Registration Opens for Western CUNA Management School’s 2022 Class

The continued success of the Credit Union Movement lay in the ability of credit union professionals to meet the challenges facing the industry, and education is key to that success. It’s the mission of the Western CUNA Management School (WCMS) to provide that industry knowledge and understanding to future credit union leaders.

WCMS is a career and leadership development program that immerses credit union students in a curriculum focusing on complex credit union operations. The three-year program combines academic subject matter with hands-on practical experience for students to achieve a deep understanding of the credit union industry.

Registration for the 2022 class is now open, and Northwest credit union professionals looking to expand their experience, explore their leadership potential, and gain a deeper understanding of the industry are encouraged to attend.

Taught by a university-level faculty of distinguished professors, high-level credit union professionals, and consultants, the rigorous program takes place in Claremont, California, where students complete three two-week terms over consecutive summers.

The experience allows students to form mutually beneficial relationships with industry peers. Many graduates cite their program participation as key to their career growth.

Recent program graduate Corey Suraci, Chief Financial Offer at Connection Credit Union in Silverdale, Washington, appreciated both the knowledge he gained and the opportunity to connect with fellow credit union professionals.

“WCMS showed me how little I truly knew about what it takes to manage a credit union at the highest levels, but ensured that by the time I graduated, I was ready and able to step into such a role with skill and confidence,” said Suraci. “Even more than that, though, it gave me a chance to develop deep, meaningful friendships with industry peers from around the country — friendships which have lasted past graduation and will likely last for decades to come.”

Interested in becoming a WCMS student? Click here for more information and to register. Also remember, your Northwest Credit Union Foundation is a resource for scholarships.

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