LPU- HRDC’s Corporate Pathshala organized Management Development Program ‘Saksham’ for Kangaro Industries Limited w.e.f.  May 14-15, 2024. The program was meticulously designed to enhance managerial competencies and stimulate professional advancement. It aimed at building the capacity in diverse management domains like organizational culture, human capital management, and team dynamics, thereby equipping the participants with the requisite skills for navigating the complexities of contemporary business environments.

Day 1: Cultivating a High-Performance Culture

Inaugural Session: The inaugural session of the Management Development Program ‘Saksham’ for Kangaro Industries Limited commenced with a promising tone, symbolizing a collective dedication to empowerment, innovation, and growth within the Kangaro Industries community. The ceremonial lamp lighting marked a significant milestone in partnership and progress.

Inaugural Ceremony: Management Development Program: SAKSHAM

Dr. Sunaina Ahuja, Professor and Dean, HRDC LPU, in her welcome address, highlighted the program’s pivotal role in fostering learning and development. She shared her insights on the new age management strategies for excellence and innovation in the business. Further, she emphasized the program’s significance, elucidating its main objectives and anticipated outcomes, thus inspiring a collective sense of purpose among the participants.

Welcome Address by Dr. Sunaina Ahuja: Management Development Program: SAKSHAM

Mr. Rajneesh Bhardwaj, AGM, Kangaro Industries Limited, welcomed the participants and shared the intended outcomes of the training program. He encouraged all to participate with an open mind and relish the ‘back to campus’ experience at Lovely Professional University.

Welcome Address by Mr. Rajneesh Bhardwaj: Management Development Program: SAKSHAM

Session 1: Cultivating a High-Performance Culture

The session on ‘Cultivating a High-Performance Culture’ was conducted by Dr. Sunaina Ahuja, Professor and Dean, HRDC LPU and Mr. Sarabjit Singh Kwatra, Deputy Dean, HRDC LPU. Delving into the intricacies of organizational culture, discussions revolved around crafting a compelling narrative encompassing Vision, Mission, and Values, thereby fostering a distinct organizational identity ‘Ek Nayi Pehchaan’. Furthermore, insights were shared on cultivating a high-performance work culture, nurturing cultural adaptability, and nurturing a growth mindset indispensable for sustained organizational evolution.

Dr. Sunaina Ahuja: Cultivating a High-Performance Culture

Mr. Sarabjit Singh Kwatra: Nurturing Cultural Adaptability

Session 2: Human Capital Management

Dr. Sunaina Ahuja and Dr. Savita Gupta, HOD/COD, Department of Faculty Development, focused on Human Capital Management, highlighting the pivotal role of human resources in organizational efficacy. Addressing nuanced themes such as employee competency development, adept delivery of constructive feedback in performance evaluations, and fostering robust employee engagement and accountability mechanisms, the session highlighted the imperative of nurturing human capital as a strategic asset in organizational success.

Dr. Sunaina Ahuja: Human Capital Management

Dr. Savita Gupta: Accountability@ Workplace

Session 3: Team Building Skills

The conclusion of the day was characterized by an engaging session on Team Building Skills, conducted by Mr. Sarabjit Singh Kwatra, Mr. Ajay Kumar Sharma HOD/COD, Department of Corporate Training and Mr. Puneet Soni, Senior Officer. Participants got invaluable insights into harnessing the potential of diversity within teams, fostering synergy in cross-functional collaborations, and nurturing a culture of effective communication and collaboration indispensable for realizing organizational objectives.

Mr. Sarabjit Singh Kwatra: Team Building Skills

Mr. Ajay Kumar: Team Building Skills

Mr. Puneet Soni: Team Building Skills

Fostering Synergy in Cross-Functional Collaborations by Kangaro Team

Day 2: Adaptive Leadership in Action

Session 1: Orchestrating Performance Through Leadership

The session on “Orchestrating Performance through Leadership – Situational Leadership” conducted by Dr. Sunaina Ahuja and Mr. Ajay Kumar Sharma centered on the renowned Situational Leadership model developed by Hersey and Blanchar, participants delved into understanding this model, which emphasizes the adaptive nature of leadership based on the readiness and capabilities of followers. Dr. Ahuja and Mr. Sharma guided participants through an exploration of various leadership styles and their applications in different scenarios. This segment served as a foundational understanding for participants to grasp the significance of adjusting leadership approaches according to situational needs. Moreover, the session delved into the concept of emotional intelligence as a vital asset for leaders, highlighting its role in understanding and managing one’s own emotions and those of others.

