Workshop

Entrepreneurship workshop by Dr Pavan Soni

Dr. Pavan Soni, CEO and Founder of Inflexion Consulting, conducted ‘Entrepreneurship Workshop’ on September 21, 2017 for the PGDM 2016-18 Batch. Dr. Pavan Soni an innovation evangelist explained the forces behind the rise in entrepreneurs in India and the rest of the world. Quoting examples of entrepreneurs who have made it big, presented the status report of entrepreneurship world to the young mangers. 
 
The workshop included group activity. Each group presented the scenario on a selected sector focused on entrepreneur problems, customer, and employee perspective. The 5 step process which includes discovery, interpretation, ideation, experimentation and evolution, was exercised in this activity lead to the Empathy mapping, Pain-gain Analysis, and, Day in a life scenario. 
 
True to the saying ‘a problem fully understood is half solved’, Dr. Soni stressed upon the importance of identifying a problem and finding a solution and then converting it into a business. 

Pre Conference Workshop On Contemporary Issues in Finance, Accounting and Banking

Mr. S.N. Ananthasubramaniam, Past President, ICSI, New Delhi and Senior Partner in M/S Ananthasubramaniam & Co, inaugurated the One-day Pre-Conference Workshop on Contemporary Issues in Finance, Accounting and Banking on 17th August, 2017. The inaugural session by Mr. Ananthasubramaniam focussed on nuances of Corporate Governance norms and its mechanism in companies listed in stock exchanges. 
 
The workshop sessions by Dr. Krishna Prasanna, Associate Professor, Department of Management Studies, Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Madras, introduced research issues in Fixed Income Securities Market; the session by Mr. Rajat Singh, Chief Operating Officer, Ujjivan Small Finance Bank, discussed on the opportunities and challenges for Micro-finance Institutions. Further explained how micro-finance has gone through implementing financial inclusion of the Government. 
 
The panel discussion on ‘Empirical Research in Finance- Topics, Analysis and Models’ was spearheaded by Dr. N.R. Parasuraman, Director and Professor-Finance, SDMIMD; and Mr. B. Shivakumar, Chartered Accountant, Dr .Krishna Prasanna, IIT Madras; Dr. Durga Prasad Samantaray, King Saud University, Saudi Arabia; were the members. The panel discussion addressed various facets of teaching, research and publications in Finance. 
 
Earlier, Dr. M. Sriram, Conference Chair, welcomed the gathering and presented the theme of the workshop.
 

Workshop on Effective Business Negotiation

As the business environment is increasingly becoming competitive and complex, it is critical for managers to equip themselves with negotiating skills. With this objective SDMIMD conducted a Workshop on Effective Business Negotiation on July 21, 2017 to the executives of Supreem Pharmaceuticals Mysore Pvt. Ltd., at SDMIMD Campus.  The workshop was designed and offered by Dr. H. Gayathri, Deputy Director and Professor in Marketing. This 1-day workshop was well received by the corporate world.

Workshop on Leadership

The new mantra at B-schools is ‘Becoming a leader’ and learning about leadership is the in thing in any management institute. This trend has emerged as the objective of prospective young managers in recent times. Along with the key specializations offered, B-School students’ demands learning about leadership to meet the corporate and entrepreneurship need of the day. To meet this need a 3-Day workshop on Leadership was organized during July 12 to 14, 2017 for the PGDM 2016-18 Batch.   Dr. Prakash K. Nair, Independent Consultant and Leadership Trainer, introduced the world of leadership and discussed on the nuances of good leadership during the session. 

Workshop on ‘Power of Self’ to SDMites

John Anster says ‘What you can do, or dream you can, begin it; Boldness has genius, power and magic in it!’ Our future may not be entirely within our control, but most of what we become is within our power to create. To understand this it requires a self-directed learning process, a clear roadmap and guidance on how to increase the effectiveness of change within you.  To introduce the students about the hidden power within them a series of workshop on the theme ‘The Power of Self’ was organized for the batch of PGDM 2016-18 during July 2017 by Dr. H. Gayathri, Dean Academics and Professor – Marketing. 

Counselling Workshop

Management education at SDMIMD ensures that students are up to the challenge of a volatile global market and be creative. Students are pushed to explore new ways of thinking and approaching business problems to bring their best ideas to the surface. To equip to these challenges a series of Counselling Workshop was conducted during June & July 2017 to the new batch (2017-19) of PGDM program. This year, Ms. Ruchika G. Naidu was the Counsellor and Program Designer for the said workshop.