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December 2018

17December
IIC Office, 2515 University Blvd, Suite 104
Ames, Iowa 50010 United States

Mid Management Development

This course is designed to improve understanding of cooperative principles and practices and enhance management skills in a broad range of practical areas.  Nineteen hours of instruction in four one-day segments. Session I to be held on Tuesday, December 18th, will include a broad overview of cooperative purposes and practices and cooperative financial statements.  Session II to be held on Wednesday, December 19th will include presentations and discussions on 1) legal side of credit and collection, 2) employee benefits administration and 3) wage and hour regulations. Thank you to our member participants.  We look forward to seeing you again in March.

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January 2019

09January
Buena Vista University, 610 West 4th St
Storm Lake, Iowa

Winter Workshop – Storm Lake

2019 Winter Workshop Our annual Winter Workshop will be held January 9, 2019 in Storm Lake and January 10, 2019 in Cedar Falls. At the Winter Workshop, we host a variety of speakers who address issues of current importance and trends that aide in the decision making at the local cooperative level. This program is intended for the cooperative board members and management staff. This year's topics include The Impact of Technology Broadband Development Seasonal Employees Enterprise Risk Management Click here for copy of agenda and registration materials

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09January
The Hilton Garden Inn, 7213 Nordic Dr
Cedar Falls, Iowa

Winter Workshop – Cedar Falls

2019 Winter Workshop Our annual Winter Workshop will be held January 9, 2019 in Storm Lake and January 10, 2019 in Cedar Falls. At the Winter Workshop, we host a variety of speakers who address issues of current importance and trends that aide in the decision making at the local cooperative level. This program is intended for the cooperative board members and management staff. This year's topics include: The Impact of Technology Broadband Development Seasonal Employees Enterprise Risk Management Click here for copy of agenda and registration materials

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11January
IIC Office, 2515 University Blvd, Suite 104
Ames, Iowa 50010 United States
15January
State Historical Building, 600 East Locust St
Des Moines, IA 50319 United States
17January

AGP Annual Meeting

La Vista Conference Center, Omaha NE

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29January
Kings Pointe Resort, Storm Lake, IA

Directors Certification Program IV

Agenda for Phase IV Includes: Directors’ Role in Management Development Management Performance Evaluation Systems Manager Compensation Click here for 2019 DCP registration packet.

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30January
Kings Pointe Resort, Storm Lake, IA

Directors Certification Program III

The agenda for Phase III includes: Understanding Cooperative Financial Statements Analytical tools for Cooperative Financial Statements Directors’ Role in Financial Planning Click here for 2019 registration packet.

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31January
The Hilton Garden Inn, 7213 Nordic Dr
Cedar Falls, Iowa

Directors Certification Program I

The agenda for Phase I includes: Cooperative organizational structure Historical perspective of cooperatives Overview of Iowa Cooperative Code Legal Responsibilities of Cooperative Directors Click here for 2019 DCP registration packet.

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February 2019

01February
The Hilton Garden Inn, 7213 Nordic Dr
Cedar Falls, Iowa

Directors Certification Program II

The agenda for Phase II includes: The Board Management Team Establishing a Direction for Your Cooperative Director’s Role in Corporate Planning Constructively Handling Opportunities and Problems – Situational Analysis Click here for the 2019 DCP registration packet

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13February
The Courtyard by Marriott, 2405 SE Creekview Dr
Ankeny, IA 50021 United States

IIC Board Presidents Conference

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14February
Iowa State Capitol, 1007 E Grand Ave
Des Moines, IA 50319 United States
25February
Radisson Hotel and Conference Center Ames, 2609 University Blvd
Ames, IA 50010 United States

Mid Management Development

This course is designed to improve understanding of cooperative principles and practices and enhance management skills in a broad range of practical areas. Session III on Feb 26 focuses on: Employer rights and obligation IA Grain Warehouse Bureau inspections IA DOT compliance and safety issues IA OSHA inspections Session IV on Feb 27 focuses on: Customer service and customer interactions Being an effective supervisor Dealing with change Click here for full agenda and registration materials.

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March 2019

08March
IIC Office, 2515 University Blvd, Suite 104
Ames, Iowa 50010 United States
$300.00
14March
Radisson Hotel and Conference Center Ames, 2609 University Blvd
Ames, IA 50010 United States

2019 Credit Workshop

The Iowa Institute for Cooperatives is introducing a new program geared toward the credit professionals in your organization. Please note the location of this meeting has changed from the original notice.  It will now be held at the Radisson Hotel Ames. The agenda for the workshop includes: • Cooperative Credit Company-credit services and trends • The Legal Side of Credit and Collections • Farm Credit Services - farmer credit trends • Reducing Counterparty Risk Click here for letter with full description, agenda and registration information.

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June 2019

11June
Huxley Learning Center, 1551 IA-210
Huxley, IA

2019 Summer Intern Day

The goal of the day is to: • Familiarize your interns with what a cooperative is • Discuss why cooperatives matter • Discuss what makes cooperatives different from other business structures • Discuss why they should consider a cooperative as a career path The day includes the following sessions: Dr. Keri Jacobs, Assistant Professor, ISU IIC Economics Professor Dr. Jacobs will lead session focusing on the foundations and history of cooperatives, using the 7 Cooperative Principles to lead the discussions. MIke Gaul, Director, ISU CALS Career Services Mike Gaul will walk through steps of evaluating a job offer. Co-ops offer many benefits to employees, students need to understand how to evaluate and determine the value of an offer on all its merits. Cooperative Leaders, Farmer Panel The panel will share why their cooperative is important to them and what the value proposition is to their operation. Dr. Will Secor, Economist CoBank Dr. Secor will discuss blockchain and other emerging technologies that may impact your cooperative and the services you provide. See registration packet for complete agenda and registration information. Click here for Coop Intern Day registration packet.

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14June
IIC Office, 2515 University Blvd, Suite 104
Ames, Iowa 50010 United States
18June
Huxley Learning Center, 1551 IA-210
Huxley, IA

2019 Summer Director/Manager Workshop

Our annual Summer Workshop will be held on Tuesday, June 18th at the Huxley Learning Center in Huxley, IA. At the Summer Workshop, we host a variety of speakers who address issues of current importance and trends that aide in the decision making at the local cooperative level. This program is intended for the cooperative board members and management staff. The Agenda for 2019 includes: Block Chain- What is it and what does it do? Update on African Swine Fever Legislative Review Update on Section 199A(g) International Developmental Opportunities Click here for 2019 Summer Workshop registration packet

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25June

IAAE Breakfast

IIC members sponsor IAAE breakfast speaker This year Daniel Robison, Endowed Dean of College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at Iowa State University will speak.

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July 2019

16July
Radisson Hotel and Conference Center Ames, 2609 University Blvd
Ames, IA 50010 United States

2019 Board Officer Workshop

This meeting is designed for those board members who are officers and those who would like to be an officer in the future. The morning session will focus on the requirements and responsibilities of the President and Secretary. The session is interactive, using hypothetical scenarios to lead discussions on appropriate ways to handle situations in the board room. The participants enjoy the networking and learning how other cooperative boards work. The afternoon session will begin with a Dr. James Summers from Iowa State University's College of Business. He will discuss how the board and management have difficult conversations in a positive and productive fashion. For the final session of the day, Mike Steenhoek with the Soy Transportation Coalition will update us on the impact the spring storms have had on our state's infrastructure. Click here for full agenda and registration packet.

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