Leadership Development Programme for Chairpersons/ Women Directors of Cooperatives of India, 2 - 4 April, 2019 – A Report
NCCE of National Cooperative Union of India organized a three day training course from 2 – 4 April, 2019 at New Delhi for up-gradation of knowledge and skill of women cooperative leaders of the country. The aim was to refresh and hone their leadership skills by educating them on various aspects of governance like cooperative ideology, role of women in development of cooperatives, understanding financial statements of a society etc. In addition, relevant topics like skill development, use of information technology, social media, methods of cashless transactions, communication skills, entrepreneur skills for income generation, role of Rashtriya Mahila Kosh were also discussed at length by subject experts. The programme was attended by 41 elected women board of directors from many states and sectors across the country viz. Telangana, Karnataka, Uttar Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Bihar, Maharashtra and Assam. The participants came from different sectors viz. handloom/ handicrafts, fisheries, multi-purpose and service cooperatives.
While inaugurating the programme Dr. V.K. Dubey, Director (NCCE) hoped that such programmes will equip the participants with the requisite soft skills, including managerial and technical know-how and empower them to lead their societies towards a bright future. Participants stated that they will overcome their internal hesitation and become more confident.
Sh. N. Satyanarayana, Chief Executive, NCUI also met the participants on the 2nd day and stated that after attending this programme women cooperators will be able to start income generating activities, and empower themselves and improve the working of their society. While speaking during the valedictory function the participants stated that this training will definitely enhance their performance as effective leaders of cooperatives. Participants were satisfied with the topics covered during the programme. They also requested to organise such programmes in their respective states so that the lectures may be organised in vernacular languages and maximum women leaders will be able to empower themselves.
The programme was coordinated by Sandhya Kapoor, Dy. Director, NCCE.