SPJIMR PGPDM conducts a workshop on Managing Change In Social Sector- Challenges & Solutions

NEW DELHI: SPJIMR’S Post Graduate Programme in Development Management (PGPDM) reached out to NGOs in Delhi with a workshop on Managing Change in Social Sector- Challenges & Solutions. The workshop was conducted at the S.P.Jain Institute Of Management & Research Delhi Campus, on January 30, 2018.

SPJIMR’s PGPDM is a unique post graduate management programme that has emerged out of the need to provide managerial inputs to the wide gamut of professionals serving the development sector. The programme, which completed decade is into its Batch 14 and now, stands out as an important offering of SPJIMR. Some of the companies who have sent their participants are Aditya Birla, BAIF, YUVA Parivartan, Alert India and many more.

The workshop attracted 42 participants representing different areas of work from the areas of Education, Softskill training, Cancer society etc.

Among the speakers at the event were Prof. Uma Arora, Chief Facilitator & CEO of idam Learning and Prof. Rukaiya Joshi, Chairperson of the PGPDM programme.

Uma Arora said, “The most common challenge in implementing change is resistance to change. As per Edgar Schein, there are two forces at play whenever there is change happening. The task of the change agent is to reduce learning anxiety by creating psychological safety in the group. Appreactive inquiry is a powerful approach; a perspective to implement change which is non-threatening and engages people at all levels of the organisation. The core of the Appreciative inquiry is that it shifts the focus of energy from deficit based problem solving to strengths based solution focused theory”.

Prof. Rukaiya Joshi appreciated the individual and collective efforts made by philanthropist and the not-for-profit organisations in Delhi. She said, “It is important for the non profits to run professionally. Systems and processes must accompany a passion for development. Since 2014, when CSR rules took effect, corporates are demanding proper data and reports from implementing partners and non profits. With professionalism, both the CSR activities and the NGOs running them can look to better returns on investment.”