Program Overview

Are you a chapter leader, young professional, Emerging Leader alumni, CUDE, or want to make a personal difference by being more engaged with these credit union communities? Then this event series is for you! Both half-day events, in June and September, will include deep dives and thought-provoking discussion around Leadership, Education, Advocacy, and Credit Union Philosophy, with each session designed to help you discover and refine your role in actively furthering the Credit Union Movement. 

In the spirit of raising our level of collaboration here in the Northwest, please note that these expanded events will take the place of the traditional Chapter Leadership Workshop and are designed to not only help credit union micro-communities further connect, but to also have a greater potential impact on each other, credit unions, our members and our local communities. 

Registration, Location and Travel Information

Both of the Micro-Communities Connect events will take place via Zoom videoconferencing, and in our three NWCUA offices. Participants may attend remotely from their desktop or at a NWCUA office location in Boise, SeaTac, or Tigard.  

These workshops are just $39 to attend and include lunch for in-person attendees. 

June Event 
June 6, 2019 
9:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. (PDT) 
10:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. (MDT) 

September Event 
September 24, 2019 
9:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. (PDT) 
10:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. (MDT) 

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Program Agenda

These events are presented as a series, one occurring in June and one in September. Although you have the option to attend one or both, we encourage you to participate in both and walk away with the most value and opportunities to connect with other credit union champions.

September 24, 2019 
9:30 - 10:00 a.m. PDTWelcome, Introductions, Celebrations
Carmen Vigil, Director of Cooperative Momentum, NWCUA
10:00 - 10:30 a.m. PDTDoing Global Good: Engaging with the Global Credit Union Movement
Mike Reuter, Executive Director, Worldwide Foundation for Credit Unions
10:30 - 11:00 a.m. PDTThe 'A' in LEAP! Grassroots Advocacy Priorities in 2020
Jordan Beyer, Grassroots Advocacy Manager, NWCUA
11:00 - 11:40 a.m. PDTDiversity and Inclusion Change Agents
Monica Hughes Davy, Director of the Office of Minority and Women Inclusion, NCUA
11:40 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. PDTBringing it Home
Group Discussion
12:00 p.m. PDTMeeting Adjourns / Lunch in NWCUA Offices
For those attending in a NWCUA office, hang back and network with other micro-community leaders.

If you have ideas or suggestions about what topics you’d like to see covered at these events, reach out to Carmen Vigil at [email protected]. Program agenda coming soon.


Continued education and training of credit union employees helps keep the Credit Union Movement vibrant and competitive in the financial marketplace. We understand at times this may require a commitment of time and money. 

The Northwest Credit Union Foundation provides scholarships for credit union-related educational courses and professional development programs to ensure credit union employees have access to the training they need to successfully serve their organizations and their communities. Scholarships to help with travel expenses for this event are available through the Northwest Credit Union Foundation. For information and to apply, visit the Foundation website.


As a valued member, we appreciate your continued dedication to the Credit Union Movement. Please contact Carmen Vigil, Director, Cooperative Momentum, with any questions or needs regarding this workshop.