My.COOP - Managing your agricultural cooperative: Training of trainers

My.COOP - Managing your agricultural cooperative
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My.COOP - Managing your agricultural cooperative: Training of trainers

7 October–31 December 2024
The course is available in English, Français, Español
Introduction to the course

My.COOP is a training package and programme on the management of agricultural cooperatives. It was designed for existing and potential managers of agricultural cooperatives, and members involved in managerial tasks, to improve the management of their cooperatives and provide them with guidance on enhancing member satisfaction, exploiting business opportunities and dealing with social concerns. When managed well, agricultural cooperatives can contribute to advancing sustainable development objectives relating to food security, sustainable use of natural resources, elimination of child labour and inclusive employment creation.

Who attends this course?

This Training of Trainers (ToT) is intended for: - Existing and potential managers of agricultural cooperatives, and members involved in managerial tasks (members of the board of directors, administrators, etc.); - Organizations and individuals that provide training for agricultural cooperatives (management trainers, vocational trainers, producer organizations, etc.)

What topics does this course cover?

The My.COOP package consists of 4 modules:

  • Basics of agricultural cooperatives
  • Cooperative service provision
  • Supply of farm inputs
  • Cooperative marketing
What will I learn?

The My.COOP distance learning Training of Trainers (TOT) programme assumes that its participants are already familiar with the operations and challenges of agricultural cooperatives. The objective of the distance learning programme is thus NOT to train professionals who want to acquire knowledge regarding cooperatives. The TOT will rather allow cooperative experts to acquire the necessary competencies to design and deliver an interactive and participatory face-to-face training using the My.COOP training modules (focus on training methods).

What will I be able to do?

After having completed the Training of Trainers, participants will be able to:

  • Plan and implement a My.COOP training from an initial learning needs assessment until the final evaluation of the My.COOP training workshop;
  • Adapt and design contextualized My.COOP training activities using a broad range of participatory methodologies;
  • Explain My.COOP content to the target audience taking adult learning principles into account;
  • Apply facilitation techniques to deliver the training in a face to face setting.
Training phases and certification

The ToT requires an overall commitment of 80 hours of active study/participation.

  1. Phase 1 consists of an online self-learning with a final test.
  2. Phase 2 is a zoom based online ToT, including 2 microteachings to be delivered by the participants.
  3. In phase 3 participants will be asked to design and deliver one My.Coop Training.

The successful participation in phase 1 and 2 will result in a Certificate of Participation by the International Training Centre of the ILO (ITCILO). The successful conclusion of phase 3 will result in an ILO Certificate of “My.Coop Trainer”.

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