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Event Name:YPN State-Wide Boot Camp: Leadership
Date:November 7, 2017
Start Time:10:00 AM
Duration:1 day
Location:Baton Rouge

YPN State-Wide Boot Camp: Leadership

The Young Professionals Network and the Louisiana Credit Union League are excited to host its first state-wide boot camp. Each year, this exclusive boot camp will be offered in three locations across the state on a different topic. We're kicking off with a focus on LEADERSHIP, and Pelican State Credit Union CEO Jeffrey K. Conrad will be our first drill sergeant!

Join your peers for a jam-packed boot camp featuring an ice breaker that gets you out of your comfort zone, discussions on leadership led by a CEO who has been in your shoes, tips on being an effective leader, ways to contribute to the success of your credit union from any position and more! 

COST? It's FREE for active YPN members! Plus, lunch is provided.

There are only 30 spots available at each location - so don't wait to sign up! 

Baton Rouge - Tuesday, November 7

10 am - 1 pm

Pelican State Credit Union
3232 S. Sherwood Forest Blvd.
Baton Rouge, LA 70816

Lake Charles - Wednesday, November 8

10 am - 1 pm

CSE Federal Credit Union
4321 Nelson Rd.
Lake Charles, LA 70605

Monroe - Thursday, November 9

10 am - 1 pm

Centric Federal Credit Union
1091 Thomas Rd.
West Monroe, LA 71292

Speaker Bio:

Jeffrey K. Conrad started his journey with Pelican State Credit Union 30 years ago and has served as CEO for the last 22 years. When he began his career, Pelican had nine employees, zero branches and $10 million in assets. Under his leadership, Pelican now employs over 220 employees dedicated to serving over 45,000 members across Louisiana. With 12 full-service branches and over $300 million in assets, the credit union's commitment to the under served is evident through its actions. With a passion for breaking down the traditional barriers of banking and looking at more than just a credit score, Conrad has motivated his team to launch nationally award-winning financial education programs and progressive products that are completely focused on bringing Pelican members from debt to asset building. 

Pelican was recognized by the National Cooperative Business Association as the first credit union in the nation to certify its entire staff as Community Development Certified Financial Counselors. Conrad leads Pelican to actively maintain its designation as a Community Development Financial Institution, and the credit union has received three federal grants totaling over $3 million dollars to expand its reach of providing affordable credit to Louisiana residents of modest means in under served areas. Conrad is the Secretary Treasurer of the Board of Business Alliance Financial Services,LLC, a CUSO providing business lending services to credit unions across the nation. He also serves his peer credit unions in Louisiana as a Board Member of Credit Union Cooperative Branching. 

The example Conrad sets for his team is that of service to others. This cooperative spirit is demonstrated daily at Pelican through the management teams' actions resulting in Pelican being named one of the "Best Places to Work" in the Baton Rouge area for three consecutive years.  

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