people attending a workshop

Exploring Why™ Workshops

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

Contact us

The Foundation’s Exploring Why workshops

The Foundation’s Exploring Why workshop is a customizable, experiential training 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. 

  • women at exploring why session

    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.

  • large group of people crowding stairs inside building

    Mission & Members

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

  • two laughing women working together at workshop

    Our Aligned Values

    Attendees will link their personal core values with the values of the credit union movement and understand how we can live our values to meet existing and future challenges in the marketplace. 

Get Content Tailored to Your Needs

Using core lessons from the Foundation’s signature Development Education (DE) Program as a lens, each Exploring Why workshop is tailored to fit the needs of the specific organization or audience. Workshops can be delivered in half-day, one-day or two-day format. Foundation staff will work with you to determine the content and activities that best fit your goals.  

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.

CUNA Mutual Group employee

You might also consider...

Get in touch

For more information on Exploring Why workshops

Contact Tobi Weingart, Education Program Manager

Tobi Weingart headshot

Tobi Weingart, CUDE

Education Program Manager