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WYCUP Announces Program Agenda, Speakers
MADISON, Wis. (5/15/13)--Nominations for World Council of Credit Unions' (WOCCU) Young Credit Union People (WYCUP) scholarship program are due June 3.

Click to view larger image The 2012 WYCUP participants meet in Gdańsk, Poland. Five nominees won all-expense-paid scholarships to attend this year's World Credit Union Conference in Ottawa, Canada.
The program, an educational opportunity for credit union leaders age 35 and younger, and awards ceremony will take place at the 2013 World Credit Union Conference in Ottawa, Canada, July 14-17.

"We've heard from credit unions worldwide (of) the need to build up the next generation of leaders," said Brian Branch, World Council president/CEO. "The WYCUP program is an excellent opportunity to expose upcoming leaders to a global perspective that they can apply in their communities." 

The program seeks individuals who have made significant contributions to their own credit union organizations and have the potential to make a larger impact. Credit unions and credit union organizations affiliated with WOCCU can nominate young leaders to compete for the scholarship. Nominees must:

  • Be sponsored by their credit union or credit union organization to attend the 2013 World Credit Union Conference;
  • Be 35 years of age or younger as of this past Jan. 1; and
  • Submit a completed nomination form to WOCCU with supporting materials by June 3.
Click to view larger image Shel Holtz, principal of Holtz Communication + Technology, will present "Building the Brand through Social Media" during the World Council of Credit Unions' Young Credit Union People's educational session July 14. (Photos provided by World Council of Credit Unions)
Shel Holtz, principal of Holtz Communication + Technology and expert in integrating technology into communications strategies, will present a session on "Building Brand Through Social Media" during this year's WYCUP program.

The agenda will include general sessions, education and networking opportunities with WOCCU's board of directors and Shel Holtz. The program will conclude with the annual awards ceremony, during which five 2013 scholarship winners will be formally recognized.  Each receives an all-expense-paid trip to the 2014 World Credit Union Conference in Australia.

WOCCU will recognize WYCUP nominees in Ottawa. Conference registrants age 35 and younger qualify for registration discount. Those who would like to participate in the WYCUP events must RSVP to Lili Tangwall at ltangwall@woccu.org before June 14.

WYCUP nominees who won scholarships to attend this year's World Credit Union Conference in Ottawa included:

  • Miriam De Dios, U.S, CEO, Coopera;
  • Maire Doyle, Ireland, chairperson, Naomh Breandan CU Ltd.;
  • Brian Aalbers, Canada, manager, Libro Financial Group Branch;
  • Wesley Diniz Alves, Brazil, manager, Sicredi Social Programs and Marketing; and
  • Edyta Grzybowska, Poland, vice president, Credit Union Management Society.
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