PRESS RELEASE: New CUNA HR & Organizational Development Council White Paper Examines How Leadership Inspires Strategic Thinki

By Karen Bankston08.08.2018

HR and organizational leaders are in a prime position to advocate for, and facilitate, the development of strategic thinking as a core competency among their fellow executives, and at the mid-management and staff levels. Member service and back-office staff can also apply strategic thinking in looking for ways to improve processes and procedures in line with the credit union’s top priorities. Within their own department, and in partnership with other business units, HR executives guide the human capital strategy to keep pace with, and anticipate, needed staffing and emerging skill sets and competencies.

This white paper explores:

  • the growing importance of strategic thinking from all functional areas of the credit union, and
  • HR and organizational development’s role in supporting the advancement and application of strategic thinking through:

o formal training,
o mentoring and modeling programs, and
o compensation, reward, and recognition programs.

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About CUNA HR & Organizational Development Council:
CUNA Councils are a member-led, collaborative community of credit union leaders providing vibrant peer interaction, new ideas and innovation to foster professional development for our members while advocating for the overall success of the credit union movement.  The CUNA HR & Organizational Development Council is one of seven CUNA Councils, a network of more than 7,000 credit union professionals. For more information, visit