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WOCCU to Recognize International DE Candidates

DE Participants, Leaders Invited to Glasgow Conference

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MADISON, Wis. — World Council of Credit Unions (WOCCU), in partnership with six Credit Union Development Educator (CUDE) programs, will recognize the third class of International DE (I-CUDE) designees at WOCCU's 2011 World Credit Union Conference, to be held July 24-27 in Glasgow, Scotland.

David Marquez, general manager of COPOS Credit Union Co-operative Society, Port of Spain, Trinidad, is planning to be one of the first Caribbean candidates to receive the certification. Marquez, who in 2007 earned his CUDE designation from the U.S. program, was one of the first to enroll in the new CaribeDE program held in the Caribbean this past year. He's attended WOCCU conferences in Dublin and Calgary and, counting his work on his country's WOCCU partnership as his independent study project, completed the basic I-CUDE requirements.

"The certification program helps me tie my volunteer work and local and international training to my credit union development interest," Marquez said. "The International DE designation will help me share the story of how credit unions help people around the world," he said.

International candidates must complete four steps to achieve an international DE designation:

1. Build a solid foundation by completing their local DE programs;
2. Complete an independent studies project approved by the International DE Council;
3. Participate in a WOCCU Engagement Tour Program, another country's DE program or an equivalent international program approved by the International DE Council; and
4. Attend WOCCU's World Credit Union Conference.

"Philosophy is good business," said Pete Crear, WOCCU president and CEO. "Each of these six DE programs has expanded the reach of our business and fostered credit union growth through cooperative philosophy. We hope to multiply that impact by facilitating the programs working together at an international level."

The six national groups, whose leaders have been invited to Glasgow to establish I-CUDE guidelines and growth strategies, include DE programs representing Asia, Australia, the Caribbean, Europe, the Philippines and the United States. Persons holding local DE certification interested in applying for international certification (space is limited) should contact the following local program leaders:

Asia - Ranjith Hettiarachchi, CEO, Association of Asian Confederation of Credit Unions, Thailand; Australia - Peter Mason, Credit Union Foundation Australia; the Caribbean - Melvin Edwards, past WOCCU chair, West Indies; Europe - WOCCU Director Marlene Shiels, chief executive, Capital Credit Union Ltd., Scotland; the Philippines - Audie Joseph "Dudz" Samson, CEO, Visayas Cooperative Development Center, Philippines; and the U.S. - Christopher Morris or Lois Kitsch, National Credit Union Foundation.

For more information and to register for the World Credit Union Conference, please visit www.woccu.org/glasgow2011.

 

 



El Consejo Mundial de Cooperativas de Ahorro y Crédito es la asociación gremial y agencia de desarrollo para el sistema internacional de cooperativas de ahorro y crédito. El Consejo Mundial promueve el crecimiento sustentable de las cooperativas de ahorro y crédito y otras cooperativas financieras en todo el mundo a fin de facultar a las personas para que mejoren su calidad de vida a través del acceso a servicios financieros asequibles y de alta calidad. El Consejo Mundial realiza esfuerzos de defensa activa en representación del sistema global de las cooperativas de ahorro y crédito ante organizaciones internacionales y trabaja con gobiernos nacionales para mejorar la legislación y la regulación. Sus programas de asistencia técnica introducen nuevas herramientas y tecnologías para fortalecer el desempeño financiero de las cooperativas de ahorro y crédito y profundizar su alcance comunitario.

El Consejo Mundial ha implementado 290 programas de asistencia técnica en 71 países. A nivel mundial, 57,000 cooperativas de ahorro y crédito en 103 países atienden a 208 millones de personas. Obtenga más información sobre el impacto global del Consejo Mundial en www.woccu.org.



Contacto principal: Rebecca Carpenter
Organización: World Council of Credit Unions
Correo electrónico: rcarpenter@woccu.org
Teléfono: +1-608-395-2031
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