Profile: Devin Selte Embraces Leadership Training
It’s been a pretty good year for Devin Selte, senior relationship manager and team leader with $11 billion Servus Credit Union, Edmonton, Alberta.
Not only was he recently named CUES’ Next Top Credit Union Exec but along the way he’s discovered a new passion: developing people.
“It’s funny. I’m glad that I didn’t make the cut last year when I tried out for this because at the time the Young Leaders Network was still in its early stages,” said Selte. “When I got to Vegas, I was excited to finally meet the other competitors. We’ve all been able to interact online, but it was great to meet them all face-to-face. I was also relieved because my family has sacrificed the most by allowing me time to write blogs, make videos and prepare for the final presentation. I felt that all of that hard work and sacrifice was now coming to fruition.”
He added that going into the announcement he felt regardless of the outcome he had done everything he wanted to do as far as his final presentation and soliciting online votes.
“I think the win continues to validate what our message has been from the get go, we need to foster the growth of our young leaders for the future success of credit unions. We can all talk about how we are focusing on young leader development but it is programs like the Servus Young Leaders Network that are truly making that happen,” said Selte. “I hope that more credit unions get in touch with us so we can share our experiences in developing our program and assist in making others successful. For me, as I move into my new position in leadership development, the courses provided through the CEO Institute programs will help in developing me as leader within Servus Credit Union and the credit union system.”
He’s already been contacted by young professionals in Canada, the United States and Australia interested in creating a network at their credit union. So far he has also helped a credit union in Alberta by providing Servus’ Young Leaders Network’s mission, vision and constitution.