Credit Union Development Educator Programmes

What Is The Reason For The Development Educator Programmes?

It's long been recognised that the Development Educator course with its total immersion in credit union history, philosophy, corporate governance and operational activity over an intense five day period (or longer) imparts concepts, develops new and latent skills in all who attend; inspiring them to become more imbued with practical cooperation and the value of their place in social economy and impact on society.   Click here to read a brief timeline history of the DE programme in the UK.

If applicants have a Development Educator programme in their own country/territory, they might have to be a graduate of it before applying to be accepted on another course by its Course Directors.  

Download the Course Bursary Application Form and Criteria to apply for Course Bursaries to attend the programmes below or alternatively call or email to request a copy   

Sadly, due to the Covid-19 pandemic most DE courses in 2020 have had to be cancelled - for up-to-date details, it is suggested to contact the relevant Course Directors/Administrators

ADE – Africa                

  • tbc

Contact:  Programme Administrator, ACCOSCA

ACDE – Asia               

  • June 14-20 - Bangkok, Thailand - CANCELLED
  • November 22 - 28 - Bangkok, Thailand - tbc

Contact: Programme Director ACDE   
5th Floor FSCT Building​, No. 199, Nakornin Rd. (Rama V), Bangsrithong, Sub-District, Bangkruay District, Nonthaburi Province 11130
​Tel: +662-496-1262 and +662-496-126​4  Fax:+662-496-126​3

CaribDE – Caribbean   

  • CaribDE37 January 12-18 - Port of Spain, Trinidad
  • CaribDE38  March 15-21 - Montego Bay, Jamaica
  • CaribDE39  September 20-26 - Castries, St Lucia - tbc
  • CaribDE40  November 9-15 - Castries, St Lucia - tbc        

Contact:  Programme Director, CaribDE 

Canada DE 

Contact:  Programme Director, CanadaDE


  • March 3 – April 4 - CANCELLED
  • May 10 – 16 - CANCELLED
  • September 13 – 19 - tbc
  • November 8 - 14 - tbc

​Please note the price for international DEs to attend 2020 US DE training has been reduced to $2500 USD (was previously $3100). Domestic registration is $3300

Contact: Chad Helminak, National Program Director, National Credit Union Foundation

 DEEU Development Educator Europe - inc. GB and Ireland 

PhDE - Philippines

  • May 20 - 26 - Manila or Baguio
  • August 21 - 27 - Cebu City - tbc
  • November 5 - 11 - Davao City - tbc

Contact: PhDE Course Director, VICTO National