New NCUF Chairman Supports Development Education
|New National Credit Union Foundation Chairman Allan Kemp McMorris pledges more financial and human resources to expand the Credit Union Development Education (DE) program in the U.S. and worldwide.|
"Credit union philosophy is our most important asset," McMorris affirmed in his first address to Credit Union Development Educators (CUDEs).
"I not only pledge the Foundation's support, I pledge my personal support," McMorris concluded. "I promise you I will become a CUDE before the end of my term as Foundation Chair!"
CUDEs welcomed McMorris with rousing applause.
DE Program Director Tom Decker, hired by NCUF in 2008, highlighted several initiatives planned for the year:
- DE Workshop -- a more experiential learning event than ever offered to alumni... From May 21-24 in Seattle, the 2008 DE Workshop will feature tours of the Biz Kid$ set while an episode is being filmed for PBS, tours of IslandWood where a sustainable environment is the classroom, and a course on micro-finance from award-winning international facilitator Carol Schillios.
- International DE Council -- a joint venture with DE program leaders from Australia, Canada, the Philippines, the United Kingdom, the United States, and other countries with DE programs. The council plans to facilitate curriculum enhancements and training exchanges.
- International Development Certification -- a joint venture with the World Council of Credit Unions (WOCCU) to recognize leaders who graduate both from DE training as well as from international programs offered by WOCCU.