Principles and Philosophy Conference
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The 2017 Principles & Philosophy Conference
October 24-26, 2017
White Oak Conference Center, Winnsboro, SC

"This conference helped give me a better wealth of knowledge and understanding of credit unions, the history and our purpose. I have a clearer understanding of our principles and learned valuable information that I am able to bring back to my credit union. I am super fired up and happy to have been a part of the experience." -- 2016 conference attendee


Registration is now open and class size is limited! Please contact Jeff Hardin (919) 457-9063 with any questions.

Share in the core principles and values that make credit unions great! The 2017 Principles and Philosophy Conference will be held October 24-26 at the White Oak Conference Center, which is located near Winnsboro, SC. Now in its eighth year, the conference is a deep dive into the cooperative business model and the Seven Cooperative Principles that differentiate them in the marketplace. 

In addition to the operating principles, attendees learn the social purpose of co-ops and credit unions. Participants leave with a greater understanding of just how special credit unions are, and how the Seven Cooperative Principles are at heart good business practices.


The Principles & Philosophy Conference appeals to a wide range of professionals, including:

  • Young professionals who wish to learn more about credit unions.
  • 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 & co-ops.

Registration is open, and scholarships are available for staff at credit unions of $125 million assets and below. To learn more, please access the registration page. For more information on the conference, please contact Jeff Hardin (919-457-9063). 


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323 W. Jones Street
Suite 200
Raleigh, NC 27603

800-822-8859 Phone
800-525-7087 Fax


7440 Broad River Road
Irmo, SC 29063

PO Box 1787
Columbia, SC 29202

800-822-8859 Phone
803-732-4268 Fax