provide education and training for their members, elected representatives,
managers and employees so they can contribute effectively to the development of
their co-operative. They inform the general public, particularly young people
and opinion leaders, about the nature and benefits of co-operation.
This is the
fifth co-operative principle, as published by the International Co-operative
Alliance. It is not surprising that education was on the original list of seven
Rochdale principles and has remained so following the various ICA-led revisions
of these principles
should help further understanding of the rights and responsibilities of
membership, including their need to exercise their democratic rights. Member
education can help secure an active and informed membership and ensure that
elected representatives and leaders are ones who share their vision and
aspirations for the success of their co-operative, and have the necessary
skills to carry out their responsibilities.
operational performance has been among key targets by various organizations
globally including cooperatives. Among the major strategies to improve
performance of various kinds in organizations is the provision of education and
training to enable implementation of daily activities.
As an APEX body
and same as other cooperatives, ICC needs continuous provision of education and
training to the Board, members and management as a means to build capacity
needed to attain the desired needs and aspirations. The initiated cooperative
education and training system has served as an empowering tool to build
capacity of cooperatives to reach desired end, including better provision of
services to satisfy members.
In this regard, ICC in
order to perform its duties, missions assigned to the law of the cooperative
sector and based on its strategic and operational goals and plans to increase
the productivity of human resources and empowering members, has established a
training and research center in the cooperative sector.
This center will try to play a constructive role in spreading and
promoting cooperative culture by regularly planning and holding educational,
practical and purposeful courses, by using experienced professors, and by
developing quantitative and qualitative activities.
The outbreak of COVID-19 in Iran and necessary measures taken to
tackle the spread of the virus may cause significant disruption to the
provision of education, training and mobility opportunities for cooperative
sector in Iran
As per the assessment of the researchers, it is uncertain to get
back to normal education anytime soon. This will have negative effects on
education opportunities. Training and research center of ICC struggling to find
options to deal with this challenging situation.
Some of the training courses that has been hold by ICC are as
Conventional training courses
to commercial cards
the provisions of the articles of association of cooperative Society
of Organizational Behavior
and development in Economic enterprise and its role for after the COVID-19
course on Time Management
of Protocol, Etiquette, for managers
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