MADISON, Wis. (11/10/10)--Exceptional credit union trainers and training programs were honored with ELLy awards in four categories during the 2010 CUNA Experience Learning Live! (ELL) conference. The Training Professional of the Year Award recognizes credit union professionals or training departments for outstanding contributions to the learning and performance development of credit union staff. Winners included:
* Award of merit: DCCU staff development team, DuPont Community CU, Waynesboro, Va. * Award of merit: Employee Department of Community America CU, Lenexa, Kan. * First place: Ken Kelly and Michelle Trekas of Red Canoe CU, Longview, Wash. * First place, Minh McKenzie of Community First CU, Appleton, Wis.
The WOW! Award recognizes credit unions for the best overall training curriculum or event. Winners included:
* Award of merit: Yolanda Riddle, Summit CU, Madison, Wis. * Award of merit: Cheryl Collins, Oregon Community CU, Eugene, Ore. * First place: Ken Kelly and Michelle Trekas, Red Canoe CU, Longview, Wash. * First Place: Minh McKenzie and Deb Stewart, Community First CU, Appleton, Wis.
The Training Champion Award recognizes senior management for their support and development of training initiatives. Winners included:
* Award of merit: Senior management team, First Community CU, Jamestown, ND. * Award of merit: Tammy Davis, senior vice president of training and human resources, The Golden 1 CU, Sacramento, Calif. * First place: Cathie Tierney, president and CEO, Community First CU, Appleton, Wis.
The eLearning Award goes to the credit union that has effectively incorporated technology into training. An award of merit was presented to the Training and Development Department of Apple FCU, Fairfax, Va. The 2010 CUNA Experience Learning Live! conference was held in late October.