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Registration Opens for April Development Education (DE) Training

UPDATED: The April DE training program has already filled up. Another opportunity will be available May 31-June 7. Registration will open on January 30, 2017.

Registration is now open for the first Credit Union Development Education (DE) training of 2017, which takes place April 26 – May 3, 2017 in Madison, Wisconsin. Attendees of the National Credit Union Foundation’s (the Foundation) six-day total immersion experience will learn critical lessons in cooperative principles, credit union philosophy and international development issues while incorporating challenges credit unions face today.

What can DE training do for you? Watch & read testimonials from past attendees.

2017 Training Details & Registration

This is the second year in a row that the Foundation will hold four DE trainings due to increased demand. After the April training, subsequent trainings will be held in June, September and November. All four trainings are to be held at the Lowell Center, which is part of the University of Wisconsin campus in Madison, Wisconsin. Register via the Foundation's page

Registration for each training is limited to just 48 attendees. The registration fee includes seven nights of single-room lodging, as well as all training materials and meals. Scholarship information is included on the registration page.

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, 600 graduates across America and over 35 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.
  • CUDEs become passionate advocates of the credit union philosophy, which boosts employee motivation, creativity and a deeper commitment to their credit union organization and the movement.