Registration opens for Fall 2015 Development Education (DE) Training
Foundation’s Unique CU Philosophy Training held Sep. 9-16 in Madison
MADISON, WI (February 17, 2015) — Registration is now open for the Fall 2015 Credit Union Development Education (DE) training set for September 9-16, 2015 in Madison, Wis. Attendees of the National Credit Union Foundation’s (the Foundation) six-day total immersion experience will learn about credit unions’ social responsibility and domestic and international development through interactive education and professional networking.
The next DE Training is set for April 28-May 6, 2015 in Madison, Wis. and is already sold out. Registration for each training is limited to just 42 attendees.
After attending the Winter DE training last month, Ken Olson, President/CEO of Old West Federal Credit Union in John Day, Ore., said, “The DE program is the future of the credit union movement. It was a very meaningful and humbling experience for me and DE should be required training for every leader within our organizations. I would challenge my fellow CEOs and others to sign up for the next available training to take a deep dive back into the principles and beliefs that have made this movement the success that it is.” (Watch & read more testimonials here)
Fall DE Location & Registration
The Fall DE training will take place September 9-16, 2015 at The Lowell Center, which is part of the University of Wisconsin campus in Madison, Wis. Registration can be found at ncuf.coop.
The registration fee includes seven nights of single-room lodging, as well as all training materials and meals. Scholarship information is included on the registration page as many state credit union foundations and leagues offer scholarships to DE Training, in addition to the national DE scholarship offered.
Who Should Attend – And Why
DE training is open to everyone from new employees who need a credit union orientation to seasoned executives who need to recharge. Participants cite many benefits of attending DE training:
- Graduates acquire skills in credit union outreach initiatives, problem solving, technical assistance, team building, and public presentations.
- Graduates earn certification as Credit Union Development Educators (CUDEs). They join a networking group including over 1,200 graduates across America and over 34 other countries.
- CUDEs realize that local issues are indeed global – and that global issues are local.
- CUDEs understand that credit unions grow stronger by working cooperatively.
- CUDEs return to their jobs with new understanding of how to promote cooperative principles and credit union values as distinct advantages in today’s competitive financial services marketplace.
- CUDEs become passionate advocates of the credit union philosophy, which boosts employee motivation, creativity and a deeper commitment to their credit union organization and the movement.
The Foundation also released a new video recently about DE Training highlighting the value of the program for attendees. The video is available on the Foundation’s YouTube channel at www.youtube.com/ncuf. The direct video link is http://youtu.be/6lxRyKFYDiQ.
More about the DE Program:
The mission of the Credit Union Development Education (DE) program is to promote credit unions’ social responsibility and domestic and international development through interactive adult education and professional networking. By linking credit unions’ past and present, the DE program brings renewed relevance to credit unions’ seven cooperative principles and the philosophy of “People Helping People.”
Since 1982, more than 1,200 credit union advocates from over 34 countries have graduated from DE Training to become Credit Union Development Educators (CUDEs). Once they earn their CUDE designation, people return to their jobs with a sense of personal enrichment and renewed energy to share what they have learned. This growing corps of credit union advocates devotes professional and volunteer time to spreading the credit union message to audiences throughout the country.