Congrats to Stevi Buskirk, Manager at Box Butte Public EFCU, who completed the May CUDE Training!
Madison, WI – Forty-seven credit union leaders were designated as Credit Union Development Educators (CUDEs) after completing the National Credit Union Foundation’s (the Foundation) Credit Union Development Education (DE) Training.
The May DE Training was held May 15-20, 2019 at the Lowell Center in Madison, Wis. and was attended by employees and volunteers from credit unions and system partners across the United States and the globe.
Hear what a few graduates had to say about their experience:
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 are involved in group exercises, field visits and interactive speaker sessions that provide 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.
“Being a 40-year credit union veteran, I’ve had a lot of educational and outreach opportunities, but none of them have compared to what the DE program did in the longest/shortest week of my life. I’m still emotional thinking about the impact this week had on me and what I can do for my credit union and the credit union movement here and abroad!” – Linda White, Upward Credit union.
“DE was not just a professional growth for me but a personal one as well. I gained prospective on parts of life I never thought I would. It pulls you back to the Credit Union roots and why we are here and why we do what we do. It motivated me to want to help others even more than I already was. If every credit union employee was a DE, this world would be on a path of inspiration beyond everyone’s expectations!” – Lauren Severance, Unitus Community Credit Union.
Graduates of the May 2019 DE Training stand with training staff inside the World Credit Union Center Campus in Madison, Wis.