Tanya travels to London for CU Futures

Earlier this month Tanya travelled to London for the next part of the CU Futures programme. During her two day stay, Tanya completed Presentation Delivery and Media Training modules, as well as met her CU Futures partner, Tom!

We were thrilled when Tanya was selected to be a part of this year’s CU Futures cohort. Tanya is the 6th member of the Penny Post team to be working through the 10-month intensive development programme!

We caught up with Tanya to find out more about her trip to London!

How was your journey down to London?

Eventful. I planned to get an early train to make sure I arrived in London with plenty of time, but when I arrived at Wolverhampton train station at 5.55am, and stood on the platform for a while, I was informed my train was cancelled and I had to try to catch another train from Birmingham. I made my way to New Street Station only to be told that all the trains to London were cancelled until past 9am! After a 3 hour wait in various train stations, I finally got to London!

What modules did you work on in London?

We touched base on the Pacific Institute unit where we looked into our personality types and the way we work. We then played a problem-solving game where we had to pass a ball around the group in the shortest time possible. This was my favourite activity. It made us work on our communication and problem-solving skills. We also had to manage the groups’ different theories without causing any conflicts!

Then we learnt more about presentation delivery and media training with Liz Barclay. Liz was brilliant, I really enjoyed this.

Final projects…

To graduate CU Futures, we have to create a solution to a problem which credit unions face and while in London, I got to meet my partner for the rest of the programme, Tom, who works at Serve and Protect Credit Union. Tom is a Marketing Officer and has been with Serve and Protect since his placement year at university. I am planning to visit the Serve and Protect Head Office in the next few weeks to see how they work compared to us here at Penny Post. Tom and I have different arears expertise, so it was really interesting to come up with some ideas for our final project. I know we have a lot to learn from each other. I’m really looking forward to working with him for the rest of my time completing CU Futures.

Good Luck with the rest of your CU Futures journey, Tanya!