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DE Workshop

A two-day virtual workshop filled with engaging guest speakers and continuing education for DE graduates

Workshop Details

When: October 12-13, 2021

Time: 10 am–2 pm CDT 

This online collaborative workshop, held in partnership with the US & Canadian DE programs, will explore credit unions’ unique identity and feature multinational perspectives on how the cooperative principles offer solutions to some of our most harrowing problems.


The National Credit Union Foundation partners with CUNA to manage our registration process. CUNA recently upgraded its system and some people are experiencing technical difficulties. Please reach out directly to Maggie Wolff for support.

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Technology & Eligibility Requirements

All participants will need a reliable internet connection, access to Zoom and a functioning webcam & microphone.

Any graduate of a DE program is welcome – and encouraged – to attend.


*All times listed below are Central Daylight Time.

  • Day 1

    10 – 10:45 am 

    • Opening Remarks
    • Meet & Greet

    11 – 12 pm 

    • The Evolution of the Cooperative Identity – Erbin Crowell, Neighboring Food Co-op Association & Martin Lowery, National Rural Electric Cooperative Association

    12:15 – 12:45 pm

    • The US Perspective on P6 – Mike Mercer, COOPR8 Consulting

    1 – 1:30 pm

    • The Canadian Perspective on P6 – Cory Munden, Leading Edge Credit Union

    1:30 – 2 pm

    • Breakout Share-out on P6 Sessions and Day 1 Wrap-up
  • Day 2

    10 – 10:15 am

    • Introduction

    10:15 – 10:45 am

    • The Canadian Perspective on Inclusion – Njeri Kontulahti, Vancity

    11 – 11:30 am

    • The US Perspective on Inclusion – Maurice Smith, Local Government FCU

    12:15 – 12:45 pm

    • The US Perspective on Crises & Opportunities – Doug O’Brien, NCBA CLUSA

    12:45 – 1:15 pm

    • The Canadian Perspective on Crises & Opportunities – Dennis Cunningham, Assiniboine Credit Union

    1:30 – 2 pm

    • Breakout Share-out and Closing Remarks

Get in touch

For more information on the DE Program

Contact Chad Helminak, Director of Programs & Impact

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Chad Helminak, CUDE

Director of Programs & Impact

Chad leads the Foundation’s signature Credit Union Development Education (DE) Program and provides strategic direction and resources that help credit unions communicate and leverage their differentiating value proposition.