Filene i3

Filene i3 is a community of over 260 leaders and changemakers working across the North American credit union system and beyond.

Explore complex problems, see with new perspective, discover breakout solutions.

Filene i3 is a two-year innovation leadership program equipping top credit union professionals with the mindset, tools, and network to lead and shape the future.

Through this cohort-based program, participants work in cross-functional teams to explore and address some of credit unions’ most pressing challenges. i3 participants learn cutting-edge innovation competencies grounded in three core categories:

  • Facilitating Innovation: Engaging the diverse perspectives of members, staff, stakeholders, and subject-matter experts to co-create new solutions.
  • Accelerating Learning: Exploring and iterating new ideas to gain insight, reduce risk, and validate solutions.
  • Leading Change: Mobilizing people and resources to inspire action and make change happen.

i3 Community

Meet the the top credit union professionals who are brainstorming, testing and creating products, processes and business models to better serve member needs.

Meet the community

Filene Fill-In Podcast

Hear what one of Filene's i3 leaders, Brent Dixon, has to say about the application process and how the i3 program has adapted due to COVID - 19.

Listen here

Information Packet

Learn more about the program, background and application process.


The Program Curriculum

i3 is a two-year program in four parts. Participants practice innovation through the following experiential training modules:

"The i3 experience leaves a person forever inspired by the possibilities for innovation and growth. That is tremendously valuable to our organization as we try to transform ourselves to be relevant now and in the future."
David Snodgrass, 2006 i3 Cohort
President & CEO of Lake Trust CU
"The program changed my life. My i³ experience was instrumental in helping prepare me to be the CEO of Resource One Credit Union."
Mary Beth Spuck, 2012 i3 Cohort
President & CEO of Resource One CU
"As an i3er, I can attest to a new way of thinking, listening, learning and co-creating. Our credit union leaders, and movement as a whole, are more adept, influential and impactful because of the Filene i3 program."
Dohnia Dorman, 2018 i3 Cohort
VP Enterprise Agility, Suncoast CU