I-CUDE Designation

The Credit Union Development Education (DE) program is designed to provide credit union employees and volunteers with a greater understanding of the international credit union system and opportunities for continued engagement.

Once an individual earns his/her Development Educator (DE) designation, he/she is encouraged to apply the skills and knowledge obtained from DE to (1) complete independent studies projects and (2) participate in credit union development and education, both domestically and globally.

DEs who complete a significant level of project work and international development are eligible to receive the International Credit Union Development Educator (I-CUDE) designation. This designation is offered in partnership between the international DE programs (Asia, Africa, Canada, Caribbean, Europe, Philippines, USA) and the World Council of Credit Unions.

The Criteria for I-CUDE:
To achieve an I-CUDE designation, individuals must have met the following criteria:
  1. Earn a DE designation from your home DE program.
  2. Complete at least one independent studies project that aligns with the learning objectives of the DE program, and provide no less than 500 words detailing your project.
  3. Earn a second DE designation by completing a DE program outside of your home country.
  4. Attend an in-person credit union education or engagement event outside of your home country.
To earn an I-CUDE designation, individuals must complete and submit the I-CUDE application to their country's DE Program Director. The application deadline has passed.

Please direct all questions regarding the criteria to your home DE Program Director:

2020 International DE Programs & Events

Interested in attending an international DE program? Once you have completed the U.S. DE Program, individuals can attend other DE programs around the globe. In addition, there are other DE gatherings to attend which we’ll post here.

Africa DE
More detail: George Ombado,george.ombado@accosca.org

Asia DE
More detail: Leni San Roque, elinita@aaccu.coop

Caribbean DE (CaribDE)
When/Where: Jan 12-18 / Port of Spain, Trinidad
                       March 15-21 / Montego Bay, Jamaica
                       September 20-26 / Castries, St. Lucia
                       November 9-15 / Castries, St. Lucia

Canada DE
When: June 7-12, 2020
Where: Halifax, Nova Scotia
More detail: Karen.Miner@smu.ca or click here for more information.

European DE (DEEU)

Philippines DE
When/Where: May 20-26 / Manila or Baguio
                        August 21-27 / Cebu City
                        November 5-11 / Davao City

For More Information...

...contact Chad Helminak, Director of DE and Cooperative Culture, at (608) 231-4078 or chelminak@ncuf.coop.