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 to provide guidance to them to better cater for member satisfaction, business opportunities and social concerns. When managed well, agricultural cooperatives can contribute to advancing sustainable development concerns around food security, sustainable use of natural resources, elimination of child labour, and inclusive employment creation.
This Training of Trainers (ToT) is aimed at: - Existing and potential managers of agricultural cooperatives as well as for members involved in managerial tasks (i.e. members of board of directors, administrators, etc.) - Organizations and individuals that train agricultural cooperatives (i.e. management trainers, vocational trainers, producer organizations, etc.)
The My.COOP package consists of 4 modules:
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).
After having completed the Training of Trainers, participants will be able to:
The ToT requires an overall commitment of 80 hours of active study/participation.
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”.