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2020 BCYL Leadership Conference

October 19 – October 22, 2020

BC Young Leaders’ 5th annual Leadership Conference takes place virtually!

Join us for:

  • Keynote by Disruptive Strategist, Shawn Kanungo
  • Breakout Sessions faciliated by Industry Leaders
  • Hackathon taught by Rocky Ozaki delivered to Credit Union Executives

All weaved together by your conference host, Alex Kostenko.

Get psyched about creating your future with Shawn Kanungo, acquire knowledge and skills from Breakout Sessions, then apply your talent in a Hackathon. We are extremely excited to bring you our conference in a new format and know you’re going to love it.

Check out Shawn and Rocky’s promo video!

Conference Scholarship
With the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, we understand that attending conferences may not feasible for all credit union young leaders this year. With that in mind, we are excited to announce that we will be offering multiple scholarships for the BCYL Leadership conference October 19-22! We will be selecting 15 individuals to attend the conference, and 10 of those selected will be attending the Hackathon.

To apply, please submit a 2-3 minute video, pitching why you should be selected as a scholarship recipient, how attending the conference will benefit yourself, your credit union and/or the credit union system. Please note, if you’ve already paid for a spot, you can still apply for this scholarship.

Please upload your submissions to our DropBox Account by 5pm on Friday, September 11. All applicants will be notified of their application status by Friday, September 18.

Good luck!

Past Events

2019 BCYL Leadership Conference

September 27 - September 28, 2019

Registration is now open!

Our 4th annual Leadership Conference takes place in Kelowna, September 27-28, 2019! Join us at the spectacular Delta Marriot Grand Okanagan Resort for two exciting days focused on preparing you for the imminent changes in our industry. Expand your leadership performance, grow your perspective, and engage in system change. As part of the BCYL Conference you will build your network, learn from system leaders, and drive the change YOU want to see our system.

Keynote Speaker, Rocky Ozaki, Co-Founder of NoW of Work Inc. will be sharing how the future of work is now. Are you ready??

Register Here! Agenda

2018 ​​​BCYL Leadership Conference

October 27 - October 28, 2018

Our 3rd annual Leadership Conference took place in Vancouver, October 27-28, at the beautiful JW Marriot Parq Hotel. During the two days, our sold out group of 75 Young Leaders learned about improving our leadership performance, expanding perspectives, and engaging in system change. For the closing event we attended the Vancouver Whitecaps soccer game where we networked with credit union CEOs and Executives, helped carry the flags on the field before the game, and enjoyed the Whitecaps 2-1 victory over the visiting Portland Timbers.

2018 Conference Videos and Slide Deck

2017 ​​​BCYL Leadership Conference

September 28 - September 29, 2017

Our second annual BCYL conference took place September 28-29 at the Manteo Resort in Kelowna to a SOLD OUT crowd! It was a great opportunity for young leaders to network, share perspectives and hear from system leaders as we as we explored our conference theme: Leaders of Tomorrow.


Two Young Leaders go to Italy!

Amber Motz and Tanya Mueller learn about the co-operative system in Italy!
July 17 - July 21, 2017

The BC Young Leaders Network provided 2 of our young leader members each with a $4000 sponsorship to assist with their cost of  attending the BCIT Executive Cooperative Field School in Vicenza, Northern Italy this past July. Northern Italy has been widely recognized as one of the world’s leading examples of a successful cooperative economy. The young leaders spent a week with a small group of CEO’s from the Canadian Credit Union system and were exposed to the Italian Cooperative Model; a model that demonstrates how cooperative relations among small local firms can serve global markets.

Learn more about the BCIT Co-operative Field School.


2016 ​BCYL Leadership Conference

The Inaugural Conference
November 17 - November 18, 2016

This was a fast-paced, high-impact two-day event that combined thought-provoking workshops with action learning challenges to create a unique conference experience that supported the development of leadership and strategic thinking skills. Conference sessions also provided attendees with insight into the BC credit union system, and the opportunity to voice their thoughts and viewpoints on supporting the continued success of the credit union system as we look to the future.