CUNA, after being approached to support HUD FCU’s leadership training program, will supply the credit union with two scholarships in 2019, one to the Governmental Affairs Conference, and one to its Young Professional Advocacy Training Program. HUD FCU, Washington, D.C., has a leadership training program designed to get these individuals ready for management-level positions in credit unions as they move forward in their careers.
“CUNA believes that the main way we can enhance this training is by providing scholarships to advocacy and advocacy training events for young professionals,” said CUNA President/CEO Jim Nussle. “CUNA is the leading advocacy organization in financial services, and, as such, we believe active involvement in credit union advocacy is a significant part of being a leader in the movement.”
HUD FCU’s program takes recent college graduates and allows them to take turns running each department within the credit union. The program also features an internship program for college students and a mentorship program for veteran credit union professionals.
Elizabeth Eurgubian, CUNA deputy chief advocacy officer, and Adam Engelman, CUNA director of federal grassroots advocacy programs, were on hand at HUD FCU Thursday to see the credit union receive a $10,000 Leadership Development grant from NCUA, as part of the agency’s low-income designation grant program.