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MDP on Emotional Intelligence for Effective Leadership

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Emotional intelligence has gained momentum over the years, in managing emotions intelligently and to dealing with people issues at the workplace. Especially, in the context of leadership effectiveness, this concept has proved to be imperative, in today’s business. Considering the prevailing situation, Shri Dharmasthala Manjunatheshwara Institute for Management Development (SDMIMD) organized Management Development Program (MDP) on ‘Emotional Intelligence for Effective Leadership’, on 7 June 2019. 

 
This program is aimed at facilitating the participants to appraise and appreciate issues and concerns a leader encounters in organizational situations while dealing with people, both individually and in teams. Through experiential learning and simulations, the program deliberated the various ways of leading in organizations, with the help of Emotional Intelligence, as an effective tool. Topics, such as leadership styles, leading teams, managing conflict, and emotion management, were discussed.  
 
Dr Nilanjan Sengupta, Professor – OB & HR and Dr Mousumi Sengupta, Professor – OB & HR, from SDMIMD were the resource persons for the program. 
 
Around 30 participants from corporate and administrative heads of the institutions participated in the program. 
 
Dr. Sunil MV, Coordinator of the program and faculty members were present.  

MDP on Predictive Analytics for Business Decision Making

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A two-day MDP on “Predictive Analytics for Business Decision Making” was held on June 3 and 4, 2019. The hands-on program was designed to share the importance of predictive modelling in business, and, to discuss the predictive methods such as linear regression, logistic regression etc and their applications in decision making. The sessions were a blend of data analysis and debates on the application of methods. 

 
Dr Srilakshminarayana G, Faculty - Quantitative Methods, SDMIMD was the resource person and Dr Sunil MV coordinated the program. 

MDP on HR for Non-HR Professionals

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SDMIMD organized a two-day MDP on “HR for Non-HR Professionals” on 30 and 31 May 2019. The basic objective of the program was to address day-to-day people Management issues, faced by professionals, working in various departments, at the role of line managers, departmental heads, responsible for the team and individual performance.  The program discussed and deliberated the issues and challenges of communication, motivation, leadership and team building, irrespective of sectors and size of the companies. Especially, issues, such as self-awareness, conflict management, performance appraisal feedback, were discussed. 

Through management games, role plays, simulation exercises, the participants learnt certain techniques to effectively address such issues. The participants of the program consisted of executives from the corporate and academic sector. Dr Mousumi Sengupta and Dr Nilanjan Sengupta, Professors – HRM and OB, were the faculty resource persons for the program. The program received highly positive feedback and the participants opined that they got benefitted substantially from the program. Dr Sunil M. V. was the coordinator for the program. 

MDP on Behavioural Finance

 
A one-Day MDP on Behavioural Finance was organised for financial consultants and portfolio managers, involved in giving guidance to the investors and constructing a portfolio to the requirements on May 21, 2019, at SDMIMD. 
 
The program covered various biases and traits which are developed in the minds of the investors and the possible culmination of those biases while investing. The participants were provided with various cases of investors background and analysis was done with their contributions and the decision was moderated by the faculty resource person Prof. Kannadas S, Faculty-Finance, SDMIMD. 

FDP on Data Analysis Using ‘R’ in Journal Publication

 
A 2-Day Faculty Development Program (FDP) on 'Data Analysis Using R in Journal Publication' was organized on May 8 and 9, 2019, for the faculty and research community. The FDP focused on three major aspects - On selection of an appropriate statistical method for analysing the data; Second, on presenting the results in a journal publication; and lastly providing hands-on using R for analysing the data. 21 participants from across the state and neighbouring states participated in the program.

Industry Visit to SKDRDP

The field visit (industrial visit part #2) to SKDRDP beneficiaries Mysuru was organized by the Institute for the benefit of One-Year PGPM students. The PGPM students accompanied by course instructor Prof.Kannadas and the village SHGs supervisor Ms.Savitha visited the homes of the beneficiaries and samudhaya bhavana meeting office on March 29th, 2019. The field visit started with the visit to beneficiaries homes' and continued with the dairy forms. Students had interacted with the beneficiaries regarding their availed loan facilities and change of life styles after that. The field visits were very helpful to the students in relating the classroom interactions about the microfinance and micro lending with the ground level reality with the face to face interaction with the beneficiaries and SHG members. It was a very good learning experience for the group.