COOPERATIVE LEADERS AND SCHOLARS INSTITUTE
What is the Cooperative Leaders and Scholars Institute?
NCBA CLUSA's Cooperative Leaders and Scholars Institute (CLSI) is your opportunity to develop and engage employees, board members, and post-secondary students with participation in a national cooperative conference and exposure to co-op industry and thought leaders, policymakers, and other key stakeholders.
All participants of CLSI will:
Attend the full Co-op IMPACT Conference, from October 1-4, 2019, free of charge
Participate in exclusive orientation and networking events designed specifically to meet their interests and broaden their understanding of the impacts of cooperatives, mutuals, and credit unions have on their members, communities, and the broader economy
Receive a $500 travel stipend and shared accommodations at the Sheraton Pentagon City conference hotel in Arlington, VA
CLSI 2019 will also include a one-day, pre-conference course on cooperative management from Saint Mary's University, held at NCBA CLUSA headquarters.
Submit An Application
Scholarships to CLSI are open to:
Young professionals (ages 18-35) beginning their career in cooperative business, credit unions, and mutual insurance
Post-secondary students of any age with an interest in co-ops, credit unions, and mutual insurance
Interested applicants must complete an application and include a letter of recommendation
Sponsor A Participant
Your organization can help CLSI continue to flourish by sponsoring a young leader. You may either name the the individual attendee(s) you wish to sponsor or you may sponsor an additional spot open to those applying to our scholarship program, above. CLSI sponsorships cost about $1,700 per person.
All applications may be submitted using the button above and requests to provide sponsorship must
be emailed to Gregory Irving at . Both must be submitted by August 19, 2019.
CLSI 2019 Schedule of Events
Monday, September 30th
5:30 - 8:30 pm
Orientation and welcome dinner
Tuesday, October 1st
8:00 am - 4:00 pm
One day course in "Cooperative Management"
Wednesday, October 2nd
8:00 am - 4:00 pm
4:00 - 5:00 pm
CLSI Networking Sessions
Thursday, October 3rd
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday, October 4th
8:00 am - 12:00 pm
12:00 - 1:00 pm
CLSI Wrap Up
Thank you to our 2019 CLSI sponsors!