Postgraduate Certificate in Cooperative Management

Program Days:

Face-to-Face- On-campus

Module 1: Pivoting the Business Model
July 24, 25, 26, 27, 28 2023
8:30 AM to 5:00 PM

Live Online
Module 2: Leading and Innovating Change
August 8, 10, 15, 17, 22, 24, 29, 31, September 5, 2023
September 7, 2023 (Business Plan Coaching)
1:30 PM to 5:00 PM

Face-to-Face- On-campus
Module 3: Leading the New Normal
September 18 and 19, 2023
September 20 and 21, 2023
(Presentation of Business Plans and Graduation)
8:30 AM to 5:00 PM

(GMT+08) on all dates


PHP 198,000.00 or USD 3,600.00*

Inclusive of board and lodging at AIM Conference Center Manila.
*The prevailing exchange rate at the date of payment may apply.

Let us know if you are interested to avail of early bird/group discount or discuss payment terms.

Program Overview

The Asian Institute of Management School of Executive Education and Lifelong Learning, in partnership with the Co-operative College of the Philippines supported by the CLIMBS Life and General Insurance Cooperative, developed the first-ever program tailored for cooperative leaders, executives, and directors:  the Postgraduate Certificate in Cooperative Management.

The partnership recognizes the significance of considering both present needs and the evolving landscape of work in the cooperative sector to sustain progress and unlock the full potential of an organization.

Cooperatives are distinctive organization entities that place a high value on shared economic gains, democratic decision-making, and community involvement. Effective management becomes increasingly important to a cooperative’s success as it grows and expands. The Postgraduate Certificate in Cooperative Management is intended to provide cooperative officers and board members with the crucial abilities and information required to lead and oversee successful cooperative enterprises as well as to foster innovation and business model adaptation in response to shifting market conditions. As cooperatives must adapt to changes in their operating environment, pursuing new opportunities, launching new products or services, and effectively managing risk, innovation, and business model pivoting are essential elements of the program.

Participants will gain knowledge on how to create and carry out tactical strategies that are consistent with the cooperative’s mission, vision, and goals. Futures thinking, fintech, customer journey and experience mapping, design thinking, entrepreneurial finance, data science and application, digital marketing, project management, strategic negotiation, self and team leadership, and managing change are just a few of the topics and key highlights that are covered in the program.

Graduates of the program will be in a good position to manage, as officers or board members, and steer a wide variety of cooperative businesses to contribute to the larger cooperative movement in the Philippines by promoting the cooperative business model and advocating for initiatives that support the expansion and development of cooperative industries.

Program Objectives

The program aims to achieve the following learning objectives and goals:

1. Inspire the participants to develop an innovative and entrepreneurial mindset.
2. Create and implement strong strategic plans that engage members and stakeholders, support the cooperative’s goal and vision, and foster a spirit of creativity and ongoing business development.
3. By learning using agile management approaches, organizations can quickly respond to changes in the market and the competitive landscape by creating effective and agile teams, flexible organizational structures, and decisionmaking and innovation-supporting procedures.
4. Create a culture of innovation that emphasizes experimentation and learning by implementing design thinking approaches to discover and address customer problems, challenges, and pain points, and build new products and services that address customer demands.
5. In managing cooperative firms, create entrepreneurial finance by discovering and assessing new business and financial opportunities, developing, and overseeing budgets, and making tactical financial choices that encourage innovation and expansion. 6. Identify and seize new market opportunities, analyze data, and create marketing strategies that are consistent with cooperative ideals and encourage innovation and growth.

What You Will Learn

Day 1: Pivoting the Business Model

Day 2: Environmental Analysis Scanning the new normal

Day 3: Futures Thinking and Strategic Foresight

Day 4: Futures Thinking and Strategic Foresight

Day 5: Business and Product Profitability Analysis

Day 6: Fintech Unleashing Financial Technologies in Cooperative Management

Day 7: Customer Journey and Market Insights

Day 8 : Innovation through Design Thinking

Day 9: Design Thinking Workshop

Day 10: Business Plan Coaching (Session 1)

Day 11: Financial Data Science and Application

Day 12: Customer Data Science and Application

Day 13: Digital Marketing Unleashing the Potential of Web and Social Media Platforms

Day 14: Strategic Project Management

Day 15: Strategic Project Management

Day 16: Lean Business Innovation

Day 17: Lean Business Innovation

Day 18: Change Management and Simulation

Day 19: Building a Resilient COOP Organization

Day 20: Business Plan Coaching (Session 2)

Day 21: The Emotionally Intelligent and Agile Leader

Day 22: Coaching for COOP Leaders

Day 23: Coaching for COOP Leaders

Day 24: Strategic Negotiations for COOP Leaders

Day 25: Business Plan Presentation

Who Should Attend

The program is designed for officers and board of directors of any type of established cooperatives and/or business owners, social innovators, human resource practioners who wants to establish a cooperative for their organization or business activity.