MADISON, Wis. (10/26/15)--There is still time to register to Crash the GAC, but move fast because time is waning.
Anyone still interested in joining the popular young professional credit union leadership program in Washington, D.C., next year for CUNA Governmental Affairs Conference (GAC) has until Friday to apply. Applicants must submit a 60-second video about themselves to be considered.
The program is coordinated by The Cooperative Trust, in partnership with CUNA, and it provides credit union professionals under the age of 35 the opportunity to attend the biggest credit union event of the year.
During the Feb. 21-25 event, crashers will attend keynote presentations and breakout sessions and join Hike the Hill visits to see first-hand the advocacy efforts of CUNA and the leagues.
Alumni of the program gave attendees of the recent CUNA Community Credit Union and Growth Conference an idea of the value of sending young credit union professionals to GAC. Three of the young credit union leaders gave testimonials on the benefits of their experiences and how they successfully implemented principles they learned during the conference at their credit unions.
Crash the GAC hopes to sponsor at least one credit union professional from each state and the District of Columbia, plus one “wild card” attendee this year.
Those selected to join the Crashers next year will receive complimentary conference registration from CUNA.
“With more Crashers than ever before, a deeper dive into the world of credit union advocacy, and support from your state leagues to help arm you with ideas to stay involved back home, this year’s Crash the GAC is an event you don’t want to miss,” The Cooperative Trust said on its website.
The Cooperative Trust, organized by Filene Research Institute, is a grassroots group comprised of young professionals working for credit unions or other cooperatives.