IIM Sambalpur Holds First “Female Leadership Program” – India Education | Latest Education News | Global education news

Sambalpur: IIM Sambalpur organized a two-day specially designed female leadership program on campus as part of its Management Development Program (MDP) for 30 women leaders of Mahanadi Coalfields Limited. With the changing dynamics carved out by new realities in India and around the world, especially after COVID, it has become extremely crucial for businesses and non-business entities and their leaders to reinvent themselves. There is a growing need to keep up with business, support innovation amid disruption, and continue India’s growth story. With this in mind, the two-day training offered guidance on adapting to the ever-changing business environment, helping to stay afloat socially and emotionally during this state of transformation, and assist in the creation of value. The program was inaugurated by Professor Mahadeo Jaiswal, Director of IIM Sambalpur and Mr. Keshav Rao, Director of Personnel, Mahanadi Coalfields Limited.

IIM professors and resource persons Professors Shikha Bhardwaj, Atri Sengupta and 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. “

Mr. Keshav Rao, Director of Personnel, Mahanadi Coalfields Limited said: “Such programs are not only important for higher leadership roles, but also for the empowerment of women. It is important for organizations to develop a conducive work environment that facilitates women’s performance. The other gender plays a crucial role in helping women lead. Therefore, it calls for 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 manage stress, build strong relationships, empathize with others, and achieve their goals. In the workplace, you can more effectively assess and affect situations and relationships, deal with pressures, demands and stress, and navigate and negotiate conflict. Due to the pandemic, integrating work and family life was a topic that captivated every member of the participants, as each intern struggled to balance the three within the confines of the four walls while working remotely while at the same time now their family responsibilities. The ability of employees to cope with the successful combination of work, family responsibilities and personal life has a crucial connection for employers and employee family members. This offered them a perspective to broaden their horizons, as a positive work-life balance reduces employee stress, reduces the risk of burnout, and creates greater well-being. This positively affects not only an employee himself, but also the employer. Sometimes listening is more important than speaking, so empathetic communication is the need of a time when the world has seen such dire losses. Participants were inspired to make someone feel seen, heard and respected, to create an emotional connection. Once that connection is made, words have a lot more impact. Professor Bhumika Gupta rightly underlined the principle of “seeking to understand, before being understood”.

Transformation in the world requires a new way of thinking, self-well-being, making sense of changing market dynamics, developing new strategic directions and energizing people. IIM-S focuses on supporting organizations and helping them see bigger and different, cultivate the growth potential of new markets, redefine markets according to their own vision and engage customers and employees in more relevant ways. and inspiring.

Mara R. Wilmoth