How to Register

Registration for the Spring 2015 DE Training

NOTE: The registration fee for DE Training includes training materials, lodging and meals for the training. Also, each DE Training class is limited to 42 attendees.

Winter 2015 DE Training
January 14-21, 2015
Dallas, TX

Spring 2015 DE Training
April 29-May 6, 2015
Madison, WI

Two ways to Register for the Spring Program:
> Register Online

> Register by Mail or Fax

Fall DE Training
September 9-16, 2015
Madison, WI
Registration coming in early 2015. Stay tuned!

If you are interested in attending Fall DE Training in 2015 (or even DE Training in 2016), please email us at to be put on a notification list. We'll make sure you are the first to know when registration for the trainings opens up!

Scholarships Available!

Many state credit union foundations and leagues offer scholarships to DE training. The following offer either a full or partial scholarship - please see each for scholarship specifics and how to apply:

Note that DE training falls into the "education" or "professional development" scholarship category for many states. If you don't see your state listed here, contact your state foundation or league.

Development Education (DE) Scholarship If there's no DE scholarship available in your state, click here for the Development Education Scholarship application.

Who Should Attend – And Why

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 including over 1,100 graduates across America and 34 other countries.

  • CUDEs realize that local issues are indeed global – and 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.

  • CUDEs become passionate advocates of the credit union philosophy, which boosts employee motivation, creativity and a deeper commitment to their credit union organization and the movement.

    (Read testimonials here)