Credit Union Leaders Graduate from Foundation’s First Virtual DE Program

on "October 28, 2020 10:38 am"

Stephenie Brown, of Gather FCU was among 37 credit union leaders recently designated as Credit Union Development Educators (CUDEs) after completing the National Credit Union Foundation’s Credit Union Development Education (DE) Training.

2020 DEvirtualdegroupThe September DE Training was held from September 14 – October 9, 2020. This marks the first class to complete DE Training in the new, virtual learning environment. The virtual training was completed by employees and volunteers from credit unions and system partners across the United States credit union movement. 

DE Training is a unique experiential training program that provides lessons in credit union structure, purpose and the “why” that differentiates credit unions from other financial institutions. During the Foundation’s signature program, participants engage in small and large group exercises and interactive speaker sessions focused on the credit union difference, development issues, and empathy. Each lesson provides insights into how credit unions can leverage their unique business model to help their members and communities overcome the financial and developmental issues they face.

Brown joins the elite ranks of Development Educators from Hawaii that include Monica Belz, Kauai Government Employees FCU; Mary Ann Otake, Hawaii First FCU; and Jennifer Sims, Hawaii State FCU.

Interested in Attending DE Training? 

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