IMT Ghaziabad India’s premier AACSB accredited management school conducted a two-day Personal Growth Lab (PGL) for the students of PGDM 2016–18 on July 9 & 10 at its campus.
IMT with a distinct focus on Innovation, Execution and Social Responsibility, organized the programme as part of the ongoing endeavours for realigning the programme philosophy and delivery. With IMT’s vision of “contributing to the development of business and society through excellence in grooming leadership, entrepreneurial talent and research”, PGL is one of the several initiatives which have taken off this academic year.
The Human Resources and Organisational Behaviour faculty team of IMT Ghaziabad with Dr Bindu Gupta, Dr Hardik Shah, Dr Seeta Gupta, Dr. Suryatapa Kar and Mr Janmejoy Patnaik conducted a two-day PGL for the PGDM 2016-18.
Key Objectives of PGL:
- Profiling to help students know their strengths and weaknesses,
- Providing feedback to enhance self-awareness without lowering self-esteem,
- Self-disclosure and peer/group sharing to help fine tune or correct one’s self image,
- Individual and group goal setting through a combination of feeling, self-observing and ruminating, and
- Creating a roadmap for self, including career choices.
The PGL is a fusion of multiple psychometric instruments, experiential activities, and games which provide students deeper insights for building and sharpening their competencies for personal and professional effectiveness. PGL enabled students to observe, understand and interact with ‘the self’ and setting the roadmap for their career choice/s. The outcomes of the PGL were ‘Personal Profiling and Milestone Planning’, identification of the areas of development and an action plan for the same. This workshop will be followed by one-on-one coaching sessions with each student to monitor their progress and help them work on the action plan.
Commenting on this initiative, IMT Ghaziabad Dean Dr Ravikesh Srivastava said, “This is the first time an innovative pedagogy was introduced to explore the leadership potential among the students of the recent batch. This pedagogy is more on the side of ‘Being’ and ‘Doing’ rather than ‘Knowing’ that is facilitated through hands-on experiential activities. It will lead to understanding the students’ strengths as well as gaps (if any), in order to work in a more structured way for the next two years.”
IMT Ghaziabad is a top ranked business school with more than 35 years of legacy. It has been consistently ranked among top 10 by various credible ranking agencies like Business Today, Business World, CRISIL among others. It has the most extensive and exclusive industry partnerships in the B-school arena today. IMT offers its students the best-in-class management education and industry knowledge. The Institute transforms its students into global business leaders who are capable of handling big roles within business, social, economic, political, and cultural contexts.
The academic and research environment at IMT Ghaziabad attracts the most competent, qualified and experienced faculty from both academia and industry. The institute today has a strong team of 60 highly qualified, research-oriented, full-time faculty members with a strong desire for learning. To enhance the cross-cultural learning of the students, IMT also has 9 adjunct faculty members from the USA, UK and India. The faculty at IMT Ghaziabad keep themselves abreast of the latest developments in content and pedagogy of management education and Executive Learning and Development (ELD).
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