The 2021 Executive Leadership Program application cycle is closed. Check back for the 2022 application deadline.
Leaders Like You
The Mountain West Credit Union Foundation’s Executive Leadership Program was created for the future leaders of the Credit Union Movement. Unlike many of the Foundation’s professional development opportunities, this program is more than a scholarship—it’s a complete five-year curriculum built to develop leaders specifically for the credit union industry.
If you are selected for the Foundation Executive Leadership Program, you will be funded for immersive instruction in organizational leadership, credit union philosophy, and credit union operations with additional mentoring and coaching from the current credit union industry’s top leaders.
- A five-year program to develop your skills and help you become a better leader and asset to your credit union.
- Practical, in-depth instruction, workshops, mentorship, and coaching to help you hone your skills.
- A scholarship worth over $20,000 of full funding.
The Foundation Executive Leadership Program provides over $20,000 of full funding for five years of credit union leadership development. The program’s curriculum is divided into four quadrants:
Quadrant 1: Mountain West Credit Union Leadership Institute
The Credit Union Leadership Institute is an in-depth series of workshops that teach you how to guide employees in superior service, anticipate member needs, foster internal relationships, enhance the credit union culture, and strengthen your credit union’s presence to become a premier financial institution.
Quadrant 2: Credit Union Development Education (DE) Training
The Credit Union Development Education (DE) program promotes credit unions’ social responsibility and development through interactive adult education and professional networking. During the week-long program, you will be involved in group exercises, field trips, and issue discussions with speakers from around the credit union system.
Quadrant 3: Western CUNA Management School
This highly concentrated academic training occurs over three yearly two-week terms. The curriculum covers Strategic Planning, Operations, Finance, Marketing, Lending, Human Resources, Technology, Business Development, Economics, Business Law, Communications, Leadership, and much more.
Quadrant 4: Mentoring and Coaching
You will be assigned a professional coach and a mentor to help you move your career forward. Once your classroom training is complete, you will be paired with a current credit union leader to serve as a mentor and help apply your knowledge to real-world situations.
Ready to Start?
Applying to the Foundation Executive Leadership Program is easy. Just follow these steps:
- You’ll find the application here.
- Get a letter of recommendation from your credit union’s chief executive officer.
- Submit your application and letter of recommendation by the deadline of January 29, 2021
Finalists for the Foundation Executive Leadership Program will be invited to participate in a final assessment and interview process. A total of three recipients will be selected—one from each of the three Mountain West states (AZ, CO, and WY).
For any questions related to the Foundation Executive Leadership Program, please contact: