Kevin Smith joined TEAM Resources in January, 2015 and brings a wealth of credit union and instructional design experience. In addition to his other roles with TEAM Resources, Kevin will also be available for speaking, training, and strategic planning.

He brings extensive experience in training, designing and implementing professional development resources to nourinsh the growth of leaders within the credit union industry. Kevin facilitates strategic planning processes, teaches Strategic Governance to Boards of Directors, and oversees the TEAM Resources board self-evaluation programs with credit union nationwide.

Kevin’s topics include:

  • Credit Unions and the Infinite Game – New!
  • Boards Behaving Badly: The Guide to Handling Unruly Directors – New!
  • Best Practices of a Modern Credit Union Board
  • Supercharging the Team: (Or, Just Who are Those People in the Room with Me?)
  • Board Governance Essentials: Becoming a Better Board Member
  • Everything I Needed to Know About Leadership I Learned in Marching Band
  • The Path to Presenter: Public Speaking Skills and Development
  • The Making of an Effective Board Chairperson

For his full list of topics and descriptions click here.

Kevin is also certified to present the WorkPlace Big Five Personality Assessments Program in conjunction with the Center for Applied Cognitive Studies (CentACS).

“You [were] great for our retreat and my directors really like you a lot. You are a rock star for us!!!”

-Credit Union Board Chair

Kevin Smith’s Full Biography:

Kevin Smith is Consultant and Publisher with TEAM Resources. He brings extensive experience in training, designing and implementing professional development resources to nourish the growth of leaders within the credit union industry. Kevin facilitates strategic planning processes, teaches Strategic Governance to Boards of Directors, and oversees the TEAM Resources board self-evaluation programs with credit unions nationwide.

Kevin is co-author of A Credit Union Guide to Strategic Governance. This essential book helps Governance teams become as effective as possible. He also writes the monthly TEAM Resources blog that is read by thousands nationally. The monthly blog shares guidance on board topics such as governance, strategy and issues related to the supervisory committee.

Previously, Kevin spent 10 years at the Credit Union National Association (CUNA), in the Center for Professional Development as Director of Volunteer Education. In that role Kevin developed and oversaw programs for credit union executives, boards, and volunteers. This included conferences and training events, webinars, print programs, and online courses, among others. During his tenure at CUNA, he created and brought several new programs to the credit union movement. One of these is the CUNA Volunteer Certification Program, an intensive, competency-based program for boards and supervisory committees, offered as a five-day onsite event or as a self-study program, both involving rigorous testing for completion. He also created the CUNA Training On Demand series of downloadable training courses, and the CUNA Pressing Economic Issues series featuring the CUNA economists.

Behind the scenes Kevin was involved with a team of CUNA leaders focused on creating a culture of innovation within the trade association, and working toward keeping the organization forward-thinking, to create new and better programs for its membership. This included participation in an IDEO design program.

Before joining CUNA, Kevin spent several years teaching at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater.

He holds a Master’s degree from DePaul University, Chicago and a Bachelor’s degree from Miami University, Oxford, OH.

Contact information:
ksmith@forteamresources.com
608-217-0556

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