The inaugural ceremony of the Second Batch of ‘General Management Programme for Executives’ (GMPE) took place at IIM Indore on January 8, 2017. The programme focuses on the learning requirements of working professionals in the Industry. Mr. Aditya Shrivastava,Senior Vice President and Head Manufacturing Operations, VE Commercial Vehicles Indore, was the Chief Guest for the Inaugural Ceremony. A Total of 41 participants had registered for the programme.
Inauguration began with the lamp lighting ceremony in the presence of the Chief Guest; Professor Ganesh Kumar N, Professor NMK Bhatta, Chairman, MDP and all the registered participants.
Professor Bhatta in his address said that GMPE is a gift of IIM Indore to the working executives in the Malwa Region. This program has been initiated at the request of the Industry leaders in the region and is being continued at a very moderate fee more as a Corporate Social Responsibility of the Institute to the state where it is operating. He requested the participants to take the program very seriously and put in their best efforts to derive maximum value.
This was followed by an address by Professor Ganesh Kumar, Senior Professor, IIM Indore. He said that this is a unique program being offered by the IIM and he is very pleased with the first batch that is already in progress. He advised the participants to divide their time judiciously among their family, work and this course.
Mr. Aditya Shrivastava in his keynote address told the audience that in this world of VUCA (Volatility, Uncertainty, Chaos & Confusion and Ambiguity), programs of this nature helps executives to face challenges more effectively and transform their entire career paths. He also advised the participants to concentrate on Time management, Change Management and People Management to be successful in their personal and professional lives.
Many prominent Industrialists of the region and the families of the participants were present at the function.
The function ended with a vote of thanks proposed by the Officer in charge Management Development Programme Mr. Manas Parihar.