Thirty-five officers from different dairy cooperatives in Nueva Ecija have completed a two-day training course on conflict management at the National Headquarters and Gene Pool of the Philippine Carabao Center (PCC) in the Science City of Muñoz.
Held November 13-14, the training was conducted in conformity with the mandate from the Cooperative Development Authority (CDA) for cooperative officers to undergo training that will enhance their competencies in performing their task and responsibilities.
According to the CDA, the training course on conflict management is one of 14 modules developed by the agency in partnership with the Coop Education Forum (CEF) as part of the Standard Training Curricula for Cooperative Officers in the country.
The curricula include the Basic Cooperative Course, Cooperative Management and Governance, Financial Management, Conflict Management, Parliamentary Procedure, Leadership and Values Re-orientation, Strategic Planning, Audit Management, Records Management, Entrepreneurial and Business Management, Basic Accounting for Non-Accountants, Internal Control, Rules Formulation, and the Cooperative Standards.
The CDA prescribes that this type of training must be facilitated only by its accredited training providers in various regions of the country.
For Region III (Central Luzon), the accredited CDA training provider is the training office at the Central Luzon State University (CLSU).
CLSU training director Teodora T. Battad gave lectures, initiated discussions and conducted workshops for the participants to become fully aware and knowledgeable about their duties and responsibilities as presented and discussed in the curricular contents.
PCC deputy executive director Dr. Felomino Mamuad, project development officer Mario Delizo and project evaluation officer Erickson Dela Cruz were on hand to perform their assigned roles in the conduct of the training.
One of the participants, Melchor Correa, chair of the Eastern Primary Multi-Purpose Cooperative (EPMPC) in San Jose City, said the training was very helpful as they acquired the appropriate knowledge on how to handle conflicts that crop up at times among members in their respective cooperatives.