The event will promote, through a unique experience, personal and professional development for members of the Youth and Women committees of the Sicredi cooperatives.

The objective is to ensure the sustainability of our business model over many generations and in an engaging, easy and lasting way.

Another desired aspect is that youths and women become promoters of cooperativism and social protagonists in the region where they live.

Leadership is movement. It is energy that transforms and creates opportunity.
To lead you need fluidity,
to understand the course, the rhythms, the unpredictable
and move on.

Leading is the strength needed by humanity. To be a leader is to believe in your cause and, despite obstacles,
follow your path. After all, “Soft water on hard stone hits until it bores a hole”.

Check out the presentation video of the event:

A little idea. A small water source springs from the desire to create.
Gains strength along the way and fertilizes possibilities for the world.
Leadership on the move. It is to flow with transparency and purpose. It’s being aware of your energy, but also of its impact on society and the planet. Leading is not just about achieving.
It also means pollinating opportunity and life around you.

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themes and activities

DAY 1 – APRIL 17

Leadership, humanity, relationships, skills and diversity.

End at 5:15pm

DAY 2 – APRIL 18

Entrepreneurship, opportunities, experiences, futures and technologies.

End at 5:30pm


Confirmed for 2023

Manfred Alfonso Dasenbrock

Central Sicredi PR/SP/RJ

Maroan Tohmé

Diretor Executivo
Central Sicredi PR/SP/RJ

Diana Dykstra

President and CEO The California and Nevada Credit Union Leagues Chair WOCCU

Elissa McCarter LaBorde

President and CEO
World Council

Rafal Matusiak

President Poland’s National Association of Cooperative Savings and Credit Unions (NACSCU)

Gisele Gomes

Educational Consultant
Wycup Ambassador
GWLN Ambassador

Suzane Almeida

Executive Secretary and Volunteer Coordinator of the Inclusion, Diversity & Equity Committee of Central Sicredi PR/SP/RJ

Jean Sigel

Co-founder of
the School of Creativity

Giselle Hishida

Radio and television journalist, presenter, podcaster, speaker, editor and writer

Ronald Pinheiro

Actor and dancer

Lina Useche

Co-founder and Head of
Institutional Relations at Aliança Empreendedora

Alice Freitas

Mother and social entrepreneur

Daniel Paixão

Young leader, social entrepreneur by nature, national speaker ESG and public policy consultant

Fe Cortez

Communicator, speaker
and writer

Cris Pàz

Communicator, writer
and speaker

Sandra Chemin

Founder of FutureYou

Arthur Igreja

Speaker at more than 150 events per year such as TEDx in Brazil, Europe, United States and South America.

Eleni Giakoumopoulos

Diretora do Programa - Rede Global
de Liderança Feminina


Mabu Thermas Grand Resort

Av. das Cataratas, 3175 - Vila Yolanda

Photo gallery

“What a single person cannot achieve is achieved by many.

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Rafal Matusiak

Rafal Matusiak is President of Poland’s National Association of Cooperative Savings and Credit Unions (NACSCU). He is a graduate of the Karol Adamiecki University of Economics in Katowice. From 1994 to1996, Matusiak worked for the Foundation for Polish Credit Unions, being involved in the establishment of credit unions in Poland.

From 1996 to 2004, he was with NACSCU as a management board proxy and auditor, and remained actively involved in the creation and launching of credit unions, mostly in southern Poland. He also dealt with comprehensive auditing of credit unions’ operations. In addition, Matusiak conducted training and consulted the operating credit unions on a running basis. 

He worked for TUW SKOK (Credit Union Mutual Insurance Society) from 2003 to 2004, where he occupied the position of a management board member and also was the director for risk management issues. In 2004, he became president of the management board of TFI SKOK S.A. (Credit Union Investment Fund Society), a joint-stock company putting great stress on Socially Responsible Investing (SRI) in its operation. It was Poland’s first company to have established and registered the SKOK FIO Etyczny 1 and SKOK FIO Etyczny 2 funds (open-end ethical investment funds).
Matusiak was appointed President of NACSCU in October 2012. After amendments made to the Credit Unions Act in 2012, the two main functions of NACSCU are the stabilization function and the control function.

NACSCU also plays the role of a cooperative audit union and represents the interests of Poland’s credit unions toward public authorities and international organisations. It performs many other functions concerning training and consulting, development of IT system standards for credit unions, intermediation in clearing services and payment card issuance. In addition, NACSCU accepts deposits from credit unions and gives credit and loans to the latter.  

Matusiak was elected to the World Council Board in July 2015 and was elected chair of the Governance and Elections Committee in 2017. In July 2018, he was elected vice chair and secretary of the World Council Board of Directors. In July 2020, he was elected to serve as Board Chairman and served two terms through July 2022.