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CCMA 2016 Agenda

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 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.  



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