The 2014 Principles & Philosophy Conference
October 28-30, 2014
Graylyn International Conference Center, Winston-Salem, NC (map link here)
"Attending the conference was
extremely beneficial to me personally and professionally. I had the
opportunity to meet some very creative and out of the box thinkers from
different credit unions. I learned the meat and potatoes of the credit union
principles and philosophy. I left energized with lots of ideas and contacts.
The entire conference, including location, was a wonderful event. I am truly
happy to have attended.” -- Patrina Hemingway, Duke FCU / 2013 conference attendee
Registration is now open for this unique conference experience! Click here for registration information.
Sharing the core principles & values that make credit unions great! Now in its fifth year, the Principles & Philosophy Conference educates credit
union staff about the history of the cooperative and credit union movements,
shares the key differences between credit unions and banks, and offers
attendees a chance to learn about the changes in the financial services
The conference is a "deep dive” into the Seven Cooperative Principles, as well as the social purpose of co-ops and credit unions. Attendees leave with a greater understanding of just how
special credit unions are, and how the Seven Cooperative Principles are at heart good business practices. .
Who should attend. The Principles & Philosophy Conference appeals to a wide range of professionals, including:
- Young professionals who wish to learn more about
- More seasoned professionals who have
come to credit unions from banks and other industries.
- Longtime credit union employees who wish to
deepen their appreciation for the uniqueness of credit unions.
No matter where you are in your credit union career, the Principles & Philosophy Conference will deepen your appreciation of the credit union movement!
Meeting information. In 2014, the conference returns to the beautiful Graylyn International
Conference Center in Winston-Salem. Lois Kitsch (National Credit Union Foundation) and Larry Blanchard (CUNA Mutual Group) will once again serve as co-facilitators of the conference. Larry & Lois have impacted the national and worldwide cooperative industry through their decades of award-winning service in the credit union movement.
Scholarship information. Scholarships to attend the Principles & Philosophy Conference are once again available this year. Full & partial scholarships will be awarded in August, with staff at North Carolina and South Carolina credit unions of $150 million or less eligible to apply. Please click here to download the scholarship application form. (Note: the application deadline is August 8, 2014.)
Registration information is available by clicking here. For more information, please contact Jeff Hardin, the CCUL
Director of Cooperative Initiatives – 919-457-9063.
For a recap of the 2013 conference, please