UPDATE: the conference is sold out. If you would like to be placed on a waiting list for 2019 or 2020, please contact Jeff Hardin.
What makes the Principles & Philosophy Conference unique?
Share in the core principles and values that make credit unions great
The conference is a deep dive into the cooperative business model and the Seven Cooperative Principles that differentiate credit unions 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 why 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 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.
No matter where you are in your credit union career, the Principles & Philosophy Conference will deepen your appreciation of the credit union movement!
The 2019 conference will take place at the Caraway Conference Center near Sophia, North Carolina. Set in the Uwharrie Mountains of central NC, Caraway provides modern day comforts in tranquil surroundings that will offer a stimulating learning environment.
Per-person tuition of $700 is all inclusive (conference registration and materials, two nights' lodging, all meals and snacks).
Staff and volunteers at credit unions may apply and be considered for a scholarship to attend the conference. Scholarships include all conference costs (all meals, two nights of lodging, and all conference materials). Incidental costs, including travel to and from the conference center, are not included. Scholarship applications are welcomed through August 23, 2019. The form is available here.
Tuesday, October 29
Noon Arrival / Lunch
12:45 - 200 pm - Welcome / Introductions
2:00 - 5:00 pm - The Life Simulation
5:30 - Until - Dinner / Social Activity
Wednesday, October 30
7:30 - 8:15 am - Breakfast
8:15 - 10:30 am - Ice Breaker + Introduction to Cooperatives and the Co-op Business Model
10:30 - Noon - Seven Cooperative Principles Training and Discussion
Noon - 2:00 pm - Lunch and Extended Break
2:00 - 5:30 pm - Seven Cooperative Principles Training and Discussion + Group Planning
5:30 - Until - Dinner and Social Activity
Thursday, October 31
7:30 - 8:15 am - Breakfast
8:15 - 10:30 am - CU Pioneer History Skits
10:30 - 11:30 am - Individual Action Planning
11:30 - Noon - Conference Wrap-Up and Graduation
Noon - Adjourn
Each cancellation received in writing via email or fax by Monday, October 7 is eligible for a refund of the amount paid minus a $250 administrative fee. Substitutions are accepted any time prior to the event. For details on CCUL’s Cancellation & Refund Policies, click here.