Lions Club International, in partnership with CEdSS, initiated a leadership training programme “Lions Academy of Excellence” and “Lions Academy of Magnificence” for members of Lions Club district 323A3. This programme in leadership will run for two consecutive years (2015-2016) and will have a total of fifteen sessions. Each session reflects on an important aspect of leadership and the sessions are conducted by a rich blend of SPJIMR and external faculty. The nine training sessions cover: Etiquette, Communication and Media Management, Motivation and Leadership, Growth Mindset and Learning to Learn and Service to Society, Emotional management, Effective Communication for Leadership (Media and Presentation skills), Personal Effectiveness, Creative Thinking and Problem Solving.
Novartis and S.P. Jain Institute of Management & Research, Mumbai’s Center for Education in Social Sector (CEdSS) are engaging into a 12 months customized development programme for the NGOs associated with Novartis and supporting thalassemia patients in India.
SPJIMR Handholding Novartis NGOs The intervention will be a mix of capability assessment, training and mentoring, with each stage becoming the foundation for the next inputs.
The session was initiated with a one day workshop on April 18, 2015. Following the lamp lighting ceremony, Prof Rukaiya Joshi, Chairperson CEdSS briefed the audience on the various programmes conducted by CEdSS for the social sector.
SPJIMR Handholding Novartis NGO’s Mr. Prabhat Sinha, Manager Patients Relations & Communications, Novartis Oncology shared that the Novartis goal of caring & curing could be achieved only through encouraging organizations towards adaptation to new realities in addressing emerging patient needs.
Prof. Malay Krishna and Dr. Keith D’Souza, SPJIMR faculty, introduced the participants to the importance of strategy, strategic thinking, vision and mission, shared values and leadership styles using aids like videos and games.
Learning ‘strategy’ through Winter Survival activity.
The participants then had to list down the roadblocks faced in implementation of a programme in their respective organizations. There was a mutual goal setting for working on these goals & a roadmap was drawn up for further contact sessions.