2016 Applicant: Gena Teesdale

Gena Teesdale is a 29-year-old Manager, Total Rewards of Prospera Credit Union ($3,000M) in Abbotsford, British Columbia, Canada.

Project Title
Young Leaders of Prospera

Short Pitch
Creating the future of tomorrow by developing leaders today.

The success of an organization is dependent upon those that lead it, and in the case of Prospera we need to have a pool of strong leaders that can transition into our leadership roles in order to ensure organizational success. As of September 2015, Prospera’s talent pool for those aged 40 and under represented nearly fifty percent of the organizational total. Which parallels the percentage of this group across Canada and the US, at least fifty percent of each country's population is aged 40 and under. The great thing about Prospera's program is not only will it develop our young leaders to take on executive level roles, but it will enable all of those in our program to carry the cooperative movement well into the future - at our organization, in our community, provincially, nationally and internationally. At Prospera, we recognize that leadership matters, and it needs to happen at all levels. Our program is inclusive, as long a s you are 40 or under, you can get involved, no management title necessary. As we are in our infancy stages there is a lot of excitement about all that we will accomplish into the future, stay tuned for exciting things. Watch us as we shake things up. 

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