The anecdote goes ‘One teaches; two learn’, however at the Indo-German Training Centre this equation is slightly modified; when brilliant industry professionals candidly engage with PGPBA students; we can only say ‘One teaches; a hundred learn’.

Our eminent guest speakers for the term included:

  • Praveen Chandola, HR Head India and HR Business Partner, Sennheiser India
  • Amit Kalra and Divya Kalra, Co-founders, Innovate4India
  • Dr. Lakshmi Nadkarni, Ex. Director Human Resources, BASF India

Praveen Chandola: 20th October 2020

A human resource professional, Praveen Chandola has been a part of Sennheiser India for over 13 years. With expertise in training and coaching, he imparted his ideas and experiences on the subject to the students. The key discussion revolved around coaching; and its distinction from counselling, mentoring, consulting, training and athletic development.

Coaching is all about asking questions on a deeper level, it helps raise awareness around an issue and generates new thinking in order to arrive at a solution. The coach will only move you in the direction of your goal, and it is you that needs to find your path.

To make an impact to the IGTC students, Praveen Chandola offered to coach 5 students pro-bono for a span of 3 months.

 

Amit Kalra & Divya Kalra: 26th October 2020

Amit Kalra; member of the management team at Hilti and Divya Kalra, a change maker; together have co-founded Innovate4India.

With the aim of grooming conscious leaders, Innovate4India works around 4 ideologies that can change India:

Build Communities of Purpose, Frame 108 Questions by 2021, Create Challenge Contests, Build Communities of 200000 Innovators by 2025. The four areas that they wish to work in include Waste2Wealth, Jalvitran, Linking the Unlinked and Rural Connect.

In a move to promote various sustainable development goals among IGTC students, Innovate4India encouraged them to join the momentum and to submit proposals for a month long internship. 5 teams put forth their proposals on the topics – Scraping old cars and batteries, Safety of stray animals, Over-population, Plastic waste management, and Education in rural India. After review, the first two proposals have been shortlisted for the internship.

In a move to promote various sustainable development goals among IGTC students, Innovate4India encouraged them to join the momentum and to submit proposals for a month long internship. 5 teams put forth their proposals on the topics – Scraping old cars and batteries, Safety of stray animals, Over-population, Plastic waste management, and Education in rural India. After review, the first two proposals have been shortlisted for the internship.

 

Dr. Lakshmi Nadkarni: 1st December 2020

A stalwart in the field of Human Resources, Dr. Nadkarni has been closely associated with IGTC for over a decade.

The VUCA world in 2020 has been amplified leaps and bounds. The commencement of internships at several training companies has resulted in a shift from Paying to Learn to Paid to Perform & Learn. It will give the students an opportunity to launch themselves.

The key insights of the session included: observing and blending with the organizations culture, the importance of 5 C’s – Choice, Collaboration, Communication, Critical Thinking & Creativity, expected behavioural traits, ethics, anticipated challenges, the difference between policy and politics, the role of Values, Beliefs and Morals in the organization etc.

We are no stranger to the drastic changes that have surrounded us in the last couple of months, and we expect such changes to continue for the generations to come. These sessions have made us realize that a vision of the future is now crucial; and coaching conscientious future leaders must become an educator’s resolve.

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