Forty-five 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 September DE Training was held Sept. 19-25, 2018 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 the globe.
“The DE experience gave me the opportunity to look at my job through a whole new lens,” said Jamila Collins, development coordinator at the Ohio Credit Union League. “This program has ignited a fire in me to ensure that my community is educated about finances, and specifically knowledgeable of the work of credit unions, the history, and the movement.”
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.
The Foundation hosts four DE Trainings each year in Madison, Wis. If you are interested in participating in an upcoming DE Training, visit ncuf.coop to learn more or email email@example.com to be put on a notification list for when registration opens up.