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DEEU Course

Updated: May 8, 2023

This year’s Credit Union Development Education (DE) training course will take place in Edinburgh from 20th to 26th September. Just a reminder as places fill up quickly, so please submit your applications to join the course in good time. 


If you have not taken part in a DE course before, then we would highly recommend you do! A number of UKCU board and staff have taken part in the courses over the years and all have gained so much from the courses.


The course provides individuals with an insight into the cooperative principles, the credit union movement philosophy and international development issues which challenge credit unions today.


This is a unique opportunity to gain valuable knowledge and play a vital role in the development and sustainability of credit unions across the globe - the Credit Union movement.


The DE training course is a 6 day residential facilitated by Marlene Shiels (U.K.) and Lois Kitsch (U.S.A). It allows you to meet and connect with peers from all parts of the world within the credit union sector, including Frontline staff, Volunteers, Chief Executive Officers and Directors. This unique experience is filled with an invigorating mixture of group work, individual work, influential speakers and presentations ready to prepare you for when you finish. Upon completion, you will join an alumni community where you can keep in contact with other credit union peers.


The cost of attending the training course is £1,815. To help many credit unions spread the cost of attending the course, you have the option to pay in monthly instalments before the course begins. There may be some partial bursaries available for smaller credit unions, please ask for more details. 



The DE training course is self-financed and helped by a number of organisations who kindly provide sponsorship. This is sustained through committed and knowledgeable volunteers dedicated to growing the credit union movement by assisting credit unions and individuals in the delivery of our core philosophy.



Contact Jackie on Members@abcul.org for more information.



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