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?

No wasted time. Get right to the heart of the matter in a course designed to easily fit into your busy schedule.

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

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.

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

NSAC Members can attend an unlimited number of CLN’s without charge!

NSAC provides accounting, tax and business education uniquely tailored to cooperatives. In addition to Accounting and Auditing Seminars presented by the chapters and technical and professional development breakout sessions offered at NSAC's National Conference and at chapter meetings, NSAC presents webinars which qualify for CPE credit. These courses allow participants to remain in their offices and to eliminate the cost of travel time, thus allowing every NSAC member to attend. They are also open to non-NSAC members at a reasonable fee.

We currently have CLNs on the following topics scheduled. Additional courses will be continually added.

Below are courses offered in the last twelve months. For a complete list of PODCasts available, click here.

Unless otherwise noted, courses will last one hour. The courses will be interactive with participants able to speak or chat with the instructor and/or other participants. These classes are eligible for CPE credit. There is no advance preparation or prerequisites necessary for any session offered unless specified within that particular course.

Upcoming Workshops

Tips for Implementing New Rates
Date: Wednesday, February 28, 2018
Time: 02:00 PM EST / 01:00 PM CST / 12:00 PM MST / 11:00 AM PST
Presenter(s): Craig Woycheese, Senior Rate Analyst; Toth and Associates, Inc.
Objective: More information to come.
Program Level: Basic
CPE Credit: 1 Credit Hour

No advanced preparation or prerequisites are required for this course.


Advance A&A Seminar
Date: Wednesday, March 14, 2018
Time: 11:00 AM EST / 10:00 AM CST / 09:00 AM MST / 08:00 AM PST
Presenter(s): Phil Miller, NSAC Assistant Director of Education and Don Frederick, Retired
Objective: This four (4) hour session is designed for new hires and other employees of cooperatives and firms serving cooperatives.
Field of Study: Accounting, Auditing and Taxes
Program Level: Advanced
CPE Credit: 4 Credit Hour

No advanced preparation or prerequisites are required for this course.


What Management and Boards of Cooperatives Need to Know
Date: Wednesday, April 11, 2018
Time: 11:00 AM EST / 10:00 AM CST / 09:00 AM MST / 08:00 AM PST
Presenter(s): Jan Hertberg, Director; BKD
Objective: Learning Objective for this one hour presentation:
Upon completion of this webinar, participants will be able to:
? Describe how the cyber risk landscape has changed for NFP organizations
? Recognize key foundational elements of an effective cybersecurity program
? Demonstrate activities that can help management and boards effectively address cyber risk
Field of Study: Computer Science and Auditing
Program Level: Basic
CPE Credit: 1 Credit Hour

No advanced preparation or prerequisites are required for this course.


Leases - A Real World Example Under the Standard
Date: Thursday, May 24, 2018
Time: 02:00 PM EST / 01:00 PM CST / 12:00 PM MST / 11:00 AM PST
Presenter(s): Robert Cobb; Bolinger, Segers, Gilbert & Moss
Objective: More information to come
Field of Study: TBD
Program Level: Basic
CPE Credit: 1 Credit Hour

No advanced preparation or prerequisites are required for this course.


Additional Information

For additional information about this series, contact the NSAC National Office at info@nsacoop.org or (937) 222-6707.

Cooporative Learning Network Testimonials

"Thank you very much for the presentation. We found it informative as well as practical. We had a variety of experience levels attend, and we received nothing but positive comments. We hope to participate in future broadcasts." - GreyStone Power

"The Sunkist group that participated in "Intro to Coops" distance learning session thought it was very worthwhile. In fact, one commented that it was too short given the subject, and felt that these sessions should be two hours rather than one." - Vice President of Finance, Sunkist Growers, Inc.

"Thanks, this was very informative and well done."   - Administrative Assistant, CoBank

"The session provided a good introduction to cooperatives for our junior staff and even some of the long-timers learned a thing or two! " - Farm Credit Administration

"The workshops are very beneficial to me. As a CPA, this helps meet part of the requirement for CPE. I always feel like travel time is so unproductive. This eliminates that by being able to work in the office right up until the time of the workshop. I enjoyed the workshop yesterday. I work for a rural electric cooperative, and it was informative to see the broad scope of cooperatives. The setup was very easy to use. I have used this type training before, but on the audio portion we were not able to talk or ask questions except through the chat section. I like your way better, because it is almost like being there. Thank you for setting up this type training. I plan on using it again in the future." - Vice-President, Accounting, People's Electric Cooperative

"We were pleased with the seminar. " - Vice President, Systems & Controls, Staple Cotton Cooperative Assn.

"I sat in on the presentation. Very impressive! Our whole group gave it very favorable comments." - Chief Financial Officer, AL Farmers Cooperative, Inc.                                                 

"I thought that the web cast on ‘The New Fraud Standards’ was very good and informative. Jeff did an excellent job. Thank you." - New Hampshire Electric Cooperative