Training

INSTITUTE OF CO-OPERATIVE STUDIES (ICS)

As training arm, ICS endeavours to be the co-operatives’ first choice in seeking information, acquiring knowledge, and developing skills related to the cooperative enterprise. It is developing its competence as a center of learning for cooperators. It is focused on its mission to “deliver quality learning programs and grow cooperators who are committed to building the cooperative movement & the nation.”

ICS delivers various education and training programs for board of directors and other officers of cooperatives. It conducts a regular 6-month management development program for middle managers, combining theory and practice. It has also adopted a co-creation strategy by involving human resource managers of cooperatives in developing competency-based curricula and training programs for various rank and file positions in cooperatives. It has decentralized its delivery of training programs to the regions to ensure that these are accessible and affordable to cooperatives, by training and accrediting facilitators in the different regions and partnering with local cooperatives in organizing the training.

ICS is accredited by the Cooperative Development Authority as Training Provider to deliver the training programs required of all elected and appointed officers of cooperatives. It runs these programs on a regular basis in different parts of Mindanao, including online versions that are available to cooperatives nationwide.

In all its education and training programs, ICS endeavours to align cooperative practices with the universally accepted Cooperative Values and Principles. In support of the advocacy agenda of MASS SPECC, ICS invests in knowledge management to develop appropriate training programs with accompanying learning resources. This will enable ICS to assist staff of cooperatives as well as coop members in acquiring knowledge and competency to undertake community-based development interventions.

PROGRAMS AND SERVICES OFFERED
1. CDA REQUIRED TRAININGS

___ Fundamentals of Cooperatives (*)

___ Cooperative Governance & Management (*)

___ Financial, Risk & Credit Management (*)

(*) Required training for coop officers (Board, Committees, CEO/GM) to qualify per CDA Memorandum Circular 2015-09 pursuant to Article 44 of RA 9520 and Rule 7 of the revised Implementing Rules & Regulations

We also offer other trainings required by CDA: Audit Management, Strategic Planning, Conflict Management,  Internal Control, Rules Formulation, Parliamentary Procedure, Leadership and Values Reorientation, Records Management, Basic Accounting for Non-Accountants

2. SPECIALIZED TRAININGS FOR BOARD AND COMMITTEES

___ Financial Analysis for Board of Directors     ___ Strategic Thinking for Decision Makers        ___ Capacity Building for Education Committees

___ Conciliation and Mediation Skills Training  ___ Capacity Building for Election Committees  ___ Capacity Building for Ethics Committees

___ Risk Management    ___ Cooperative Essentials   ___ Leadership and Governance   ___ Coop Taxation

3 SPECIALIZED TRAININGS FOR MANAGERS AND STAFF

___ Critical Thinking for Coop Managers    ___ Financial Analysis for Managers    ___ Credit Investigation

___ Risk Management     ___ Judicial Collection Process and Documentation    ___ Loan Evaluation

___ Delinquency Control   ___ Member Care   ___ Basic Bookkeeping   ___ Tax Filing eBIR Forms and eFPS

___ Financial Literacy for Coop Members   ___ Counterfeit Detection   ___ Effective Collection Strategies and Techniques

___ System Audit/Use (MBWin)    ___ Coop Taxation

MANAGEMENT DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM

A six month training program for Managers and Mid-Managers that aims to develop the next cooperative managers and leaders and strengthen their capacities

in the following areas:

I. Managing the Self (Self Efficacy)

II. Managing the Cooperative

III. Managing People / Teams

IV. Managing Work

4. COMPETENCY BASED TRAINING FOR RANK AND FILE STAFF

___ Bookkeeper / Accounting Clerk    ___ Loan Clerk / Processor

___ Teller   ___ Member Development Officer    ___ Collector

5. OTHER TRAININGS AND SERVICES

___ Team building

___ Transformative Programs (Reflective, spiritual program for coop leaders, managers and staff)

___ Bench marking or Learning Visits (Arranged learning visits to cooperatives)

* Other trainings can be arranged based on coop’s needs.

Contacts
Focus Region Name Contact Information
ZAMBASULTA Romulo M. Villamin 09175202837
 CARAGA – ZAMBASULTA Karen T. Cruz 09171425284
Region 11 – 12 Rev. Cromwell Esteban Rabaya 09328730474 / 09272871884
Region 9 – 10 Jhenebeth P. Rejas 09360462046
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