Training Programs

Courses for entrepreneurs

Agroforestry Farm Planning and Design

The course will focus on the compatibility of people and upland resources in terms of protection and provision of livelihood opportunities.  Planning and designing of sustainable agroforestry systems using various tools developed that are easy to use and farmer friendly shall be discussed.

The course is designed for community development workers and technical staff who are engaged in planning and designing of agroforestry project and farms.

  • 3 days duration, TBA
  • P6,500 per person
  • Minimum no. of participants: 10
  • Venue: TREES, CFNR, UPLB

Schedule of the Forestry courses will be announced. Course fee covers only lecture materials and certificate of completion; excluding cost of field trips.

For inquiries, please contact:
The Director
Training Center for Tropical Resources and Ecosystems Sustainability (TREES)
College of Forestry and Natural Resources, UPLB
Tel. Nos.: (049) 536-2736
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Agroforestry Feasibility Study Preparation

A crash course consisting of hands-on preparation of a feasible agroforestry enterprise that the participants want to establish in their respective sites. Components of feasibility study like market study, technical analysis, financial analysis, economic analysis and operational analysis will be emphasized through preparation of actual cases; designed for community development workers and technical staff who are engaged in the preparation of projects that require ex-ante analysis.

  • 3 days duration, TBA
  • Minimum no. of participants: 10
  • Course Fee: P6,500 per person
  • Venue: TREES, CFNR, UPLB

For inquiries, please contact:

The Director
Training Center for Tropical Resources and Ecosystems Sustainability (TREES)
College of Forestry and Natural Resources, UPLB
Tel. Nos.: (049) 536-2736
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Basic Cooperative Course

The course covers the fundamental knowledge of cooperatives that all coop officers should have, as mandated by RA 9520.

  • April 28-29, 2016: 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM
  • June 2-3, 2016: 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM
  • Venue: ICOPED Auditorium/Classroom
  • Course Fee: P2,400 inclusive of kit, 4 snacks, and 2 lunches
  • Coordinator: Alicia R. Quicoy
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  • Contact Numbers: (049) 536-3266 
  • Minimum number of participants: 25

Butterfly Culture/Rearing for Biodiversity Conservation and Additional Livelihood

Course is designed to transfer the technology on captive/ranching of butterflies. Various topics to be covered are:

  1. Biology, ecology, taxonomy and behavior of butterflies; captive breeding of butterflies, butterfly farming and ranching, management of pests and diseases of butterflies, conservation management of butterflies legal and marketing requirements of captive bred butterflies, host plants of Philippine butterflies and other uses.
  2. Field Exposure: Familiarization of existing butterflies flora and fauna in the area; field collection of host flora; field collection of butterflies
  3. Preparation of souvenir items from dead butterflies; butterfly framing; restoration of lost body parts; Lepidomosaic art.
  4. Principles and practices in main training butterfly sanctuaries and butterfly houses.
  • By arrangement
  • P4,000 per participant
  • Min. no. of participants: 10-15
  • Contact Persons: Dr. Bonifacio F. Cayabyab and Mr. Rolando G. Bayot
  • Coordinator: Dr. Gil L. Magsino
  • Tel/fax No. (049) 536-2409
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Cooperative Management and Governance

The course is designed to enhance the knowledge of the Board of Directors and the General Manager in the practice of good governance and management, thereby enabling them to contribute to the effective operation of the cooperative as an economic and social enterprise.

  • May 5-6, 2016: 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM
  • June 9-10, 2016: 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM
  • Venue: ICOPED Auditorium/Classroom
  • Course Fee: P2,400 inclusive of kit, 4 snacks, and 2 lunches
  • Coordinator: Alicia R. Quicoy
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  • Contact Numbers: (049) 536-3266 
  • Minimum number of participants: 25

Course on Cooperative Standards

The course is designed to develop and enhance the knowledge and skills of the Treasurer, Audit Committee and General Manager on the different cooperative standards prescribed by the Cooperative Development Authority (CDA).

  • April 17-18, 2015: 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM
  • July 17-18, 2015: 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM
  • Venue: ICOPED Auditorium/Classroom
  • Course Fee: P1,400 without meals; P1,600 with meals (4 snacks, 2 lunch meals)
  • Coordinator: Anselma C. Manila
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  • Contact number: (049) 536-3266 and 0918 209 1542
  • Minimum number of participants: 20

Credit Management

The course covers the the concept and application of credit management practices in the cooperative which includes the concepts and principles of savings, the elements of credit/lending policy, and effective lending process.  This is a CDA-mandatory training course required for officers of credit cooperatives to equip them with the necessary skills in managing savings and credit. 

