The Global Classroom


Covid-19 has changed the world and the way we engage - however, financial cooperatives are leading the effort to support their communities during these difficult times. Our shared challenges transcend national borders – and the solutions must as well.

Cooperation in Action: Peer-driven Learning Exchanges

Our willingness to share experiences, learn together and collaborate is what makes credit unions and other financial cooperatives unique.  We are different. Our cooperative spirit represents an invaluable resource for addressing the shared challenges facing the industry today. This is the foundation of The Global Classroom, a World Council initiative that offers diverse opportunities for credit union professionals to support, highlight and explore strategies for strengthening our institutions and expanding financial inclusion around the world.

The Global Classroom leverages World Council’s role as a international bridge between financial cooperatives, connecting leading organizations with global colleagues seeking new ideas for improving financial services in their communities. Together we are turning credit unions into centers of knowledge and creating a classroom of ideas that spans the globe - The Global Classroom

Immersion Programs

Host or join a multi-national delegation as we explore the powerful diversity of financial cooperatives. These multi-day in-person exchanges provide a unique professional development experience, connecting directly with your international peers to explore new perspectives and strategies for addressing shared challenges.

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Immersion Programs