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Dan McGar

Safe Credit Union

Dan McGar, Manager of Education & Development at SAFE Credit Union, has dedicated the last 4 years of his career helping SAFE reimagine what learning looks like through innovation, collaboration, and a few small rebellions. As an evangelist for employee learning, Dan is fiercely committed to serving others and striving to develop one of the most next level learning organizations in the region. In 2015, he was pivotal in helping his team receive the Credit Union National Association’s (CUNA) Training Professional of the Year Award of Merit. He also received the 2018 CEO Award at SAFE Credit Union for his commitment to employee development. For the past 20 years, Dan has shared his passion for people and learning at conferences, numerous community organizations, young professional groups and schools. When he’s not “nerding” out on people development, Dan spends his free time with his beautiful wife and four young children enjoying the outdoors, traveling and engaging in epic lightsaber battles.

Lead Like You: Embracing Your Authentic Awesome

"Cookie cutter" leaders do not change the world. Emerging leaders are constantly striving to make their mark in their careers, communities and personal lives, yet one thing stands in their way, the lack of belief that they actually can. Too often young leaders don't feel like they measure up. We compare ourselves to the books we read, to the leaders we idolize which causes us to start to question all that we bring to the table. We have to stop. Every great hero has a back story. During this session, participants will have the opportunity to use their past, their story, and their uniqueness to find the confidence they need to become the leader they were destined to be. Attendees will walk away inspired, refreshed, and with a personal action plan to stop trying to "be like other leaders", and to start leading authentically. It's time to embrace your awesome!