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!

What is the Second Year Impact of Inflation?

Date: Thursday, December 8, 2022
Time: 02:00 PM EST / 01:00 PM CST / 12:00 PM MST / 11:00 AM PST
Presenter(s): Juanita Schwartzkopf, CPA, CFE, Senior Managing Director, Focus Management Group
Moderator(s): Wayne Sine, CPA, Director of Education, National Society of Accountants for Cooperatives
Objective: Attendees will come away with tools for dealing with the second year of inflation, and its cumulative effect on performance.
Field of Study: Economics
Program Level: Intermediate
CPE Credit: 1.5 Credit Hour

No advanced preparation or prerequisites are required for this course.
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Cooperative Ownership

Date: Thursday, December 15, 2022
Time: 02:00 PM EST / 01:00 PM CST / 12:00 PM MST / 11:00 AM PST
Presenter(s): Laura Flores, Client Services Manager, Project Equity, Paola Eisner, Co-op Attorney, Tuttle Law Group, LLP, Therese Tuttle, Principal, Tuttle Law Group, LLP
Moderator(s): Rebecca Thoune, Signing Director, CliftonLarsonAllen LLP
Objective: -Gain an understanding of how the cooperative business model is applied in business transitions and start ups via two case studies
-Understand goverance, securities, accounting, and tax considerations of cooperative ownership
-Apply knowledge of cooperatives to other industries outside of agriculture
Field of Study: Taxes
Program Level: Basic
CPE Credit: 1.5 Credit Hour

No advanced preparation or prerequisites are required for this course.
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Developing a Value Creation Mindset

Date: Wednesday, February 8, 2023
Time: 01:00 PM EST / 12:00 PM CST / 11:00 AM MST / 10:00 AM PST
Presenter(s): Jerry Maginnis, CPA, Author, Advice for a Successful Career in the Accounting Profession, How to Make Your Assets Greatly Exceed Your Liabilities, and Senior Advisor, Strategy and Growth, Centri Business Consulting, LLC
Moderator(s): Wayne Sine, CPA, Director of Education, National Society of Accountants for Cooperatives
Objective: Objectives of this course include:
• Assist participants in better understanding value in the context of a business setting.
• Help participants better appreciate the importance of providing and receiving feedback on a regular basis.
• Encourage participants to adopt a “continuous improvement” mindset.
Field of Study: Business Management & Organization
Program Level: Basic
CPE Credit: 1.5 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.