46 Credit Union Professionals Earn CUDE Designation

A class of 46 credit union professionals became Certified Credit Union Development Educators following training in January.

An intense week of mentoring and training in Dallas this month sent the new “DEs” back into the real world even more passionate about the “people helping people philosophy.”

DE training is offered by the National Credit Union Foundation.

DE training was particularly poignant for Moorehead, who is Vice President of Co-Op Relations.

“DE was an excellent immersion in the principles on which credit unions are based,” Moorehead said. “It’s something more of us should experience so that we’re collectively focused on what makes credit unions different. The training was fun, experiential and eye-opening, and well worth the time.”

As those in the Northwest DE alumni community know, the training provides critical lessons in cooperative principles, credit union philosophy and international development issues—all while acknowledging the day to day challenges credit union professionals face. The training involves field trips, group exercises, and high-level dialogue with noted Credit Union Movement speakers and team projects. Project work this year focused on student loan debt, board development, predatory lending and more.

Next Round of Open DE Training is Scheduled for September and November

Training scheduled for May, 2016, has been sold out since last year. Openings are available in the September 14-21 class, and given the strong demand, the Foundation added a November 2-9 session – both in Madison, Wisconsin. Registration will open this spring, and more information is available online. Visit ncuf.coop or email cude@ncuf.coop

Questions about this story? Contact Lynn Heider: 503.350.2225, lheider@nwcua.org.

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