2016 MDPs: A Great Combo of Learning, Planning, Action & Fun

5-2016-mdps2016 witnessed three Management Development Programmes (MDPs) held for a gamut of employees at SOTC.

  • MDP Level 1 (Dy. Mgr –  Sr. Mgr.),  from July  17-22 , at the Mahindra Leadership University, Nasik
  • MDP Level 1 (Dy. Mgr  –  Sr. Mgr.), from August 1-6,  at Sterling Villagio, Goa
  • MDP Level 2 (Dy. General Mgr – Sr. General Mgr.), from August 21-26 at the Mahindra Leadership University, Nasik.

    Each of these five-day residential learning programmes, akin to mini MBA degrees, was packed with lectures, presentations and diverse learning activities – all designed to fulfill the objectives of developing top talent in our company, promoting effective succession management and providing employees (across levels from Deputy Managers to Senior General Managers) with an understanding of subjects such as Business Management, Finance, HR, Strategy and Leadership.

To enhance learning effectiveness, the teaching methodology incorporated a classroom setting with lectures, case studies, role plays, group and individual work.  Distinguished external and internal faculty members conducted different MDP modules, as per their expertise and ability to deliver knowledge in their field. Live project work was assigned to participants for completion during the MDP and outbound setting and experiential/adventure activities were incorporated, followed by a debriefing.

This year, new additions to the traditional methodology included Company leaders being invited to share their experience, with each of these presentations being followed by a Q & A session. In addition, post-lecture tests were conducted each day.

 The excitement-packed Convocation Day for each MDP program was attended by MC and Execomm members. Participants made presentations based on what they had absorbed from these diverse learning inputs. Feedback has been collected from MDP participants and is being analysed by the HR team for future course planning and action. Follow-up is also being done on the Individual Development Plans that participants drew up. These plans are being shared with the line managers and individual follow-up sessions by L&D are being organized.

Positive Feedback

“The MDP is an eye-opener. It is never too  late to do something. There were amazing faculty members and lots of inputs and knowledge. I have started making a positive approach to all the setbacks I had experienced. Overall, it was fantabulous learning and I would 100% apply it in my day-to-day approach.”
– Usha Radhakrishnan, SOTC

“The MDP was a great learning experience and after attending this program I feel very positive and focused towards my career and life.”
– Puspendra Singh Rathore, SITA

“The SOTC MDP is my best experience of a lifetime. I have learned many things, which I can continuously take further in my life.”
– Surbhi Gupta, SOTC

“Thy journey towards the core, starts at MDP”
– Kunal Rai, SITA