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Principles & Philosophy Workshop

Experience the Credit Union Difference

The Principles & Philosophy that guide credit unions are simply good business. Understanding them and their application will help define the future of the credit union movement and offer the primary differentiators for credit unions in the marketplace.

At this insightful, eye-opening event, learn how your credit union can put these foundational concepts to work in everyday operations, helping you to better meet the needs of your members while solidifying the unique role of financial cooperatives in the market.

Course Objectives:

  • Understand the history and role of credit unions in the marketplace;
  • See how the value of cooperative philosophies apply in the day-to-day operations of your credit union;
  • Gain insight into the historical and current social impact of credit unions;
  • Understand why credit unions are different and how to leverage that for growth; and
  • Create a plan of action for your credit union.

Date & Location

Little Rock, August 19

Regular Rate Deadline: August 13
Arkansas Credit Union Association
1023 W. Capitol Ave.
Little Rock, AR 72201


Business casual dress is appropriate. Bring a jacket or sweater as room temperatures vary.


11:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Registration
11:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Networking Lunch
12:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. Session

Facilitator - Courtney Moran

Courtney Moran

Courtney Moran, executive director of the Cornerstone Credit Union Foundation, provides leadership and strategic direction based on the Foundation’s goals, philosophy, and mission. Previously, she worked in financial services in roles ranging from operations to marketing. Moran oversees the Foundation FOCUS program, which promotes financial education among credit unions, educators, and partner organizations. As part of FOCUS, she also conducts "train-the-trainer" sessions throughout Arkansas, Oklahoma, and Texas.

Moran earned her Credit Union Development Educator (CUDE) designation and her International CUDE designation. She became a Certified Credit Union Financial Counselor, and she serves as a director on the National Credit Union Foundation board and as a member of the Advisory Council and Outreach committee for BizKid$.

Educational Investment

Fee Per Person


Limited number of registrations available. Register early to secure your seat. Registration fee includes handout materials, a continental breakfast, breaks, and a networking luncheon.

Please be advised that photographs may be taken at the event for use in Cornerstone Credit Union League marketing materials. By registering for and attending any event, you agree that your image may be used at any time, without further notification, for printed materials, web sites, social media and other marketing purposes.

Registrant Cancellation Policy

Substitutions are always welcome. Registration fee refunds (less a $50 processing fee per person) are granted for cancellations received in writing two weeks prior to the workshop.


If you have questions regarding this workshop, call 800-442-5762 ext. 6426 or 469-385-6426 or email

If you have physical, medical, or dietary needs requiring special attention, please contact us for proper arrangements to be made. For more information regarding administrative policies, such as complaint or refund, please contact us at 800-442-5762 ext. 6630.