2019

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.

Foundation Day Lecture 2019

 
At city’s B School SDMIMD, this forenoon, it seemed as if it was the day to experience business of space as virtual reality. Shri Dharmasthala Manjunatheshwara Institute for Management Development (SDMIMD) was celebrating “Foundation Day” and the invited speaker was Space Scientist Dr K Radhakrishnan, Former Chairman of Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) and Former Chairman, Indian Space Commission. Dr Radhakrishnan, started his talk, recalling memories of his first visit to SDMIMD during 1996 and Dr Veerendra Heggade Dharmadhikari of Shri Kshetra Dharmasthala and President Shri Dharmasthala Manjunatheshwara Educational (SDME) Trust and said only ‘good human beings become leaders’. Further, in his talk, Dr Radhakrishnan gave overview of ISRO’s success journey over 50 years of service to the nation. His talk was truly linked to ISRO’s vision which states “harness space technology for national development while pursuing space science research and planetary exploration”.
 
Talking on successful launching of satellites by India, Dr Radhakrishnan, said India launched Aryabhata in collaboration with Soviet Union in 1975. That was followed by SLV-3. Then came launch of two famous Rockets PSLV for launching satellites into polar orbits and the GSLV for placing satellites into geostationary orbits. In 2014, ISRO used an indigenous cryogenic engine in a GSLV-D5 launch of the GSAT-14. ISRO sent a lunar orbiter, Chandrayaan-1, during 2008 and a Mars obiter during 2013, which entered Mars orbit on 24 September 2014 making India the First Nation to succeed on its first attempt to Mars and ISRO the fourth space agency in the world as the first space agency in Asia to reach Mars orbit.
 
He mentioned the launch of twenty satellites in a single vehicle on 15 February 2017 and the launch of one hundred and four satellites in a single rocket (PSLV-C37) which is a world record. 
 
During the Q&A, Dr Radhakrishnan said that respecting elders, peers, policies and systems of the organization is highly essential to be good leader.  When asked about the success story of ISRO, he said that nurturing work culture with due respect to fellow people in an organization makes it all so that everyone feels proud. He also said that the Organization, ISRO never suffered financial crunch and the Government has been extending excellent support for ISRO’s growth. He said these are 4G internet days and in near future, the world is going to witness 7G Space Roaming.
 
Earlier, Dr M R Suresh, Professor-Marketing, SDMIMD, Mysore, welcomed the gathering and introduced the speaker. The faculty members, staff members, students and invitees were present. 
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