ICOPED conduct Training on Entrepreneurial and Business Management
Entrepreneurial and Business Management is one of the mandatory trainings required by the Cooperative Development Authority that the General Manager (GM) of a cooperative has to attend to. The course covers the knowledge, skills and attitudes required of the GM in developing the business and entrepreneurial activities of the cooperative. The objectives of the course are to:1) Identify business opportunities and entrepreneurial activities for members; 2) Develop business and entrepreneurial activities for members; 3) Implement business and entrepreneurial activities for members.
The Training was conducted last June 25-28, 2014 in the Calamba City Cooperative and Livelihood Development Department Training Center II, Market Site, Calamba City, Laguna. The training was coordinated by Ms. Anselma C. Manila and Ms. Alicia R. Quicoy University Extension Specialist and University Researcher of ICOPED, respectively. The Resource Speakers were Dr. Dinah Pura t. Depositario, Prof. Nimfa Beatriz D. Montes, Prof. Nanette A. Aquino and Prof. Normito Zapata all were from the Department of Agribusiness Management and Entrepreneurship (DAME). A total of 30 participants from 19 cooperatives assisted by the Cooperative and Livelihood Development Department (CLDD) attended the training. They were: 1) Local Tourist Vendors Credit Cooperative (LTVCC); 2) Laguna Drivers and Operators Transport Service MPC; 3) Enkie Philippines Employees MPC (EPEMPC); 4) Calamba Multi-Purpose Cooperative (CAMPCO); 5) Calamba Rice Growers MPC (CRGMPC); 6) Calamba City Workers Cooperative (CCWC); 7) Calamba Upland Marketing Cooperative (CUFAMCO); 8) Common Wealth Credit Cooperative (CWCC); 9) Calamba City Employees MPC (CCEMPC); 10) Kalayaan MPC (KMPC); 11) UPLB Credit and Development Cooperative (UPLBCDC); 12) Bagong Kalsada Bayanihan Credit Cooperative (BKBCC); 13) Calamba Parish Development Cooperative (CPDC); 14) La Mesa San Isidro MPC (LMSIMPC); 15) Bureau of Fire Protection R4A MPC (BFP R4A MPC); 16) La Mesa Community Water Service Cooperative (LMCWS); 17) Mercado De Calamba Credit Cooperative (MCCC); 18) Calamba Vegetables Grower Marketing Cooperative (CVGMC); and 19) Calamba Sewers Producers Cooperative.(AB Peria)
UPLB through ICOPED Partners with CDA on Cooperative Education and Training
On July 24, 2013, a Memorandum of Agreement between UPLB and the Cooperative Development Authority (CDA) was signed. CDA pursuant to Article 44 and Section 5 of Rule 7 of the Implementing Rules and Regulations of Republic Act No. 9520, otherwise known as the Cooperative Code of 2008, provides that the officers of the cooperative shall be required to undergo necessary training conducted by cooperatives, Federations and/or other trainers or training institutions duly accredited by the Authority. Thus, the purpose of the partnership is to strengthen CDA and the Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) like UPLB through the Institute of Cooperatives and Bio-Enterprise Development (ICOPED) towards improving the education and training of the cooperatives in the country through the conduct of Training of Trainers to Accredited Training Providers (ATPs). Furthermore, to ensure that quality training and education will be delivered by ATPs to cooperative officers in their compliance to mandatory trainings as provided by law. ICOPED, CEM, UPLB is the only institution in Region 4 accredited by CDA to conduct the Training of Trainers (TOT) among the trainers of ATPs and/or prospective applicants of the accreditation program of CDA.
In line with the said partnership, the members of the Technical Working Group (TWG) for ATPs and their trainers attended the ” Training-Workshop for the Trainers of Accredited Training Providers of CDA” in Diliman from Oct. 22-25, 2013. The objective of the workshop is the development of TOT Standard Course Outline to be used in the conduct of TOT.
