Taking off on a global learning experience

Young professionals travel to Brazil to learn from credit unions and other cooperatives.

Sometimes the best classroom is the one that’s found on another continent.

A delegation of 14 credit union representatives will spend next week in Brazil as part of theWorld Council of Credit Unions’ (WOCCU) Young Professional Exchange. It’s an opportunity for the delegates to share information and learn from others in the credit union movement.

“One of our greatest resources is our willingness to share positive and negative experiences,” says Thom Belekevich, WOCCU program manager. “We’ve created a platform that encourages credit union professionals to connect with people in other countries and share what has gone well with their credit unions or, conversely, what they’ve learned through an experience that can help others avoid some of the same challenges.”


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