PCCU’s Martyna enrols on CU Futures 2020 programme
Martyna joined the CU Futures class of 2020 in Manchester recently and spent the day getting to know the other seven young professionals from various credit unions around the country, learning more about the programme ahead of them and hearing presentations from senior members of the ABCUL staff team about key credit union sector issues and the Association’s work.
Martyna has been part of the PCCU team for two years as a member services officer. A key member of staff who is known to account holders across all three branches.
CU Futures is the Credit Union Foundation’s young professionals’ programme, now in its fourth year, run in partnership with ABCUL and operated with funds raised from the credit union sector including a generous donation from US based Peach State Federal Credit Union.
The aim of the CU Futures programme is to attract and retain young talent in the credit union movement, whilst strengthening the sector by providing participants with the relevant knowledge and training to become future leaders.
Martyna has been involved in a number of ABCUL events recently, attending the Manchester conference where the Credit Union Young Professional Network was launched and she also got the opportunity to see the CU Futures 2019 class graduate, motivating Martyna to apply for this year’s programme
The CU futures programme will facilitate the education that I want, whilst furthering my understanding of credit unions and the impact they have around the world
Rosanna Donovan, Head of Member Services at ABCUL, welcomed Martyna and her colleagues at the Association’s Holyoake House headquarters to outlined what the programme had in store for the participants
Over the year, this class – who are the future of the British credit union movement – will not only experience some fantastic opportunities for personal learning and development but will be equipped to develop and educate their peers and colleagues and the next generation of credit union leaders.
PCCU has seen two members of staff complete the CU Futures programme in recent years and are excited to see Martyna develop and bring new practices back to our credit union. Martyna will participate in board meetings at both ABCUL and PCCU, events celebrating International Credit Union Day at the Palace of Westminster on October 17th, receive media and communications training from credit union supporter, broadcaster and journalist Liz Barclay, whilst also completing The Pacific Institute’s High Performance Culture programme.
Martyna is passionate about the work we do in the community and has already been involved in organising and running elements of the Northwest Forum of Credit Union’s WOW in Blackpool. Looking forward to the start of the programme Martyna said
Overall, CU futures will be a perfect opportunity for me to further my education and improve my skills and bring something new to our Credit Union and better serve our community.
Good luck Martyna from all the account holders and staff at PCCU!