Development Education (DE) Program Celebrates 35 Years

Nearly a hundred certified Credit Union Development Educators (CUDEs) gathered in Tampa, Fla. recently to celebrate the 35th anniversary of the Credit Union Development Education (DE) Program. The popular philosophy training program from the National Credit Union Foundation (the Foundation) started in 1982 and continues to educate credit union professionals from around the world every year.

The 35th anniversary was recognized during the annual DE Workshop for CUDEs that took place July 11-13, 2017 in Tampa, Fla. This year’s workshop was focused on diversity with a special emphasis on all areas of inclusion.

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National CU Foundation Releases Annual Impact Report

The National Credit Union Foundation has released their 2016 Impact Report entitled “Hands of Change.” This report provides insight into the initiatives, programs and grants provided by the Foundation throughout the last year.

“Through the power of our supporter’s cooperative engagement and collective action, the Foundation can change lives through the ‘people helping people’ philosophy that drives the credit union movement,” said Christopher Morris, Foundation Director of Communications. “Change only comes when we all work together and we are proud to be a catalyst charged with helping credit unions improve people’s financial lives.”

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On the Blog: How Financial Counseling Can Change Your Members' Lives

This week’s blog post is featuring Chris Wolgamott, the Director of Financial Counseling and Governmental Affairs at Meritrust Credit Union in Wichita, Kansas. Chris started out as the only Certified Financial Counselor with the credit union, and has great stories of how the Financial Counseling program can change your members’ lives.

The Enhanced FiCEP program is a unique partnership between the Foundation, CUNA’s Center for Professional Development (CUNA CPD), credit union leagues and credit unions to train staff who are then able to give professional financial counseling and education to help members better prepare for their future.

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