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Young Professional Workshop

Lafayette, LA

Published: Nov 19, 2018

Event date: 5/3/2019 8:30 AM - 5/4/2019 12:00 PM Export event

LCUL’s 8th Annual Young Professionals Workshop is being held on Friday, May 3, and Saturday, May 4, in Lafayette. This year, we’re covering a wide range of topics including personal development as we compel young professionals to get involved in the credit union movement, work toward connecting them with other young professionals, and encourage collaboration that will create long-term success for the credit union industry.


Agenda to Include:

  • Hands-On, Interactive Group Activities
  • Rock Your Personal Brand, Melanie Spring
  • Business Etiquette Lunch, University of Louisiana at Lafayette Career Services
  • Introduction to Advocacy & Passing Legislation for Credit Unions, Angela Gervais, VP of Advocacy, LCUL
  • Reverse Crasher Roundtable Discussions
  • Split Second Choice: The Power of Attitude, Tyler Winner, Dale Carnegie
  • YPN Member of the Year Presentation
  • Donation of Stuffed Bears to Barran's Bears
  • Networking Reception at Rock n' Bowl

Click here to view full agenda.


For the third year, the YPN will be launching the Reverse Crash Program. The reverse crash program will be open to all “seasoned” credit union employees and volunteers that are 41 and older. Do you think anyone at your credit union has what it takes to be a reverse crasher? Let them know about this opportunity.

Click here for more information and to apply!


The network reception will take place at Rock’n’Bowl in Lafayette from 6 – 9 pm on Friday, May 3. This will be a great opportunity to meet your fellow young credit union professionals and network in a fun, casual setting. Plus, bowling, food and drinks come complimentary with registration! There will also be a complimentary bus running to and from the hotel, and Top Cats start playing at Rock’n’Bowl at 9 pm! If you’re not attending workshop, you can still attend the reception for $40.

Please follow the registration link for that option!


$325 per attendee for this day and a half program  

*For the purposes of those applying for a grant, the registration fee includes food and beverage valued at $75 per person which cannot be deducted from the cost of the program.


DoubleTree by Hilton
1521 West Pinhook Road
Lafayette, LA 70503

LCUL has contracted a discounted room rate of $129 per night. Click here to book online or you may book by calling 1-337-235-6111 and mentioning our group code LCR.


Barran's Bears is a non-profit that provides Teddy Bears to Police Officers and First Responders to utilize at scenes where children are faced with "adult problems" such as Domestic Violence, illness, injury, etc. The organization will be picking up a donation from us at workshop!

For every bear that you donate at the YP Workshop, you will receive a ticket to win prizes! Bears that are between 12 and 14 inches work best for Barran’s Bears (roughly the size of a build a bear).

They ask for new bears but VERY gently used is okay too. Brown bears are very popular and can cover both boys and girls. They also accept bears in bulk at a discounted price so if you are unable to pick up a bear, you will receive an entry to win a prize for every $10 donated.


Add a new shirt to your registration for $15. We will distribute all shirts at workshop registration! If you are not attending workshop, you can still order a shirt.

Please follow the workshop registration link for that purchase option!


Do you or your credit union know of a YPN Member that went above and beyond in 2018?

Click here to nominate them for 2018 YPN Member of the Year by Friday, April 5!

REGISTER NOW!