Forty-seven credit union professionals were certified as Credit Union Development Educators (CUDEs) after completing the National Credit Union Foundation’s Credit Union Development Education (DE) Training.
The June DE Training was held May 30- June 5, at the Lowell Center in Madison, Wis. and was attended by employees and volunteers from credit unions and system partners across the United States and Africa.
“DE training was well worth my personal investment of time and energy,” said Jim Nussle, CUDE, CUNA president/CEO. “As we work hard to advocate and build awareness for credit unions, it’s critical that we take time to build our understanding and appreciation of the credit union difference so we can all share that message far and wide.”
DE Training is an experiential training program that provides lessons in credit union structure, purpose and how they differentiate from other financial institutions. During the National Credit Union Foundation’s week-long program, participants are involved in group exercises, field visits and interactive speaker sessions that provide insights into how credit unions can leverage their unique business model to help their members and communities overcome the financial and developmental issues they face.