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World Council Young Credit Union People (WYCUP)

Scholarship materials:
WYCUP criteria
Nomination criteria

2015 WYCUP nomination form
Nomination form

Thanks to our generous sponsors:

CUNA Mutual Group

Servus Credit Union


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.

What does it take to win? Learn from past scholarship winners.

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.

Learn about this year's events from the 2015 WYCUP program schedule.


Join the WYCUP Alumni Network

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!

Learn more here.


Stay Connected

World Cooperative Young Leaders LinkedIn Group
WYCUP Alumni Facebook Group
#WYCUP

Resources

Meet past scholarship winners
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Photos: 2014: Australia | 2013: Canada | 2012: Poland | 2011: Scotland
Read on International Lessons for Young Adult Membership Growth.
Learn about credit unions and millennials on the weCU2 blog.

Questions? Contact Lili Tangwall at +1-608-395-2043 or ltangwall@woccu.org.

Learn more

Check out our remixed video of unique scholarship nomination submissions. WYCUP has been gathering talented young professionals all over the world for over 15 years!





 

WYCUP Program Schedule in Denver, USA


A tight-knit group of young credit union leaders from over 50 countries met last year in Australia to participate in the WYCUP program

Deadline for registration: June 25, 2015

Download the PDF of the WYCUP agenda in Denver

WYCUP Winners Presentations

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 young crowd! 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 will hear 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 will teach us how to use storytelling as a tool to communicate and persuade in the workplace.

Young professionals will also hear 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.

The WYCUP program will include the following activities you won't want to miss:

DateTime
Location Activity
Sunday, July 12

9:00am-3:30pm

3:30 pm-4:00pm

5:00pm-8:00pm

Colorado Convention Center

Colorado Convention Center

WYCUP Program for Young Professionals (lunch is provided): Join a tight-knit group of young leaders from around the globe for a chance to network, participate in group discussions, and hear from our keynote speakers. (for conference attendees 35 and younger)*

New Attendee & Exhibitor Orientation

Conference Opening Ceremony and Welcoming Reception

Monday, July 13

9:00am-5:00pm

7:00pm- 9:00pm

Colorado Convention Center

Restaurant in walking distance from CCC

Conference Sessions

WYCUP Dinner
Dinner with the WYCUP group and their companions

Tuesday, July 14

9:00am-5:00pm

5:15pm-7:00pm


Colorado Convention Center

Colorado Convention Center

Conference Sessions

WYCUP Alumni Network Reception
Past and current WYCUP participants are invited to attend the WYCUP Alumni Reunion

Wednesday, July 15

9:00am-10:45am

10:45am-12:30pm


12:30pm- 4:00pm

Colorado Convention Center

Colorado Convention Center

Colorado Convention Center

Conference Sessions

WYCUP Scholarship Awards
Five WYCUP nominees will receive an all-expense-paid attendance at the 2016 World Credit Union Conference in Ireland.

WYCUP Program for Young Professionals (lunch is provided)
The WYCUP participants regroup on the last day of the conference for WYCUP winners presentations and open discussions (for conference attendees 35 and younger)*

Schedule subject to change
* All conference attendees age 35 and younger interested to participate in the WYCUP events in Denver are required to register for the program via the conference registration system by June 25, 2015. Applications for the WYCUP scholarship are NOT a requirement for attending the WYCUP events.


 

Join the NEW WYCUP Alumni Network!

WYCUP participation by country
See WYCUP participation by country from 2001–2015.

We are very excited to announce the formation of the WYCUP alumni network this year that will offer professional and leadership development opportunities with a global focus. If you are past or current WYCUP participants, this is your chance to stay involved in the international movement and engage with your peers all over the world.

The WYCUP network officially launches this July in Denver, USA, at the 2015 World Credit Union Conference. Come celebrate WYCUP's 15-year anniversary and the first alumni reunion on July 14 in Denver!


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)
  • Caroline Domanski, CEO, No1 CopperPot Credit Union, United Kingdom (2013 winner)
  • Christopher Morris, Director of Communications, National Credit Union Foundation, USA (2013 winner)
  • Dorwin Manzano, Programme Coordinator and Facilitator, Caribbean Development Education, Trinidad and Tobago (2004 winner)
  • Emma Avery, Internal Communications Specialist, Greater Building Society, Australia (2014 winner)
  • Ben Janzen, Stewardship in Action Advisor, Mennonite Savings Credit Union, Canada (2013 winner)
  • Lili Tangwall, Manager Member Services, World Council of Credit Unions

Read Read more about the WYCUP Alumni Network here.

