Evered to lead Community Leadership discussion in Mission with Vancity’s Vrooman

The third session in the Mission Community Leadership series on Saturday March 31 will feature Tamara Vrooman, Chief Executive Officer of Vancity Credit Union on ethical decision making.

“A Conversation with Tamara” will lead off the session on ethical decision making.  As leader of the Canada’s largest credit union, Vrooman harnesses the strength, breadth and diversity across Vancity to encourage growth and prosperity for the greater good.  Following her earlier career in public service she works to ensure Vancity extends its financial success to facilitate positive social and environmental change.

Her views on leadership include that a “leader taps into the fullest capacity in a group of people, paints a picture of what’s possible and supports the team in making it come to life.”

Under Tamara’s leadership, Vancity lists a number of accomplishments “the first carbon neutral credit union in North America, the first Canadian financial institution invited to join GABV, the largest organization in Canada with a living wage policy, and in 2011 achieved the best earnings performance in its 65-year history.”

After the discussion with Tamara led by UFV president Mark Evered, participants will break into workshops to learn how to be ethically fit; a session developed by the Institute of Global Ethics and finally explore how to use  Rotary’s Four Way Test to guide decisions.

The day runs from 9 am to 1 pm in the ballroom of the Best Western in Mission.

As part of the Vancity’s sponsorship of the lecture series, Vancity members are invited to attend the conversation with Tamara from 9 to 10:30 am for free. Individuals wishing to register for the full day should visit the Mission Chamber website to register at www.missionchamber.bc.ca or come early to register at the Best Western. The cost for the full day session is $20.

The Building Community Leadership series is all about learning new skills and building community leadership capacity. Participants who attend all events will be acknowledged by the District of Mission as potential community leaders and will have the option to be placed on a community leader’s register.

April 28 will be the last leadership session in the series. The topic is Managing Change with renowned keynote speaker Joe Roberts, the Skidrow CEO, and workshop facilitator Cathryn LeCorre.

Additional information available by contacting Building Community Leadership chair Michelle Favero manager@missionchamber.bc.ca.

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