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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!

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. No advance preparation or prerequisites are required, unless otherwise stated in the course information. Attendees are able to download copies of the slides and/or handouts and are provided a link to view the recording (unless the description states the session will not be recorded). These tools help continue your learning experience after the session.

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 (#103068) 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.nasbaregistry.org.

Delivery Method: Group-Internet Based.

CLN Policies
Refunds for CLNs are not provided. All registrant will be provided with a link to the PODCast which can be viewed if they are unable to participate. 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.

A single registration for the CLN will include one Certificate of Attendance.

Every attendee must have a separate registration.

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.
An internet connection through a computer, device and/or telephone are all the equipment you need.

CLNs are ideal for individuals needing current information focused on Cooperatives.

Members can attend unlimited sessions for no additional fee.

Nonmembers are required to pay a nonmember fee.

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

the Dual Role of a Cooperative
Date: Wednesday, July 08, 2020
Time: 02:00 PM ET / 01:00 PM CT / 12:00 PM MT / 11:00 AM PT [Prevailing Time]
Approximate Duration: 60 minutes
Presenter(s): Rod Kelsay, Executive Director Mid-America Cooperative Council
Objective: To identify our unique co-op advantage and most all cooperatives go through an ‘association crisis,’ driven by market & regulatory demands. Healthy co-ops have a balanced approach for achieving economic health, and member association value. We will also discuss approaches to improve co-op health beyond the balance sheet.
Field of Study: Business Management & Organization
Program Level: Basic
CPE Credit: 1 Credit Hour
Delivery Method: Group-Internet Based

No advanced preparation or prerequisites are required for this course.

Course Description
The presentation identify a normal path from why co-op was formed and the member engagement & values in the beginning to how metrics for success are established today. It is a common path that leads to minimizing our cooperative advantage and unique values we share. We will look at how successful teams & organizations operate and then review research on common values that all societies share. It is a path that celebrates our unique cooperative culture and we try and reflect on how the market disrupts our cooperative image of celebrating mutual success.

Presenter Bio(s)
Rod grew up on a farm in north central Indiana, graduating from Purdue University
with a BS in Ag Education and Ag Economics. After five (5) years in sales and marketing
with Elanco, a division of Eli Lilly and Company, he took a leave of absence to continue
his education at the University of Illinois, receiving a MS in Ag Economics, specializing in
finance. Rod then farmed for three (3) years before spending the next 20 years in
strategic planning for a variety of cooperatives and private companies including six years
as an independent consultant, focusing on board & strategic planning.
Since becoming the executive director of the Mid America Cooperative Council (MACC)
in 2004, membership has grown by 35% to 91 members and their 422 education
programs have enlightened 10,593 attendees from most every co-op sector. These
training programs have focused on cooperative education. MACC received the
Cooperative Educational Award from the Association of Cooperative Educators (ACE) the
summer of 2006. ACE is an international association of cooperative educators. Rod has
also established annual CFO, CFO Essentials, Credit, and Board Chairman’s Conferences
for cooperative professionals, and conducted numerous educational & strategic planning
sessions for their members. In January of 2009 MACC started their Cooperative
Leadership Program, instructing new employees and directors about cooperatives. In
2010 MACC began their Board Chairman’s Roundtable, just for Board Chairman to better
understand their role with the CEO, Members, and the Board.
Rod is the past president of the board of directors for the Association of Cooperative
Educators (ACE), an international association of cooperative educators; and in 2000 Rod
received the ‘Sagamore of the Wabash’ from Governor Frank O’Bannon. Rod, and his
wife Jeanne have two sons, three grandsons, and live in Indianapolis, IN.
Abbreviated Version:
Rod Kelsay is the Executive Director of the Mid America Cooperative Council. The council
is an association of about 90 cooperatives that covers the states of Illinois, Indiana,
Kentucky, Michigan and Ohio. The council’s principle focus is cooperative education, and
has had 10,593 attendees to their 422 events since 2004. The council has a very diverse
group of members covering credit unions, agricultural, finance, food marketing, genetics,
hospital laundry, housing, Library, and rural electric cooperatives. Rod holds a masters
(MS) degree from the University of Illinois and a BS degree from Purdue University. Rod
has managed strategic planning and business analysis projects with cooperatives for over
25 years. Rod is the past Chairman of the Board for the Association of Cooperative
Educators an international association of cooperative educators, and past president of
the National Association of State Cooperative Council Executives. In 2000 Rod received
the ‘Sagamore of the Wabash’ from Governor Frank O’Bannon.
Rod Kelsay

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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