New NCUF video shows value of Credit Union Development Education Training

Registration Open for 2015 CU Philosophy Programs

MADISON, WI (November 4, 2014) — The National Credit Union Foundation (NCUF) has released a new video about the Credit Union Development Education (DE) program highlighting the value of the training for attendees. The short video is comprised of attendee testimonials, staff insights and onsite footage of training activities.

The video is available on NCUF’s YouTube channel at The direct video link is

DE Training provides critical lessons in cooperative principles, credit union philosophy and international development issues while incorporating challenges credit unions face today. During the week-long program, participants are involved in group exercises, field trips, discussions with speakers from around the credit union system, and are required to complete team projects proposing solutions for credit unions to help alleviate or eliminate challenging situations in any given area. Graduates then earn certification as Credit Union Development Educators (CUDEs).

“This new video shows the true power and value of DE Training,” said Lois Kitsch, NCUF National Program Manager. “It’s clear that the unique program leaves credit union professionals with many takeaways, both practical ones for their organization and also transforms them personally. I encourage you to watch the video, share it and become a CUDE!”

NCUF contracted with Andy Janning, CEO of NO NET Solutions, to create the new video. Janning chronicled the most recent DE Training for the video and was the resident photographer as well. He also wrote an article for CU Insight following the experience.

2015 Winter & Spring DE Training Registrations Still Open
Registration is still open for the first two DE training programs of 2015, which will take place January 14-21, 2015 at the American Airlines Training & Conference Center in Dallas, Texas and April 29-May 6, 2015 in Madison, Wis.

Registration for the trainings can be found on the NCUF website by clicking the “Register for DE Training” button on the homepage or anywhere on the website under “Foundation Programs>Development Education>Register for 2015 DE Trainings” at the top of every page.

About the National Credit Union Foundation (
The National Credit Union Foundation (NCUF) is the charitable arm of the US credit union movement and works as a catalyst to improve people’s financial lives through credit unions. Through NCUF grants and programs, credit unions provide widespread financial education, create greater access to affordable financial services, and empower more consumers to save, build assets, and own homes. Donations to the Foundation enable credit unions to help their members reach life-changing goals and achieve financial freedom.

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