Come a Day Early to IMPACT 2018 and Get Saint Mary’s Top Course on Co-op Finance at Exclusive Conference Rate


If you believe cooperative finance should be aligned with cooperative values, than “Demystifying Cooperative Finance”—a dynamic, one-day version of Saint Mary’s top course on co-op finance—is for you.

Come a day early to IMPACT 2018 and get a special conference rate on this dynamic, interactive course. With a strategic rather than technical focus, you’ll learn about everything from patronage to member capital and leave with practical applications.

This course is led by a group of experts at the intersection of finance and cooperative development:

  • Sonja Novkovic is Chair of the International Cooperative Alliance Research Committee; Academic Director for the Co-operative Management Education programs and Professor of Economics at Saint Mary’s University in Halifax; and a member of NCBA CLUSA Council of Cooperative Economists. Her research and writing has explored participation and decision-making in worker co-ops.
  • Karen Miner is Managing Director and Adjunct Professor of the Co-operative Management Education programs at Saint Mary’s University and a Board Member of the Co-operative and Mutuals Canada and Credit Union Atlantic. Karen’s career has focused on governance, strategy, business management and sustainability within cooperatives, nonprofits and government.
  • Joe Riemann is Director of Finance and Innovation for the Association for Black Economic Power working on the development of Village Trust Financial Cooperative, a black-led community development credit union focused on serving residents of North Minneapolis and the broader Twin Cities community. Joe previous worked for The Wedge Community Co-op and is a worker-owner at Equal Exchange.

Financial management and capital structures are critical to the viability of any enterprise. For cooperatives, questions surrounding the source and use of financing are most compelling. Learn more about the course here, and plan now to be part of this important conversation.

To add this course to your IMPACT Conference registration, be sure to select “SaintMary’s University Executive Education Course” under the “Additional Items” during checkout. Note: add-on items appear at the bottom of the registration form—you will need to scroll down to see them. Register now for the conference and this bonus course!

“Demystifying Cooperative Finance” is developed and provided at IMPACT 2018 through a partnership with the Co-operative Management Education in the Sobey School of Business at Saint Mary’s University in Canada. The course will be held on October 2, 2018 at NCBA CLUSA headquarters in Washington, DC.

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