The annual national level HR Symposium of Goa Institute Management (GIM), Anveshan was recently held at the institute’s campus. This year the theme of Anveshan was ‘Thought Leadership’ due to the ardent belief that as management students and future members of the workforce, it is imperative that the attitudes reflect an inherent desire to ideate, innovate, execute, and make a difference in the society. Keeping this theme in mind, various events were designed.
Eminent personalities from different walks of life visited the campus to discuss ideas and inspire the students. Speaking at the event, Mr. Naveen Kumar, faculty at the TVS Institute of Quality and Leadership and the Founder and Director of Bisykle Learning Systems Pvt. Ltd. Said, “Contrary to popular beliefs, a newly employed MBA graduate has no control over his work assignments due to complex inter dependencies between departments and also has to deal with complete responsibility expected by the top management. When an employee is inducted he/she is a specialist and dependent on peers. Then respective competencies are built and independence is achieved. Ultimately to get jobs done more effectively and efficiently collaboration is required which leads to interdependence. Thus to be successful managers - continuum of the transformation is from dependent to independent to interdependent”.
Apart from Naveen Kumar who motivated the students with his talk was Mr. Kumar Saurav, Learning & Development Consultant at Xerox Services who spoke about some pioneers of Thought Leadership. Two of which he mentioned was Devdutt Patnaik, an Indian physician turned leadership consultant, who saw pattern in India, when everyone else saw chaos and Ron Kaufman, world’s leading educator and motivational speaker for uplifting service cultures. He worked with Singapore Airlines which set the highest standard for customer service and in-flight quality in the airline industry.
Apart from educational talks, an interesting workshop on ‘Talent Management Essentials for the Modern Day Manager’ was conducted by Mr. V. Srinivasan, Head- Human Resources (India & SL) at Randstad India. He spoke to the GIM students on employee engagement, retention, hiring strategies, real-life situations and cases and from his own experiences in the industry.
Said Fr. Dr. C Joe Arun, Director GIM on this event, “The event 'Anveshan' helps students in management education to gauge competencies of leadership and realise the gap between what they are and what they aspire to become. Outside the class rooms this student-led programme provides an exposure to leadership styles that are seen as successful in the corporate world.”
Anveshan also had a host of other events like Inquizitive, a national level quiz organized by HRiday, the HR club of GIM, in collaboration with Brainvista, the quizzing club of GIM. Team Vanguard from Indian Institute of Management, Udaipur won the first place and Team Bazzinga of Indian Institue of Management, Ranchi won the second place for this competition.
While Team Black Light from Faculty of Management Studies, Delhi secured the first place and the second place was secured by Team Cold Colesaw from Symbiosis Institute of Media and Communication, Pune won the Shotsight competition. Shotsight is a national level filmmaking competition organized by HRidayin collaboration with Sprockets, the photography and filmmaking club of GIM.
Samiksha, a national level case study competition was won by team from GIM securing the first place and team from Symbiosis Institute of Business Management securing the second place.
Anveshan 2015 is a national level HR Symposium organized by HRiday, the HR club of Goa Institute of Management, with an aim to create a forum where management students across the country get an opportunity to interact with industry experts and showcase their skills in the field of human resources. Delegates and dignitaries who attended the event now look forward to an equally exciting edition of Anveshan in the coming year.
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