The 2019 Western CUNA Management School now in session

on "July 18, 2019 3:34 pm"

This year, 19 Hawaii credit union professionals took their learning to the next level by attending Western CUNA Management School (WCMS). This year’s session started July 14 and runs through July 26 at Pomona College in Claremont, California.

These students—your colleagues and friends in the industry—attend the school for three two-week terms over consecutive summers and complete a written project between each term: Project I, an analysis of the student's credit union, and Project II, which involves strategic planning for the credit union's future. Students also take a comprehensive examination at the end of each school year.wcms2

WCMS helps credit union professionals prepare themselves to keep pace with a rapidly changing business environment. The school is designed for managers and upper-level operational staff who have set credit union management as their career goal and understand the need to keep abreast of developments in our industry. The school includes courses in strategic planning, operations, lending, finance, marketing, human resources, economics, business law, communications, leadership and more.

The university-level faculty is made up of distinguished professors, attorneys, high-level credit union professionals, and consultants. To promote the learning experience, students live in Pomona College dormitories, take their meals in its dining halls, and engage in numerous structured extracurricular service learning activities.

WCMS students come from credit unions leagues in the Western United States:

  • Alaska Credit Union League
  • California and Nevada Credit Union Leagues
  • Credit Union Association of New Mexico
  • Hawaii Credit Union League
  • Montana's Credit Unions
  • Mountain West Credit Union Association
  • Northwest Credit Union Association
  • Utah's Credit Unions

If you're interested in next year's WCMS session, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. at the League.