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Registration is Now Open for Spring 2021 DE Trainings!

2021 Spring DE Training Open

Since 1982, the DE Program has inspired credit union professionals and advocates to leverage the unique business model of credit unions and serve our members and communities in new and better ways. While many trainings focus on the “what” and “how” of credit union service and operations, the DE Program focuses on exploring the “why”. Over the course of training, DE participants will engage in lessons focused on the credit union difference, development issues, and empathy. Upon completion of the DE Program, individuals receive their CUDE designation and join thousands of DEs worldwide. 

Last year, in order to meet credit unions where they are now, the Foundation transitioned the DE Program to a virtual learning environment. We believe that DE Training is more important now than ever before. Read more about the success we have found bringing DE Training to a virtual environment here. 

This coming spring, the Foundation will host two DE Training classes in a virtual learning environment. Over 4 weeks, participants will engage in a mix of on-demand and live learning sessions. Live learning sessions will be held on Mondays and Tuesdays between the hours of 10 AM – 4 PM CT for the duration of training.  

UPDATE: Both of our spring DE Training sessions are now sold out.

March 15 – April 9, 2021 – SOLD OUT

April 26 – May 21, 2021 – SOLD OUT

If you are interested in being placed on a waiting list for one of the training sessions, please contact Maggie Wolff at [email protected].


Please note, that with all the uncertainty around COVID-19, the Foundation will be running two registration cycles in 2021. We are hopeful that we will be able to resume in-person training in 2021 however, the health and safety of future DE participants is most important in determining how we will offer DE Training next year. Programming details, registration information, and scholarship applications for Fall 2021 DE Training will be shared in early June. 

Cost & Registration Details 

  • The cost to attend DE Training is $2,000.00. Full payment is required to reserve your spot in the desired session. If you are unable to pay via credit card, please contact Maggie Wolff at [email protected]
  • Registration is limited to one person per organization per class. We have a maximum capacity of 48 US-based participants per session so register early! 

Technology Requirements in a Virtual Environment 

All participants will need: 

  • A reliable internet connection 
  • Access to Zoom 
  • A functioning webcam & microphone  

Additional details including DE program eligibility and what to expect in a virtual learning environment can be found on the Foundation’s website. Please note that at this time the virtual learning environment is only available to domestic participants. Read more about our international policy in the disclosures listed here.

If you have any questions, please contact Maggie Wolff, DE Program Manager, at [email protected]. 

We hope to see you at DE this year! 

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