ICOPED commence the first batch of TOT at ICOPED Auditorium last June 17-20, 2014. The Training was coordinated by Ms. Anselma C. Manila and Ms. Arminga B. Peria, University Extension Specialist and University Researcher of ICOPED, respectively. The speakers were Dr. Mildred O. Moscoso and Professor Jon Paul F. Maligalig from the College of Development Communication and Professor Winifrida D. Medina from the College of Public Affairs and Development. A total of 38 participants from Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao attended the training. The participants were from the following institutions: a) Batangas Provincial Cooperative Development Office (BPCDO); b) Tanauan Cooperative Development Office; c) Cavite Provincial Cooperative and Livelihood Development Office (PCLEDO); d) Calapan City Cooperative Development Office; e) Institute of Cooperatives and Bio-Enterprise Development (ICOPED); f) Romblon Provincial Cooperative and Development Office (RPCDO); g) Provincial Cooperative Development Office-Province of Dinagat Island (PCDO-PDI); h) Palawan Provincial Cooperative Development Office (PPCDO); i) Cabuyao City Cooperative Development Office (CCDO); j) Mati City Cooperative Development Office, Davao Oriental; k) Municipal Cooperative Development Office, Mercedes, Camarines Norte; l) League of Cooperative Development Officers of the Philippines, Negros Oriental (LCDOP); m) Cooperative Union of Batangas (CUB).(AB Peria)
ICOPED Faculty, Prof. Karen Quilloy attends USAID STRIDE Case Writing Workshop
QUEZON CITY, Philippines – ICOPED faculty, Prof. Karen Quilloy attended the USAID Science, Technology, Research, and Innovation for Development (STRIDE) Case Writing Workshop last 23-25 June 2014 at Crowne Plaza Manila Galleria, Quezon City. The workshop was conducted by USAID STRIDE in collaboration with the William Davidson Institute (WDI) of the University of Michigan (U-M), with Dr. John Branch, academic director and lecturer at Ross School of Business, U-M, as the key workshop instructor and Ms. Andrea Meyer, case writing expert at WDI, as his co-instructor.
Aimed at enhancing the capacity of participants to develop quality case studies and teach them effectively, the use of cases as an effective instructional design, systematic framework for case writing, methods for teaching cases, and opportunities for publishing cases were discussed during the workshop. In the discussion, Dr. Branch also emphasized that “learning is an activity, not a passivity” hence, teaching should involve student-oriented or action-based tools like the case study method.
The USAID STRIDE Case Writing Workshop was also attended by four faculty members from the Department of Agribusiness Management and Entrepreneurship of CEM and other 27 college and university professors from different academic institutions all over the Philippines. For the post-workshop activity, participants are expected to develop and submit their own cases to WDI for possible acceptance to GlobaLens, the division of WDI at the University of Michigan's Ross School of Business that publishes and distributes high-quality, cutting-edge business cases and other teaching materials for business schools around the world.
ICOPED Director, faculty, and R and E staff attend Coop Congress
Dr. Zenaida M. Sumalde, Karen P. Quilloy, Anselma C. Manila, and Arminga B. Peria attended the 13th Southern Tagalog Cooperative Congress (STCC) with the theme “Koop Mandin: Kooperatibang Maaasahan, Aktibong Nakikiisa na may Deyerminasyong I-angat ang Nasyon”on April 9-11, 2014 at the Boac, Marinduque Convention Center. The congress was hosted by the Southern Tagalog Regional Cooperative Development Council (StaRCDC), Provincial Government of Marinduque, Marinduque Provincial Cooperative Development Council, and the Cooperative Development Authority. The meeting was being called in response to the demand of the majority of stakeholders to sustain the gathering of COOP leaders as the proper venue to ventilate and discuss issues affecting the movement. Furthermore, it established the importance and necessity of a periodic consultation among COOP stakeholders.
About 900 participants (officers, members and other cooperative stakeholders) attended the Congress from the 10 provinces of the Southern Tagalog Region namely, Batangas, Cavite, Laguna, Marinduque, Occidental Mindoro, Oriental Mindoro, Palawan, Quezon, Rizal, and Romblon. The 13th STCC’s main topic discussed include: Good Governance, Principles of Management in the Cooperative, and Effective Policies for Implementation presented by Ms. Licera V. Juarez, former Chair of Board of Administrator of the Cooperative Development Authority (CDA) and currently a member of Landbank of the Philippines Countryside Development Foundation, Inc. (LCDFI) Pool of Trainers.
There were also booths from the different provinces to showcase local products. The 14th Southern Tagalog Cooperative Congress will be held in Cavite in 2015.The symbolic key was turned-over by the Governor of Marinduque, Honorable Carmencita O. Reyes to Mr. Rodrigo M. Camia, Chairman Emeritus of StarCDC and Chair of PCDC Cavite, who represented the province of Cavite.
Vivian Fabiana T. Mejia retires
Mrs. Mejia aka Ate Vi retires from ICOPED effective February 1, 2014. She serves the University for 36 years in general and 16 years and 10 months at ICOPED. She started as a Research Aide at the Department of Agronomy in 1978 then transferred to the then Agricultural Credit and Cooperatives Institute (ACCI) now Institute of Cooperatives and Bio-Enterprise Development (ICOPED) in 1997 where she occupied an Administrative Assistant II item on temporary basis and later attained permanent status. She will best be remembered for her happy giggling smile.
Ate Vi was born on January 20, 1954 at Sariaya, Quezon. She is married to Rodolfo M. Mejia with whom she has two children, Roger and Rose Anne.(ABPeria)