Connect with alumni on the WYCUP Alumni Facebook Group!

Alumni Spotlight

Get to know some of the WYCUP alumni and learn about the phenomenal work they do in their country:

Thanks to our generous sponsors:

Servus Credit Union
Robin Blythe
Account Manager, Libro Credit Union
Ontario, Canada

Christopher Morris
Director of Communications, National Credit Union Foundation, Madison, Wisconsin, USA

Brian Aalbers
Branch Manager, Libro Financial Group
London, Ontario, Canada
Miriam de Dios
CEO, Coopera
Des Moines, Iowa, USA
Máire Doyle

Chairperson, Naomh Breandan Credit Union
Loughrea, Ireland


 

Meet the 2015 WYCUP Nominees

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:

  • Australia:
Ryan Holman
Product & Research Manager
Beyond Bank Australia
  • Brazil:
Henrique D'Azevedo Canal
Credit Products Specialist
Banco Cooperativo Sicredi S.A.
Bruno de Almeida Scheibler
Cost & Efficiency Analyst
Confederação Sicredi
Tony Robert de Carvalho
Business Advisor
Sicredi Univales 
   
Alexandre de Oliveira
Human Resources Specialist
Banco Cooperativo Sicredi S.A

Valmir Dias Miranda
Business Advisor
Sicredi Norte MT/PA

José Façanha da Costa Filho
Administrative Assistant
Sicredi Vale do Jaguari

Leandro Hendges
Products and Services Manager
Sicredi Vale do Piquiri ABCD PR/SP

Marcelo Nogueira
Branch Manager
Sicredi Union PR/SP

Tatiane Stefanello

Administrative Assistant
SICREDI REGIÃO CENTRO
  • Canada:
Loni Herlidan
Financial Advisor
Servus Credit Union

Jae Kim
Branch Manager
Servus Credit Union

Jordan Moat
Branch Manager
Libro Credit Union
  • Costa Rica:
Mariana Jiménez Rodríguez
Credit Analyst
COOPEALIANZA R.L.

Elmer Mora Fernández
Compliance Officer
COOPEALIANZA R.L.
  • Ireland:
Dean Alford
Board of Directors Youth Committee Chair
Clondalkin Credit Union

Clive Davis
Chairman
Portlaoise Credit Union Ltd.
  • Jamaica:
Tanya Brown
Business Relationship Officer
Jamaica Co-operative Credit Union League Limited
  • Kenya:
Linda Karimi
Corporate Affairs Executive
Kenya Union of Savings & Credit Co-operatives Ltd.

Andrew Koech
Board of Director
Kenya Police Sacco Society Limited
  • Poland:
Janusz Tomala
Branch Manager
Stefczyk Credit Union
  • Trinidad & Tobago:
Tenesia Stafford
Administrative Officer Marketing
COPOS Credit Union Co-operative Society Limited
  • USA:

    Monica Belz
    Vice President Marketing
    Kauai Community Federal Credit Union
John Brisini
Supervisory Committee Member
CPM Federal Credit Union

Sarah Dale Harmon
AVP Marketing
Members Exchange Credit Union

David Hinchey
Director of Community Impact
Credit Union League of Connecticut

LeDetri Jenkins
Assistant Vice President, Marketing/Business Development
Houston Police Federal Credit Union

Brandon Kuehl
Manager Product Development
The Members Group

Erin O'Hern
Director of League Compliance Services
PolicyWorks LLC

Susannah Scadlock
Branch Manager, AYIN President
First Credit Union

Jamee Sherwin

Consumer Loan Support
Heritage Family Federal Credit Union

Stephanie Sievers
Chief Executive Officer
ANECA Federal Credit Union

Corey Skadburg
Senior Credit & Risk Manager
TMG Financial Services

Mitzi Smith
Community Development Officer
Maps Credit Union

Lisa Totaro
Marketing Manager
Sunmark Federal Credit Union

Napoleon Wallace
Special Assistant to the CEO
Self-Help Credit Union

Polina Yakusheva

VP Marketing & Business Development
Fitzsimons Credit Union

 

Congratulations to the five winners of the 2014 WYCUP scholarship!


