During the month of June, the Directors' Forum held a series of free online discussions for credit union and caisses populaires Board Directors. 

Under the theme "Directors on Directors: Sharing Our COVID Concerns and Pandemic Priorities," the objective of these facilitated and interactive discussions was to provide a platform for system directors to share information and exchange best practices around the challenges facing their organizations during the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond. The sessions were not designed as educational presentations or webinars, but rather, to inspire conversation and dialogue around specific issues facing credit unions and their boards. 


SESSION 1

Topic: “Enhancing Remote Board Meetings: An Interactive Discussion”

Facilitators: Anthony Piscitelli, Your Neighbourhood Credit Union and Leo Racette, Sudbury Credit Union

Date: Tuesday, June 2, 2020 from 12:00 - 1:00pm EST

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SESSION 2

Topic: "Learning from Each Other: How Credit Unions Boards are Reacting to COVID-19"

Facilitators: Ken Chan, Alterna Savings and Tim Foster, Northern Credit Union; Technical support: Annthony Piscitelli

Date: Tuesday, June 16, 2020 from 12:00 - 1:00pm EST

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SESSION 3

Topic: "Strategic Planning for Credit Union Boards in a Virtual Environment"

Description: COVID-19 is causing many credit unions to entirely rethink their strategic plans. Yet, the act of strategic planning in a virtual environment can raise its own list of challenges. This session will share ideas from directors across Ontario on what to do and not do as we rethink our strategic plans. If you have started re-doing your strategic plan please come and share your ideas. If you are embarking on a new strategic planning process, will hope you will attend to learn from your colleagues.

Date: Tuesday, June 30, 2020 from 12:00 - 1:00pm EST

Facilitators: Tanya Gracie, Central 1 Credit Union and Anthony Piscitelli, Your Neighbourhood Credit Union; Technical support: Leo Racette

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