UPDATE: the conference is now sold out. Please contact Jeff Hardin (919-457-9063) if you would like to be added to a waiting list, or to be contacted about the 2018 conference, to be held October 23-25 in Sophia, NC.
The 2017 Principles & Philosophy Conference is fast approaching and as of this week, just three spots are open for this year's class! Staff and volunteers interested in attending are encouraged to register very soon in order to secure a spot at this unique event.
Now in its eighth 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 participants a chance to learn about the changes in the financial services industry.
The conference is a "deep dive” into the Seven Cooperative Principles, as well as 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 event is perfect for younger professionals, as well as more seasoned employees who have come to your credit union from the banking industry. "The products and services and their delivery may look and feel very similar at credit unions and banks," said Jeff Hardin, conference coordinator for the League, "but the business models are fundamentally different from one another. It is vital that staff understand and apply those differences in order to maintain our cooperative nature in the long-term."
If you have any questions about the conference, please contact Jeff Hardin (919-457-9063). To register, please click here.