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Values for Work Life Balance – by Prof. Ravichandran

Prof. N. Ravichandran, former Professor, Indian Institute of Management – Ahmedabad (IIM A) and former Director, IIM Indore was the speaker for the 2nd Technical Session scheduled in the International HR Conference 2018 edition. Prof. Ravidhandran with his rich expertise and experience in the theme of the conference – Managing HR at the Workplace, gave very insightful thoughts. The talk was humorous at the same time. Prof Ravichandran shared selected stories from Panchatantra while explaining the core values for work life balance. He emphasised on several core values and life lessons that must be inculcated to lead a balanced life. He also spoke about specific virtues in the organizational context. Dr. R. Jagadeesh, Professor – Operations, SDMIMD, chaired the technical session.

Technical Session on Leadership at HR Conference

Mr. Mahalingam C, Managing Director, Lead Theatre Consulting, Bangalore, the technical session speaker the first session of the International HR Conference 2018 held on December 14, 2018. Mr. Mahalingam started his speech by stating that “Leadership is all about continuous purification and not glorification”. He said organisations need to reinvent themselves every decade or as and when required to thrive and remain relevant. He mentioned that agility, resilience, bold action and integrative thinking are imperative in today’s digital world. Mr. Mahalingam concluded the session by explaining how digitalization is altering business models and how it is necessary for organizations to reinvent themselves. Dr. M.R. Suresh, Professor – Marketing, SDMIMD, chaired the session. 

Workshop on HR Analytics

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A one-day pre-conference workshop on HR Analytics was held on December 13, 2018. The workshop was aimed at discussing the latest trends in Human Resource Management and application of analytics. Inaugurating the workshop, Director, SDMIMD, Dr. N.R. Parasuraman, enunciated the importance of the best practices in leadership and culture in the context of modern HRM. He highlighted on practical aspects of HR management and how conventional theories did not sometimes hold good, in his session.
 
Resource persons, Dr. Mousumi Sengupta elaborated the concept of analytics in Human Recourse Management with case applications. Prof. M. Minhaj explained the use of Analytics in business. Dr. Nilanjan Sengupta shared his thoughts on linking Human Resources to business as a strategic business partner to maximize the stakeholder value.  Faculty members, research scholars and students from various academic institutions in Karnataka and  other states participated in the workshop. 

2-Day FDP on Teaching Methodology

 
A 2-Day Faculty Development Program (FDP) on 'Teaching Methodology' was organized during December 6 & 7, 2018 at MDP Hall, SDMIMD. The sessions were planned for the faculty members from undergraduates and post-graduate colleges. The program was inaugurated by Dr. N.R. Parasuraman, Director, SDMIMD, on December 6, 2018, at MDP Hall, SDMIMD. 
 
The 2-Day program commenced with the session on 'Course Outlines and Planning for Sessions' by Dr. R. Jagadeesh, Professor - Operations, SDMIMD; followed by the session on 'Teaching Marketing' delivered by Dr. H. Gayathri, Dean Academics and Professor - Marketing, SDMIMD.
 
The post-lunch session by Dr. Neetu Ganapathy, Faculty - Communication and Systems, presented the session on 'Teaching Business Communication'; the approach to teaching finance was presented by Dr. N.R. Parasuraman, Director and Professor - Finance, during the session 'Know Finance'; the 'Case Method Teaching and Analysis' was deliberated by Prof. Rajendra Todalbagi, Faculty - Operations, SDMIMD. 
 
The Day-2 commenced with the session by Prof. M. Minhaj, Faculty - Systems, SDMIMD on Introduction to Analytics and Use of Technology in Teaching'; this was followed by the session by Dr. Mousumi Sengupta and Dr. Nilanjan Sengupta, Professor(s) in the area of HR / OB, on 'Teaching HRM'. The post-lunch session commenced with the art of 'Teaching Strategy with a Case Study' approach by Dr. (Lt.Col). S.N. Prasad, Professor - Strategy and General Management, SDMIMD; the concluding session on 'Teaching Quantitative Techniques' was presented by Dr. Srilakshminarayana, Faculty - Statistics, SDMIMD. 

24th Annual SDMIMD Convocation

On completion of the two-year learning process, the students of Post Graduate Diploma in Management (PGDM) of Batch 2017-19 will be receiving the degree during the 24th Annual Convocation. This dream day will be on Friday, March 29, 2019. Shri. Kamal Bali, Managing Director of Volvo India, Volvo Buses India Private Limited, will be the Chief Guest of this academic grandeur and will deliver the Keynote Address. Dr. D. Veerendra Heggade, Chairman, SDMIMD will preside over the function. Eminent personalities from academic and corporate world are going to be invited to join the SDMIMD family in honouring the student in this awarding ceremony.
 
About the Chief Guest:
 
Mr. Kamal Bali has been the Managing Director of Volvo India at Volvo Buses India Private Limited since April 2014. Mr. Bali served as the President at LeeBoy India Construction Equipment Private Limited; Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director of Escorts Construction Equipment Ltd; and, Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director of Same Deutz-Fahr India; since January 2007.  Earlier he has served as an Executive Director of Escorts Construction Equipment Ltd. Mr. Bali has 28 years of Chief Executive industry experience. He is an engineering graduate from the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT).