MADISON, Wis. (9/29/14)--Forty-four credit union professionals were certified earlier this month as Credit Union Development Educators (CUDE), announced the National Credit Union Foundation, which conducts the intensive Credit Union Development Education (DE) Training program.
|Forty-four new Credit Union Development Educators graduated earlier this month from Credit Union Development Education Training. The graduating class posed with training staff outside the World Credit Union Center campus in Madison, Wis. (National Credit Union Foundation Photo)|
The fall DE training was conducted in Madison, Wis., Sept. 10-17 at the University of Wisconsin-Madison campus.
Class graduates represented 18 states plus Trinidad and Tobago as well as St. Vincent and the Grenadines.
The training covers cooperative principles, credit union philosophy and international development issues, while incorporating current challenges facing credit unions. Participants worked on team projects proposing solutions for credit unions to help alleviate or eliminate challenging situations in a given area.
This year's final projects dealt with issues such as opening an Islamic banking center, board development and recruiting, compensation, credit union solutions to payday lending, microfinancing for women in the Philippines, membership growth and engagement, and small credit union mergers.
The foundation said registration is still open for the first two DE training programs of 2015. They will take place Jan. 14-21 at the American Airlines Training and Conference Center in Dallas and April 29-May 6 in Madison.
For a list of graduates and registration information, use the links.