MADISON, Wis.–The Filene Research Institute said it is partnering with Korn Ferry, the organizational consulting firm, to support, grow and enhance Filene’s i3 program.
According to Filene, Korn Ferry’s focus on leadership assessment and development is deeply aligned with the mission and direction of the i3 program.
“Fundamentally, the war for talent is a game changer for any industry or organization. We are excited for this partnership to further develop future credit union leaders through Korn Ferry’s support of the i3 program,” said Mark Meyer, Filene CEO. “We love to see the success of i3 alumni as they progress through their careers and with Korn Ferry’s support as a global leader in helping organizations identify the right people and supporting them in retaining, motivating and developing the top talent – we will continue to help innovation-minded credit unions grow.”
Filene described the i3 program as an innovation and leadership development program populated with the best and brightest minds from credit unions across the country. The program is built to instill and encourage an entrepreneurial mindset in future credit union leaders. i3 participants work with Filene over a two-year period to brainstorm, test and launch products and solutions designed to address key challenges credit unions are facing, the organization said.
To the C Suite
The program delivers a strong network of talent with over 30% of i3 graduates advancing to CEO or C-Suite level after participation, Filene added.
Mike Juratovac of Korn Ferry said the company is excited to be entering the partnership with Filene to help ensure the industry’s next generation is well-positioned with the required leadership competencies that will enable the continued success of credit unions in this rapidly evolving competitive landscape.
Filene added its i3 program will begin recruiting participants for the 2019 class in June. For info, visit the Filene i3 web page to learn more about the application process and fill out the interest form to be notified first when applications open.