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Young CU professionals learn advocacy ins and outs with CUNA

first_img continue reading » 13SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr Nearly 50 young credit union professionals got a wide-ranging education on every aspect of advocacy this week in Washington, D.C. CUNA, in conjunction with the New York Credit Union Association, hosted the professionals, an idea that first came out of a conversation at this year’s CUNA Governmental Affairs Conference.“We wanted to make we had a wide variety of presentations by CUNA staff, league personnel, outside consultants and even a panel of congressional staffers,” said Adam Engelman, CUNA’s grassroots manager, who helped coordinate the training. “The Congressional staffer panel was especially popular, as they’re similar age as the credit union professionals, and they went in-depth about the processes and best practices that are essential to making an impression on Capitol Hill.”In addition to the panelists, CUNA President/CEO Jim Nussle, Chief Advocacy Officer Ryan Donovan and Chief Political Officer Richard Gose talked the finer points of advocacy and political activity in the credit union world.“This was a pilot in what will be the first of many advocacy training events that CUNA plans to roll out,” said Gose. “Now that we have the base curriculum, we’ll continue to adapt and update to build our Advocacy Army.”last_img

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