Change is coming… you can lead, follow, or get out of the way!

If you want to be a leader, join NACUSO in October 2009 or April 2010, at the “Designing and Implementing Collaboration and Business Networks” program on the beautiful campus of Pepperdine University in Malibu, California. Qualify for the joint NACUSO and Pepperdine University designation of Certified Collaboration Professional.

Learn from recognized industry experts, and apply your expertise to real credit union challenges. This year-long program consists of two on-site intensive learning sessions at Pepperdine University and project work throughout the year with peers in the credit union community.

Designed to be an applied learning experience, participants will be required to demonstrate the knowledge, skill sets, and expertise they have learned to earn the designation of Certified Collaboration Professional. The Faculty will focus on new ways of thinking, how to build businesses and operate them in new ways.

You’ll learn how periods of economic turbulence provide a unique opportunity to start new businesses, launch disruptive product and market strategies, and strengthen customer/member relationships.

Here’s what you’ll get for $4,995

  • 3 days at the sunny campus of Pepperdine University in Malibu, California
  • 3 nights lodging at the beautiful Villa Graziadio Executive Center at Pepperdine University
  • Delicious meals during session days are included
  • 21 full hours of high-powered instructional classroom time
  • This program is a full year-long commitment
  • Small class sizes for intimate participative lessons
  • Faculty consists of both successful industry executives and experienced Pepperdine professors
  • 5+ hours of webinar sessions throughout the year
  • Mentor led Applied Collaboration and Business Network Project enforces practical experience
  • The Certified Collaboration Professional designation is jointly endorsed by NACUSO and Pepperdine University
  • Over 9 hours of networking time with other leading industry professionals
  • Return to Pepperdine a year later to present your project for critique by peers and faculty
  • Identify the strategic and operational areas where collaboration and business networks will have the greatest payoff
  • Learn how to establish and maintain collaborative relationships.
  • Identify the funding strategies for building and growing business networks
  • Understand the legal issues related to effective collaborations.

Registration is now open but class size is limited.

More information and Registration available online at