NCBA CLUSA’s inaugural Cooperative Professionals Conference, held November 6-8 at The Curtis Hotel in Denver, was a resounding success, and plans are already underway for next year’s conference. This three-day program was the first of its kind in the cooperative sector, addressing the many legal and accounting issues facing the co-op community in the United States. The State of Colorado approved the conference for seven Continuing Legal Education (CLE) credits.
Dozens of cross-sector professionals with expertise in legal and accounting practices gathered with their peers to work on issues around cooperative law and finance. Through panel discussions and workshops, the participants engaged with experts in cooperative business format and organization, regulation and compliance, governance, taxation, finances and securities, and the role of cooperatives in the impact economy. A working group will be formed to continue the dialogue and guide important work in the coming year.