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2014 Development Education Registration Open
MADISON, Wis. (8/29/13)--Registration is open for all three 2014 Credit Union Development Education (DE) training classes, the National Credit Union Foundation said Wednesday.
For first time, three DE training sessions will be held in one year, with the first program taking place January in Chapel Hill, N.C., followed by others in April and September in Madison, Wis.
Attendees of the NCUF six-day total immersion experience will learn about credit unions' social responsibility and domestic and international development through interactive education and professional networking.
"There is such a demand right now for DE training that we've decided to hold an additional training next year in North Carolina," said Lois Kitsch, NCUF's national program director. "The past few programs have been filling up months ahead of time and we also realize the positive impact that even more DE training alumni can have on the credit union movement."
The first DE training of 2014 will take place Jan. 22-29 at the Rizzo Conference Center, near the University of North Carolina campus in Chapel Hill. The next two trainings will be held April 23-30 and Sept. 10-17 at The Lowell Center, which is part of the University of Wisconsin campus in Madison.
This also is the first time that registration for all the year's DE trainings are open at the same time. The registration fee includes seven nights of single-room lodging and all training materials and meals.
DE training is open to everyone from new employees who need a credit union orientation to seasoned executives who need to recharge. DE graduates:
  • Acquire skills in credit union outreach initiatives, problem solving, technical assistance, team building and public presentations.
  • Earn certification as Credit Union Development Educators (CUDEs).  They join a networking group of more than 1,000 graduates in America and more than 30 other countries.
  • Realize that local issues are indeed global--and that global issues are local.
  • Understand that credit unions grow stronger by working cooperatively.
  • Return to their jobs with new understanding of how to promote cooperative principles and credit union values as advantages in today's competitive financial services marketplace.
To register, use the link.
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