Forty-five credit union professionals became Credit Union Development Educators (CUDEs) after completing intensive training with the National Credit Union Foundation, April 26 to May 3.
The class included credit union movement representatives from across the U.S, as well as representatives from Ghana, Scotland, Peru and Malawi.
“DE was a transformative experience,” said Matthew Walusis, financial services manager at WyHy FCU, Cheyenne, Wyo. “I have a new appreciation and mission for how my credit union needs to interact and serve within the communities it resides.”
Their final projects addressed financial stability among young adults and families, credit union board development, building microfinance programs in developing countries, credit union solutions to predatory lending, homelessness in America, and rejuvenating a stagnant credit union.
The Foundation will be holding four DE trainings this year all in Madison, Wis. The June training session is sold out, but registration for the September and November session will be opening up later this year.