What is NSAC's Cooperative Learning Network?
The NSAC Cooperative Learning Network is a live, interactive webinar, and you can attend from any location with internet and/or telephone access. NSAC members can attend an unlimited number of CLNs at no charge!

Who presents the information for one of these courses?
Each Cooperative Learning Network will have one or more speakers who are recognized experts on the topic. CLNs typically include a Q&A session where participants can ask questions live or by chat.

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. Member registrants, if unable to participate, will be provided with a link to the PODCast. 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 course meeting room. Sessions include one 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 course designed to easily fit into your busy schedule.

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

Easy.
A computer, device and/or telephone are all the equipment you need.

CLNs are ideal for multiple attendees. Registrants may use a monitor and speakers/speakerphone and invite others to participate - at no extra cost to you. Additional attendees seeking CPE credit for viewing the session will incur a $10 fee per certificate request.

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

For more information contact the National Office at 937-222-6707 or email to: info@nsacoop.org

Cooperative Learning Network

What Does Your Bench Strength Look Like?
Date: Tuesday, November 26, 2019
Time: 11:00 AM ET / 10:00 AM CT / 09:00 AM MT / 08:00 AM PT [Prevailing Time]
Approximate Duration: 60 minutes
Presenter(s): Andy Schuster, MS, CPTM: Sr. Training & Development Manager GROWMARK
Objective: This session will help you identify and understand the needs of your organization's succession planning, and how to prevent your talent from leaving without being developed.
Field of Study: Personal/Human Resources - Non Technical
Program Level: Basic
CPE Credit: 1 Credit Hour
Delivery Method: Group-Live

No advanced preparation or prerequisites are required for this course.

Course Description
What Does Your Bench Look Like? Today’s leaders need to have a clear picture of their talent needs not only for today, but also for the future.
Key talent seems to be leaving out the back door shortly after coming through the front door. Organizations struggle to understand the connection between leadership engagement and employee satisfaction and as a result, talent is leaving for seemingly better opportunities placing Succession Planning on the back burner.
Without a simple process to identify the current and future needs of the organization, an understanding of what future leaders need to be able to do and a system for creating opportunities to develop high potential employees, organizations will be left with minimal talent during the most crucial time.
1.Understand the necessity of creating a Succession Plan
2.Understand the purpose of leadership/workplace competencies and why they play a key role in identifying future leaders
3. How to identify current critical positions as well as positions that are needed in the future
4. Identify talent at all levels and prepare them for the future
5. Create a plan to develop your employees

Presenter Bio(s)
Andy Schuster is the Sr. Training Manager for GROWMARK, Inc. GROWMARK is a regional cooperative providing agronomy, energy, facility planning, and logistics products and services, as well as grain marketing and risk management services in more than 40 states and Ontario, Canada. Andy has over 15 years experience in various corporate HR functions and brings a wealth of knowledge to the System.
He leads the team that creates and delivers programs for managers and employees throughout the country and at the corporate office.
The Training Unit is responsible for employee development, sales training, leadership development, technical training and executive development. While Andy is responsible for the overall vision of the training department, he also facilitates executive/senior leadership development programs for the organization. Andy is passionate about helping leaders discover their true leadership voice and values and helping leaders implement those values back into their companies.

Registration

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Registrations are completed on-line. Include the name(s) of the course(s) for which you would like to register and the email address of the primary registrant, to which program information should be forwarded. Log-in details will be email to primary registrants one day prior to each course.


Fees and Payment Procedures

  • The fee for each NSAC member participant login location is complimentary. For locations with more than one computer login each device login must have a named primary registration on file with NSAC.
  • The fee for each non-member participant login location is $56.00.
  • A participant sign-in sheet will be sent in advance of all sessions and the names of actual participants can be changed or added at this point. Each primary registration includes one CPE certificate. Additional participants may request a certificates of attendance for $10 each.
  • Non-members must pay online.

Delivery System

  • All programs will be delivered using the Zoom platform for CLN’s. Registrants will receive login instructions in advance by email and the virtual meeting room will open 20 minutes prior to the CLN start time. We recommend participants log-in 15 minutes prior to the start, allowing enough time to download and print any documents you wish to have available during the session presentation. It is recommended that you test your computer prior to attending a meeting.
  • All participants should have Internet access (high speed access recommended but not required) and an audio connection via either speakers or phone. For more than one participant per participant location, a quiet conference room with a monitor/screen and speaker phone is suggested.
  • Assistance is available with procedural, downloading or connection issues 20 minutes prior to the start of the presentation.

Refund Policy

NSAC will not issue refunds for a Cooperative Learning Network registration. If a registrant is unable to participate in the Cooperative Learning Network, he/she will receive a link to the session’s Podcast.

Tip: Viewing the Podcast does not qualify for CPE credit.

Log Ins

Participants can log-into a course 20 minutes prior to the start time of the session. If available, you may then download related files. Course materials will also be sent within 72 hours of the CLN, unless otherwise noted. If you experience difficulty downloading please call our office at (937) 222-6707 or email info@nsacoop.org. For those registrants who may experience difficulty logging in to the video portion of the Cooperative Learning Network session, the audio can still be accessed by phone.

Webcasts:

Webcasts are available within three business days after the CLN. CPE is not available for viewing of the recorded session.

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

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 submitted to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors through its website: www.learningmarket.org