  • May 19, 2016: 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM
  • July 14, 2016: 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM
  • Venue: ICOPED Auditorium/Classroom
  • Course Fee: P1,200 inclusive of kit, 2 snacks, and 1 lunch
  • Coordinator: Alicia R. Quicoy
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  • Contact Numbers: (049) 536-3266 
  • Minimum number of participants: 25

Events Management Training

This course is designed to equip students with the skills to organize all aspects of indoor and outdoor events such as music events, press conferences, charity or major events. It covers the design, development, implementation and coordination of big and small events and prepares learners for all aspects of this dynamic and exciting activity/industry. 

  • Schedule: Available by request
  • Duration: 1 day (9:00 AM to 5:00 PM)
  • Venue: Learning Resource Center
  • Participants: 20-30 Agricultural and Rural Development Scholarship (ARDS) Grantees; interested UPLB Students; open to the public
  • Course fee:  PhP 3,000 per person (includes materials, lunch and snacks); free for UPLB students
  • Coordinator: Sheryl Edd P. Hermosa-Ebron
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  • Contact Numbers: (049) 536-2761

Financial Management

The course covers the basic competencies required of a member of the Board of Directors and the treasurers in overseeing the management of the financial resources of the cooperative

  • May 12-13, 2016: 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM
  • July 12-13, 2016: 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM
  • Venue: ICOPED Auditorium/Classroom
  • Course Fee: P2,400 inclusive of kit, 4 snacks, and 2 lunches
  • Coordinator: Alicia R. Quicoy
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  • Contact Numbers: (049) 536-3266 
  • Minimum number of participants: 25

Insect Pests of Wood, Post Harvest Bamboo and Rattan

Consists of lecture and laboratory sessions on biology and control of destructive insect pests of wood, bamboo and rattan ; emphasis is on basic ecology, identification, prevention, control methods and techniques to prevent infestation of termites and wood boring beetles. An introduction to termite baiting and use of physical barrier and a field trip to a commercial termite control company are included; designed for pest control operators, quarantine officers and research/academic personnel who wish to gain basic understanding of the biology and control of these wood boring insects.

  • 5 days duration, TBA
  • Venue: TREES, CFNR
  • P10,000 per person
  • Minimum no. of participants: 5

Schedule of the Forestry courses will be announced. Course fee covers only lecture materials and certificate of completion; excluding cost of field trips.

For inquiries, please contact:
The Director
Training Center for Tropical Resources and Ecosystems Sustainability (TREES)
College of Forestry and Natural Resources, UPLB
Tel. Nos.: (049) 536-2736
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Intensive Beekeeping

A 6 day training course with an estimated 56 contact hours. Learning strategies employed in the training is a combination of lectures, demos, laboratory and field work plus video presentation. Hands-on activites comprise the bulk of the course.

Topics include:

  1. History and Importance of Beekeeping
  2. Bee Biology and Behaviour
  3. Bee Pests and Diseases
  4. Melliferous Plants
  5. Honey and Pollen Analysis
  6. Equipment Construction
  7. Transferring Feral Colonies
  8. Beekeeping with Native Bees
  9. Bee Genetics
  10. Seasonal Management
  11. Bee Product Development
  12. Beekeeping Ethics
  13. Economics on Beekeeping

Date (Duration) and time schedule
April 4-9, 2016
May 16-21, 2016
October 3-8, 2016

Venue:
Institute of Biological Sciences, College of Arts and Sciences

Course Fee:
P6,500 (inclusive of bee veil, training kit, trip fares and snacks)

Coordinators:
Dr. Analinda M. Fajardo
Course Coordinator
(049) 536 2893 (IBS)
09228493531
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Dr. Aimee Lynn A. Barrion-Dupo
Program coordinator
(049) 536 2893 (IBS)
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Minimum number of participants required:
25 participants

Marketing of Forest Products

Consists of lecture and laboratory sessions on marketing concepts and strategies as applied to forest products; geared toward the development of an effective marketing plan; emphasis is on different marketing concepts in relation to current trends (local and global) that affect effective marketing of forest products; designed for middle management personnel of wood based companies involved in the marketing of various forest products.

  • 5 days duration, TBA
  • Venue: CFNR
  • P10,000 per person
  • Minimum no. of participants: 5

Schedule of the Forestry courses will be announced. Course fee covers only lecture materials and certificate of completion; excluding cost of field trips.

For inquiries, please contact:
The Director
Training Center for Tropical Resources and Ecosystems Sustainability (TREES)
College of Forestry and Natural Resources, UPLB
Tel. Nos.: (049) 536-2736
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Risk Management

The course covers the risks, risk management and risk management plan, the knowledge, skills, and attitudes required of cooperative officers in identifying and assessing risks in lending and investing. 

  • May 20, 2016: 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM
  • July 15, 2016: 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM
  • Venue: ICOPED Auditorium/Classroom
  • Course Fee: P1,200 inclusive of kit, 2 snacks, and 1 lunch
  • Coordinator: Alicia R. Quicoy
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  • Contact Numbers: (049) 536-3266 
  • Minimum number of participants: 25

Summer Program in Management

The four-weekend program on management theory and practice, embodied in three learning modules, is designed to equip Master in Management (MM) applicants as well as non-MM participants with the necessary knowledge and tools for developing or further enhancing their management abilities.

