In any organization, sound leadership spells the successful implementation of its mandate. Good governance in small units of a community is as imperative as it is in nation building.
This proves to be the guiding principle of PCC through the National Impact Zone (NIZ) team in coordinating cooperative governance, leadership and values education training among its partner farmer-cooperatives.
The training courses are conducted in compliance to Rule 7 of the Implementing Rules and Regulations of RA 9520 otherwise known as the Philippine Cooperative Development Act, to address the issues on inadequate resources of cooperatives and limited number of accredited training providers.
“It is our commitment to equip and prepare our partner cooperatives to become responsible. They should be empowered to manage their enterprise. Each member has a duty to perform,” said Wilma Del Rosario, Agriculturist II and NIZ technical staff.
The said training courses include basic cooperative course, cooperative management and governance, financial management, policy development, and leadership and value re-orientation.
Each cooperative chairman and members of board of directors is required to attend the training course to understand the leader’s role in agricultural development particularly in cooperative management.
The capability enhancement activities will be conducted in six batches covering two major training courses as mandated by RA 9520 such as cooperative governance, leadership and values education.
Last September 26-27, the first batch has already undergone capability building and training at the PCC. The other batches of participants are expected to finish by the end of November.
The training participants were taught on strategies on how to effectively perform what is expected and required of them in the organization.
“By providing these capability building trainings, PCC will be able to meet the minimum requirements to be an Accredited Cooperative Training Provider as set by the Cooperative Development Authority,” Del Rosario said.