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Exploring Why™ Workshops

Help your employees understand the “why” behind their work to drive greater value for your members and organization.

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The Foundation’s Exploring Why workshops

The Foundation’s Exploring Why workshop is a training program that credit unions and system partners can use to help their employees connect to the credit union difference and discover new and better ways to drive value for your members and organization. 

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    The Credit Union Difference

    Attendees will learn about the structural and philosophical differences between credit unions and other financial institutions as well as how to leverage those differences to create competitive advantages in the marketplace.

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    Mission & Members

    Attendees will connect with your organization’s mission and purpose and explore the connection between your business and members’ financial health. 

Experiential group activities and lessons can include: 


  • The Credit Union Difference

    Understanding credit unions’ structure, cooperative principles and history.

  • Core Values Assessment

    Discover alignment between individuals, organizations and the credit union system.

  • Financial Health of Consumers

    Data and insights to better understand what members are facing today, root development issues and the impact on business.

  • Empathy in Banking

    The application of emotional intelligence and empathy in financial services.

  • Drive Value for Members

    Review of your organization’s history, mission, values, offerings and strategy to underscore the purpose behind your business and value to members.

  • Specialized Topics

    Specific lessons on topics like diversity, equity & inclusion, multicultural outreach and other business area focuses depending on your organization’s objectives.

I’ve been a credit union member since I was a kid and when you’ve worked at an organization for as long as I have, you appreciate what credit unions are and what they represent. Exploring Why catapulted my understanding of what we’re all about. What an honor it was to take part in a workshop like this.

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For more information on Exploring Why workshops

Contact Tobi Weingart, Chief Program Officer

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Tobi Weingart, CUDE

Chief Program Officer

Tobi leads the strategic vision that informs the Foundation’s programming, including developing and conducting signature programs like the Credit Union Development Education (DE) Program, Exploring Why™ Workshops, and other experiential, customized programming.