A Faculty Development Programme (FDP) intends to facilitate up-gradation of knowledge, skill and to provide opportunities for enhancing subject area training to teachers employed in Management Institutions. We at MM BGIMS recognize that faculty strength is the main ingredient to enhance professional education and competence. Enriching the faculty vitality in key domains of teaching, assessing, research, professionalism, and administration is perceived to improve educational environment significantly and enhances the academic performance of learners.
At MM BGIMS we conducted one week FDP on the theme and title as follows:
Theme: Quality Improvement Programme
Title: Strengthening ICT and Soft Skills for Stronger Team.
2nd and 3rd September 2021:
The FDP began with two days ICT training programme on 2nd and 3rd Sept, which covered word processing, Microsoft Teams platform, preparing Google Form, Recording Technology Audio & Video, Communication on Social Media, and a range of software training. The facilitator for ICT Training was Prof. Ajit Parab – IT Expert. The outcomes of the 2 days session were as follows:
- Acknowledging usage of ICT in teaching-learning
- Identifying usage of ICT for disseminating knowledge
- Enhance technical skills with regard to using additional feature of the learning LMS.
4th September 2021:
2 sessions were conducted in morning and afternoon. The morning session was conducted on the topic of “Importance of Citation in publishing work of faculties” which was conducted by Dr. Sandeep Ponde in which he explained different styles of citations and a software for citations named Mendley. He shared the software with us and told us to download the software. The outcomes of this session were as follows:
- To learn to give credit to authors while publishing papers.
- To write quality papers that will be cited by other scholars.
- To use authentic information while writing papers
On 4th Sept the afternoon session was conducted by Mr. Dayanand Chandraghatgi. He gave valuable insights on faculty branding such as dressing etiquettes, importance of being in class slightly before time, communication skills, tidiness, importance of publications for creating visibility, how to improve core area of knowledge etc. The outcomes of this session were as follows:
- Branding exercise is a continuous process. Brands do not build overnight.
- Faculties must maintain timings of their lectures, be in classroom five minutes before time, dress up professionally, be updated in core areas of specializations and learn to give authentic examples while teaching.
- Publish or perish. Publish papers, case studies which will help faculties to be known in the academic arena.
6th September 2021:
On 6th Sept 2021 morning session was conducted by Prf. N.S.Iyer on Johari Window. Johari Window technique is used in organizations for creating healthy work atmosphere, it is seen that established and mature team members tend to have larger open areas (open area represents the actions, behaviours and information that are known to the individual and those around them) because of their experience and acumen than new team members. New team members start with relatively small open areas because comparatively new team members tend to share little knowledge. The size of the open area can be expanded horizontally into the blind space, by motivating and speaking actively by listening to by seniors to accommodate the new comers in organizations. Prof. Iyer conducted an exercise by making us all give feedback to other members in team. He gave importance of observation and listening. This process is known as ‘feedback solicitation’. This exercise becomes effective when group members decide to use the opportunity for self-help and helping other team members to expand their open area. This they can do by offering response, perceptively of course. The exercise was conducted transparently.
The learning outcomes of this session were as follows:
- Mutual understanding between individuals within a group.
- To assess and improve group’s relationship with each other.
- Team development.
The afternoon session was conducted by Dr. Kiran Mangaonkar on faculty communication. Dr. Mangaonkar emphasized on the importance of Institute Branding through branding of faculties. He also shared his experience about the NAAC criteria and how important it is to have good faculties for the ranking.
The learning outcomes of this session were as follows:
- The internal communication and external communication of faculty members is very important in Institutional Branding.
- The criterion 3 of NAAC is most important for post graduate institutions.
- He also suggested that faculty members must publish a lot in ISSN and ISBN journals.
7th September 2021:
On 7th Sept 2021 the morning session was conducted by Mr. Yateen Gharat on “Transactional Analysis” which is a psychoanalytic theory and method of therapy wherein social interactions are analysed to determine the ego state of the communicator whether parent-like, childlike, or adult-like as a basis for understanding behaviour. Mr. Gharat conducted exercise in groups by giving themes to understand ego states of each one. The program also led to “I am ok you’re ok.” Transactional analysis helps to understand the mind-set of others which helps to negotiate and transact. The outcomes of this session were as follows:
- Understanding the ego state of others while working
- To remain in control by understanding other’s ego state
- Understanding patterns of egos of others and self for striking a balance
The afternoon session was conducted to by Mrs. Nilufer Mistry – Psycho Therapist on “Emotional Intelligence”. Emotional intelligence also known as emotional quotient (EQ) is the ability to understand, use, and manage our own emotions in positive ways to relieve stress, communicate effectively, empathize with others, and overcome challenges and to defuse conflict. It also helps in strengthening social awareness and empathy. The outcomes of this session were as follows:
- To be able to relate to other more effectively
- To keep effective check on our own emotions
8th September 2021:
On 8th September the morning session was conducted by Mr. Amit Gursale on “Balanced Score Card.” It is a strategy performance management tool which helps to prepare a well-structured report, that can be used by managers to keep track of the execution of activities by the staff within their control and to monitor the consequences arising from these actions. Mr. Gursale made us strategize activities which we can conduct to bring in more business. The heart of the balanced scorecard is a framework of four major categories or perspectives for strategy implementation: financial, customer, internal business, and innovation and learning. The financial perspective probes how the organization should appear to shareholders so that the company can succeed financially. The learning outcomes of this session were as follows:
- To be able to translate mission & vision statement of the organization into action plan
- Made us design strategies for effective alignment with our mission and vision statement
The afternoon session was conducted by Mr. Manoj Varade Dy. PRO of BEST (Brihanmumbai Electric supply & Transport Undertaking) took Yoga session. He taught paranayam and stretching exercise which can be performed by individuals in their chairs for about fifteen minutes each day. Just few stretching exercise and parnayam helps tremendeously to relieve stress and energies a person to work effectively. The outcomes of this session were as follows:
- Demonstrated basic skills of stretching exercise and pranayama
- Understand and apply the knowledge of basic sequencing, and effective time management for doing the exercises.
Conclusions: The FDP allowed the team to bond well and to respect each other’s strengths to achieve the mission and vision of the institute.
Date: 16th September 2021