first_imgA funeral mass was celebrated May 24 at Immaculate Conception Church, Secaucus, for James R. Miller, 62. He passed away suddenly and peacefully on May 20 at his residence in Secaucus. Born and raised in Union City, Mr. Miller lived in Secaucus for the last 37 years. He was the Owner/Insurance Agent of the Longo Agency in Bayonne for 40 years. James is survived by his wife Linda of 40 years; two daughters, Nicole Miller of Secaucus, Tara Taveras and her husband Jose of Rutherford; three sons, James and his wife Lauren of Secaucus, Vincent and his wife Stephanie of Savannah, Ga., and Matthew of Secaucus; three grandchildren, Olivia, Weston, and Liana; his mother Eleanor Miller of Union City; brother John and his wife Cathy of Rochelle Park; a brother-in-law and sister-in-law Julianne and John Wasylyk of Rutherford; a brother-in-law Al Knoble and his fiance Michele Kahwajy; three nieces, Kaitlin Cuccinelli and her husband Ryan, Sharon Merlino and her husband Michael, and Susan DiBetta and her husband Peter.Services arranged by the Mack Memorial Home, Secaucus.last_img read more

5 ways to apply what you learn

first_imgAt the recent August session of CEO Institute II, part of the networking buzz was about “how do we take this great information home most effectively?” One participant was planning a presentation to his CEO and other members of the executive team of everything he’d learned. Another said she would be sure to pause in her day-to-day work to reflect on what she had learned and how she could apply it to the task at hand.This conversation about how to help program participants truly use what is learned in formal sessions is one we have regularly at CUES. The educational jargon for it is “applied learning”—an effort to integrate classroom experiences with real-life situations. The budgeting term is “return on investment,” which is something every credit union wants from its talent development efforts.CUES has found a variety of ways to help participants get the most out of their learning. Here’s how to take advantage of five of them:Look for instructors who offer questions for reflection and invitations to consider how the classroom topics apply back at your credit union shop. The world-class Cornell University professors leading the recent August session of CEO Institute II regularly did this during their presentations. Make sure you take time to do the reflecting and think through your answers to the questions presented.Attend the sessions designed to help you plan how to apply what you’re learning. For example, at CEO/Executive Team Network coming up in late October in Savannah, Ga., CUES will offer a CEO-only session focused on digging deep into the growth strategies that will be covered in an earlier CEO panel session. The deep dive will be facilitated by keynote speaker Geoff Colvin, senior editor-at-large for Fortune magazine and author of Talent is Overrated: What Really Separates World-Class Performers from Everybody Else.Attend sessions designed to bring learning from outside the industry into the credit union space. At Directors Conference in Maui in early December, for example, Boston marathon bombing survivor Natalie Stavas will talk about the value of “running toward chaos.” The fact that Stavas—a physician—ran towards chaos that day meant four lives were saved. This session will challenge attendees to translate the value of running toward chaos into their credit union leadership—and think about what that could mean for their organizations and their members.Do the class assignments. For example, between segments I and II and again between segments II and III, participants in CEO Institute are invited to complete projects. These ask them to reflect on what’s been covered in class and apply it to actual initiatives at the credit union. (Notably, participants who do both projects and attend all three sessions receive the CCE—Certified Chief Executive—designation.) CUES’ newest board member, Kelly Marshall, CCE, CEO of $220 million Summerland Credit Union, Summerland, British Columbia, has told me that doing a between-segments project on how his CU should move forward with its insurance CUSO was instrumental to leading that project to success.Choose programs designed to help you develop a specific plan, tool or takeaway. For example, attendees of CUES School of IT Leadership™ in late September in Charleston, S.C., will create a personalized, ready-to-implement strategic IT action plan. The plans will build on the extensive knowledge of presenter Weldon “Butch” Leonardson, a former credit union IT executive and now director of IT leadership at CUES Supplier member and strategic partner Cornerstone Advisors, Scottsdale, Ariz.CUES does a lot to help attendees leverage what they learn, while at the same time realizing that learning is a very personal process. I’d like to hear how the above five strategies work for you—and what else you do to make the most of your investment in education. 18SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,John Pembroke Since joining CUES in March 2013, John Pembroke has played a leadership role in developing and launching a new direction in CUES’ strategy, branding and culture. Under his guidance, CUES … Web: Detailslast_img read more

Advice to Iowans who’ve traveled in countries with Covid-19 cases: self-isolate

first_imgDES MOINES — State officials are asking Iowans who’ve recently been in areas where Covid-19 cases have spread to “self-isolate” for 14 days. Dr. Caitlin Pedati, the state medical director, says that means avoiding close personal contact with other people.“Staying home from work and school, not attending sort of large gatherings or group events,” Pedati says.This is advice for Iowans who’ve recently been in China, Hong Kong, Iran, Italy, Japan and South Korea.“If you’re somebody who has traveled to one of those locations, we want…to recommend that you voluntarily monitor your symptoms and isolate at home,” Pedati says.Pedati describes self-isolation as trying to stay at least six feet away from other people.“To reduce the opportunity for a virus to move from one person to another,” she says, “and that’s something that would work when we’re talking about the flu or a variety of other viruses.”Pedati and other public health officials have been reaching out to Iowa schools and businesses, urging them to call with concerns about absences that may be related to Covid-19 or other illnesses like the flu.“One of the things that Public Health does is we work very closely with partners throughout the state and where people might be getting sick,” Pedati says, “so surveillance activities like that are typically multi-layers and they require input from a variety of sources.”The state operates a 24/7 hotline that doctors, nurses and others in the medical community may call with questions about dianosing Covid-19. The State Hygenic Lab in Iowa City has begun testing for Covid-19.“The total turn-around time for that is probably approximately 24 hours depending on where in the state we need to ship samples from,” Dr. Pedati says. “The test itself to run takes approximately four hours.”There have been no confirmed cases of Covid-19 in Iowa.last_img read more