MADISON, Wis. (1/26/15)--The credit union movement recently minted 43 Credit Union Development Educators (CUDEs) thanks to the Credit Union Development Education (DE) training program from the National Credit Union Foundation.
|Forty-three credit union professionals earned the Credit Union Development Educator designation during a recent National Credit Union Foundation training event in Dallas. (National Credit Union Foundation Photo)|
The winter DE program was held Jan. 14-21 in Dallas, where eight program facilitators and mentors walked the participants through the training.
Sean Hession, president/CEO of the Illinois Credit Union League and one of the event's attendees, said the DE training was a one-of-a-kind experience.
"The foundation's DE training is an immersive experience that connects credit union leaders to the true purpose of credit unions, which distinguishes us from all other financial institutions," Hession said.
During the week, attendees participated in group exercises, field trips and discussions with speakers from throughout the credit union system. Participants were also required to complete team projects where they developed solutions to problems facing the credit union industry.
For the class' final case study, attendees were charged with developing solutions to the following issues:
A few spots remain for the next DE training program this year, scheduled for April 29-May 6 in Madison, Wis. To register, visit the foundation's website.
Registration for the final DE training of the year, set for Sept. 9-16 in Madison, will open soon.