This is a Beyond the Podium Session

Engaging with the international credit union system and its peers may seem a bit of six degrees of separation in terms of relevancy to your credit union and its local and regional mission. However, through the Global Bridges engagement program, facilitated via the Worldwide Foundation for Credit Unions, in partnership with the World Council, credit unions across the U.S. system have gained tangible value from learning, sharing, and networking with their global counterparts. Learn about the Global Bridges model and a recently completed two-year engagement journey between Oregon and South Korean credit unions. Hear about the customized value proposition and takeaways from journey participants, the next steps in each credit union’s Global Bridges journey, and how any credit union can engage globally to maximize value and deepen perspective.

Audience Takeaways:

  • Overview of the International & South Korean Credit Union Systems and Structure
  • Global Bridges Model and Value Proposition to U.S. Credit Unions
  • Global Bridges as Tool to Build Culture and Talent
  • Case Study Descriptions and Engagement Next Steps

Event Date / Time

October 4th from 1:30 pm 2:45 pm


Room 207
Spokane Convention Center


Mike Reuter
Executive Director
Seth Schaefer
President & CEO
Steven Stapp
President & CEO