Every three years the OCUF Board hold a full day session to look at our strategic direction and ensure we are meeting the needs of our member credit unions and donors.  Last year, the Board made some significant decision and shifted away from a multi-pronged matching donations program, to a focused approach of supporting youth education and leadership. Our inaugural Youth Bursary program assisted 42 post-secondary students with bursaries ranging from $1,000 to $2,500.

This change has been welcomed by our membership as evidenced by the many positive comments received during and after our Annual General Meeting at the end of April.

In the two years between strategic reviews, the Board sets aside a day to put the thinking caps on, not to re-visit strategy, but to consider opportunities, potential business disruptions, and ongoing relevance to our credit union members.

Sandi VerrecchiaWe are delighted to announce this November, Sandi Verrecchia from Satori Consulting will be providing her services to facilitate our planning workshop. Sandi is well known to many in the industry.

A visit to Sandi Verrecchia’s website says it best, “We are focused on improving organizational performance by providing innovative solutions that are developed to address the unique needs of each of our clients. We partner to provide insight and expertise in areas such as strategic planning and execution, business coaching, Board effectiveness, team building and data analytics. We are management consultants that are focused on facilitating change and delivering solutions that drive effective results.”

We look forward to working with Sandi in November.

Satori Consulting is hosting a conference November 2-3 at the Royal York Hotel entitled “Thinking Differently to Drive Growth.” Our Board Chair, Dan Coldwell is a featured speaker.