Training Programs

Economics and Management

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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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 18, 2017 (Thu): 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM
  • July 20, 2017 (Thu): 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

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 10-11, 2017 (Wed-Thu): 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM
  • July 12-13, 2017 (Wed-Thu): 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM
  • Venue: ICOPED Auditorium/Classroom
  • Course Fee: P2,400 inclusive of kit, 4 snacks, and 2 lunches; live-out
  • Coordinator: Alicia R. Quicoy
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  • Contact Numbers: (049) 536-3266 
  • Minimum number of participants: 25

Fundamentals of Cooperative Course

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

  • April 27-28, 2017 (Thu-Fri): 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM
  • June 1-2, 2017 (Thu-Fri): 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM
  • Venue: ICOPED Auditorium/Classroom
  • Course Fee: P2,400 inclusive of kit, 4 snacks, and 2 lunches; live-out
  • Coordinator: Alicia R. Quicoy
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  • Contact Numbers: (049) 536-3266 
  • Minimum number of participants: 25

Governance and Management of Cooperative

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 4-5, 2017 (Thu-Fri): 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM
  • June 15-16, 2017 (Thu-Fri): 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM
  • Venue: ICOPED Auditorium/Classroom
  • Course Fee: P2,400 inclusive of kit, 4 snacks, and 2 lunches; live-out
  • Coordinator: Alicia R. Quicoy
  • Email address: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Contact Numbers: (049) 536-3266 
  • Minimum number of participants: 25

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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Production Planning and Control in Forest-Based Industries

Consists of lecture and laboratory sessions on the planning and control of production processes of forestry-based industries; includes various tools and techniques to efficiently manage various units of operations in a manufacturing plant. Laboratory exercises include use of computers and various softwares to solve problems in queuing situations, inventory control, scheduling, etc.; designed for supervisors in forest-based industries who want to enhance their understanding of production management using different mathematical tools.

  • 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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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 17, 2017 (Wed): 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM
  • July 19, 2017 (Wed): 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 Economics

The Summer Program in Economics (SPE) is an intensive program designed to prepare prospective students wishing to pursue graduate studies in the field of Economics, Agricultural Economics and allied fields.

Started in 1977 under the auspices of the Department of Economics at the University of the Philippines Los Baños, the main purpose of the Program is to provide students with groundwork on the rudiments of economic principles and its tools and analysis.

Since then, the Program has assisted participants, Filipinos and foreigners alike. Majority of these students have pursued further studies in Economics leading to MS or PhD here and abroad.

The four week program consists of lectures, exercises, and examinations in Macroeconomic Theory, Mathematical Economics, Microeconomic Theory and Econometrics.

  • June 20 - July 14, 2017
  • 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM (Monday to Friday)
  • CEM Lecture Hall, CEM, UPLB
  • P7,500 (per local participant) or US$750 (per foreign participant)
  • Coordinator: Rowena A. Dorado
  • Telefax: (+63 49) 536 3090
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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.

  • July 4-7, 2017: 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM (4 days; Tues-Fri)
  • Venue: ICOPED Auditorium/Classroom
  • Course Fee: P4,800 inclusive of kit, 8 snacks, and 4 lunch; live-out
  • Coordinator: Alicia R. Quicoy
  • Email address: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Contact Numbers: (049) 536-3266 
  • Minimum number of participants: 25