MADISON, Wis. (3/1/16)--A new partnership and the continued support of existing relationships and outreach programs highlight the World Council of Credit Unions’ 2015 partnerships report, now titled the "International Collaboration in Education" report.
”These activities demonstrate the power of collaboration and credit unions’ willingness to support education and training through the principle of cooperation among cooperatives,” World Council said.
In 2015, World Council oversaw the signing of a new partnership between the Moldovan Central Association of Savings and Credit Associations and the Idaho Credit Union League. The organization also facilitated 12 solution-focused partnership exchanges in 10 countries.
Other immersion-training programs provided opportunities for 259 international participants to connect directly with more than 167 executive ambassadors at more than 41 credit union organizations in the United States.
World Council held regional workshops in both Colombia and Costa Rica in 2015, where nearly 300 credit union executives and volunteers gained experience from leaders in the fields of payments systems, technology, lobbying and advocacy.
World Council sent 10 volunteers into the field to destinations as wide ranging as Paraguay and Korea, where they shared expert knowledge at national or regional congresses, workshops, conferences and annual meetings.
The organization also supported 16 active partnership agreements throughout the world.