Forty-eight credit union professionals became Credit Union Development Educators (CUDEs) after completing intensive training with the National Credit Union Foundation, May 31 to June 7.
“DE Training was one of the most impactful learning experiences I’ve ever participated in,” said Lisa Sutton, senior vice president, human resources at PSCU, St. Petersburg, Fla. “While a relative newcomer to the credit union world, I felt I had a reasonably good understanding of their mission and purpose, as well as their strong social agenda. Clearly, that was not the case. I have been educated, enlightened, and evangelized by this movement. Working in an industry where people helping people is such a core value, makes me feel my job is important and makes a difference every day.”
Click image to enlarge. Graduates of the June 2017 DE Training stand with training staff outside the World Credit Union Center Campus in Madison, Wis. (National Credit Union Foundation image)
The group’s final projects addressed financial stability among young adults and families, credit union board development, building microfinance programs in the Philippines, credit union solutions to predatory lending, the increasing issue of homelessness in America, and rejuvenating a stagnant credit union.
The Foundation will hold 4 DE trainings this year all in Madison, Wis. The September training session is sold out, but registration for the November session will open later this month.