IIM-S organizes a female leadership program

Sambalpur: IIM Sambalpur (IIM-S) hosted a two-day specially designed female leadership program on campus as part of its Management Development Program (MDP) to 30 female officers from Mahanadi Coalfields Limited. With the changing dynamics driven by new realities in India and around the world, especially after Covid, it has become extremely crucial for businesses and non-commercial entities and their leaders to reinvent themselves.

There is a growing need to keep up with business, support innovation amid disruption and keep India growing. With this in mind, the two-day training offered guidance on adapting to the ever-changing business environment, helping socially and emotionally to stay afloat during this state of transformation, and assisting in the creation of value.

The program was inaugurated by Professor Mahadeo Jaiswal, Director of IIM Sambalpur and Keshav Rao, Director of Personnel, Mahanadi Coalfields Limited.

IIM professors and resource persons Prof. Shikha Bhardwaj, Prof. Atri Sengupta and Prof. Bhumika Gupta passed on their knowledge to the female officers of Mahanadi Coalfields Limited. With great attention, they heard about Self-Leadership: Emotional Intelligence and Stress Management, Work-Life-Family Integration, and Empathetic Communication.

Prof. Mahadeo Jaiswal, Director of IIM Sambalpur, said: “This program is quite special for IIM-S because we believe in inclusiveness in all aspects and as an institute we strongly contribute to a development ecosystem of women leaders in the workplace. In the current scenario of improved technology and post-pandemic changes in the workplace, women will have more opportunities to perform better. ”

Rao, Director of Personnel, Mahanadi Coalfields Limited, said: “Such programs are not only important for senior leadership positions, but also for the empowerment of women. It is important that organizations develop a conducive work environment that facilitates women’s performance. crucial role in helping women lead. Therefore, it calls for a collective responsibility between the family, organizations and institutions in general.

The sessions enriched and enlightened members who were able to acquire knowledge about their own emotional well-being, stress management at work. Improve emotional intelligence that helps employees cope with stress, build strong relationships, empathize with others, and achieve their goals.

Mara R. Wilmoth