Dr. Sunaina Ahuja: Orchestrating Performance Through Leadership

Mr. Ajay Kumar Sharma: Situational Leadership Model

Session 2: Effective Communication

Moving forward, the session transitioned into the realm of effective communication by Subject Matter experts Mr. Sarabjit Singh Kwatra and Mr. Ajay Kumar Sharma. During this session on ‘Communication Styles’, participants explored various communication styles and their impacts on leadership effectiveness. Through interactive discussions and practical examples, they learned to tailor their communication approaches to suit diverse audiences and situations. The subsequent segment, ‘The Role of Body Language and The Art of Assertiveness,’ focused on the significance of non-verbal communication cues and assertiveness techniques in leadership.

Mr. Sarabjit Singh Kwatra: Effective Communication,

Mr. Ajay Kumar Sharma: Role of Body Language and The Art of Assertiveness

Session 3: Conflict Management

Later in the day, the focus shifted to conflict management. Dr. Sunaina Ahuja and Mr. Sarabjit Singh Kwatra deliberated on ‘Handling Conflicts with a Positive Attitude’. Through insightful discussions and practical examples, participants learned to navigate conflicts collaboratively, fostering resolution and growth within teams. The subsequent interactive session on ‘Situation-Based Role Plays’ provided participants with hands-on experience in applying conflict management techniques learned earlier. This segment allowed participants to practice resolving conflicts in a supportive environment, reinforcing their learning and confidence in handling real-life scenarios effectively.

Dr. Sunaina Ahuja: Conflict Management

Mr. Sarabjit Singh Kwatra: Conflict Management

Session 4: The Road Ahead: Call to Action

The session concluded with a call to action conducted by Mr. Sarabjit Singh Kwatra and Mr. Puneet Soni, focusing on developing action plans for implementing the newfound knowledge and skills in participants’ professional roles. Mr. Puneet Soni emphasized the importance of translating learning into actionable strategies for tangible results.

Mr. Sarabjit Singh Kwatra: The Road Ahead: Call to Action

Mr. Puneet Soni: Importance of Translating Learning into Actionable Strategies

The program culminated in a momentous valedictory session, graced by the esteemed presence Dr. Manish Gupta, registrar, Lovely Professional University. His heartfelt acknowledgment of the collaborative efforts between Kangaro and LPU added a profound significance to the partnership, he highlighted the significance of continuous improvement through self-critique, regular monitoring and frugal innovation, for quality excellence in customer service, delivering Kangaro’s promise to help people and businesses to scale new heights of efficiency

To mark the successful conclusion of the program, Dr. Sunaina Ahuja, and team HRDC took center stage to honor both participants and resource persons with certificates. This symbolic gesture celebrated the participants’ dedication and recognized the invaluable contributions of the experts who enriched the program with their knowledge and insights.

Dr. Manish Gupta, Registrar, Lovely Professional University, Acknowledging the collaborative efforts between Kangaroo and LPU

Felicitation of Mr. Rajneesh Bhardwaj

Resonating Success: Participant Perspectives on Program:The feedback received regarding the program’s effectiveness resounded with positive sentiments from the participants, affirming its impact on their professional development. They unanimously agreed that the program was not just informative but also incredibly well-organized. It was like a roadmap guiding them through a journey of learning and growth, meticulously planned to ensure they got the most out of it. Participants were deeply appreciative of how the SMEs skilfully addressed their queries, making them feel valued and heard It was more than just a learning session. Participants noted that the program provided fresh perspectives on relevant topics, significantly enriching their skill sets and equipping them for enhanced performance at their workplace.

Participant’s Perspective on Program

Management Development Program: SAKSHAM