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Emerging Leaders:
Building a Cooperative Finance Foundation
July 18-19, 2017

Finance small group

Emerging Leaders: Building a Cooperative Finance Foundation is a program that will focus on learning and applying fundamental financial concepts and tools to issues facing your cooperative. Many decisions made by cooperative employees, even non-financial employees, have an impact on the cooperative’s bottom line. Understanding the impact of these decisions as well as decisions by senior management and the board of directors is critically important for all cooperative employees. Why? Ultimately, the financial implications of all of these decisions flow back to the cooperative’s farmer-owners. In this unique program, agricultural economics faculty and other cooperative finance experts will engage participants by providing them educational material on cooperative finance that will be applied during the program and beyond.

Who should attend? The target audience is not necessarily financial employees. It's those emerging leaders in the co-op who want to expand their knowledge of the cooperative as a whole. These emerging leaders might be new cooperative employees or employees who are looking to move up in the organization. They might be employees with great potential to lead or they might be employees who need a refresher on cooperative finance. All are welcome to attend. Ideally, it is beneficial to have at least two from your organization in attendance but this is not a requirement.

Registration: Online Registration Form

Registration Deadline: June 27, 2017

Payment: Registration fees are due within 5 days of registering for the program.

Cancellation Policy: Cancellations received on or before June 27, 2017 will receive a full refund. Cancellations received between June 28 - July 11, may either (1) receive a 50% carry forward for that individual for the following year's program or (2) apply their registration fee to a substitute attendee. There will be no refund for cancellations received after July 11, 2017. Exceptions to this policy for personal emergencies/force majeure will be handled on a case-by-case basis.

Program Information: Building a Cooperative Finance Foundation (July 2016) 

Program Agenda: Building a Cooperative Finance Foundation Agenda

Program Location: Bluemont Hotel, 1212 Bluemont Avenue, Manhattan, KS 66502 (Excel Meeting Room on the 5th floor)

Hotel:  The conference hotel is the Bluemont Hotel and the group rate is $100/night. Group rate deadline is June 19, 2017. 48 hour cancellation policy.
There are two ways to reserve your hotel room:

1. Call the hotel reservation line (785-473-7091 press 0) and ask for “KSU ACCC LEADERS FINANCE” group rate of $100, includes a buffet breakfast.

2. Or, make your reservation online:
* Go to www.bluemonthotel.com
* Click on BOOK NOW (upper right corner)
* Click on CLICK HERE FOR GROUP RESERVATIONS (also upper right corner)
* Enter the Group ID: ACCC0717 / password: accc
* Enter the correct arrival/departure date and make your reservation

** NOTE: if the you are coming/going before or after the contracted dates, you will not be able to reserve online. Only the contracted dates are allowable online.

***NOTE 2: Hotel block expires June 19, 2017

It is important to mention the group code in order to receive the discounted rate. 

Brian with Emerging LeadersAirport Information: Manhattan Regional Airport (airport code: MHK) is located just west of town. Flights into Manhattan connect through Dallas and Chicago on American Airlines. Rental cars and taxis are options for getting to the Holiday Inn at the Campus.

Kansas City International Airport is just over two hours east of Manhattan. Rental cars are available at KCI if you prefer to fly and drive.

Driving Directions: http://www.k-state.edu/ic/contact/directions.html

General information about Manhattan, Kansas, and Kansas State University:

The purpose of the Emerging Leaders programs is to provide innovative educational opportunities to emerging leaders in companies that operate on a cooperative basis. Relevant cooperative topics will be covered in such a way that participants will leave with tools and a deeper understanding of how to lead within their own company. In addition, participants will get the opportunity to learn from leading experts as well as develop a network of other cooperative employees.

CFO and ACCC Director

Emerging Leader Program Testimonials:


Very insightful. Enjoyed the hands-on exercises.

Enjoyed the interaction and ability to work together.

Very good meeting. I learned a lot of good information and tools to use in the future.

Good program. Glad to be involved. A lot of takeaways to make me better at my job and understanding of the co-op structure.

The information provided is very valuable and it is presented in a very understandable manner.