India CSR Network
SURAT (Gujarat): Auro University in association with Shri Aurobindo Foundation for Integral Management (SAFIM) conducted Two day workshop in the series of Faculty Development Programs to be organized in concomitance with the continued commitment towards delivering world class integral education as well as high focus on continuous training and development of faculty members for enhanced teaching learning experience.
The programme was inaugurated by the welcome address delivered by the Vice Chancellor and Provost Dr. Kamlesh Misra who reiterated his commitment towards sustained focus on progressive faculty and an on-going training and development process for the faculty members to enhance their teaching and learning orientation so as to maximize the teaching learning effectiveness. The programme was also graced by Mr. Suresh Mathur, COO, JHM Hotels.
The workshop was managed by Prof. Saikat Sen, Director SAFIM (Shri Aurobindo Foundation for Integral Management) and Ms. Smita Gupta from Delhi. The two day workshop was a novel concept in management education to train the faculty members from the various domain areas of management so that they can impart the concept of integral education to the students.
‘Sri Aurobindo Foundation for Integral Management’ (SAFIM) is a centre of Excellence in Management, established by Sri Aurobindo Society, Pondicherry. Institute strives for an integral approach to management, in all its multiple dimensions, based on a deeper vision of life. SAFIM is accredited by National foundation for Corporate Governance (NFCG) as “National Centre of Corporate Governance.
The main objective of the workshop was to consciously activate the hidden potentialities of consciousness and manifest them in every activity of corporate life. The Topics were based on some pressing needs of the contemporary corporate world. But the approach was very different from the traditional workshops.
The approach was “within outward” relying mainly on the inner powers of consciousness to bring the outer result. This workshop explored the deeper sources of every need, function and activity and sought to consciously fulfil the same in the outer activity. The two day workshop had various sessions focussed on but not limited to relevance of consciousness in today’s business, concept of integral management, present scenario of management education in India, understanding consciousness and self, the power of understanding, and the power of action.
The two day workshop was coordinated by Prof. (Dr.) Rana Singh and Prof. Jonaki Mahajan. All the registered participants were awarded certificates on the successful completion of the two day workshop.
The workshop witnessed overwhelming response from the faculty members from the management fraternity from the various affiliated colleges and universities of Gujarat including various other participants from social sector as well apart from the in-house faculty members from School of Management and Entrepreneuship and School of Hospitality Management from Auro University.