2022 BCYL Leadership Conference

2022 BCYL Leadership Conference

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Sheraton Vancouver Wall Centre

1000 Burrard Street

Vancouver, BC V6Z 2R9


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A conference specifically tailored to help you uncover your full leadership potential while navigating the future of our credit union system

About this event

BC Young Leaders' 7th annual Leadership Conference takes place in person from September 22-23 at the Sheraton Wall Center Hotel in Vancouver. (see further accommodation details below)

2021 showed us the power of “Harnessing the Leader Within” to tap into our existing strengths and identify new areas of growth to help us develop into truly authentic leaders.

In 2022, we are excited to shift focus forward to look at “Credit Unions of the Future” and how YOU can prepare yourself to lead through change with impact.

Join us for interactive and immersive speakers, panels, and networking sessions including: 

Day 1

  • The State of the System with Bill Corbett, CEO, Stabilization Central Credit Union
  • The Future of Technology and its impacts on credit unions as a system with Drew Wilczynski, Executive Director, CUCC
  • The Credit Unions of the Future panel featuring:
  • Alexa Creelman, Manager Member Relations and ESG, Central 1
  • Bill Kiss, co-Chief Executive Officer, G&F Financial Group
  • Chris Catliff, President and CEO, BlueShore Financial
  • Mohamed Ladak, Chief Operating Officer, Bulkley Valley Credit Union
  • The Future of Leadership with Sheh Shojaee, Director of Operations & Strategic HR, CPHR, British Columbia & Yukon

Day 2

  • The Future of You panel featuring:
  • Barry Delaney, President & Chief Executive Officer CEO, SASCU Financial Group
  • Brieann Spencer, Senior Advisor Leadership and Learning, First West Credit Union
  • Janelle Aaker, Chief Equity & People Officer, Vancity
  • Strategic Agility is a Habit workshop with Michelle Penney, Coaching and Consulting
  • Keynote - It Starts with You! How to Elevate Your Influence and Drive Success in a Radically Changing World by Michelle Ray, Author and Founder, Lead Yourself First Enterprises

All weaved together by your conference hosts, which include our very own BCYL Working Committee members. Stay tuned for more info, including speaker highlights and bios!

Ready to participate in unique opportunities to learn from and engage with industry leaders, trailblazers, and your peers? Register today!


Connecting Leaders. Building Leaders. 

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Registration Inclusions

$695 per attendee which includes two full conference days, breakfast and lunch on both days, and an evening networking event (which is also open to CU executives!).


The event will take place at the Sheraton Wall Center Hotel in Vancouver beginning at 8:00 am Thursday, September 22nd, ending at 3:00 pm Friday, September 23rd. Please ensure travel or flights are booked with enough time to stay for the closing session on the 23rd.

Accommodation: Last Day to Book is Monday, August 22, 2022

The Sheraton Wall Centre (Thursday, September 22nd only) for $239+tax per night. Book your room here.

or Century Plaza (both Wednesday, September 21st and Thursday, September 22nd) for $259+tax per night (across the street from the Sheraton) Book your room here

  • or by phone at 1-800-663-1818 between 8:00 am to 4:00 pm daily
  • or by email at reserve@century-plaza.com between 8:00 am to 4:00 pm daily.

Bookings canceled after Monday, August 22nd are subject to a one-night cancellation fee.

If you have any questions or need any support please email us at: info@bcyoungleaders.com


We would like to thank our sponsors for their ongoing support of young leaders within the Credit Union system. Together we are building a bright future!

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