NCUA sets diversity/inclusion summit for November

The agency’s second-ever Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Summit for credit union leaders, trade and support organizations and professionals in the field will be held virtually on Nov. 2-4, the National Credit Union Administration (NCUA) announced Monday.

The NCUA said the summit, themed “From Intention to Action,” is aimed at providing those committed to advancing DEI a forum to share best practices, address challenges to advancing diversity, and learn how the NCUA can support the credit union industry in its efforts.

“This will be a powerful and thought-provoking conversation on the business case for diversity, equity, and inclusion within the credit union system and beyond,” NCUA Chairman Todd Harper said in a statement with Monday’s release. “Embracing the principles of diversity, equity, and inclusion is vital to the continued health and success of the credit union system because it leads to better consumer protection, greater innovation, improved solutions, and increased membership. I look forward to joining in this timely and critical conversation.”

Among the keynote speakers will be Harper, agency board Vice Chairman Kyle Hauptman, and Board Member Rodney Hood.

Summit topics include:

  • How to Get Started in the DEI Journey;
  • How to Increase Gender Diversity in the C-Suite;
  • Facilitating Courageous Conversations Around Tough Topics;
  • Diversity in the Boardroom; and
  • Economic Equity and Justice.

There is no charge to participate.

The NCUA said formal registration for the summit will begin soon; those interested can sign up online to receive notifications.

DEI Summit 2021 – info and sign-up for notifications

NCUA to Host 2021 Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Summit for Credit Union System Stakeholders