The Cooperative Trust

The Cooperative Trust provides opportunities for rising credit union talent—specifically, young and emerging professionals.

Members of the Trust join and contribute to building a strong network of continuous and collaborative learners, create and curate professional and community development content and experiences, and develop strong loyalty and activism within the credit union industry. 

Active members of the community develop both personally and professionally—learning, discussing, and practicing an array of topics related to:

LeadershipCredit Union Business ModelsDiversity, Equity + Inclusion
Innovation + IncubationData AnalyticsConsumer Life Events
Community DevelopmentTalent Recruitment + Engagement

    Enroll in "Crash Filene's Centers of Excellence" program!

    We’re thrilled to introduce a new Crash experience, Crash Filene’s Centers of Excellence! This new virtual Crash experience aims to engage emerging leaders and rising talent across North America with new content that focuses on research from each of our Centers of Excellence. Participants will collaborate with other like-minded leaders to gain a holistic perspective on credit unions and how our industry can continue to serve members into the 21st century and beyond.

    Enrollment is open through December 1, 2020. Choose two emerging leaders from your credit union to send to this brand-new experience. Two spots are held for you, as part of the included benefits of your Filene membership!


      Crash with Filene!

      The Cooperative Trust’s Crash program amplifies loyalty to credit unions. Crashing brings young and emerging leaders to credit union conferences – now virtually. Each Crash creates its own support network, and at times, this network cross-pollinates with other Crash groups, Filene communities, and other credit union young professional and professional development groups.

      Crashers at CUNA’s 2020 Governmental Affairs Conference.

      More information about upcoming crash events can be found on the Cooperative Trust website. 

      The Cooperative Trust is made possible by:And generously supported by:

      New Crash Opportunity!

      In 2021, we are introducing a new opportunity to Crash Filene's Centers of Excellence. Enrollment for this new opportunity is open until December 1, 2020.



      Our Mantra

      We live by these words penned by Ed Filene, a founding father of the American credit union movement:

      “Youth is too serious to become obedient.”

      2017 Herb Wegner Memorial Award Winner

      This prestigious award recognizes credit union leaders whose achievements fulfill the mission of promoting financial freedom for millions of people around the world.

      The Cooperative Trust

      Join the next generation of leaders who share a passion for the future of credit unions and connect to 1,600 credit union young professionals today!