Earlier this week, the League of Southeastern Credit Unions & Affiliates (LSCU) hosted 11 credit union professionals, primarily from Costa Rica and the Dominican Republic, at its Tallahassee, FL, office in an exchange organized with the assistance of World Council of Credit Unions (WOCCU). The visiting group spent time at the League discussing state and national advocacy efforts, growing and changing technology, and other credit union issues. The first day concluded with a tour of Florida’s capitol including a visit to Gov. Rick Scott’s office.

The group spent several days meeting with and touring Tallahassee-Leon FCU, First Commerce Credit Union, the Frenchtown Financial Opportunity Center powered by FSU Credit Union and Envision Credit Union, and United Solutions Group where they learned more about ways credit unions are meeting member needs and working together in collaboration to advance the credit union movement.

“These types of combined initiatives are invaluable to enhancing credit union relationships, knowledge, and interactions,” said LSCU & Affiliates President/CEO Patrick La Pine. “We are always happy to engage in the opportunities that the World Council of Credit Unions provides.”

The visit is one of several immersion learning exchanges that WOCCU coordinates each year through WOCCU’s Global Classroom, an initiative that provides credit union professionals from around the world the opportunity to network and exchange perspectives on the shared challenges they face. The immersion learning programs are supported by peer-generated content, in which the goal is to highlight credit unions with noteworthy examples of innovative strategies, impactful services, community outreach, and/or collaborative initiatives that set credit unions apart from other financial institutions.