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

Conducting an Effective Review of Cooperative Legal Documents
Date: Thursday, December 11, 2008
Time: 11:00 AM ET / 10:00 AM CT / 09:00 AM MT / 08:00 AM PT [Prevailing Time]
Presenter(s): Daniel Mott, Attorney Fredrikson & Byron, P.A.
Objective: Opportunity for participants to discuss some of the unique aspects of cooperative law as it relates to corporate governance.
Field of Study: Business Law
Program Level: Basic
CPE Credit: 1 Credit Hour
Delivery Method: Group-Live

No advanced preparation or prerequisites are required for this course.

Course Description
The periodic review of legal documents is an important element of cooperative governance and an essential aspect of fulfilling the fiduciary duties of officers and directors.

This CLN will focus on critical issues for cooperatives to consider when reviewing Articles, Bylaws and other legal documents.

Presenter Bio(s)
Daniel Mott, Attorney with Fredrikson & Byron, P.A. has a strong background working with cooperatives. Dan advises all types of organizations on business, transactional. and governance issues. He has been named as a Minnesota Super Lawyer by Minnesota Law and Politics and was recognized as one of Minnesota's Top 40 Business and Commercial Lawyers in 2005.

Dan has advised numerous cooperatives and other businesses on matters ranging from basic formation to complex mergers acquisitions and joint venture structures. He has over 20 years experience in the organization, structuring, governance and financing of cooperatives and has structured many cooperative joint ventures utilizing a variety of formats. He has also advised cooperatives on anti-trust and Capper-Volstead compliance issues.

Mr. Mott is experienced in negotiating and drafting agreements for mergers, asset purchase acquisitions and business combinations in a variety of industries. He also works with charter schools on issues related to organization, financing and ongoing operations.

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