Talking Credit Unions with Chris Smith

Why bother with International credit union projects? EDITION 12

October 09, 2020 Chris
Talking Credit Unions with Chris Smith
Why bother with International credit union projects? EDITION 12
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Talking Credit Unions with Chris Smith
Why bother with International credit union projects? EDITION 12
Oct 09, 2020
Chris

I have heard, in the past, the critics state that involvement of employees, or directors, in credit union international projects can be expensive and/or the benefits are not too tangible. So, I decided capture the views of some well respected voices and seek out an answer to my question. Why bother with international credit union projects?

International credit union projects are not always what I expected and perhaps they are occasionally fruitful in ways I did not foresee. The benefits are occasionally inspiring and profound. The drawbacks can often be that the ideas and observations are not always transferable and the logistics can sometime be daunting. However, these guests, on this podcast, unanimously say there is a rich seam of knowledge and wisdom waiting to be found, in these international projects, if we are minded to look.

The guests on this podcast seem quite clear on their views about international projects. Listen to:

  • Robert Kelly, CEO, ABCUL, United Kingdom
  • Lois Kitsch, Expert on credit union education and international projects, USA
  • Marlene Shiels, CEO Capital Credit Union, Scotland
  • Nick Money, CFCFE, Ireland
Show Notes

I have heard, in the past, the critics state that involvement of employees, or directors, in credit union international projects can be expensive and/or the benefits are not too tangible. So, I decided capture the views of some well respected voices and seek out an answer to my question. Why bother with international credit union projects?

International credit union projects are not always what I expected and perhaps they are occasionally fruitful in ways I did not foresee. The benefits are occasionally inspiring and profound. The drawbacks can often be that the ideas and observations are not always transferable and the logistics can sometime be daunting. However, these guests, on this podcast, unanimously say there is a rich seam of knowledge and wisdom waiting to be found, in these international projects, if we are minded to look.

The guests on this podcast seem quite clear on their views about international projects. Listen to:

  • Robert Kelly, CEO, ABCUL, United Kingdom
  • Lois Kitsch, Expert on credit union education and international projects, USA
  • Marlene Shiels, CEO Capital Credit Union, Scotland
  • Nick Money, CFCFE, Ireland