Emma Avery, Internal Communications Specialist, Greater Building Society, Australia

"It was great to be a part of WCUC [the World Credit Union Conference] 2014 and I'm already excited about WCUC 2015!"
Watch Emma's video


Robin Blythe, Account Manager, Libro Credit Union, Canada

"[The WYCUP program] was life/career/perspective changing ... it changed me for the better as a person."
Watch Robin's video


Carlos Gustavo Alves Ferreira, Business Consultant, Sicredi Credit Union Confederation, Brazil

"Meeting ... so many people from other countries and sharing what they do at their credit union was amazing!"

Watch Gustavo's video


Paul Norgrove, Finance Officer, Police Credit Union, United Kingdom

"It was a real privilege to network and share ideas with such an enthusiastic group of people. I am counting down the days to Denver already!"
Watch Paul's video


Oleg Vakhrushev, Chairman, Nizhny Novgorod Credit Union, Russia

"Every WYCUP participant, including me, brought home a bag stacked with new contacts, experience, knowledge, ideas and emotions. I think that the granted possibility to meet in person and communicate with people representing different parts of the world but who are united by the same way of thinking and passion—credit union movement—is priceless."
Watch Oleg's video


Past Recipients of the WYCUP Scholarship


2013

  • Caroline Domanski, Deputy CEO, No1 CopperPot Credit Union, United Kingdom
  • Benjamin Janzen, Stewardship in Action Advisor, Mennonite Savings and Credit Union, Canada
  • Christopher Morris, Director of Communications, National Credit Union Foundation, USA
  • Eber Ostemberg, Social Programs Adviser, Sicredi Noroeste MT, Brazil
  • Jenn Vandehaar, Vice President Operations, Healthcare & Municipal Employees' Credit Union, Canada

2012

  • Brian Aalbers, Canada
  • Wesley Diniz Alves, Brazil
  • Maire Doyle, Ireland
  • Miriam De Dios, United States
  • Edyta Grzybowska, Poland

2011

  • Yola Charles, Trinidad & Tobago
  • Michelle Coelho, Australia
  • Marcy Lovberg, Canada
  • Edel McKenna, Ireland
  • Tracia Pounder, Barbados

2010

  • Scott Daukas, United States
  • Carol Karugu, Kenya
  • Melia Keller,United States
  • Orla O'Shea, Ireland
  • Cas Scott, Australia

2009

  • Julie Ferguson, Ireland
  • Ross Lanbrick, Australia
  • Carolyne Luvembe, Kenya
  • Jeff Rout, Canada
  • Amy Stanton, United States

2008

  • Joe Agro, Canada
  • Anna Corona, United States
  • Nicholas May, Australia
  • Rachel Milan, Canada
  • Rafal Sokolowski, Poland

2007

  • Elizabeth V. Randall, United States
  • Izabela Rutkowska, Poland
  • Ryan Visscher, Canada
  • Stacey Walker, United States
  • Eleonora Zgonjanin Petrovik, Macedonia

2006

  • Tom Atkins, Canada
  • Alison Carr, United States
  • Anne-Marie Coffey, Ireland
  • Darcy Mykytyshyn, Canada
  • Shoba Gunasekaran, Singapore

2005

  • Sherri Fogwill, Canada
  • Tina Hall, United States
  • Karla Herrera, Guatemala
  • Michael Mack, Australia
  • Sandra Phillips, Canada

2004

  • Glenn Bolger, Canada
  • Catherine Coffey, Ireland
  • Hillary Jalafi, Malawi
  • Dorwin Manzano, Trinidad
  • Irwing Pinares-Silva, Peru

2003

  • Justine Conley, Australia
  • Jeanne Kim, United States
  • Jan Knowles, Bahamas
  • Malcolm Stoffman, Canada
  • Katarzyna Uniwersal, Poland

2002

  • Rod Ashley, Scotland
  • John Klassen, Canada
  • Skott Pope, United States
  • Maurice Wright, Jamaica
  • Amy Penick, United States

2001

  • Mary Baxter, United States
  • Grzegorz Buckowski, Poland
  • Bradford Caldwell, United States
  • Lana Catalano, Canada
  • Andrew Leys, New Zealand

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