Curriculum Overview

Expanding Horizons. Exploring Possibilities.

Southwest CUNA Management School is the go-to experience for rising and C-suite credit union professionals. The school provides higher academic style learning and engagement opportunities. Providing a diverse mix learning environments, students build business acumen, broaden their vision for their own credit union’s strategic direction, expand leadership capabilities, collaborate, and grow networks to last a lifetime. 

Transforming for tomorrow’s leaders, a blend of in-person, live virtual, and micro-learning courses provide an immersive online experience focusing on:

  • Innovation and strategy: Identifying and solving industry problems
  • Credit union growth
  • Professional and personal development
  • Productive collaboration and networking
students in class

Curriculum may Include:

First Year

Laying the Foundation

  • ALM/Finance
  • Communications
  • Data Analytics
  • DEI
  • Economics
  • Enhancing Productivity
  • Entrepreneurial Thinking
  • Evolution of Workplace Safety
  • Innovation
  • Organizational Culture
  • Personal Brand
  • Presentation Skills
  • Project Management
  • Risk Management
  • Scenario Planning
  • Stakeholder Experiences
  • Systems Thinking
  • Web-based Networking Strategies

Second Year

Trends and Strategy

 

  • Adaptive Thinking
  • Advocacy
  • ALM/Finance
  • Budgeting
  • Branding
  • Business Development
  • Communications
  • Data Analytics
  • DEI
  • Economics

 

  • Ethics
  • Fintech Trends
  • Governance
  • Industry Trends
  • Lending
  • Risk Management
  • Scenario Planning
  • Stakeholder Experience
  • Strategic Benchmarking
  • Talent Optimization

Third Year

Focusing Forward

 

  • Adaptive Leadership
  • Advocacy
  • ALM/Finance
  • Branding
  • Communications
  • Data Analytics
  • Digital Life and Global Trends
  • Economics
  • Ethics

  • Financial Simulation
  • Leader Action Plan
  • Leading with Purpose
  • Lending
  • Negotiation Strategies
  • Risk Management
  • Scenario Planning and Mapping
  • Trends and Disruptors
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