Why the No Nonsense Experience?

Diversity, inclusion, and bias are needed in every aspect of the workplace and our personal lives. Many are uncomfortable having conversations that surround the Big 8 (gender, sexuality, politics, age, ability/disability, socioeconomics and religion). It’s time to start having conversations that are the RIGHT Kind of uncomfortable.

Are you ready?

Brought to you by:

Cornerstone League
Virginia Credit Union League
Credit Union Association of New Mexico
Louisiana Credit Union League
Mountain West Credit Union Association

About the Series

The No Nonsense Experience (NNE) is about being “The RIGHT kind of uncomfortable.” The Zoom webinar will be led by James Pogue, PhD, and his team at JP Enterprises.

During this small group workshop, you will learn how to have conversations about Diversity, Inclusion, and Bias (DIB) within your credit union. You will expand your knowledge on this timely and relevant topic as you interact with others in a facilitated conversation. Your group will meet for one hour each week for four weeks.

Course Format

Over the four weeks, you will investigate the Diversity, Inclusion, and Bias (DIBs) Big 8: race, gender, socioeconomics, (dis)ability, age, sexuality, religion, and politics. The sessions employ a challenging and supported cohort learning model in which trained facilitators will help participants build the comfort and strength to handle these challenging topics. The sessions will help participants:

  • Leverage race as a platform for deeper discussion as they unpack unconscious bias
  • Build strategies for change through guided conversations


There are two options for registration. You can be assigned:

1. To a team of members from your own region
2. To a blended team of members from across the country

Only $325 per person.

Register before the Sept. 23 deadline.

Dates & Times

Week 1
Thursday, Oct. 7
9 am MT/10 am CT/11 am ET

Week 2
Thursday, Oct. 14
9 am MT/10 am CT/11 am ET

Week 3
Thursday, Oct. 21
9 am MT/10 am CT/11 am ET

Week 4
Thursday, Oct. 28
9 am MT/10 am CT/11 am ET

Cancellation Policy


30 days before start of event - full refund
15-29 days before start of event - 50% refund
0-15 days before start of event - no refund

Cornerstone League reserves the right to cancel or reschedule the event due to unforeseen circumstances. If the conference is rescheduled to another date your registration will automatically transfer.