CCMA 2016 Agenda

See the full Track and Session descriptions here

 Thursday, June 9


7 am – 5 pm           Registration Open – 1st Floor Concourse

10 am – 6 pm         Exhibits and Village Cafe Open – 1st Floor Concourse 

Noon – 5 pm          Tours – Offsite  

Click here for tour information. Buses will load passengers at the Haigis Mall Bus Stop.  

6 – 8 pm                  Howard Bowers Fund Welcome Reception – Flagstone Terrace/Lawn 

Friday, June 10


7 am – 5 pm           Registration Open – 1st Floor Concourse  

7 am – 6 pm           Exhibits and Village Cafe Open – 1st Floor Concourse  

7 – 8 am                  Breakfast Buffet – Campus Center Auditorium  

8 – 8:15 am             Welcome – Campus Center Auditorium  

8:15 – 10 am           Keynote Address by Shirley Sherrod, followed by Plenary Session – Campus Center Auditorium  

Shirley Sherrod is Executive Director of the Southwest Georgia Project for Community Education, Inc. and as vice president of Development for New Communities, Inc., an organization she and her husband established in the 1960s. Sherrod went on to work for the Federation of Southern Cooperatives to help black farmers keep their land. As former Georgia State Director of Rural Development for the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Sherrod's keynote will focus on opportunities within the food co-op industry to address diversity in a positive and effective way.  

10 am – 6 pm          Howard Bowers Fund Silent Auction Open – 1st Floor Concourse 

10 – 10:15 am          Break Buffet – Campus Center Auditorium

10:15 – 11:45 am     Breakout Sessions 101 – 106

101 – Serving More of Your Community: Considerations in Product Mix (Room 168C), sponsored by ECR Software 
201 – General Manager Success: What Does it Take? (Room 917) 
301 – Principle Six: How Collaboration with a Credit Union Can Benefit Your Food Co-op (Room 174-76)
401 – Assessing Your Board's Strengths: Tapping into the Power of Self-Evaluation (Room 165-69) 
501 – Secrets of the Lenders: Beyond the Five C's: How Co-ops Can Find the Financing They Need for the Future (Room 163C)
601 – Advancing Healthy Food Access Through Regional Partnerships (Room 162-75)

11:45 am – 1 pm     Lunch Buffet – Campus Center Auditorium

11:45 am – 1 pm     Lunch Sessions 

Option 1 – One Co-op, Many Voices: The Use of Social Media in Promoting Participation, Debate and Dissent (Room 165-69)
Option 2 – Principle Six for Greater Purchasing Power: Philly Co-ops Unite (Room 174-76)
Option 3 – Demystifying EMV, Presented by ECRS (Room 168C), sponsored by ECR Software

1 – 1:30 pm              Break Buffet – Campus Center Auditorium

1:30 – 3 pm              Breakout Sessions 102 – 602

102 – 50 Ways to Participate in Your Co-op: The POP Group's Top Hits (Room 168C), sponsored by ECR Software 
202 – Leadership in Transition: A Planful Approach to Leadership Development and Succession (Room 917) 
302 – Cross-sector Collaboration and Secondary Cooperatives (Room 174-76)
402 – Cooperative Leadership for Cooperative Success: The Board and General Manager as a Leadership Team (Room 165-69) 
502 – Investing in the Cooperative Economy (Room 163C) 
602 – We Want a Co-op! A Case Study of the Renaissance Community Co-op Development Process (Room 162-75)

3 – 3:30 pm              Break Buffet – Campus Center Auditorium

3:30 – 5 pm              Breakout Sessions 103 – 603 

103 – Cooperative Growth Models (Room 168C), sponsored by ECR Software
203 – Make Your Employees Your Equal Partners (Room 917) 
303 – Building Food Systems of Solidarity: Opportunities for Linking Cooperative Communities (Room 174-76)
403 – Sustaining a Positive Board Performance Culture (Room 165-69) 
503 – Soup to Nuts: Creative Strategies for Bridging the Financing Gap (Room 163C)
603 – The Road to Friendship: Addressing Equity During Co-op Expansion (Room 162-75) 

5 – 6:30 pm              Organic Valley Principle Six Cooperative Growth Fund Reception, hosted by Organic Valley and Shared Capital Cooperative – Marriott Center

6:30 – 9 pm              Dinner on Your Own in Downtown Amherst 

Saturday, June 11


7 am – 5 pm           Registration Open – 1st Floor Concourse  

7 am – 4 pm           Exhibits and Village Cafe Open – 1st Floor Concourse 

7 am – 3 pm           Howard Bowers Fund Silent Auction Open – 1st Floor Concourse  

7 – 8 am                  Breakfast Buffet – Campus Center Auditorium  

7 – 8 am                  CCMA 2017 Planning Committee Meeting (Room 911-95)

8 – 10 am                Keynote Address by Nick Buettner, followed by Plenary Session – Campus Center Auditorium

As Community and Corporate Program Director for Blue Zones, Nick Buettner's work encompasses strategic planning as well as operations and the facilitation of successful implementation of Blue Zones Community and Worksite projects. His firsthand travels to the world's five Blue Zones—locations that enjoy the greatest life expectancy—with his brother, Blue Zones founder Dan Buettner, has given him unique insight and knowledge into these populations' secrets to living longer, better lives. 

