MADISON, Wis. (10/18/10)--Registration is now open for the 2011 Credit Union Development Education (DE) training class taking place April 6-13 in Madison, Wis. Attendees of the six-day total immersion experience will learn about credit unions’ social responsibility and domestic and international development through interactive education and professional networking. 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 of more than 1,000 graduates in America and 30 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.
For more information, visit the National Credit Union Foundation (NCUF) website (use the resource links). NCUF is the primary sponsor of the DE program. Support is provided by CUNA Mutual Group, the Credit Union National Association, the World Council of Credit Unions, state foundations and leagues.