NCUA hosting CU diversity, equity and inclusion summit

25542495_1752115101518706_2887136597949032630_oNCUA is inviting credit unions to its first annual Credit Union Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Summit on Wednesday, Nov. 6, in Alexandria, Virginia. The summit will explore, among other things, the business case for diversity in credit unions.

The full-day event will bring together credit union and industry professionals who are committed to advancing diversity, equity and inclusion within the credit union system. Attendees will gather to share best practices, address challenges to advancing diversity, and learn how NCUA can support the industry in its efforts.

NCUA Board Chairman Rodney Hood and Board Members J. Mark McWatters and Todd Harper will address attendees. The event will include panel discussions on best practices for promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion; recruiting and retaining a diverse workforce; and collecting diversity data. There will also be a demonstration of the NCUA’s credit union diversity self-assessment, which is intended to help credit unions identify opportunities to strengthen diversity and inclusion policies and practices within their organizations.

According to the NCUA, diversity “leads to better service, greater innovation, improved solutions and increased membership. These things make credit unions strong and sustainable, which ultimately leads to greater strength for the entire credit union system.”

There is no charge for the event, but seating is limited and registration is required. Visit the NCUA’s website to learn more, view the agenda and register.

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