MDP

MDP on Finance for Non-Finance Professionals

A one-day Management Development Program (MDP) was organized for the employees of Wuerth Electronik India Private Limited, Mysuru on October 5, 2019. The MDP was a customised program designed to the requirements of the Company. Understanding financial reports, analysis, interpretation of financial reports, cost management for decision making, time value of money and its application in business decisions, were the topics scheduled for this company-specific program. The pedagogy included lectures, case studies and hands on session in the computer lab. Dr. N.R. Parasuraman, Dr. M. Sriram and Prof. S. Kannadas were the knowledge facilitators for this focused executive program. The MDP was coordinated by Dr. M. Sriram, Assistant Professor-Finance, SDMIMD.

MDP on Six Thinking Hats and Management Games for Employee Excellence

 
On 29th June 2019, SDMIMD organized a Management Development Program on ‘MDP on Six Thinking Hats and Management Games for Employee Excellence’. The program was aimed at providing insights on the nature and importance of Gamification and six thinking hats, conducting a sample of games & provide interpretations on the benefits of those games, sharing some popular corporate/management stories and providing tips to construct effective live stories.  
 
Dr. R. Jagadeesh, Professor (Operations) inaugurated the program. Dr. M.V. Sunil, Program Coordinator and faculty members were present in the program. Prof. L Gandhi, and Dr.(Lt Col) Prasad SN, Faculty Resource Persons in their interactive sessions with the participants, provided insights on 6 Thinking hats and its application in decision making, Selected management games and interpretations, Power of storytelling, Gamification and Story Telling as interventional strategies and Motivational mechanisms. The program enlightened the participants on effective utilization of Six thinking hats and its application on the organizational decision making. The program was attended by middle level executives, faculty members and trainers from leading corporates and institutes.

MDP on Managing Difficult Customers

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A one-day Management Development Program (MDP) on 'Managing Difficult Customers' was held on June 21, 2019, at SDMIMD, Mysore. The program was designed for executives and managers who manage customers and academicians in the area of marketing.

The resource persons were Dr Mousumi Sengupta, Professor of Organizational Behaviour & Human Resource Management and Dr Sugant, Professor - Marketing. The sessions were planned to discuss the tools such as emotional intelligence in dealing with the customers, steps involved in complaint handling, relationship management, customer value and tools & strategies for service recovery. The sessions were driven through activities and exercises.

Earlier, Dr H. Gayathri, Deputy Director & Professor-Marketing, SDMIMD, inaugurated the program and opined that 'Customer is always right' and social media plays important role in reaching the customer and managing them. Dr Sunil MV, Coordinator, introduced the resource persons and presented the theme of the programme. 

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. 

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.