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 an occupational exchange designed to expose participants to a new way of thinking.

Networking and Professional Growth

This 3-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.

Day 2 provides a true immersion experience – the visiting delegation will split into groups based upon their occupational focus and spend the working side by side their colleagues in similar roles. Participants gain new perspectives on day-to-day operations and learn about the challenges facing credit unions in the hosting country.

The final day of the exchange brings together a wider audience of young professionals during a multi-national youth summit. This round-table dialog explores how credit unions in each country are working to maintain 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.

Young Professional Exchanges

Join us during one of WOCCU’s Young Professional Exchange Programs. Explore how credit unions are expanding financial services by focusing on the cooperative principles that distinguish them in the marketplace. Obtain new perspectives during a full day immersion experience, working side by side your credit union colleagues in similar roles. Gain valuable insights during a mini-summit where we will explore strategies for addressing the shared challenges facing credit unions today.

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