What is NSAC's Cooperative Learning Network?
The NSAC Cooperative Learning Network is a live, interactive webinar, and you can attend from any location with internet and/or telephone access. NSAC members can attend an unlimited number of CLNs at no charge!

Who presents the information for one of these courses?
Each Cooperative Learning Network will have one or more speakers who are recognized experts on the topic. CLNs typically include a Q&A session where participants can ask questions live or by chat.

CPE Credits
The National Society of Accountants for Cooperatives (NSAC) is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors. State boards of accountancy have final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit. Complaints regarding registered sponsors may be addressed to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors through its website: www.learningmarket.org.

Delivery Method: Group-Live.

CLN Policies
Refunds for CLNs are not provided. Member registrants, if unable to participate, will be provided with a link to the PODCast. Note PODCasts are not eligible for CPE credit.

For more information regarding refund, complaint and/or CLN cancellation policies, please contact our offices at (937) 222-6707 or info@nsacoop.org.

What does my registration include?
Your registration includes long-distance charges for the audio portion and log-in to the video presentation. All handouts and presentation files are downloadable and may be printed out or saved to the participant's computer once they are logged in to the course meeting room. Sessions include one Certificate of Attendance. Certificates for additional participants are $10.00 each.

Why NSAC Cooperative Learning Networks?

Fast.
No wasted time. Get right to the heart of the matter in a course designed to easily fit into your busy schedule.

Convenient.
No travel. No time out of the office. Listen and follow along from the comfort and convenience of your desk, device or conference room.

Easy.
A computer, device and/or telephone are all the equipment you need.

CLNs are ideal for multiple attendees. Registrants may use a monitor and speakers/speakerphone and invite others to participate - at no extra cost to you. Additional attendees seeking CPE credit for viewing the session will incur a $10 fee per certificate request.

Affordable.
NSAC Cooperative Learning Networks are free for members and available to non members at a fraction of the cost of travel and attendance fees for other high-priced conferences or seminars.

For more information contact the National Office at 937-222-6707 or email to: info@nsacoop.org

Cooperative Learning Network

FEMA for the Rural Cooperative
Date: Wednesday, April 25, 2018
Time: 11:00 AM ET / 10:00 AM CT / 09:00 AM MT / 08:00 AM PT [Prevailing Time]
Approximate Duration: 60 minutes
Presenter(s): Bill Riley, Witt O'Brien's
Objective: This one hour workshop will explore issues confronted by Rural Electric Cooperatives when recovering from a major disaster, and the steps that can be taken before a disaster strikes that will help your utility recovery easier.
Field of Study: Specialized Knowledge and Applications
Program Level: Basic
CPE Credit: 1 Credit Hour
Delivery Method: Group-Live

No advanced preparation or prerequisites are required for this course.

Course Description
This workshop will explore issues confronted by Rural Electric Cooperatives when recovering from a major disaster, and the steps that can be taken before a disaster strikes that will help your utility recovery easier.

Presenter Bio(s)
Bill Riley is Witt O?Brien?s Managing Director responsible for oversight and management of disaster field operations, and client contract and relationship management.

Mr. Riley is in the forefront of resolving FEMA eligibility issues affecting rural electric cooperatives and municipal utilities. He served as a member of the team that drafted the successful Iowa Rural Electric Cooperative reconductoring appeals, and is a frequent presenter of FEMA Public Assistance program issues at meetings, conferences and conventions sponsored by the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association and the American Public Power Association. Bill was one of the principal developers of the NRECA?s FEMA Procurement Toolkit.

Bill managed Hurricane Sandy recovery efforts in New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut for Witt O?Brien?s. He also served as the Project Manager for the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston (UTMB) and the cities of Houston and Galveston?s recovery efforts from Hurricane Ike. He worked as the Project Manager for Witt O?Brien?s and oversaw the Vermont State Hospital?s recovery from Tropical Storm Irene. He has managed client projects in Arkansas, Indiana, Iowa, Rhode Island, and Virginia, and took a leading position in the resolution of eligibility issues related to the FEMA PA Program and the Sandy Recovery Improvement Act (SRIA).

Prior to joining Witt O?Brien?s, Bill served at FEMA as Senior Advisor to the Federal Coordinating Officer at the sites of presidentially declared disasters in the US and its territories. He was an authoritative spokesperson on all operational, program, and policy issues at the scene of major disasters. He served as the national and international media liaison for the FEMA Urban Search and Rescue Task Forces at Ground Zero following the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001.

A PODCast of this workshop is now availble. Click here to order/view.

Additional Information

For more information regarding this series or administrative policies such as complaint and refund, please contact the NSAC National offices, 136 S. Keowee St., Dayton, OH 45402, 937-222-6707, email: info@nsacoop.org

The National Society of Accountants for Cooperatives (NSAC) is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors. State boards of accountancy have final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit. Complaints regarding registered sponsors may be submitted to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors through its website: www.learningmarket.org