Tuesday, June 29, 2010


Neelam Maheshwari & Chris Valentino sdb
MUMBAI, JUNE 29, 2010: A first-of-its-kind hundred hours-Certificates Programme in Human Resource Development conducted by the Don Bosco Institute of Management (D.B.I.M) at the Don Bosco Centre for Learning, Kurla was rounded up on June 20, 2010.

Conceptualised by Mr. Conrad Saldanha, Director of D.B.I.M and conducted by renowned management trainer Prof. Leslie Rebello of L.R.Associates, the pioneer programme commenced on April 10, 2010 and stretched over the weekends. Prof. Rebello whose motto was “Transforming people to Transform Organisations” has vast experience as a management consultant having earlier worked as H.R. Manager with the Tata Group of Companies and is presently associated as a faculty member with leading management colleges in Mumbai.

Alongwith his associates, Prof. Rebello engaged the participants through live strategic planning and analytical demonstrations. The case studies were culled from routine occurrences at workplaces and different firms. The programme primarily emphasized the need to assess and approach situations based on competency and performance. The key topics covered were: Performance Management Systems, Appraisal Techniques and Process, 360Degrees Feedback System, Manpower Planning, Essential Ingredients of Management Development Process and Techniques, Labour Law Compliances, Organisation Diagnostic Studies, and Mergers.

Fr. Adolph Furtado, Director of the Don Bosco Centre for Learning delivered the concluding address and underlined the primary aim of starting a Management College. He said: “We need to imbibe future managers with values.” He concurred with Peter Drucker-the management guru, saying “we need to look at people as assets and resources to be developed, exposing them to the best ideas, since any successful business venture is centered on the customer and not only on profits.” Fr Adolph also gave away the Certificates of Participation.
The participants were visibly impressed with the programme and suggested that a few minor changes would make it more feasible to the Indian scenario. In retrospect they suggested: “the course is beneficial for anyone in a position of responsibility and it has motivated us to positively transform our own careers.” It was definitely learning for life!

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