XISS organizes 3-Day Management Development Programme for JSLPS

Leaders of the development sectors face a lot of challenges while leading a team for the organizational growth. The challenges are flanked up while influencing the team, resolving the internal conflict, providing right training to the team members, accomplishing the organizational growth and development, building the morale of the team members and motivate. In view of the above challenges, field level various difficulties and organizational goals of JSLPS, the Programme of Rural Management (RM) of Xavier Institute of Social Service (XISS) has instituted an agreement with the Jharkhand State Livelihood Promotion Society (JSLPS) to sensitize their district and block level officials through Management Development Programme (MDP) training. JSLPS agreed upon conducting two training MDPs on Effective Leadership and Team Management, for the District Level managers of JSLPS.

To begin this, first batch of the MDP was conducted from 14-16 March 2022 in the Fr. Michael Van den Bogart Auditorium of XISS. In the first batch of the MDP on Effective Leadership and Team Management, total 30 participants from various districts of Jharkhand took part. The 3-day MDP was inaugurated by Dr Joseph Marianus Kujur SJ, Director, XISS while a special address was given by Dr Himadri Sinha, Head of the Programme (RM). Resource Persons from BIT-Mesra, IIM-Ranchi, CIP-Kanke and XISS had taken very effective sessions. Mr Bishnu C Parida, COO of JSLPS attended the valedictory programme while Dr Pradeep Kerketta SJ, Assistant Director, XISS offered the valedictory remarks followed by the distribution of certificate of participation by the Director. This MDP was coordinated by Dr Niranjan Sahoo, Associate Professor, RM Programme.

The session was opened by Dr Joseph Marianus Kujur SJ, Director, XISS where he presented a brief overview of the significance of the training programme. He emphasized punctuality as the major indicator of a leader's characteristics which should be maintained in every organization. He also emphasized the significance of transforming negative energies inside any organization into positive energies, which should be a shared responsibility of all the members of the organization. He went on to talk about a fundamental but critical trait of a true leader. A true leader is one who commands respects rather than demanding it from others. He also distinguished between wisdom and knowledge, the latter of which includes the application of knowledge to make the correct decisions at the appropriate moment. Then he applied Max Weber's theory, which explains how a leader's presence maintains the real and basic essence of any company alive among the workforces. Thus, leadership is not just about delegating tasks to other, but to get involved in the task as well along with others.

Followings are the detailed contents of the MDP.

Session I:  Dr Himadri Sinha, XISS : Understanding the leadership
Session II:  Dr Niranjan Sahoo, XISS: Leadership Imperatives
Session III: Dr Shilpee Sengupta, IIM-Ranchi: Team Management
Session IV: Dr Nishant Goyel, CIP, Kanke: Relevance of Emotional Quotients & Intelligent Quotients in social development sector
Session V:  Dr Ashok Ohol SJ, XISS: Organizational Behavior
Session VI: Dr Mohit K Spring, XISS: Human Potential & Decision-Making Strategies
Session VII: Dr. Pranab Kumar, BIT Mesra: Conflict Management
Session VIII: Dr KK Bhagat, XISS: Motivation and Professional Integrity
Session IX:  Ms Mary Bodra, XISS: Leadership in Organizational Transformation
Session X:   Dr Anant Kumar, XISS: Emotional Intelligence in Leadership.
Session XI: Dr Raj Shree Verma, XISS: Development Communication