MADISON, Wis. (7/14/09)--Credit union training and human resources topics were added to the 2009 Experience Learning Live Conference as it integrates with the Credit Union National Association’s Human Resource Management School. The new conference will be Oct. 25-28 in Nashville, Tenn., for credit union training and human resource professionals. This year’s opening general session speaker Robin Crow will outline a seven-step process for creating leaders who will make a difference. Crow, studio owner of Dark Horse Recording, will share examples from his experiences with major label recording artists. His studio has recorded albums from artists including Amy Grant, Trace Adkins, Neil Diamond, Martina McBride, Montgomery Gentry, Faith Hill and others. The closing general session, “Once Upon a Time: Using Story Telling to Build Teamwork and Inspire Passion,” will teach attendees how to tell their organization’s story in a way that enhances its public image, creates a next level branding or marketing tool, and attracts new members. Margaret Moreford, president of consulting and training company The Edge Inc., will explain how to use imagery to connect with employees and co-workers on a deeper, emotional level. Training-focused sessions will explore: four generations in one workplace, emotional intelligence, credit union university, developing internal strategic partners, instructional design, assessing the need for training and making training stick. Human resource sessions will address: conducting effective performance reviews, retention coaching, unleashing creativity, aligning human resource strategies with credit union strategic plans, conducting effective workplace investigations, human resources measurement and metrics, employment law updates, and workplace diversity. Winners of last year’s ELLy awards give presentations on their award-winning training ideas. The ELLys are the only national awards presented to credit union trainers for their work in professional staff development. For more information, use the link.