BAINBRIDGE ISLAND, Wash. (7/11/08)--Space is still available at the Development Education (DE) Summer Session Aug. 14-20 in Seattle, the National Credit Union Foundation (NCUF) said last week.
The DE program helps individuals connect with their goals and the broader cooperative community. Throughout the interactive, six-day training being held at IslandWood on Bainbridge Island, students study about national and international credit union systems and cooperatives. Training focuses on cooperative principles, social impact, and credit union uniqueness as a competitive advantage in today’s marketplace. Joshua Kurtz, chief financial officer, Millstream Area CU, Findlay, Ohio, attended the program last year. “Every day as I listened to the different speakers and we acted out different scenarios, it became clearer to me exactly what my purpose and responsibility in life was,” Kurtz said. “I now can say with confidence that it is helping people less fortunate make their lives better-- whether it’s community service, donating money, or simply sitting down with a member to show how to balance a checkbook. I now know that I am committed to serving people.” DE training is open to everyone--from new employees needing a credit union orientation to seasoned executives. Registrations will be accepted through August 4, unless the class fills up earlier. For more information, contact Program Director Tom Decker at 800-356-9655, ext. 4374 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
NCUF is the primary sponsor of the DE program. Support is provided by the World Council of Credit Unions, the Credit Union National Association, CUNA Mutual Group, state credit union leagues and foundations.