If you want to create a competitive advantage for your credit union– you should CUIC 315

Published Date: Jul 27, 2021

CUIC 315: Strategic Management is a powerful course for the next generation of credit union leaders. In this course, learners will explore timely topics related to digital strategies, intellectual capital, knowledge management and entrepreneurship.

Cohort participants will work with thought leaders covering topics such as:

  • The role of strategic management and establishing a brand differentiator
  • Implementing viable strategies for credit unions in disruptive times
  • Defining purpose and the critical importance of embracing a culture of sustainability and learn more about the Canadian B Corp Certification

 “This course covers all the strategy bases and addresses contemporary topics, with weekly focus logically divided into the traditional sequence of strategic analysis, strategic formulation and strategic implementation.”

CUIC facilitator, Dr. Richard Vaillancourt

This course is recognized as an elective credit towards achieving the industry-recognized Associate of Credit Union Institute of Canada (ACUIC) designation, awarded jointly by The Credit Union Institute of Canada (CUIC) and Dalhousie University. Course credit may be also transferable for other business degrees or qualify as continuing education credit under other professional designations.  

Unlock your potential as a future leader in the credit union system.

Register for the Cohort!

This course cohort is only offered as a cohort once per year in the fall, so don’t miss your chance to join this year’s upcoming cohort. Cohorts are an engaging and collaborative learning experience where you will get to interact with the facilitator, as well as other credit union employees.

Course facilitator, and former credit union CEO, Dr. Richard Vaillancourt is passionate about the benefits of learning through a cohort and says:

“Learners are fulfilled with their participation and new learnings as they become more knowledgeable and confident. Cohorts also offer flexibility to participate from wherever the learner is, at whatever time they wish. ”

The cohort runs for 12 weeks and provides learning that can be applied directly back to the job. The cohort is comprised of:

Weekly, asynchronous modules

Learners will be responsible for reviewing a module each week from the course study guide that can be completed asynchronously, at their own pace.

Facilitated, online, peer-to-peer discussion each week.

Throughout the program, learners will have access to a subject matter expert in the in the weekly discussion area. Here, they can interact with the facilitator or their credit union peers. Each week, faculty will post a series of questions about the weekly module. These are designed to help learners practice, explore and apply what they are learning. The faculty allow a week for learners to respond with their answers, then will post the response. Participation is worth 10% of the final mark.

Formal assignments

There are two, case-study based assignments that must be completed by each learner. These are submitted to faculty for marking and are worth 40% of your final mark.

Final exam

Each learner must pass the final exam for their CUIC course with a minimum of 60%. The final exams are written and administered by Dalhousie University are worth 50% of your final mark. There are 100 multiple choice questions that must be completed within 120 minutes.

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