CCMA 2016 Call For Presentations


Disrupting the Future -- Cooperative Food in the Next Generation  

June 9 – 11, 2016 - Western Massachusetts 

The International Co-operative Alliance’s Blueprint for a Co-operative Decade has provided a powerful vision in which co-ops become the acknowledged leader in economic, social and environmental sustainability, the model preferred by people around the world, and the fastest growing form of enterprise by 2020. The opportunity for food co-ops to contribute to this vision and to thrive in the future will require a fundamental shift in our thinking and our ability to engage and empower people from a diversity of backgrounds and generations.

Our Planning Committee has worked diligently and collaboratively with the staff of NCBA CLUSA to identify the Theme and Content for what we believe will be an exciting, engaging and educational conference that will support the success of our food co-ops in the context a rapidly changing marketplace and our relevance to the social and economic challenges and opportunities of our time.

Theme:           Disrupting the Future – Cooperative Food in the Next Generation

Content:        Six Tracks

  1. 1. Inspirational Strategies for Outdistancing the Competition
  2. 2. Succession Planning & Leadership Development for the Entire Team
  3. 3. 2020 and Beyond: New Approaches to Cooperation
  4. 4. Participatory Governance for Success
  5. 5. Financing the Co-op Future
  6. 6. Social, Economic, and Racial Diversity


[Click here for the Call for Presentations Information.]

We invite you to consider what skills, experience and perspectives you and/or your co-op or organization might contribute to this national dialog.

Please also forward this Call for Presentations to others you believe may be interested in offering a submission.

Deadline for submission: Midnight, Wednesday, January 15, 2016.





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2016 CCMA Conference
June 9-11, 2014
Amherst, Massachusetts

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About the Event

NCBA CLUSA’s 2016 Consumer Cooperative Management Association (CCMA) Conference will be held June 9 – 11, 2016 in Amherst, Massachusetts at the University of Massachusetts.  The conference is co-hosted by members of the Neighboring Food Co-op Association, with Franklin Community Co-op and River Valley Co-op as primary local hosts.

The theme of this year’s conference is “Disrupting the Future: Cooperative Food and the Next Generation”, with significant focus on how to challenge leadership in this sector to address diversity and inclusion through their cooperative businesses.

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Succession Planning for Co-op Members
Join us for a Webinar on June 26

Space is limited.
Reserve your Webinar seat now at:

What will happen to your business when its leadership is ready to retire? During NCBA CLUSA’s June 26 webinar, presenter Gary Pittsford, CFP, president and CEO of Castle Wealth Advisors, will discuss key factors you need to consider in planning for the future of your coop, including:
• Issues affecting family members
• Transition options
• Retirement income security
• Tax impacts and options
• Business and estate plans

Get the answers to your burning questions about the succession planning process and begin to assemble an advisory team who can help you make smart decisions for your organization.
Title: Succession Planning for Co-op Members
Date: Thursday, June 26, 2014
Time: 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM EDT
After registering you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the Webinar.
System Requirements
PC-based attendees
Required: Windows® 8, 7, Vista, XP or 2003 Server
Mac®-based attendees
Required: Mac OS® X 10.6 or newer
Mobile attendees
Required: iPhone®, iPad®, Android™ phone or Android tablet




Future NCBA CLUSA Webinar Topics

Promoting Cooperation with Financial Cooperatives 
Learn how financial cooperatives are engaging in cross-sector collaboration by doing business with other cooperative sectors.

Cooperative education in colleges and universities
While the cooperative business model is distinct from other business models, our current options for pursuing relevant cooperative management education is limited. Join this webinar to learn about the existing programs, along with work being done to improve management education for the cooperative sector.

Cooperative Governance
Webinar will explore key issues in cooperative governance, and how cooperative governance is different than governance of other organizational models.


NCBA CLUSA’s webinars continue to be a popular source of information on issues impacting the cooperative community. Whether it is marketing and branding your co-op, understanding the legal and governmental framework of cooperatives or learning how co-ops are using technology to be innovative, NCBA CLUSA’s webinars provide useful and timely information to leverage opportunities for growing and improving your cooperative.

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