CUNA Offering Advocacy Training for Young Professionals

Young credit union professionals interested becoming strong advocates for the credit union difference will have two opportunities to learn the tools and best practices for success this September. 

On Monday, September 9 and Monday, September 23, CUNA will host the third annual Young Professionals Advocacy Workshop at Credit Union House in Washington, DC. Registration for the trainings is still available on the CUNA website.

“There’s been a massive influx of interest and energy from next generation leaders in the last few years,” says Adam Engelman, CUNA’s director of federal grassroots advocacy. “They embody the credit union movement’s passionate for giving back to their communities. They see the good work credit unions are doing in their communities and want to amplify that good work.”

Engelman will address and host the workshop along with Richard Gose, CUNA’s Chief Political Officer, and Trey Hawkins, Deputy Chief Advocacy Officer for Political Action. The interactive program will feature a panel of young Congressional staffers, updates from League personnel, an overview of CUNA’s political program and opportunities to network with other attendees. 

“Regardless of what your title is within your credit union, you should reserve some time to care about advocacy and to advocate on behalf of the credit union movement,” says Engleman in the latest CUNA News podcast

The daylong trainings will also offer networking opportunities, interactive Hill visit training, personal story workshopping, and a reception at Credit Union House, with opportunities to apply the skills honed during Capitol Hill visits the following day.