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DE training: September 26-30 and November 14-18

All the information you'll need for your DE experience

Training Overview

  • Overview

    While most training focuses on the “what” and “how” of credit union service and operations, DE focuses on the “why”.

    Learning objectives include the credit union difference, financial well-being for all, and empathy and emotional intelligence in banking.

    Learn more about DE.

  • Class format

    DE uses presentations, interactive activities and collaborative group work.

    To earn your CUDE designation, you must complete a final case study exploring why and how credit unions can prioritize financial well-being for all.

    All participants are asked to leave their titles at the door to create a level playing field.

    Read the ground rules.

  • Schedule

    Expect to be in-session from 8 a.m. – 8 p.m. CT for the duration of training.

    Attendance in all sessions is required to earn a CUDE designation (exceptions are made for health, personal and/or religious reasons as necessary).

Locations Overview

  • Where you learn

    Your classroom-based education will be held on the University of Wisconsin-Madison campus at the Pyle Center. 702 Langdon St, Madison, Wis. 53706

  • Where you stay

    You’ll stay at the Madison Concourse Hotel. Registration covers the cost of lodging and meals for the duration of training.

  • Travel

    For the September session, participants should arrive and check into the hotel on September 25. Hotel check-in time is 3 PM. There is full programming from September 26-30. Participants should plan to depart at any time on October 1.

    For the November session, participants should arrive and check into the hotel on November 13. Hotel check-in time is 3 PM. There is full programming from November 14-18. Participants should plan to depart at any time on November 19.

Health and safety

General guidance
The Foundation prioritizes the health and safety of individuals who participate in our events. Our organization will follow the health and safety guidelines of the University of Wisconsin-Madison, as well as local, state and federal organizations responsible for COVID safety recommendations.

As of March 23, those organizations do not require proof of vaccination to participate in events. We will evaluate any changes to our environment and the guidance of medical experts. The Foundation will communicate necessary information to participants as we approach your live DE program experience.

Encouraged action
Individuals participating in the live DE program are encouraged to:

  • Take all necessary precautions to ensure their personal safety and comfort during training
  • Respect the wishes and safety of other individuals participating in the training (this includes those who may wish to wear a mask, whether it is required by local mandates or not)
  • Get vaccinated if possible (not required)
  • Take a COVID test prior to traveling (if you test positive for COVID, we will ask that you not attend)

Participants will be required to follow local, state and federal guidelines.

If you would like to wear a mask, you are welcome to do so and we encourage all participants to do whatever makes them the most comfortable.

If at any point the Foundation determines we are unable to satisfy local, state or federal guidelines for health and safety, the Foundation reserves the right to cancel training and refund participants their registration fees.

If an in-person program cannot be completed, the Foundation team will substitute a virtual program for later this year.

The Foundation is not responsible for any participant costs outside of DE program registration.

Get in touch

For more information on the DE program

Contact Maggie Wolff, Development Education Manager

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Maggie Wolff

Senior Manager, Products

Maggie works directly with the Program DIrector to coordinate and execute the Foundation’s signature DE Program as well as managing DE Alumni relations.