10 – 10:30 am          Break Buffet – Campus Center Auditorium

10:30 am  Noon      Breakout Sessions 104 – 604

104 – The Future of Food Co-ops: A Cultural and Operational Blueprint for Surviving in a Changing Landscape (Room 168C), sponsored by ECR Software
204 – Diversity: Hiring the Next Generation of Cooperators (Room 917) 
304 – The NFCA Story: Regional Collaboration for Shared Success (Room 174-76) 
404 – Building Alignment for Success (Room 165-69) 
504 – Federal Programs to Help Finance Your Future: Governmental Financing Solutions that Provide for Growth, Expansion and Service to Diverse Communities (Room 163C)
604 – Growing Deep Roots in Bozeman: Connecting Food, People and Place Through Giving (Room 904) 

12:15 – 1:30 pm       CCMA Awards Luncheon – Campus Center Auditorium

1:30 – 2 pm              Break – Campus Center Auditorium

2 – 3:30 pm              Breakout Sessions 105 – 605

105 – To a Living Wage and Beyond: How to Get There and What to Expect Once You're Made It (Room 168C), sponsored by ECR Software
205 – Succession Planning Among Boards: Tools and Process (Room 917)
305 – A More Inclusive Principle Six: Cooperation Among Cooperatives Across Borders (Room 174-76) 
405 – Community Support Fosters Our Competitive Edge (Room 165-69)
505 – Concept into Action: Case Studies on Achieving Success Through Use of Federal and Private Financing Programs (Room 163C) 
605 – Thriving in a White World: Strategies for People of Color (Room 904)

3:30 – 4 pm              Break Buffet – Campus Center Auditorium

4 – 5 pm                   Closing Plenary – Campus Center Auditorium

6 – 9 pm                   Saturday Night Closing Party hosted by members of the Neighboring Food Co-op Association, Franklin Community Co-op and River Valley Co-op – Fine Arts Center Lobby/Lawn and Haigis Mall

Do you love local food and drink? Great music? How about connecting with all your favorite cooperators from across the country? Then you'll love CCMA's Saturday Night Closing Party. The party will feature great local food from our member food co-ops and partners, a sundae station (featuring Bart's Homemade Ice Cream, NFCA's Northeast Grown Blueberries, fairly traded chocolate from Equal Exchange and pecans from the Federation of Southern Cooperatives), lawn games and lots of time for networking. Click here for more details.  


 

CCMA 2016 Awards

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Nominations are now open for the 2016 CCMA Awards for Cooperative Excellence. The Awards recognize food cooperatives and members of the food cooperative community in the following areas: 

Cooperative Excellence

This award is also known as the Retailer of the Year. It goes to the Co-op that demonstrates high achievement in the following areas:

Leadership – This co-ops board and management set realistic priorities and follow through on them. This co-op addresses its responsibilities to the public and practices good citizenship. It also practices business ethics and works to protect public health, safety and the environment.

Strategic Planning – The co-op’s board and management set strategic directions to focus on future sustainable growth and market leadership

Organizational Effectiveness – This co-op values learning at all levels and looks for opportunities to effect significant change and to do better. The co-op has the capacity for rapid change and flexibility and innovation is part of the co-op's culture. The co-op strives for success in design, management, and improvement of key production/delivery and support processes

ccma award 400 2cb2bccma award 400 2cb2b[Durham Co+op Market receives the 2015 Start-up of the Year Award from Stuart Reid, Executive Director of the Food Co-op Initiative.] Human Resources - This co-op establishes a climate of customer/member-driven excellence, enables its workforce to develop its full potential and makes member education a priority

Business Results – This co-op shows success in its key business areas while staying true to its mission.

Cooperative Service

This award is given to an individual who has made outstanding contributions above and beyond normal course of work. This person’s accomplishments are consistently viewed as models by other cooperators and has made a profound difference in store operations and member services. This cooperator is not afraid to take risks to achieve positive change and is a champion of the cooperative principles. In addition, recipients of this award motivate employees and colleagues and are regarded as a mentors, innovators, and leaders. Their accomplishments have not only enhanced the stature, reputation, and overall strength of the cooperative community, but the significant changes they have instituted have allowed the cooperative to better achieve its goals.

