Cooperative Learning Networks

NSAC provides accounting, tax and business education uniquely tailored to cooperatives. Our Cooperative Learning Networks (CLNs) are webinars that cover a variety of topics of interest to our members presented by experts in the field of cooperatives.

NSAC Members may register for CLNs without charge while non-members may participate for a nominal fee.

Individuals or groups are able to participate in these online courses from the convenience of their own space using their own device and immediately put what they’ve learned to work for their organization.

Review the following list of upcoming CLNs and register today!

Improving the Timeliness & Efficiency of Monthly Financial Close Process

Date: Tuesday, April 27, 2021
Time: 02:00 PM EST / 01:00 PM CST / 12:00 PM MST / 11:00 AM PST
Presenter(s): Camille Christensen, CPA, PMP, Partner and Erin Clayville, CPA, CFE, Director, Moss Adams, LLP
Moderator(s): Bill Erlenbush, CPA, NSAC Director of Education
Objective: Upon completion of the course, participants will be able to identify time saving monthly closing processes and time saving tips and will learn how to avoid stress during the monthly closing process.
Field of Study: Specialized Knowledge
Program Level: Basic
CPE Credit: 1 Credit Hour

No advanced preparation or prerequisites are required for this course.
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The Higher Stakes of Post-COVID Risk Governance

Date: Wednesday, May 05, 2021
Time: 02:00 AM EST / 01:00 AM CST / 12:00 AM MST / 11:00 PM PST
Presenter(s): Bill Bojan, Director, Business Risk Services, CliftonLarsonAllen LLP
Moderator(s): Bill Erlenbush, CPA, NSAC Director of Education
Objective: 1. Consider the necessity of “Next Gen Governance for a Next Gen World”, and learn leading practices for navigating your organization to ensure healthy and ethical direction: Clear Mission, Aligned Strategy, Managed Risk, and Strong Controls.
2. Understand the concept of Enterprise (Strategic) Risk Management and its strategic value and necessity to ensure healthy direction and achievement of organization goals by helping to connect and align board governance, strategy governance, risk governance, and ethics/compliance.
3. Better understand the board’s oversight role as independent directors/trustees and champions for integrity and ethics, and recognizing how proactively enhancing your risk governance capabilities and outcomes propels your current and future health, reputation, and success as an organization for a substantial competitive advantage.
Field of Study: Management Services
Program Level: Basic
CPE Credit: 1 Credit Hour

No advanced preparation or prerequisites are required for this course.
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PPP Loan Update

Date: Wednesday, May 19, 2021
Time: 02:00 PM EST / 01:00 PM CST / 12:00 PM MST / 11:00 AM PST
Presenter(s): Rebecca Thoune, CPA, Signing Director, CliftonLarsonAllen and David Antoni, CPA, Tax Managing Director, KPMG LLP
Moderator(s): Bill Erlenbush, CPA, NSAC Director of Education
Objective: The goal is for participants to learn about 2nd draw loans and PPP loan forgiveness, the impact of PPP loan forgiveness on co-ops, and to receive relevant updates about the Paycheck Protection Program.
Field of Study: Taxes
Program Level: Basic
CPE Credit: 1 Credit Hour

No advanced preparation or prerequisites are required for this course.
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Registration

All registration is done on-line and each registrant must provide their name and email address.

Fees and Payment Procedures

CLNs are free for all NSAC members. Non-members may register for a nominal fee. Non-members must pre-pay at the time of registration.

Delivery System

The National Society of Accountants for Cooperatives uses the Zoom platform for CLNs. Registrants will receive login instructions in advance by email and the virtual meeting room will open 15 minutes prior to the CLN start time. We recommend participants log-in 5-10 minutes prior to the start, allowing enough time to download and print any documents you wish to have available during the course presentation. It is recommended that you test your computer prior to attending a meeting. We use polling to verify active participation and you must use the Zoom app to submit poll responses. If you are unable to use the Zoom app, please contact us for an alternative arrangement prior to the start of the CLN.

Refund Policy

NSAC will not issue refunds for CLNs. If a registrant is unable to participate in the CLN and sends written notice to info@nsacoop.org 48 hours prior to the session, a credit will be provided for a future CLN. Alert the NSAC staff member monitoring the CLN if technical difficulties are encountered and technical support will be provided to eliminate problems with future CLNs.

Additional Information

Live participation is required for CPE credit and polling questions must be answered to document your active participation. All registrants will receive an email following the session with links to the slides and/or handouts, and a link to the CLN recording (unless otherwise stated). If you are unable to participate in the live session, you can still watch the recorded session, but you will not be eligible for CPE credits. Those eligible for credits will receive their certificate by email with 7 business days.

For more information regarding NSAC CLNs or administrative policies such as complaint and refund, contact the NSAC Headquarters at 937-222-6707, or info@nsacoop.org.