Wednesday: Join NCBA CLUSA and OCDC for a webinar recapping the IMPACT 2020 international sessions


We hope you learned a lot at this years virtual edition of the NCBA CLUSA Cooperative IMPACT Conference!

During our international track, co-hosted in partnership with the Overseas Cooperative Development Council (OCDC), we packed a great deal of information into the program.  Knowing that the virtual world required us to manage the time well, we offered a number of panel discussions and workshops in competing time slots. You were forced to make some choices and probably would have liked to have participated in more sessions.

In the coming weeks you’ll be able to find these recorded sessions on both the NCBA CLUSA and OCDC websites, but on October 28th from 10:00am- 11:30am EST we will convene many of the primary presenters for an online conversation that will focus on the highlights and cross-cutting themes featured in the international track of the conference.


Panel moderators will be there to review the high points of their panel discussions and help to identify how each panel addressed the resiliency of the cooperative model.  A panel of workshop facilitators will similarly provide highlights and share ideas that were generated by participants.  Time will be allotted for questions as well. The webinar will address a number of topics including:

Themes/high points reported by moderators from four primary panel discussions:
  • Mitigating Impacts: Keeping Members Safe
  • Food Security & Systems Issues
  • Business & Member Financial Recovery &* Resilience
  • Research, Data & Digital Solutions
Themes/highpoints summarizing discussions from interactive workshops:
  • Growth of Worker-owned Businesses in Post COVID Economy Worker cooperatives
  • Co-op Principle #6: Collaboration Among Cooperatives
  • E-commerce and Cooperatives: Potential for Economic Resilience (English)
  • Food security and Systems Issues


  • Alex Serrano, Senior Vice President International, NCBA CLUSA
  • Paul Hazen, Executive Director, Overseas Cooperative Development Council


  • Neha Patel, Western Corridor Advisor, National Co+op Grocers
  • Susy Cheston, Chief of Party, World Council of Credit Unions
  • Judith Hermanson, Director, International Cooperative Research Group, Overseas Cooperative Development Council
  • Roodline Volcy, Events and Communications Coordinator, The Democracy at Work Institute
  • Douglas Steinberg, Practice Area Director, Building Resilient Communities, NCBA CLUSA
  • Cathy Statz, Education Director, Wisconsin Farmers Union
  • Camila Piñeiro, Technical Specialist, Cooperative Development, NCBA CLUSA

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