عنوان مقاله [English]
Today, Training is considered to be a main policy of cooperative sector in view of its undisputed necessity for managers. Considering some shortcomings observed in the performance of the managers of poultry cooperatives, the current research paper is an attempt to identify their training needs as well as the variables involved during 2009. The statistical population consists of 96 functional poultry cooperatives which were fully included with no sampling required. Data were gathered using questionnaire and interview and were analyzed through descriptive and inferential statistical techniques (Spearman and Kruskul Walis).
According to descriptive results, the average age of the managers was 40; the effectiveness of the trainings previously held was evaluated as "very poor". Also, literacy of members and profitability of the cooperatives were found to be "average" and "poor" respectively.
The prioritization of the managers' training needs indicated the extra significance of specialized training over general one.
In terms of inferential statistical information, significant correlation was discovered at the confidence level of 95% between the literacy level of members and the effectiveness of the previously held training courses. However, no statistically significant correlation was found between years of managerial experience, profitability of the cooperative, being of local background, being a dual-career from one hand and training needs on the other.