Young Professional Exchanges

Global Perspectives for Future Leaders

A successful future for credit unions and financial cooperative depends upon leaders who understand the strength and potential of the cooperative model. World Council’s Young Professional Exchanges bring together young credit union leaders from across the globe during a motivational exchange designed to expose participants to a new way of thinking.

Networking and Professional Growth

This multi-day exchange begins with an exploration of the operating environment in the hosting country through credit union visits and presentations. Diverse organizations will share their experiences on a wide range of operations, including governance, innovative products and services, marketing strategies, community outreach efforts, compliance and technology. Participants will witness the member journey first-hand and see how it compares to their reality back home.

Unique Strategies for Addressing Shared Challenges

World Council's YP exchanges bring together a multi-national audience of young professionals during a youth summit. This round-table dialog explores how credit unions in each country are working to expand their relevance with young members, emphasizing the role of technology and recognizing the cooperative principles that distinguish our organizations in the marketplace.

Contact Thomas Belekevich, Program Manager at to reserve your space during the next Young Professional Exchange.

Curitiba, Brazil

May 19-25, 2019

Young Professional Exchange

Join us during World Council’s Young Professional Exchange Program in Brazil and network with young leaders from financial cooperatives throughout the Americas. Attend SICREDI’s 2nd Annual Youth Summit, a unique forum for exploring strategies that address the shared challenges facing credit unions today. Learn how SICREDI’s powerful model for collaboration has expanded financial services and contributed to one of the fastest growing credit union movements in the world. Gain new perspectives on day-to-day operations during an immersion experience with colleagues working in similar roles at local credit unions.

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