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Fall 2013 DE Training Registration Opens

Registration is now open for the Fall 2013 Credit Union Development Education (DE) training class taking place September 4-11 in Madison, WI. Attendees of the National Credit Union Foundation’s (NCUF) six-day total immersion experience will learn about credit unions’ social responsibility and domestic and international development through interactive education and professional networking.

After attending the last training in September of 2012, Aimee Johnson, Vice President of Lending at Oswego County FCU in Oswego, N.Y. said, “I have always heard that DE Training will ‘change your life’ but never realized it actually could. I have renewed my passion for the movement and the impact that all of us - as individuals or as a whole - can have on the world. We truly are ‘heroes’ in every aspect of what we do, and should use that to inspire us to do more for this great movement.”

Who Should Attend – And Why
DE training is open to everyone from new employees who need a credit union orientation to seasoned executives who need to recharge.  Participants cite many benefits of attending DE training:

  • Graduates acquire skills in credit union outreach initiatives, problem solving, technical assistance, team building, and public presentations.
  • Graduates earn certification as Credit Union Development Educators (CUDEs).  They join a networking group including over 1,000 graduates across America and over 30 other countries.
  • CUDEs realize that local issues are indeed global – and that global issues are local.
  • CUDEs understand that credit unions grow stronger by working cooperatively.

CUDEs return to their jobs with new understanding of how to promote cooperative principles and credit union values as distinct advantages in today’s competitive financial services marketplace. (Read testimonials here)

Location & Registration– Room & Meals Included
The training will take place from September 4-11, 2013 at The Lowell Center, which is part of the University of Wisconsin campus in Madison, WI. The registration fee includes seven nights of single-room lodging, as well as all training materials and meals.

“Registration is limited to just 42 attendees, so the sooner individuals register for DE training the better,” said Lois Kitsch, NCUF’s National Program Director. “In fact, the Spring 2013 DE training has already reached capacity and has been sold out since last October!”

DE Registration (includes links to scholarship information):


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