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November 2, 2015

Social media technology and instantaneous access to limitless information have made a profound impact on leadership in recent years. Organizations in every industry—including financial services—have witnessed a seismic shift in the way a leader can and should engage with their employees, customers, and members.

“Leaders of the future must create the conditions within organizations that draw out creativity, passion and purpose within a team and focus that in a...

 
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October 13, 2015

Following a recently conducted process to downsize from 15 to 12 directors, First West Credit Union director Michael Brydon has chosen to leave the board effective October 7, 2015 and directors Terry Enns and Stewart Ladyman will complete their service to the board at the conclusion of the credit union’s 2016 annual general meeting.

The board grew to 15 directors on January 1, 2015 when three former Island Savings Credit Union directors were appointed to the First West board as...

 
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October 13, 2015

Following a recently conducted process to downsize from 15 to 12 directors, First West Credit Union director Michael Brydon has chosen to leave the board effective October 7, 2015 and directors Terry Enns and Stewart Ladyman will complete their service to the board at the conclusion of the credit union’s 2016 annual general meeting.

The board grew to 15 directors on January 1, 2015 when three former Island Savings Credit Union directors were appointed to the First West board as...

September 24, 2015

How communication played a key role in a successful banking system conversion

Following the recent conversion from the Acumen to the Wealthview Banking system across its Valley First branches, First West takes a look at what’s required to make a technology project of this magnitude and complexity successful. For the final instalment of this four part series we spoke with Communications Business Partner David Kropp.

First West has an extensive...

September 15, 2015

Following the recent conversion from the Acumen to the Wealthview Banking system across its Valley First branches, First West takes a look at what’s required to make a technology project of this magnitude and complexity successful. In the third of this four part series we spoke with project change management leader Cheryl Croeze.

To support the conversion project, First West used a dedicated change management team for the first time. Why?

Two major...

August 18, 2015

Following the recent conversion from the Acumen to the Wealthview Banking system across its Valley First branches, First West takes a look at what’s required to make a technology project of this magnitude and complexity successful. In the second of this four part series we spoke with IT Business Partner Susan Archambault.

You’ve been through more than 25 banking system conversions, what do you need to keep a close eye on?
Blown budgets,...