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U.S. CUs can attend Caribbean DE program

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ST. LUCIA, W.I. (8/26/10)--Credit Union Development Educators (CUDEs) will meet for a seven-day leadership development course in Ocho Rios, Jamaica, on Sept. 22-29. CaribDE in Jamaica is co-sponsored by CUNA Mutual (Caribbean) and the Jamaica Credit Union League. Development educators who attend the event can fulfill their International DE certification. The course will feature leadership development sessions on:
* Philosophy is Good Business--the Ownership Culture; * International Credit Union Development; * Making the Difference--Leading Through Innovation; * Impact of the Global Financial Crisis--and Niches; and * Executive Leadership Skills.
The event also will incorporate the emerging discussion on current trading agreements and integration treaties in the context of current and projected regional economic performances, and expound on the current legislative, credit and investigative climate and its impact on Caribbean credit unions. CUDE's mission is to promote credit unions' social responsibility through interactive adult education and networking. Participants learn about national and international issues affecting people around the world. Program director in the Caribbean is Melvin Edwards, immediate past chair of the World Council of Credit Unions and former president of the Caribbean Confederation of Credit Unions. The National Credit Union Foundation is the primary sponsor of the CUDE program. For more information about the CaribDE, contact Edwards at Edwards.Melvin@gmail.com or at 758-721-3991, or contact Diana Sullivan, registration coordinator, Credit Union National Association, at dsullivan@cuna.coop or at 800-356-9655, ext. 8282.