Principle Six: Cooperation among cooperatives. Credit unions serve their members most effectively and strengthen the cooperative principles by working with other cooperatives through local, state, regional, national, and international structures.
Working in partnership with the Carolinas Credit Union League, project managers from three credit unions have organized a networking and information sharing group. The purpose of the group is to promote collaboration & networking, encourage innovation and the sharing of best practices in the area of project management.
The group will share information and documents through an Expertise Group set up on the CCUL web site. Registered users of the CCUL web site may join this group. To set up a user account, please click here.
Sandon Nachmann, Coastal Credit Union director strategic projects, brainstormed the group idea. "By participating in the CUaware Protégé Mentor Program the last couple of years, I got to know two people involved in project management at their credit unions. Creating a group that would be able to help more people share, learn and implement new project management processes seemed like a logical next step."
Koy Stone (SC Telco FCU) and Greg Young (Carolinas Telco FCU), who were mentored by Nachmann, are part of the founding core of the group. Geoff Finken of the CCUL, who does project management for the League, is also involved with the new group.
Project management is an emerging field within credit unions. It coordinates staff efforts and encourages a culture of innovation.
For more information about the group and how you can get involved, please contact Jeff Hardin (919-457-9063).