Trailblazers40Below: Given a Free Hand, Selte Builds Young Leaders Network
According to Devin Selte, a senior relationship manager at Servus Credit Union, any strategic moves regarding the future of credit unions would be incomplete without plans to invest in the next generation of leaders.
“You have to engage them. For my generation it’s about a purpose. They could be in any profession they want, but if credit unions could give young professionals the opportunity to get engaged at some level, even if they are in an entry position, it lets them know they’re important and valued as well,” said Selte.
The Servus Young Leaders Network includes a social networking site open to all Servus staffers, a national scholarship program, monthly Servus Young Leader spotlight and a recently launched 35 under 35 leadership retreat. This past May, the Young Leaders Network had several young leaders attend the Credit Union Central of Canada’s national conference in Niagara Falls. In addition, the development of a mentorship program has been in the works at Servus.
The site was designed as a way to help young leaders from across the organization to build their network by sharing what they’ve learned, successes and failures.