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Meet the WILD ones: sixteen to engage in innovation process

Oct 22, 2018
By Christine Henzig, Director of Communications

WILD project immersion session

A Project Immersion for the WILD innovators - led by the Filene Research Institute's Impact Director Cortney Angeley (standing) - got the creative juices flowing. We'll keep that mojo working until we share WILD findings at The League's 2019 Convention!


Sixteen individuals - and their credit unions - have been selected to participate in the Wisconsin Ideation and Local Development (WILD) initiative. The group met at the Filene Research Institute October 16-17 to kick off the program.


The Innovators represent a broad cross section of credit union sizes, membership and geography, as well as a diverse array of roles within their credit unions.

Meet themThen check out photos from their initial Project Immersion Session, held at the Filene Research Institute.


The innovators will engage their credit unions in a nine-month, collaborative process to create, test and implement financial products, services and business model ideas to benefit members.

While in Madison, the innovators discussed the program’s expectations and the process by which they will:

  • engage in ideation
  • develop actionable concepts for innovation
  • conduct testing
  • unveil their homegrown innovation at The League's 2019 Annual Convention & Expo.

Modeled after the Filene Research Institute's i3 (Ideas, Innovation, Implementation) program, the Wisconsin Innovation Group leverages the Filene Method innovation curriculum to bring an innovation competency to Wisconsin credit unions.


The Wisconsin Innovation Group is Wisconsin credit unions' commitment to participate actively in the disruptive transformation of financial services while preserving their singular commitment to member financial wellness.

The effort is a collaboration of:

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Wisconsin credit unions come together as a single League to Unite for Good; we remove barriers, increase awareness and foster service excellence. All of these steps help more Americans to see credit unions as their best financial partner and regard their credit union as their primary financial institution. Read more articles in our Unite for Good series.