Interested in DE Training?  
by CUAD Communications

Credit union leaders and emerging leaders can still register for the National Credit Union Foundation’s (the Foundation) 2019 Credit Union Development Education (DE) Trainings taking place in Madison, Wis.

The DE Program is the signature program of the Foundation which promotes the education and application of credit union business principles and philosophy. With limited seats offered at each training, the four DE programs for 2019 have been filling up quickly with credit union leaders from around the country and world. Individuals who complete the training earn a CUDE designation and join the ranks of more than 1800 DEs in the United States and more than 4,000 DEs worldwide.  

“There are many great trainings that focus on ‘what’ credit unions do to serve members and ‘how’ they do it. DE Training is unique in that we focus on the ‘why’,” said Chad Helminak, the Director of the DE Program. “Whether you’re new to credit unions or have been around the block, DE Training provides a fresh perspective on our shared mission and how we can leverage our unique business model to better meet the needs of our members and communities.”

The May 15 – 21 class has SOLD OUT. However, there are still a few open spots for these 2019 DE Training dates:

  • September 11 – 17
  • November 6 – 12

To register for one of the above trainings, click here.

Cost to attend DE Training: $3,100.00

  • Pricing includes lodging and meals for the duration of the training.
  • Participants are responsible for travel expense.

DE Training is intended for emerging or established leaders from credit unions, system partners and organizations that support credit unions. Employees from all organizational levels are eligible to attend. Volunteers and board directors are welcome as well.


More about the DE Program:

Since 1982, more than 1,900 credit union advocates from over 35 countries have graduated from DE Training to become Credit Union Development Educators (CUDEs). Once they earn their CUDE designation, people return to their jobs with a sense of personal enrichment and renewed energy to share what they have learned. This growing corps of credit union advocates devotes professional and volunteer time to spreading the credit union message to audiences throughout the country. For more information on the DE program, visit

About the National Credit Union Foundation (

The National Credit Union Foundation (the Foundation) is the charitable arm of the U.S. credit union movement and works as a catalyst to improve people’s financial lives through credit unions. Through grants and programs, the Foundation is strengthening financial well-being, igniting passion and instilling knowledge about the credit union difference, and uniting resources to help credit union people during disaster. Donations to the Foundation ultimately enable credit unions to help their members reach life-changing goals and achieve financial freedom.

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