Chapter Leaders Academy

Classes are full for 2024. Will reopen in late 2024 for 2025 classes.


Bridging the Gap Between New & Seasoned Credit Union Leaders.

The Houston Chapter of Credit Unions Leadership Academy is a higher education program designed by credit union professionals for credit union professionals. This exclusive 9-month program covers each department in the credit union and how they work together to enhance their members’ financial well-being. It also dives into the philosophies of leadership and the soft skills that our leaders need to future proof our movement.

As an added enhancement to the program, we will be asking area CEO’s and area specific professionals to assist with the teaching of the modules. This should provide some local flavor and help with what they are seeing in the Credit Union market and in Houston Area market.

High-level objectives of the Leadership Academy are to promote the credit union industry, invest in new leaders in the movement, and provide an avenue for mentoring and growth.

Here's what chapters & students can expect:

  • One day of learning per month in a classroom-style setting.
  • 9-month program delivered by the chapter.
  • Training designed by credit union leaders for credit union leaders.
  • Learning from "best of the best" facilitators and guest speakers.
  • Pairing with a specially chosen mentor.
  • In-depth leadership philosophy with seasoned professionals.
  • A springboard to next-level leadership training and positions.
  • Project collaboration on a real credit union issue impacting their growth.
  • Monthly Leadership “Lunch and Learn” sessions.
  • All ranges of credit union professionals accepted.


In addition to leadership, students receive education in the following areas:

Culture and History | Government Relations | Compliance | Leadership | Branch Operations |
Lending | Project Management | Information Technology | Human Resources |
Marketing | Accounting/Finance


Graduation Requirements

Successful completion of the program requires attendance to all modules, complete all homework assignments and active participation in a team capstone project. Teams are carefully composed to ensure different viewpoints and diverse thoughts.

Registration is limited! Classes begin in February so register now!

The program is $600 per student and will cover all classes, lunches, snacks, books, printed materials, digital materials and all graduation items. All classes will be held at MemberSource Credit Union. 

For questions, or to turn in your completed application, please contact:
James Tuggle
Phone: 832-201-0176