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?

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

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.

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.

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

Do You Know What is in Your Dusty and Out of Date Bylaws?
Date: Wednesday, November 18, 2015
Time: 03:00 PM ET / 02:00 PM CT / 01:00 PM MT / 12:00 PM PT [Prevailing Time]
Presenter(s): Debra Stegall, Attorney, Heyl, Royster, Voelker & Allen – Dustin Klinger, Attorney, Thede, Culpepper Moore Munro & Silliman LLP – Todd Hoppe, Attorney, Foster, Swift, Collins, & Smith PC
Objective: To give attendee the insight to what to do if your Cooperative is considering a Merger or Acquisition, or you just want to maximize member satisfaction, be certain your Bylaws are in order. Do your current practices match your Bylaws? Identify which provisions belong in the Bylaws and which provisions belong in the Articles of Incorporation.
Field of Study: Business Law
Program Level: Intermediate
CPE Credit: 1 Credit Hour
Delivery Method: Group-Live

No advanced preparation or prerequisites are required for this course.

Course Description
This one-hour session focuses on Bylaws review session, the panel of attorney’s will provide insights and address questions on your Bylaws.

Presenter Bio(s)
Debra (Deb) Stegallattorney with Heyl, Royster, Voelker & Allen

Dustin Klinger of Thede, Culpepper Moore Munro & Silliman LLP takes client concerns personally and thrives on building long-term trust and relationships that support sustainable business success. To meet their clients' goals he delivers careful and dedicated service, recognizing that legal issues are only one facet to balance in every business. Dustin structures, negotiates, and closes business and real estate transactions for family and closely-owned companies. He has specific experience representing retail landlords, lenders, developers, colleges and universities, service-providers, as well as agricultural cooperative businesses. His focus is in business organization and transactions with extensive experience in real estate-related acquisitions, sales, property management, leasing, and secured financing. Clients can expect clear and prompt support, experienced business counsel, and practical options to get their deals done without (too much) curmudgeonly lawyering.

Todd Hoppe is the practice group leader of Foster Swift’s Business and Corporate Practice Group. He works primarily in the law firm's Grand Rapids office and his areas of practice include: Business Organization and Planning. Todd represents individuals and businesses in the agriculture, insurance, service, manufacturing and construction industries. He works with them on the formation and funding of new business entities as well as other organization and planning matters such as contracts with customers and suppliers. Business buyers and sellers retain Todd for counsel on sophisticated mergers, asset sales and stock sales. As well as tax Exempt Organizations & Charitable Giving rely on his expertise.

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