Training next-generation credit union advocates

Emerging leaders must take the advocacy mantle in the decades to come.

As longtime credit union leaders retire, a new generation of leaders must take the advocacy mantle in the decades to come.

With this reality in mind, CUNA, in conjunction with the New York Credit Union Association, hosted its first young professional advocacy workshop this past fall.

“It’s never too early to prepare a new generation to advocate on behalf of the credit union movement, especially when so many young professionals are already in place within the system and passionate about not-for-profit, member-owned financial cooperatives,” says Adam Engelman, CUNA’s grassroots manager and the workshop coordinator.

“CUNA has access to an incredible variety of advocates with years of experience advocating for credit unions, and it only makes sense to connect them with the younger generation,” he adds.

 

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