MDC’s NextUP program is the credit union industry’s preeminent innovation training and development opportunity, bringing together our owners’ best movers-and-shakers and brightest up-and-comers.
Through our exclusive program, staff from our ownership receive innovation training, project development support, and strategic growth coaching from Avtex, an industry-leading consultant with which MDC has deep ties.
Typically NextUP would be gathering in Chicago and San Diego for our Summer 2021 and Winter 2022 owner meetings, but we have something very special in mind this year in response to the changes we've made to our owner meeting format during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic: a special, redesigned, six-month session called NextUP F◎CUS, tentatively launching later this fall. The innovators who participate in NextUP F◎CUS will concentrate their work around the intersection of physical, mental, and financial health. Long-term MDC partners Avtex, the National Credit Union Foundation, and Financial Health Network will all be deeply involved in NextUP F◎CUS.
Here at MDC, we call NextUP our win-win-win. Our participants get world-class experience creating and developing a new idea, our owner credit unions get the benefit of giving a new staff member this training each year, and our network generates actionable project ideas for MDC. Best of all, participation in this valuable opportunity is already included with MDC ownership, so our credit unions only pay for their participants’ travel and accommodation expenses.
All MDC owners are encouraged to send one participant to our NextUP program each year. Please contact Sarah Lietz if you are interested in knowing more!
Are you a current or former participant of NextUP or MDC’s Innovation Council? Click here to join our alumni group on MDC Connect!