’s never been more challenging to be a leader than it is in today’s organizations. Whether it’s managing multiple generations, dealing with change, managing during a pandemic, or navigating The Great Resignation, leaders must be equipped to lead their teams during challenging times.

In this impactful two-part virtual session, Laurie Maddalena will share the most important elements of successful leadership, and the common behaviors and actions that hold leaders back from success. Through some powerful exercises, you will learn how to instill the habits and behaviors in your leadership that will bring out the best performance from your team.

You will learn:

  • The three pillars of exceptional leadership and how to focus your time in the areas that matter most
  • The difference between traditional leadership and modern leadership
  • The characteristics of a “modern” leader, and how to operate at an exceptional level
  • How to lead effectively during a crisis or pandemic
  • The impact The Great Resignation is having on engagement and employee expectations
  • The top three habits and behaviors that hold leaders back
  • The most important skill for executive and leadership success
  • The three most important skills for coaching employees to peak performance
  • How to instill accountability in a positive and principled way
  • How to handle challenging conversations easier and more respectfully

This two-session leadership workshop and will provide you with the skills and tools to transform your leadership and your confidence. Sign up your entire leadership team and leave feeling energized and focused to bring your best so you can lead your team to exceptional results!


Laurie Maddalena is CEO of Envision Excellence, a leadership development consulting firm that provides leadership development programs for managers and executives, executive and leadership coaching, management training, Myers-Briggs facilitation, Emotional Intelligence surveys and leadership assessments. Laurie has been personally mentored by Jack Canfield, author of The Success Principles, and is a certified Success Principles Trainer.  Read full bio >>



DAY 3: Happily Ever After - Boosting Team Performance Through Storytelling

April 19, 2022 | Virtual Learning Experience

TIME: 10 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. ET

For years, storytelling has been touted as the go-to tactic for attracting and retaining members, and transforming credit union culture. But how exactly does the storytelling process work, and how can you meaningfully apply it on the job?

This workshop will answer those questions. You'll learn how the elements of story can lift team morale, defeat burnout, address performance issues, and create a more inclusive and equitable workplace. You'll leave with practical insights and proven techniques to help you and your team find your "happily ever after.” 


Andy Janning is a nationally-recognized expert in talent development with nearly 30 years of leadership experience in the financial services industry.

He’s the author of the book Heroes, Villains, and Drunk Old Men: A Love Story for Real Life, an 8-time state and national award winner for overall excellence in talent development, a professional photographer and award-winning filmmaker, a faculty member of CUNA Management School, and a popular speaker at conferences and events across the country.

He’s also the creator of Side Effects, the groundbreaking documentary series for the National Credit Union Foundation about the financial crisis of cancer, one of the largest storytelling projects in credit union industry history.



DAY 4: Love Em’ or Lose Em’: It’s All About the Employee Experience

May 24, 2022 | Virtual Learning Experience

TIME: 10 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. ET

It’s true… While employees join companies, they primarily stay or leave because of their manager! In this session, Ray Mitchell – Chief People Officer and Sr. HR Consultant with tHRive HR Inc. provides practical insight that equip and empower leaders to create intentional and purposeful experiences to drive retention and reduce unwanted turnover.

  • Does your employment brand attract talent?

  • How welcoming are you and your credit union to new employees?

  • Are your mission, vision, and values effectively integrated into your employee processes?

  • How often do you engage your employees? How well do you know them?

  • Are you celebrate your employees on every occasion?

  • Does employee input play a role in driving an employee-friendly culture?

  • How are you differentiating your credit union as an employer of choice?

Discover tips and tools to create a unique employee experience that drives higher levels of satisfaction, engagement and productivity!


Ray Mitchell | Sr. HR Advisor & Chief HR Officer | tHRive HR, Inc.

As a Kentucky native and accomplished certified professional in the field of Human Resources, Ray brings over 20 years of progressive HR leadership experience in mid and large-scale organizations. He currently serves as Sr. Advisor and Consultant for tHRive HR, Inc. – an outsourced HR provider and consulting firm providing outsourced HR services to a diverse portfolio of business clients. Ray is the Chief HR Officer for Banc Card of America, and also proudly serves on the Board of Directors for Portland Christian School in Louisville, KY – the oldest private school in Kentucky! 



General Information

Cancellation Policy.  Refunds will be issued until seven days prior to the event date less $50 administration fee per person.  Substitutions are accepted at any time.  All cancellations or substitutions must be submitted in writing.

More Information.  Call (502) 855-8202 / (833) 338-8205 ext 202 or email [email protected].



The registrant agrees to conduct his/herself in a cordial manner. KCUL will not tolerate any registrant who creates a disturbance; is disrespectful to any other registrant, any member of KCUL, its speakers and attendees, exhibitors, volunteers or staff. KCUL reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to investigate any complaint and to dismiss any registrant found by KCUL, in its sole discretion, to have violated the Code of Professional Conduct, without refund of registration fees.