"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
Scholarship applications for the 2017 Principles & Philosophy Conference are due by Friday, September 1. The scholarships include all on-site expenses, including meals, lodging and conference materials. Travel and other incidental expenses are the responsibility of the credit union or scholarship recipient.
The conference takes place October 24-26 at the White Oak Conference Center near Winnsboro, SC. Now in its eighth year, the conference is a deep dive into the cooperative business model and the seven principles that differentiate credit unions and other co-ops 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.
Scholarship criteria are as follows:
- Open to staff and volunteers at credit unions of $125 million and under assets;
- Recommendation letter or email from a CUDE or CEO required;
- Must be submitted for consideration by September 1, 2017.
Please click here to download and complete the application form. If you have any questions or need more information, please contact Jeff Hardin (919-457-9063).