  1. Module I: Key Management Tools and Concepts
  2. Module II: Basic Agribusiness
  3. Module III: Accounting

Course Fees:

  • P9,000 for local applicants
  • P12,000 for foreign participants
  • P4,000 Module I only
  • P2,500 Module II only
  • P2,500 Module III only

Schedule and Venue:

  • June 19 to July 17, 2015
  • Fridays: 1:30-7:30 pm (MM-ABM),4:00-7:00 pm (non MM-ABM)
  • Saturdays/Sundays: 8:30-12:00 nn, 2:00-5:30 pm

Coordinators

  • Coordinators: Reynaldo L. Tan and Nanette A. Aquino
  • Tel.No.: (049) 536-2846
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Training of Trainers (TOT) for the Accredited Training Providers (ATP) of the Cooperative Development Authority (CDA)

The course aims to enhance and upgrade the knowledge, skills and attitudes of the trainers of the ATPs and/or prospective applicants of the CDA accreditation program in conducting and managing training programs for cooperatives.

  • June 27-30, 2016: 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM (4 days)
  • Venue: ICOPED Auditorium/Classroom
  • Course Fee: P4,800 inclusive of kit, 8 snacks, and 4 lunch
  • Coordinator: Alicia R. Quicoy
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  • Contact Numbers: (049) 536-3266 
  • Minimum number of participants: 25

Understanding Wood

Consists of lecture and laboratory sessions on the chemical, physical and mechanical properties of wood that affect its utilization; includes discussion on major chemical constituents of wood, moisture content, density and specific gravity, shrinkage and swelling, strength and rheological properties among others, supplemented by laboratory exercises to explain behavior of wood in service; designed for supervisors or technical personnel of wood-based companies as well as research and academic staff of forestry related institutions.

  • 5 days duration, TBA
  • Venue: CFNR
  • P10,000 per person
  • Minimum no. of participants: 5

Schedule of the Forestry courses will be announced. Course fee covers only lecture materials and certificate of completion; excluding cost of field trips.

For inquiries, please contact:
The Director
Training Center for Tropical Resources and Ecosystems Sustainability (TREES)
College of Forestry and Natural Resources, UPLB
Tel. Nos.: ((049) 536-2736
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Wood Identification

Consists of lecture and laboratory sessions on the classification and identification of commercially important Philippine hardwoods; includes identification techniques based on gross and anatomical features of wood and hands on laboratory exercises and sample preparation; designed for supervisors or technical personnel of wood-based companies as well as research and academic staff of forestry related institutions.

  • 5 days duration, TBA
  • Venue: TREES, CFNR
  • P10,000 per person
  • Minimum no. of participants: 5

Schedule of the Forestry courses will be announced. Course fee covers only lecture materials and certificate of completion; excluding cost of field trips.

For inquiries, please contact:
The Director
Training Center for Tropical Resources and Ecosystems Sustainability (TREES)
College of Forestry and Natural Resources, UPLB
Tel. Nos.: ((049) 536-2736
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Wood Seasoning

Consists of lecture and laboratory sessions designed to provide basic training in the drying of Philippine hardwood; includes the principles and processes involved in drying of wood reinforced by demonstration and hands-on drying experience; familiarize participants with wood-based relation, air drying and kiln drying methods, seasonal defects and their prevention. A field trip to commercial wood drying facility is included; designed for plant supervisors and kiln operators; also recommended for those who are considering construction of drying facilities in their wood processing plant.

  • 5 days duration, TBA
  • Venue: CFNR
  • P10,000 per person
  • Minimum no. of participants: 5

Schedule of the Forestry courses will be announced. Course fee covers only lecture materials and certificate of completion; excluding cost of field trips.

For inquiries, please contact:
The Director
Training Center for Tropical Resources and Ecosystems Sustainability (TREES)
College of Forestry and Natural Resources, UPLB
Tel. Nos.: (049) 536-2736
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Wood-Based Composites

Consists of lecture and laboratory sessions on the technology and manufacture of plywood, particleboard and fiberboard; emphasis is on raw material properties and selection, various unit of operators in productions and quality control; includes a field trip to a commercial plywood or particle board plant ; designed for prospective entrepreneurs /supervisors or technical personnel of wood-based companies who wish to acquire basic understanding of the principles and techniques of producing commercial panel board products.

  • 5 days duration, TBA
  • Venue: TREES, CFNR
  • P10,000 per person
  • Minimum no. of participants: 5

Schedule of the Forestry courses will be announced. Course fee covers only lecture materials and certificate of completion; excluding cost of field trips.

For inquiries, please contact:
The Director
Training Center for Tropical Resources and Ecosystems Sustainability (TREES)
College of Forestry and Natural Resources, UPLB
Tel. Nos.: ((049) 536-2736
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