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Fall DE Training Registration Opens

Registration is now open for the Fall 2012 Credit Union Development Education (DE) training taking place September 6-13 in Madison, WI. Attendees of the six-day total immersion experience will learn about credit unions’ social responsibility and domestic and international development through interactive education and professional networking.

Amy McLard, Missouri Credit Union Association vice president of Federal Legislative Affairs, attended the training last April with three of her co-workers.   

“DE training allowed me to meet with people from all across the country who are committed to serving credit unions in their communities, enjoy unique experiences, learn a lot, and come back with great ideas to incorporate the credit union philosophy into everything we do for our members,” says McLard.

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 6-13 at The Lowell Center, part of the University of Wisconsin – Extension in Madison, WI and on the UW-Madison campus.  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 the September 2012 DE training the better,” says Lois Kitsch, NCUF’s National Program Director. “In fact, the April 2012 DE training has already reached capacity and has been sold out since last November!”

DE Registration (includes links to scholarship information):

Registration can also be found on the NCUF website by clicking the “Register for DE Training” button on the homepage.


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