Cooperative Innovation/Achievement

This award is given to cooperative innovators who have changed the way that cooperatives approach problems. This can be an individual, a group, or a co-op. Recipients of this award understand the urgency, relevancy, and complexity of the problem or opportunity addressed by the innovation. Due to this innovation, there are measurable improvements or achievements that resonate with the cooperative principles and the cooperative’s mission.

Cooperative Board Service

This award is given to an individual on the board of a food co-op that has gone above and beyond the scope of work expected of a board member. This person has fostered democratic organization and champions the cooperative principles. This board member exhibits highest standards of excellence, dedication and accomplishment, and in doing so has pushed the co-op to meet its goals. This leader has made an extraordinary commitment of time, talent or resources in order to impact the co-op and the community it resides in.

Deadline for nominations is April 17, 2016. An online nomination form and criteria for each award is available here. Awards will be announced at the CCMA Conference in Amherst, Massachusetts.

The Awards are managed by the Howard Bowers Fund. The Bowers Fund supports training and education of food cooperative managers, staff and boards. Since 1994, the Howard Bowers Fund has provided over $390,000 in support for food cooperatives.

The fund’s namesake, Howard Bowers, dedicated his life to the consumer cooperative movement. His career spanned five decades, including work with the Chippewa Indian Consumer Co-op in South Dakota, the West Bank Co-op in Minneapolis, the Eau Claire Consumer Cooperative, and the Hyde Park Cooperative Society For more information, go to http://www.cdf.coop/bowersfund.

The Howard Bowers Fund is one of eight funds managed by the Cooperative Development Foundation. The Cooperative Development Foundation is a 501(c) (3) non-profit foundation headquartered in Washington, DC. CDF’s mission is to promote community, economic and social development through cooperative enterprises.


Scholarships

 
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Howard Bowers logo 740ecHoward Bowers logo 740ecThe Howard Bowers Fund is offering 25 scholarships to cover the cost of registration for the 2016 CCMA Conference in Amherst, Massachusetts from June 9 – 11. Preference will be given to start-ups and small food cooperatives with limited budgets. An online application and more information about the scholarship and the CCMA Conference is available here.

The purpose of the Bowers Fund is to strengthen the food co-op community through the training and education of food co-op staff, managers and board members. While contributions are raised through events at CCMA and other fundraising events, the Fund welcomes donations any time. Since its establishment in 1994, the Bowers Fund has made over $390,000 in grants to support the food co-op sector.

The fund’s namesake, Howard Bowers, dedicated his life to the consumer cooperative movement. His career spanned five decades, including work with the Chippewa Indian Consumer Co-op in South Dakota, the West Bank Co-op in Minneapolis, the Eau Claire Consumer Cooperative, and the Hyde Park Cooperative Society For more information, go to http://www.cdf.coop/bowersfund.

The Howard Bowers Fund is one of eight funds managed by the Cooperative Development Foundation. The Cooperative Development Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit foundation headquartered in Washington, DC. CDF’s mission is to promote community, economic and social development through cooperative enterprises.


Silent Auction Items Needed

The Howard Bowers Fund Silent Auction at CCMA is the fund's biggest fundraiser of the year.

Auction items range from co-op t-shirts, reusable shopping bags, gift baskets and "swag" items to complimentary registrations to the top co-op conferences! Please consider a donation that showcases your co-op.

Your donation will support training for cooperative boards and staff at CCMA and throughout the year. Donations to the event will be advertised on the CCMA website and social media.

Since 1994, the Howard Bowers Fund has provided over $390,000 in support for food cooperatives through support of board and staff training of new and established co-ops and scholarships to CCMA and Up and Coming, Up and Running. Over 25 people will be attending CCMA in Amherst because of a scholarship!

To donate to the auction, please complete this form and return with any related collateral material.


CCMA 2016 Sponsors

 

NCBA CLUSA's 100th Anniversary and the 60th Annual Consumer Cooperative Management Association (CCMA) Conference offer supporters of the cooperative movement not-to-be-missed opportunities to show their support and make valuable connections with co-op leaders. To learn more about sponsorship, please contact Bryan Munson, NCBA CLUSA Manager of Business Development and .COOP Sales, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 202-471-0900.

 

Thank you to our current sponsors!

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Why Attend

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.

This conference will address the need for a radical shift in thinking for food cooperatives to differentiate themselves in an increasingly competitive natural foods marketplace. Food co-ops in particular continue to battle perceptions of elitism and the expectation of higher prices. Session topics will address how the sector can challenge those expectations by working to impact communities outside the traditional food co-op demographic and demonstrating diversity and inclusion through recruiting and hiring practices.

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