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MDP on Team Building and Conflict Management Strategies

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On 15th June 2019, SDMIMD organized a Management Development Program on ‘Team Building and Conflict Management Strategies’ at SDMIMD, Mysore. The program was aimed at sensitizing the participants to the growing importance of teamwork and conflict management for organizational excellence.

Prof. L Gandhi, and Dr Mousumi Sengupta, Program Resource Persons and Faculty Members in the area of OB &HR, SDMIMD, in their interactive sessions with the participants, provided insights on the different personality determinants based on the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator. In addition, the significance and the different approaches to Team Building were incorporated through team building activities. The resource persons discussed cases pertaining to organizational conflicts in the corporate world, need to be aware of the different types of conflicts in teams and strategies to resolve the same were elucidated. The program enlightened the participants on creating effective teams and efficient resolution of conflicts, which will be a significant value addition to the overall organizational success.   

The program was attended by 22 lower and middle-level executives from leading corporates.  Dr Sunil M.V., Program Coordinator and faculty members were present in the program.

MDP on Effective Business Presentation Skills

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A one-day MDP on "Effective Business Presentation Skills" was held on June 14, 2019, at SDMIMD. Oftentimes, business executives are unable to present their ideas clearly to their target audience, be they clients, peers or superiors. This results in ineffective presentations which serve no purpose. The MDP focused on aiding participants in understanding the core competencies of an effective presenter and guided them in making good speech habits a part of their repertoire.

The participants were taken through exercises to help them understand their current style of presentation individually and in teams. Twenty-two executives from companies in Mysore attended the MDP for which the resource person was Dr Neetu Ganapathy. Dr Sunil M.V. the coordinator of the program was present. 

Prerana AGM 2018-19 Meet

The first Annual General Body Meeting of Prerana - SDMIMD Alumni Association was held on Friday, June 14, 2019, at Ballal Residency, Bangalore. Delivering the presidential address, the Chairman of the Association Dr N.R. Parasuraman, Director, SDMIMD, called upon SDMites for a grand year-long celebration of 25 Years of Institute inception and discussed the roadmap for Prerana. Earlier, Mr Niranjan Naik, Secretary, welcomed the gathering, followed by a demonstration of the Prerana website by Executive Committee Member Mr Madan. Mr Arun Padaki, President - Prerana thanked the gathering. 

FDP on Communicating Effectively in the Classroom: Communication Skills for Teachers

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A one-day FDP on "Communicating Effectively in the Classroom: Communication Skills for Teachers" was held on June 13, 2019, at SDMIMD. The FDP focused on understanding the barriers to communicating effectively in the classroom and discussed the techniques to overcome the same. The importance of a teacher as a leader in the classroom and the impact they can have on students was emphasized. The changing role of a teacher in the 21st century was discussed.

Topics such as verbal and non-verbal communication, managing time and the need to design effective visuals to sustain interest were highlighted.

Thirty-one faculty from SDM MMK College for Women attended the FDP for which the resource person was Dr Neetu Ganapathy. Dr M.V. Sunil the coordinator of the program was present.

MDP on Essentials of Business Analytics

 
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A two-day MDP on Essentials of Business Analytics was held on 12 and 13 June 2019. Prof. Mohamed Minhaj was the resource person for the program. The program provided a comprehensive introduction to the domain of analytics.  The discussion about the difficulties involved in managerial decision making served as an icebreaker. Later, the role that analytics can play in better decision making was discussed.  After discussing several use-cases like Market Basket Analysis, Remarketing, and Sentiment Analysis the approach, techniques and tools for analytics were deliberated upon . The program also had hands-on sessions pertaining to Machine Learning using a open-source software. Dr. Sunil M. V coordinated the event.

Workshop on 'Controlling a Project' by Prof Aro-Gordon

Dr Stephen Aro-Gordon, Professor, Department of Business and Accounting, Muscat College, Sultanate of Oman; conducted a workshop on "Controlling a Project: Understanding the Earned Value Management (EVM) Technique" for the finance specialization students of PGDM 2017-19 Batch on June 7 & 8, 2019 at SDMIMD. Dr Aro Gordon has been earlier associated with the Institute as an Adjunct Faculty.

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.