Filene Research Institute and Michael Neill & Associates are offering credit unions a chance to send their managers to the new Vertex program, a year-long, virtual management development program for middle managers.
According to Filene.org, for less than the cost of sending a manager to a week-long management training program, participants will receive a year-long customized program of development, based on each manager’s assessed needs, via 360 degree evaluations and attribute assessment.
In addition each manager will receive unlimited one-on-one support from MNA and credit union management will receive regular extensive updates on the progress of each participant. Finally, a follow up 360 degree evaluation will be conducted to verify and validate the improvement.
Program participation costs $3,950 per manager and includes a certification designation.
During the program, performance coaches work with managers one-on-one to assess current performance, create customized management development plans using Web-based training modules and support plan execution.
Performance coaches include Steve Winninger, retired CEO of Lake Trust Credit Union in Michigan; management and sales trainer Michael Neill of Annapolis, Md.; and Tansley Stearns, impact director at Filene.
“Most manager trainings are lengthy, expensive and lack individual customization,” Neill said. “Vertex resolves these challenges while leading to improved sales and service levels, reduced mistakes, and increased employee accountability for credit unions.”
Jason Milesko Filene’s chief impact officer, said, “Vertex stems from our ‘Attributes and Skills of Highly Effective Credit Union Management’ report that suggests the best credit union managers are learners, energetic, decisive and good communicators, Vertex helps credit unions cultivate these types of managers.”