MADISON, Wis. (3/2/15)--World Council of Credit Unions has created a new alumni network for its World Council Young Credit Union People (WYCUP) program.
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The new network will offer international peer-to-peer engagement opportunities to past and current participants.
"Over the years, hundreds of young people from over 30 countries participated in the WYCUP program and learned from their peers," said Brian Branch, World Council president/CEO. "They have gone on to become leaders in credit unions and make a positive difference in their communities. Many WYCUP alumni continue to stay involved in the international movement, and the WYCUP Alumni group continues their engagement with their international peers who helped inspire their success."
The official launch of the alumni network will take place at the World Credit Union Conference in Denver July 12-15. On July 14, the first WYCUP alumni reunion will take place in conjunction with the group's 15-year anniversary celebration.
CUNA Mutual Group has supported the WYCUP program by sponsoring the alumni reunion and keynote speaker for the WYCUP educational session at the conference.
Led by a globally focused working group, the WYCUP alumni network's goals are to provide young professionals with leadership development opportunities to further their commitment to credit unions; and strengthen the global movement's capacity to serve members from Generation Y.
A working group composed of prominent alumni will manage the new network in 2015. The working group includes: