A five-day training programme on ‘Leadership 4.0: Management & Governance in the emerging world of disruption’, conducted by the Indian Institute of Management Kozhikode (IIMK) under The Indian Technical and Economic Cooperation (ITEC) programme concluded here recently. 29 participants from 18 partner countries were trained in scientific aspects of leadership and management under this programme funded by the Ministry of External Affairs (Government of India). IIMK Kozhikode first hosted ITEC participants in 2019 and this the 3rd batch of delegate participants to have visited Kozhikode for an in-Campus offline training programme.
The 5-day programme was an exploration for the following four themes that constitute the four disciplines of Leadership 4.0: Authenticity (Closing the gap between you and your own reality), Connectivity (Creating resonance), Productivity (The art of undoing), Possibility (Changing mental models). Classroom sessions consisting of immersion networking events were conducted by IIMK expert faculty members and covered themes ranging from: Foundational Leadership, Indian economy, Mindful leadership, Creativity for social Innovation, Negotiation Skills; to Finance and Non finance Managers, Communication in disruptive world and Operational Excellence and competitive advantage.
Speaking on the conclusion of the programme Prof. Debashis Chatterjee, Director IIM Kozhikode, thanked the Ministry of External Affairs for their support in conducting the Institute’s third such in-campus ITEC programme and also the participants for their active contribution. Summing up he added “India’s biggest contribution to the world has been knowledge and our country has lot to offer when it comes to innovations & community driven initiatives. This ITEC programme with an intensive take on leadership and management has equipped the participants with unparalleled skills”. Invoking Mahatma Gandhi on the occasion, he also added that “Every participant present should endeavour to be the change that they wish to see in this world. I hope that the delegate representatives present here will share this attained knowledge with their countrymen and help propagate this Indian experience in their respective countries as true ambassadors of Indian thought. ”
Leadership 4.0 was attended by 29 delegate participants from diverse backgrounds from 18 partner countries – Bulgaria, Bhutan, Egypt, Ethiopia, Guatemala, Iraq, Kenya, Sri Lanka, Mongolia, Mauritius, Malawi, Nepal, Oman, Palestine, Sudan, South Sudan, Tajikistan and Tanzania. A full day study tour with field visits to the neighbouring Wayanad district was also organised for the foreign delegates to help them gain insights in to hugely successful community driven initiatives like the women’s self-help group – ‘Kudumbashree’ and the ‘Nenmeni Sudha Jala Vitharana Society’ project.
Expressing their gratitude to Ministry of External Affairs, IIM Kozhikode and India as the host country in particular, the delegate participants of the ITEC programmes recounted their rich learning from the Leadership 4.O programme and the community driven initiatives demonstrated during the field visit and pledged to share and propagate this Indian experience in their respective countries as true ambassadors of thought.
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