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Director DNA™

Cusource® Professional Development and Education, together with Schulich Executive Education Centre, have mapped the gene of an effective Canadian credit union board director

At the end of June 2016, Cusource ® Learning partnered with The Schulich School of Business (Schulich) to deliver a customized and comprehensive profiling tool that will provide tailored learning for Canada's credit union directors, and will help to strengthen credit union board governance across the country.

About the research

Cusource® Learning and Schulich, in collaboration with stakeholders within the credit union system, including a selection of directors, regional Centrals, regulators, faculty and credit union executives across Canada, have completed a series of consultations looking at the individual competencies (knowledge and skills), experiences, attitude, and attributes of high performing credit union directors.

The results were combined with more than thirty years of validated data from which Schulich to create a "Director DNA™", or profile, of highly effective directors. This profile includes a series of best practices and research-based findings which can be used to create unique, individualized plans to advance the skillset of Canada's credit union directors.

Research findings

CCUA and Schulich have launched the Executive Summary which outlines key findings from the study, which incorporates significant input from executives, regulators, faculty, and directors through multiple interviews and individual assessments with a sample of Canadian credit union directors from coast to coast.

To read the Executive Summary, click here.

Learn more!

  • Join our upcoming course: The DNA of a Top Performing Credit Union Director in Toronto, ON on October 10, 2018 - register by September 13, 2018
  • Watch Korinne Collins, VP, Professional Development & Education, discuss the DNA project and its importance to Canada's credit union system here.
  • Click here to watch a recorded webinar about the project.

If you have any questions regarding the Director DNA Project, please contact Korinne Collins (
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