CUNA will conduct its third annual Young Professionals Advocacy training in September, a full-day program teaching the benefits of advocacy, how to build strong relationships with members of Congress and best practices for in-district and Capitol Hill meetings. Registration is currently open for sessions on Sept. 9 and Sept. 23 in Washington, D.C. and is limited to 25 individuals per session.
The program will include outside speakers, a panel of Congressional staffers, updates from CUNA and league personnel and will conclude with an evening reception.
“Young professionals are the future of the credit union movement and we need to stress the importance of advocacy early in their careers,” said Adam Engelman, CUNA's director of federal grassroots. “The program is both educational and interactive. Attendees will leave with the knowledge and tools to become better advocates for the credit union movement.”
More than 50 young professionals participated in last fall’s training events, with attendees praising the in-depth look into credit union advocacy and the opportunity to hear feedback from policymakers.