2022-23

Workshop on Giving Back to Society by Prof. Saju Jose

‘Due to the economic turmoil, corporate social responsibility (CSR) and sustainability issues are acquiring more value and importance, particularly in the business sector. Business financial success is inseparable from the environments and societies within which they work. Failing to account for longer-term social and environmental impacts makes business practices unsustainable. CSR and sustainability provide a competitive advantage’ thus said Dr. Saju Valliara Jose, Associate Professor – Marketing, College of Business, Abu Dhabi University, UAE, the faculty resource for the 2-Day Workshop on ‘Moving Forward by Giving Back – Corporate Social Responsibility’ held on August 3 & 4, 2022, at SDM Institute for Management Development (SDMIMD), Mysore. 
 
The Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) initiatives in business organizations is addressing various social problems such as community development, awareness building, environment protection, etc. The concern from the various stakeholders of a business entity to perform business in a more socially responsible manner has added towards such initiatives.  This has given them the edge for attracting investment, social inclusiveness, government benefits, etc. In view of this young managers should be aware and well-read about this social inclusiveness activity in the corporate world. The workshop addressed this requirement from an international perspective by Dr. Saju Jose, who visited SDMIMD as part of the Faculty Exchange Program. 
 
The HR Specialization students for PGDM 2021-2023 Batch had an opportunity to share their thoughts, opinions, case learning, industry visits and above all the learning from their Socially Relevant Projects which they conduct as part of the PGDM program with Dr. Saju Jose, during the workshop. The real-life cases from both India and abroad; and the activities such as guessing the mission and the vision statements and creating CSR policies for a few industries like the construction industry, universities, airline industry, etc., made the workshop participants to get the holistic learning about CSR.  
 
The informative, interactive and knowledge gaining workshop concluded with a group photo session with the visiting faculty. 

Building your brand on the world stage - Talk by Harsha Adya

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'Imitating the West you don’t become a success, people appreciate it if you demonstrate your values' said Harsha Adya, Managing Director, Wuerth Electroniks.
 
Addressing students on ‘Building your brand on the world stage' on Wednesday, July 13, 2022. Mr. Harsha said 'Trust factor develops when we have our own roots and culture; people see what is special within us. We have a lot of good core values, the ecosystem has grown and we can pass them on to the west. People are looking at different things; imitating the west will not make us successful as people are looking at different things.  Stand on your roots which are very important, please do not lose them if you lose them your identity is lost, you are Indian, and be proud of our core values'.
 
While speaking on competence, Harsha said Competence is more about not only knowing subsystems in-depth but it’s also knowing about the entire system and how it works. Hence I would like to stress not only concentrate on subsystems but look into the overall system which is very important today when technology is evolving. He also spoke on passion, the importance of planning and timeliness, and values & culture. While delivering talks on values and culture he called upon students to focus on long-term gains instead of short-term gains and build a very good professional network which is a pillar of success and which is also easy to get many things.
 
The new batch of PGDM 2022-2024 students, faculty members, and invited guests were present during the session which was arranged as part of the Orientation Program 2022.

Evolution of Digital Payment – Talk by Alumnus

Mr. Abhijit Korti, SDMIMD Alumnus & AVP – Digital Banking, Jana Small Finance Bank, addressed the new batch of the PGDM Program during Orientation Program on July 9, 2022. Mr. Abhijit focused his talk on ‘Evolution of Digital Payment in India’ introducing the journey of the digital payment system and the changing dynamics of work, workforce, and workplace in the digital world. The talk helped the new bees to realize and understand the additional skills needed apart from the prescribed studies to be in the race in the digital world. The talk concluded with a Q&A session. 

Opportunities in the Finance Sector – Talk by Alumnus

The informative and motivational talk by SDMIMD Alumnus Mr. Harinath Gopalswamy, CEO-Fintelligence, was organized on July 9, 2022, as part of the Orientation Program for the PGDM 2022-2024. Mr. Harinath introduced the various avenues and opportunities in various domains of the finance sector in the current corporate world. The preparation demanded having a perfect credential to meet the aimed role was discussed with necessary skill enhancement courses available in the MOOC platform were shared. The new batch had a great Q&A session with Mr. Harinath.

HR Challenges during Post COVID – Talk by Alumnus

‘The talent acquisition, retention, and management during the post-COVID scenario have challenged the HR domain. The challenges have made the corporates prioritize employee wellbeing and build their strategies around a Human-centered environment where talent retention is the key’ thus said Mr. Sandesh Murchy, SDMIMD Alumnus and Director, HRSDX JAPAC, Oracle, during the invited talk organized on July 9, 2022. Mr. Sandesh was delivering the talk on ‘HR Challenges in the Post-COVID scenario’ to the PGDM 2022-2024 Batch. The talk was organized as part of the Orientation Program 2022.

Invited talk by Head-HR from Capgemini

Renowned HR speaker and Career Coach Mr. Naganagouda S.J., Vice President and Head - Human Resources, Global Edge, Capgemini, delivered the invited talk focused on the changing trends of HR in the VUCA World as part of the Orientation Program 2022. Mr. Nagan focused his talk on workplace behavioral change in the volatility, uncertainty, complexity, and ambiguity [VUCA] world. Further, he informed the students on how to prepare themselves for the new normal of the corporate world. The talk was organized on July 9, 2022, for the PGDM 2022-24 Batch. 

Prerana President address the PGDM 22-24 Batch

SDMIMD alumni association – Prerana was introduced by the President of the association Mr. Niranjan Naik, Founder & Director, Prominent Mind, to the PGDM 2022-2024 Batch on July 9, 2022. Mr. Niranjan with an introduction to Prerana made the new batch aware of the various activities & services from the alumni association apart from the networking opportunities. He demonstrated the website and the app helping them to on-boarding to the huge network of SDMites having a presence across the globe.  

Emotional Intelligence for Success – Talk by Alumnus

Ms. Padmashree G.S., SDMIMD Alumnus and Life Coach & Counsellor, was the speaker for the special orientation session on the topic ‘Emotional intelligence is a key to our success’ organized on July 8, 2022, as part of the Orientation Program 2022. Ms. Padmashree introduced the concept of emotional intelligence and with examples from day-to-day life demonstrated how the quality of life can be improved with certain practices of tips & techniques of the introduced concept. The Q&A had a discussion on stress management, improving concentration, and overcoming depression. 
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