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Emerging Leaders

The continued success of our movement depends on preparing today’s young people to take on the leadership challenges of tomorrow. CrossState Credit Union Association’s Emerging Leaders is a statewide initiative to focus on this important population.

The mission of the Emerging Leaders is to engage young professionals in the future of the credit union movement through career development training and education, networking, community service and outreach, and political advocacy.  Join the Emerging Leaders today!  Click here for the Emerging Leaders Application. 


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  • Develop and retain young professionals in the credit union movement through a variety of educational opportunities
  • Create opportunities for collaboration
  • Encourage network members to engage in their communities
  • Promote the philosophy of People Helping People®
  • Provide a voice for emerging leaders in the movement
  • Share with others what emerging leaders are doing in Pennsylvania and New Jersey 



  • Ages 18-40 suggested range (but credit union CEO/designee can request waiver)
  • Employed at or volunteer of a member credit union
    • Minimum of 90 days experience with credit union
  • Application required
  • No cost to be part of the network; education event costs will vary



  • Career Training & Education Opportunities
    • CrossState Leadership School
    • Webinars
    • Self-paced materials
    • In-person meetings at regional and state level
  • Community Outreach/Community Service Projects
    • Encourage local chapter participation
    • Encourage/enable participation with the PA Credit Union Foundation and the NJ Credit Union Foundation events such as Financial Reality Fairs, Junior Achievement
    • Local charitable events and/or events sponsored by the employee’s credit union
  • Government Relations / Advocacy
    • Encourage grassroots efforts
    • Encourage participation in chapter advocacy efforts
  • Networking and Publicity
    • Local “meet-ups”  - informal, casual
    • Encourage members to share information through social media, submitting articles for CrossState publications, and similar efforts
  • Leadership and collaboration opportunities as part of other activities
  • Advisory Council
    • Determine educational events/webinars, speakers, community service projects, etc.


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