Emerging Leaders:
Building a Cooperative Finance Foundation
July 16-17, 2024
Hilton Garden Inn - Manhattan, KS


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 25, 2024 (*Note - hotel block deadline is June 15th)

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

Cancellation Policy: Cancellations received on or before June 25, 2024 will receive a full refund. Cancellations received between June 26 and July 9, 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 9, 2024. Exceptions to this policy for personal emergencies/force majeure will be handled on a case-by-case basis.

Program Flyer: Building a Cooperative Finance Foundation - July 16-17, 2024

Program Agenda: Building a Cooperative Finance Foundation Agenda

Program Location: Hilton Garden Inn in Manhattan, Kansas

Hotel Block - $125/Night: Group Block for Hilton Garden Inn
(*Note - hotel block deadline is June 15th)

Tobias 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 hotel.

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

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.