Join young professionals from around the globe in the WYCUP program—an annual scholarship and event designed to promote and
engage the next generation of credit union leaders in the international
credit union movement.
Win a Scholarship
The scholarship is awarded to five outstanding
nominees who are 35 or younger, have made significant contributions to their credit union
system and have the potential to make a global credit union impact.
The 2015 WYCUP scholarship will be awarded at the World Credit Union Conference
in Denver, USA, July 12–15, for an all-expense-paid
attendance at the 2016 World Credit Union Conference in Ireland.
Scholarship deadline is
11:59 p.m. CST on Monday, June 1, 2015.
Participate in Events
The WYCUP program on July 12–15, 2015, provides international networking and educational events for young credit union leaders at the World Credit Union Conference. Conference registrants age 35 and younger qualify for a $100 discount of the registration fee, and can participate in WYCUP events at no extra cost!—regardless of whether or not they apply for the scholarship.
The new WYCUP Alumni Network will offer professional and leadership development opportunities with a global focus. The network officially launches July 14 in Denver, USA, where WYCUPers from over 20 countries will come celebrate WYCUP's first alumni reunion and 15-year anniversary!
Are you a young credit union professional or volunteer under 35 years of
age attending the 2015 World Credit Union Conference in Denver, USA?
Before the conference begins, we invite you to be part of a
series of activities, at no extra cost, especially designed for the
Share your own experiences with young credit union leaders
from all over the world and learn about the phenomenal work they are
doing. At the end of the conference, five individuals will be
awarded an all-expenses-paid scholarship to attend the 2016 World Credit
Union Conference in Ireland.
Download Paul Smith's presentation
WYCUP program participants heard from Paul Smith, bestselling author of Lead with a Story: A Guide to Crafting Business Narratives That Captivate, Convince, and Inspire, a book about storytelling as a leadership tool that has been published in six languages around the world. As a leadership trainer for international companies such as Hewlett Packard, Ford Motor Company and Procter & Gamble, Smith taught us how to use storytelling as a tool to communicate and persuade in the workplace.
Young professionals also heard from Grzegorz Bierecki, World Council Chairman and former Solidarity activist who was jailed for his political activity under Communist rule in Poland. Bierecki has played a key role in the rebirth of Poland's credit unions which in the course of 15 years became the largest non-bank financial network in the country. Bierecki has led Poland's credit union system as president of NACSCU since 1992.
Join the NEW WYCUP Alumni Network!
See WYCUP participation by country from 2001–2015.
We are very excited to announce the formation of the WYCUP alumni network that will offer professional and leadership development opportunities with a globalfocus. WYCUP alumni, this is your chance to stay involved in the international movement and engage with your peers all over the world.
The WYCUP network officially launched this July in Denver, USA, where WYCUP alumni from over 30 countries came to celebrate WYCUP's 15-year anniversary and the first alumni reunion.
WYCUP Alumni Network Working Group
A working group composed of prominent alumni are leading the network in 2015:
Robin Blythe, Account Manager, Libro Credit Union, Canada (2014 winner)
Five scholarships are offered to outstanding young professionals who have made significant contributions to their credit union system and have the potential to make a global impact. The 2015 WYCUP scholarships will be awarded on July 15 in Denver, USA, for an all-expenses-paid participation in the 2016 World Credit Union Conference in Belfast.
The 2015 WYCUP nominees are:
Product & Research Manager
Beyond Bank Australia
Tanya Brown, Business Relationship Officer, Jamaica Cooperative Credit Union League, Jamaica
"Eternally grateful to have been apart of such an amazing group of young people sharing common interest and having similar passion for the Credit Union Movement. I have learnt so much and made so many awesome friends."
Lisa Totaro, Marketing Manager, Sunmark Federal Credit Union, USA
"I have a passion for helping young proffessionals grow and develop. I've had the privilege to be involved in those efforts in NY & the US, and am looking forward to meeting so many YPs from around the world!