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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. 

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.