Solutions & Programs

Credit Union Solutions
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The League is committed to assisting credit unions in the following areas of development:

  • Credit union employees, especially young professionals, and directors
  • Programs and partnerships that benefit credit union members and their local communities
  • Greater awareness of credit union service and outreach

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Program Development

Member and Community Service Outreach

REAL Solutions® is a statewide initiative by Wisconsin credit unions to build financially strong, self-supporting families and communities by offering services and programs without regard to profit.

Member Financial Wellness

The ​Prize-Linked Savings Program leverages the unity of credit unions statewide in offering members the opportunity to win jackpot-like prizes for making savings deposits. It's an opportunity made available in Wisconsin by recent legislation, and it enables you to capture new members, cross-sell and build member loyalty. You'll also incent members to build up their emergency funds.

Member Recruitment is a nationwide online credit union-finder. Media refer consumers here to help them find a credit union they can join. Keep your FREE listing on the site updated so consumers know they are eligible for membership, receive your marketing message and can contact you.

Innovation Competency/Process Improvement

The Wisconsin Ideation & Local Development (WILD) initiative is a collaboration of The League, Corporate Central Credit Union and the Filene Research Institute. The effort began in mid-2017 as the Wisconsin Innovation Group, and recently, program participants renamed it. It involves participants from Wisconsin credit unions in the Filene Method innovation curriculum. Over nine months participants will create, test and implement financial products, services and business model ideas to benefit members. Their ideas are showcased at Convention.


Financial support is available to help credit unions implement new products and services to help members.


Your League's consulting can help you analyze and make decisions about your services, strategies and more to increase efficiency, improve income and grow.

Professional Development

Training for Staff and Directors

Training for credit union employees and board members is right here! Acquire the knowledge and skills to perform your role. Together, your League and CUNA offer opportunities for continuous learning.

Career Development for Young Professionals

The League's YP Network is an open group for Wisconsin credit union staff and volunteers - age 35 and younger - that focuses on providing career development opportunities, networking and education. YP scholarships are available.

Credit Union "Philosophy Immersion"

The National Credit Union Foundation's DE Training teaches the history & philosophy of credit unions - and more importantly, how to apply them at your credit union to benefit operations and member service. DEs gain a new understanding of how to promote cooperative principles and credit union values as distinct advantages in today’s competitive financial services marketplace. DE Scholarships are available.

Premier Training for Current & Aspiring Leaders 

The League Leadership Institute is fast-tracked, 6-month program designed to help emerging and mid-level managers prepare for increasing responsibility and promotion. Students are encouraged to partner with their supervisor to tailor the plan to fit their objectives for leadership development. In addition to earning a total of 3.9 CEUs though UW-Milwaukee, students will become a Certified Wisconsin Credit Union Leader (CWCUL). Class size is capped at just 30 students. Register by April 16, 2018.

CUNA Management School - held during three, ten-day terms over three consecutive summers - builds credit union leaders with a blend of university classes and experiential learning activities. CUNA Management School has a well-earned reputation as an outstanding three-year executive education program that has prepared nearly 4,800 students for more than 50 years. Scholarships are available.

Certification in Financial Counseling

Enhanced FiCEP offers your credit union an opportunity to earn the coveted designation of Certified Credit Union Financial Counselor (CCUFC). You become more equipped to help members as well as more valuable as a credit union employee. Apply by April 20, 2018.