Thinking About Attending the CUDE Program?
by Shawn Marie Brummer
Communications & Media Specialist

With limited seats offered at each training, each of the four Credit Union Development Educators (CUDE) programs offered in 2019 were sold out far in advance! However, there are four classes scheduled for the upcoming year, 2020. If you are interested in attending one of these DE training events, we strongly encourage you to mark your calendar now and then stay tuned to the Memo, as we will announce when registration opens early in 2020. All U.S. DE Programs take place in Madison, Wisconsin.

Here are the dates for upcoming CUDE programs:

  • March 29 – April 4, 2020
  • May 10 – May 16, 2020
  • September 13 – September 19, 2020
  • November 8 – November 14, 2020

The DE Program is a transformative and experiential training that promotes the education and application of credit union business principles and philosophy. The mission of the DE Program is to help established and emerging leaders within the credit union movement understand and leverage credit unions’ unique business model to serve members and communities in new and better ways. 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.

Scholarships are available through the Foundation’s DE Scholarship Fund. To be notified when these scholarships are available, email to be added to the list.

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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