Early Bird Deadline June 1

Register Early and Save!

May 24, 2004

Madison, WI—World Council of Credit Unions, Inc. (WOCCU) reminds all credit union leaders of the approaching June 1st early bird deadline for the 7th International Leadership Institute. This years Leadership event will be held at the Atlantis Resort on Paradise, Island located in Nassau, Bahamas.

"We encourage credit union leaders to register early to take advantage of the early bird discount pricing. Attendees can save $100 on registration and even more if they are also registering companions," explained Kimberly Johnston, WOCCU Marketing & Communications Manager. The 2004 Leadership Institute brings together CEOs, board of directors and other credit union leaders from over 40 countries. The event allows credit union leaders to address high-level topics for credit union systems and provides best practice approaches. WOCCU's Leadership Institute provides leaders with the critical tools necessary in today's world of ever-changing member needs.

WOCCU's Leadership Institute is designed to further the knowledge of those in a leadership capacity within credit unions, whether volunteers, executives or managers. In the midst of technological advancements, unexpected disasters and increasing sophistication in members' needs, this year's Institute will focus on how these leaders can showcase the "Value in the Credit Union Difference" within their own organizations. The program features engaging speakers, breakout sessions and workshops on leadership, marketing, technology and other relevant issues important to developed and developing credit union movement.

An impressive lineup of Key note speakers include: Jane Sanders, speaking on Master Breakthrough Strategies of Top-Performing Credit Unions; Roxanne Emmerich guiding credit union leaders through Achieving the 3 Pillars of Authentic Leadership; and finally Dave Mowat and Bruce Ralston revisiting Responsible Corporate Citizenship Brings Value to Credit Union Members & Their Communities.

For more in-depth meeting information visit the World Council website at If you have questions regarding the event please contact Erinn Monroe, Meetings Assistant at or 608.231.8838.

World Council of Credit Unions is the global trade association and development agency for credit unions. World Council promotes the sustainable development of credit unions and other financial cooperatives around the world to empower people through access to high quality and affordable financial services. World Council advocates on behalf of the global credit union system before international organizations and works with national governments to improve legislation and regulation. Its technical assistance programs introduce new tools and technologies to strengthen credit unions' financial performance and increase their outreach.

World Council has implemented 300+ technical assistance programs in 89 countries. Worldwide, 68,882 credit unions in 109 countries serve 235 million people. Learn more about World Council's impact around the world at