What is NSAC's Cooperative Learning Network?
A NSAC Cooperative Learning Network is a live, interactive 60-minute conference presented over the telephone and over the Internet. You can attend from any location that has telephone and Internet access. You pay just one registration fee for as many participants as you wish at each call/log-in location.

Note that high-speed Internet access is not mandatory – the system works with dial-up but you must have separate connections for the audio and video portions. You may use cell phones for the audio if you have only one connection.

Who presents at one of these sessions?
Your Cooperative Learning Network will have one or more speakers who are recognized experts on the topic. Conferences typically include a Q&A session; you can ask questions by phone or instant messaging options.

CPE Credits
The National Society of Accountants for Cooperatives (NSAC) is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors. State boards of accountancy have final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit. Complaints regarding registered sponsors may be addressed to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors through its website: www.learningmarket.org.

Delivery Method: Group-Live.

CLN Policies
Refunds for CLNs are not provided. Registrants if unable to participate will be provided credit for a future CLN or may opt to be sent a copy of the CLN PODCast following the event. Note PODCasts are not eligible for CPE credit.

For more information regarding refund, complaint and/or CLN cancellation policies, please contact our offices at (937) 222-6707 or info@nsacoop.org.

What does my registration include?
Your registration includes long-distance charges for the audio portion and log-in to the video presentation. All handouts and presentation files are downloadable and may be printed out or saved to the participant's computer once they are logged in to the session meeting room. Sessions include one CPE Certificate of Attendance. Certificates for additional participants are $10.00 each.

Why NSAC Cooperative Learning Networks?

Fast.
No wasted time. Get right to the heart of the matter in a 60-minute session designed to easily fit into your busy schedule.

Convenient.
No airlines. No travel. No time out of the office. Listen and follow along from the comfort and convenience of your desk or conference room.

Easy.
A telephone and computer are all the equipment you need. Just dial in and log-in to the system. That's it.

Ideal for multiple attendees.
Use a speakerphone and projector and invite as many people as you want to participate - at no extra cost to you.

Affordable.
NSAC Cooperative Learning Networks are a fraction of the cost of travel and attendance fees for other high-priced conferences or seminars.

Cooperative Learning Network

Cooperative Director Legal Overview
Date: Thursday, October 30, 2014
Time: 12:00 PM ET / 11:00 AM CT / 10:00 AM MT / 09:00 AM PT [Prevailing Time]
Presenter(s): Carolyn Eselgroth, Attorney - Barrett, Easterday, Cunningham, Eselgroth LLP
Objective: Understanding your legal duties to the cooperative and its members.
Field of Study: Accounting
Program Level: Basic
CPE Credit: 1 Credit Hour
Delivery Method: Group-Live

No advanced preparation or prerequisites are required for this course.

Course Description
This is a one-hour CPE Credit Course.

Do your directors understand their legal duties to the cooperative and its members? Under Sarbanes-Oxley and Frank-Dodd federal laws, boards of directors are now required to take a more active role in oversight of their cooperatives. In this CLN you’ll be provided with an overview of directors’ legal duties, including:

• What the legal duties are
• How the duties have evolved with the growth in federal legislation
• Some specifics in the federal laws that apply to all cooperatives
• How boards can best perform their duties with regard to audits

This is a repeat of the session given at the 2014 TACC in San Diego with updates.

Presenter Bio(s)
Carolyn Eselgroth , a founding partner of Barrett, Easterday, Cunningham & Eselgroth LLP of Dublin, OH, has practiced law for more than 20 years, assisting with governance and contractual needs of agricultural trade associations, non-profit foundations, and a variety of businesses, including agricultural cooperatives. She also works with commercial and farm land owners on leases, purchases and sales, and easement and other real estate issues. She is a member of the Ohio State and Columbus Bar associations. A farm girl from Ross County, Ohio, Carolyn received her B.S. in Agricultural (summa cum laude with distinction in dairy science) and her Juris Doctor (with honors) from The Ohio State University. During law school, Carolyn interned with the USDA Office of General Counsel in Washington, D.C. Prior to her legal career, she was an associate editor of Ohio Farmer and served on the board of the American Agricultural Editors’ Association.

A PODCast of this workshop is now availble. Click here to order/view.

Additional Information

For more information regarding this series or administrative policies such as complaint and refund, please contact the NSAC National offices, 136 S. Keowee St., Dayton, OH 45402, 937-222-6707, email: info@nsacoop.org