NEW ORLEANS (7/31/12)--The National Youth Involvement Board's (NYIB) 2012 Annual Conference kicked off Monday in New Orleans with a leadership pre-conference workshop, an opening general session and a reception. The conference ends on Thursday.
Monday's pre-conference workshop on "Embrace The Leadership Challenge: Making the Most of Managing from the Middle," was presented by Jeffrey Cufaude, of Indianapolis-based Idea Architects.
The opening general session included NYIB members Anne-Marie Bisson and Rebecca Isaacs reviewing the year and providing lessons in collaboration, innovation and creativity.
Today's general sessions will include "Getting to the Future of Credit Unions--Attracting Gens X, Y and Z" by Sean McDonald, president of Your Full Potential LLC, and "Eight Ways to Make Financial Literacy Captivating," presented by Colin Ryan, creator of Economy of Me, Vermont Credit Unions' youth finance movement.
Breakout sessions today include Kids and Campaigns, Keeping the Motivation Going in Your Student-Run Branch, and Branding Your Financial Education Program.
Wednesday general sessions will feature "eMerging Technologies and Mobile Marketing," with Mark Arnold, president, On the Mark Strategies; "Pay it Forward with Your Best Practice "and "Secure a Contestant Spot on the NYIB Price is Right," with Juli Lewis and Janice Quigg; and "Capturing the Most Powerful Market: MOMS," presented by Shari Storm, vice president and chief motivation officer, Verity CU.
The closing general session on Thursday will feature Lisa Carver, president, Moxie Consulting Inc., discussing "Working with Different Personalities."