Management Development is an attempt to improve managerial effectiveness through a planned and deliberate learning process. The aim is thus to move from the concept of management to the art of managing. Many developmental activities today are aimed at reorganizing management structures and changing managerial attitudes and values towards a more unitary and participative system of working. These are often presented as a movement towards a more progressive, sophisticated and holistic framework for managing us and our situations. Outdoor management development can be extremely effective in today's dynamic corporate world which is in the midst of dramatic changes. Shifting priorities, greater degrees of uncertainty, resource constraints and changing value systems mark the current trends. Now-a-days success depends not only on problem solving but also on opportunity seeking and on effective utilization of contributions of people at all levels
The Welingkar Outdoor Management Program is based on the principles of experiential learning
"The act of learning is the result of reflection upon experience. Having an experience does not necessarily result in learning, one needs to reflect upon it. The purpose of learning is to gain something new and to put that new skill or information to the test of usefulness. In order to learn, one must be willing to risk exposing oneself to new things, and be willing to test the validity of old things in relation to the new, and be willing to form new conclusions. I believe that to adventure is to risk exposing oneself to an unknown outcome
Therefore, to learn is to venture into the unknown: to learn is to adventure!"
WISE-Welingkar Study Group:
Women in Industry, Society and Economy
Welingkar invites women with the enthusiasm to study, grow constantly and the will to reach within themselves and realize their full potential to join the WISE Study Group.
The primary goal of WISE is to understand economic developments and their impact on society, family and individual.
The pedagogy followed will be news analysis to understand implications of the weekly developments. Topic of the Month will be identified for deeper insights, followed by guest speakers from the industry, where relevant.
The Group will meet once a week on Thursdays between 10.30 am and 1.30 p.m. at Welingkar Institute Campus in Matunga.
This program is especially useful for women directors on boards of corporates and SMEs
Some Management Development Programs Specially Developed for Corporates/Organisations
NIEV Bayer Management Development Program
NIEV is an 18-month program specially designed by WeSchool MDC for the Bayer Group aimed at growing their talent from within the organisation by enhancing the leadership, managerial competencies and effectiveness of their middle and senior management level employees by facilitating them to understand key management functions and acquire necessary knowledge/skills. The program is delivered by faculty from WeSchool MDC supported by subject matter experts from Bayer Group to relate the learnings to the participant’s workplace.
2 batches of the program have been successfully completed and 3rd batch is in progress.
Bayer Disha Executive Program in Management Studies (Sales/Marketing focussed program)
Disha is an 18-month modular distance and personal contact based program for the Bayer Group. It is designed for employees from sales and marketing function to enhance their knowledge of key management functions and managerial skills such as decision-making, communication/presentation etc.
The assessment of participants is by a combination of online and offline examinations which can be taken by participants at authorised centres across the country making this program accessible to employees located anywhere in India.
45 participants are going through the second batch of this program in October 2013.
Business Management Certificate Course for Indian Armed Forces (Ministry of Defence Resettlement Training Program)
This 24-week program is an initiative by the Directorate General Resettlement (DGR) wing of Defence Ministry, Government of India aimed at equipping Junior Commissioned Officers (JCOs) and other ranks (OR) with basic knowledge and skills. to become re-employable in the public/private sector or, self employed after retiring from their current jobs in the armed forces.
WeSchool is currently conducting this specially designed program for 40 participants from Army, Navy and Air Force. The delivery of this program is very challenging given their diverse backgrounds and limited language skills/exposure to corporate businesses.
The main objective of the program is resettlement in PSUs/private organisations/entrepreneurships
Faculty Development Program for Institute of Chemical Technology (erstwhile UDCT) and VJTI, Mumbai
WeSchool MDC conducts faculty development programs and “Train-the-Trainer” programs to hone the training and managerial/administrative skills of faculty from various teaching institutes. One such program conducted recently was for the renowned Institute of Chemical Technology (ICT) for their middle and senior level faculty.
This 7-day program for 19 faculty members of ICT was specifically developed to enhance the quality of their teaching and enable them become role models for students, develop confidence through better communication and presentation skills, build the institute’s brand equity and strengthen industry-academia interface. A similar program was also conducted earlier for the faculty of another iconic educational institution- VJTI, Mumbai